Amsterdam is one big cruising zone. The main cruising street in Amsterdam is the Warmoesstraat. Bars here get busy from around midnight and on Sunday afternoons for special parties. Before 12am, The Web, Cookoosnest and Spijker Bar are popular options, busy during the afternoon and especially after working hours. Cruise and Play parties take place regularly at The Church on Sundays.
For more information check out the Bars section of the guide.
The Thermos Sauna is one of the larges in Europe. There's a restaurant, gym, tanning room, hair dressers, masseur and shop, you name it. The Sauna attracts a huge range of guys, all ages and types, with some stunning boys at the weekends! Sundays are especially busy.
Hours / Best Times: Opening hours are 12pm till 8am daily.24hr trade is only for events such as pride. Entrance is EUR 20, but there are discounts for Under 21 and under 25.
Gay (leather) hotel with friendly staff, very discreet location (own key) and lots of action in the rooms and the showers at afternoon and night Popular with guys into the leather scene.
Amsterdam is a center for gay sex shops and cinemas with wide selections, on-site screenings, cruising and DVD rentals.
- 4Men (Spuisstraat 21) gay porn videos for many tastes, theater, darkroom, cabins, sex toys, accessories, mags.
- Adonis Cinema (Warmoesstraat 92) magazines, screenings, cabins, dark rooms.
- Bronx Video and Bookshop/Cinema (Kerkstraat 53, near Leidseplein) magazines, books, DVD sales/rentals, video cabins, internet.
The first floor has a straight cinema, not even remotely interesting. The second floor has a gay cinema, a darkroom with glory holes and private cabins to have sex in. The third floor is some kind of maze with TVs in it with gay porn, a lot of places to have sex and 4 connected booths for group sex.
Drakes of LA
Drakes of Los Angeles is a popular Sex cinema in Amsterdam centre near central station, with a gay cinema upstairs -- admission EUR 10.. Several cabins, most of them with glory holes and buddy booths. Popular with Tourists, young guys, bi guys and blue collar workers.
Exercise caution when cruising outdoors! There have been several safeety concerns after recent muggings.
Cruising takes place at Nieuwe Meer (Anton Schleperspad) day and night and Vondelpark (near Leidseplein) day and night, at the rose garden in the center of the park.There are no police checks in these areas so be careful about robbery and muggings.
During the summer Nieuwe Meer is also a clothing-optional gay recreation area with lots of cruising in the bushes.
In summer Westerpark is popular with Turks and Moroccans. During the day cruise between the Westerpark and the Sloterdijk along the railroad tracks behind the Begraafplaats St. Barbara cemetery.
Follow Haarlemmerweg west of Centraal Station or take tram or bus. At the east corner of the park take the Overbrakerpad north through the tunnel under the train tracks then turn left and follow the path along the tracks. Busy late at night.
Oosterpark (by Tropenmuseum)
This park gets cruisy after sunset as the park gets very dark, popular with local Arab guys.
To get there take the tram (line 3,7,9,10 and 14) and bus. Head toward southeast corner of the park.