AMSTERDAM Gay Cruising 2021

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.

The Eagle Fetish Party

The Eagle is perhaps one of Amsterdam’s cruisiest venues with special theme nights!

Sauna Nieuwezijds

Sauna Nieuwezijds is now the only Sauna in Amstedam and is operated by the same people as popular club Church.

Sauna Nieuwezijds

Popular gay sauna (opened November 2013), run by the same management team of Club Church is now the only gay sauna in Amsterdam. Facilities at Nieuwezijds include a big Turkish bath, steam room, Finnish sauna, 8-man jacuzzi, dark room and private cabins. Open 7 days a week, from noon to 6am the next day, and 24 hours on the weekend. Very busy on weekends, so be prepared to queue. Free drink included in the entry price. (View full listing)


Amsterdam is a center for gay sex shops and cinemas with wide selections, on-site screenings, cruising and DVD rentals.

  •  Bronx Video and Bookshop/Cinema (Kerkstraat 53, near Leidseplein) magazines, books, DVD sales/rentals, video cabins, internet.
  •  b1 Cinema 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.

Outdoor Cruising

Exercise caution when cruising outdoors!


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.

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.

Oeverlanden / Nieuwe Meer
Perhaps the most popular cruising spot in Amsterdam. Oeverlanden refers to the park area, and Nieuwe Meer is a small lake located just outside the city centre. This recreational area gets crowded in the summer. Clothing-optional sunbathing is allowed, and swimming in the lake is also possible. This is the only place where cruising is officially recognised and tolerated, as indicated on signs. Action takes place day and night (busier on sunny days), though cruising after dark is at your own risk.

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.

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

De L’Europe,    NH Collection,    Albus Hotel,    Inntel Hotels

Recommended Hotels in Amsterdam

There are several distinct gay districts in Amsterdam, all located quite close to eachother. The street of Reguliersdwarsstraat is mainstream and busy at the weekend. Nearby are the Amstel street and Kerkstraat. Finally Warmoesstraat is home to the famous gay cruise bars and fetish shops.

De l’Europe
5 Star – Central Location

De l’Europe

This 5 star hotel offers luxurious accommodation along the Amstel River, in the heart of the city. Offering a fitness area, spa and a waterside terrace.

NH Collection
5 Star, Luxury

Amsterdam Doelen

Built in the 17th century making it the oldest hotel in Amsterdam, NH Collection Amsterdam is a boutique style hotel located along the Amstel River.

Ambassade Hotel
4 Star – Perfect Location

Ambassade Hotel Amsterdam

Situated in 10 original 17th-century canal-side mansions. It offers free WiFi, 2 lifts and unique rooms featuring luxurious Louis XV furnishing

Albus Hotel Amsterdam
4 Star – Great Amenities

Albus Hotel

Each room in this 4 star Amsterdam city centre hotel has a flat-screen TV,  Nespresso machine, a rain shower and a bathrobes and free Wi-Fi.

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