't Mandje

Gay in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Amsterdam's oldest gay bar opened in 1927, then shut in 1982 when the Zeedijk grew too seedy. But its trinket-covered interior was lovingly dusted every week until it reopened in 2008. The devoted bartenders can tell you stories about the bar's brassy lesbian founder Bet van Beeren. It's one of the most gezellig (cosy) places in the centre, gay or straight.