Shopping in Gay AMSTERDAM 2021

With everything from multi-storey department stores and exclusive boutiques to antiques and contemporary Dutch design, Amsterdam inspires even the most discerning shopper. And there’s a lively gay-shopping scene in the heart of the city!


Cartier sparkles alongside Tiffany, Dolce & Gabbana is almost next door Gucci who jostles with Armani, Hugo Boss, and Valentino

De Kaaskamer

Large wheels of cheese are piled to the ceiling, wedges line the shelves, and a milky aroma fills the air.


A sweetshop that seems out of a children’s story – complete with shelves filled with glass jars full of goodies

X Bank Amsterdam

X-Bank Amsterdam is a unique shopping experience located in W hotel Amsterdam,

Amsterdam’s main shopping areas are spread into five main regions throughout the city. The streets between the Brouwersgracht and the Leidsestraat, connecting the ring canals, and especially the area called The Nine Streets are particularly well known for shopping. The area offers quaint one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques allowing you to discover Dutch designers, art galleries, jewelers and gift shops. There are also plenty of great bars, cafes and restaurants in this area.

Shopping in Jordaan

To the west of the city centre is an area called the Jordaan, which is an former working-class district now trasnformed. Best explored on foot, it has long been an area popular with artists with many studios located in the area. The area is known for its narrow streets and the many traditional courtyards or hojfes. Also many of the better restaurants in the city are located here with numerous independent shops and boutiques which are a real treat to explore.

Dating from the 1880s the Waterlooplein flea market is worth exploring and is located behind the city’s Town Hall. An incredible array of cutting edge and original fashion goods are available from the many stalls including clothes, shoes, hats, accessories and leather goods. An interesting international section is where you can pick up everything from African crafts to Asian batiks as well as antiques, curios and books in many languages.


The world of fine art and antiques can be found in the Spiegelkwartier, an area around the Rijksmuseum. There is truly a huge variety antique shops here and also many art galleries. Specialities to look out for include Dutch delft blauw (ceramics), art deco pieces, modern art prints and water colours.

Authentic Markets

Amsterdam’s busiest daily market is The Albert Cuyp street market which has over 300 stalls and is the best place to pick up a bargain in the city. Stalls sell everything including fresh fruit and vegetables, local cheeses, confectionary, clothing and house hold goods. In fact you name it and it’s probably here, whether you’re interested in freshly caught herring, schmaltzy souvenirs, underwear galore, or even erotic chocolates. Closed on Sundays.

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete without seeing the famous floating flower market whose stalls are situated on houseboats in the Singel canal. Located between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein streets the market is the most colourful and fragrant place in the city and you can find all manner of flowers, bulbs (including tulips of course) and house plants like orchids for a fraction of the price in the UK.

Luxury Shopping

Be sure to walk along Kalverstraat to find most of the leading department stores, and hit Leidsestraat and P.C. Hooftstraat to find dozens of slick boutiques and fashion shops showing the styles of some of Europe’s leading designers. Other areas that have considerable sway among shoppers include bustling Utrechtsestraat, and the blocks around Waterlooplein, near the Rembrandt House.

Don’t Miss!

For one-stop shopping, don’t miss the trendy De Bijenkorf (the beehive) department store, which carries a whole slew of top labels, located in a beautiful building at Dam Square.

Droog Design on Staalstraat integrates the talents of a loose network of established and emerging designers into various projects. You can admire and purchase their products at the Droog@home store.

Some Gay Shopping?

For a gay gift to remember, check out Gays & Gadgets gay-theme cards and art. Pink Point (Keizersgracht at Westermarkt) is a gay and lesbian information kiosk near the Homomonument with tips and souvenirs.

A world center for leather clothing and equipment, Amsterdam has top-notch stores and services. Look first to the heart of the leather scene under the black-and-blue flags in Warmoesstraat. Mister B fine leather/rubber retail store, accessories, toys, piercing, tattooing, art. Black Body has everything from rubber socks to body bags, good prices on jeans, chaps, shirts, vests. Those looking for a leather outfit should check out Rob’s famous flagship store for custom-made items and accessories.

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

  • Opening Times

    Monday: 13:00-18:00 (shops open later than usual)

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 09:00-18:00

    Thursday: 09:00-21:00 (late-night shopping)

    Sunday: 12:00-17:00 (This primarily applies to the shops on and near the Nieuwendijk and Kalverstraat. In some of the other shopping streets, you may find that only a selection of the shops are open on Sundays).

Shopping in Gay AMSTERDAM

Gay and gay friendly stores come and go in Amsterdam, but these top stores have stood the test of time. Indeed many of the leather brands have become International labels on the gay leather and fetish party circuit.



Underwear and swimwear shop for gay men. Artem sells all the top brands in Amsterdam.
Shirt Shop Amsterdam

Shirt Shop Amsterdam

Get the perfect shirt for your night out on the town in Amsterdam. Quirky unique range of shirts that you wont find elsewhere!

RoB Amsterdam

RoB is a well known leather and rubber shop in Amsterdam and across Europe for leather and fetishwear.
Pink Point

Pink Point

Pink Point is Amsterdam's official gay and lesbian information kiosk situated next to the Homomonument on the Westermarkt.

Mr B (Mister B)

Mr.B is well known in the gay community in Amsterdam and across Europe for it clothing, leather, rubber and toys.
Gays & Gadgets

Gays & Gadgets

Gays & Gadgets, the name says it all, gadgets galore in this long standing Amsterdam store.
Cuts & Curls

Cuts & Curls

Cuts & Curls is a gay hairdresser that has been in Amsterdam for many years.


Condomerie has condoms condoms condoms and then more condoms every colour, flavour, texture and size you can think of in Amsterdam.


Bronx is one of the oldest original sex shops in Amsterdam and now sells a wide range of gay clothing as well as range of fun toys and more.
Black Body

Black Body

Black Body gay rubber and leather shop has been around for many years in Amsterdam.

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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