LGBT Travellers

The Netherlands was the first country to legalise same-sex marriage (in 2001), so it's no surprise that Amsterdam's gay scene is among the world's largest.

Five hubs of the queer scene party hardest: Warmoesstraat, Zeedijk, Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein and Reguliersdwarsstraat.

Top festivals include the music-rocking Milkshake Festival ( in late July, Amsterdam Gay Pride in late July/early August and Hartjesdagen Zeedijk on the third weekend of August.


  • Gay Amsterdam ( Lists hotels, shops and clubs, and provides maps.
  • Pink Point Located behind the Westerkerk, Pink Point is part LGBT information kiosk, part souvenir shop. It's a good place to pick up news about parties, events and social groups.
  • Reguliers ( Info on the Reguliersdwarsstraat scene, including current club openings and closings.
  • Gay & Lesbian Information and News Center ( Lists hotels, restaurants, nightlife and 'sexciting' events around town.