AMSTERDAM Gay Friendly Restaurants 2021

Amsterdam certainly holds its own on the restaurant front, offering a culinary melting pot reflective of the city itself. Restaurants offer everything a hungry visitor craves: from Indonesian to tapas, and from Mediterranean to modern Dutch. So read on for our selection of the best cafes and restaurants in Amsterdam.

Gs Brunch Boat

Enjoy G’s classics while cruising the canals!

The Garlic Queen

The Garlic Queen is long time gay-favourite of visitors to Amsterdam

Our guide to dining out in Amsterdam

Something Special – THE GRAND HOTEL

The Grand hotel is home to one of Amsterdam’s most classic afternoon teas, which can be enjoyed in a serene courtyard garden – weather permitting. Delicacies such as crostini with smoked eel and basil cream, poached egg with caviar and crème fraîche and scones with jam, lemon curd and Devonshire clotted cream are served on elegant etagères with a selection of Newby teas. We particularly enjoyed the French pastry plate with Opéra cake, strawberry rhubarb crumble and la religieuse – choux pastry berry bombs – a subtle nod perhaps to the building’s beginnings as a 15th-century convent.

Something Tasty – BULLS & DOGS

While the pretzel bun-based hot dogs at this little slice of hipster heaven divide opinion between purists and fans, do try the ‘Smokey Pepper Dog’ with merguez sausage (€5.50)and hand-cut sweet potatofries (€3.75). The chocolate‘freakshake’ (€6), a milkshake with Oreo cookies, Nutella,chocolate buttons and a cigarette wafer roll, is universally adored.

Something of a Bargain – HEMA

Beloved by Dutch builders and bankers alike, HEMA’s €2 take on the fast-food favourite is echt Hollands and deeply down to earth. In a typical display of polder practicality, the white bread rolls come with a tubular tunnel down the centre for the warm sausage and HEMA’s scrumptious ‘secret mustard sauce’

Set Menu – CAFE BERN

Limited menu options are not uncommon in Amsterdam (another local quirk), and restaurants so structured can be a bargain. A favorite is Café Bern, where the thing to order is cheese fondue—it’s delicious, and with a salad and house wine, dinner is about 25 Euros.

Something Meaty – L’ Entrecote et les Dames

The best bargain for steak in town may be L’ Entrecote et les Dames— entrecote with pommes frites is all they serve, cooked perfectly to order, sliced, and preceded by a delicious salad of butter lettuce and walnuts. Shockingly, once you’ve cleaned your plate, the waiter passes by with a platter offering you seconds

Something Gay?

Downtown is in a central location, busy inside and outside for lunch. The Garlic Queen inReguilersdwarsstraat 27 is truly deliciuous, where everything is made with healing and aromatic garlic, including ice cream! Yes its amazing. Getto (Warmoesstraat 51) ‘serving hungry homos since 1996,’ offers home cooking, cuisines from Louisiana to Paris with a popular Sunday brunch. The gay-trendy restaurant is along the lovably seedy and leather-oriented Warmoesstraat, is an inviting spot that’s known as much among see-and-be-seen types for sipping cocktails as for tasty food. Meanwhile, Cafe t Leeuwtje (Torensteeg 1) offers a drag show dinner with two seatings.

Something Different

MOMO blends the Far East with the West. The interior is cosmopolitan, trendy and colorful which attracts a hip crowd. The menu is described as modern Pan Asian and dishes are meant to be shared. The large bar in the center dominates the room. Great spot to try one of MOMO’s fabulous cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner.

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

  • Service & Credit Cards

    Taxes and service are included in the price you see on the menu. It’s nice to leave a  gratuity  in cash (even when paying by credit card, tip in cash) And note: you will never get your bill until you ask for it.

  • Dining Times

    Make reservations for restaurants. Eat your snacks early. Dining and snacking options are extremely limited after 10pm. If you do want to hit the city’s top restaurants, try to come during Restaurant Week where the city’s finest restaurants charge only 25 Euros for a three course dinner. Reservations advised well in advance

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Gay Restaurants in AMSTERDAM

Long time favourites to dine at on the gay Amsterdam scene.

Garlic queen gay restaurant Amsterdam

Garlic queen

The Garlic Queens secret? Consistent quality. John and Geert have been offering majestic service and mouth-watering dishes since 1997.
De Belhamel restaurant Amsterdam

De Belhamel

The romantic French restaurant De Belhamel is located on the Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam.
Bistro Bij Ons gay restaurant Amsterdam

Bistro Bij Ons

Bistro Bij Ons is a gay owned and run restaurant serving Dutch food,
t Sluisje gay restaurant Amsterdam

t Sluisje

In the heart of Amsterdam, between the Jordaan and the Red-Light district, you'll find the gay Theatre Bar-Restaurant 't Sluisje

Map of AMSTERDAM Gay Friendly Restaurants

Our restaurant recommendations are dotted all around the city and are worth the journey.


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.

Recommended Apartments in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is quite compact and is very easy to navigate on foot (just watch out for the bicycles). The main gay areas are in the center and are within easy walk to most of the Apartments below.

Luxury Apartment
Sleeps 2 Guests

This beautiful luxury apartment is located at one of the most desired locations in Amsterdam with canal view at the famous Prinsen Canal and nearly adjacent to the famous “9 Streets area”.  All amenities you would expect

Amstel Riverside
Sleeps 4 Guests

Right in the heart of Amsterdam with views of Amstel River. offering 2 bedrooms, a living room with a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 2 bathrooms and a washing machine. Free WiFi

18th Century Canal
Sleeps 4 Guests

This 18th Century ground floor canal house with patio/garden is close to Royal Palace offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and offers river views.

Luxurious Canal
Sleeps 4 Guests

This Amsterdam city centre luxurious canal apartment offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a patio with city views, free WiFi and a washing machine.

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