Sunday 25 February 2018

Lifestyle

Amsterdam Gay City

04/05/2010

Amsterdam Citytrip


It is always a perfect time for visiting Amsterdam. Amsterdam with narrow streets ,splendid lord houses, a lot of museums, many shops and sociable bars lose an ideal destination for delicious weekendje of this superb historical city.

Amsterdam was a powerful city of maritime trade celebrity for a lot of centuries.
In second half of the 20th century it was the Gay Capital of Europe with its considered liberal environment of the city.

But with the fast liberalisation in other cities in Europe as from approximately 1995, Amsterdam lost this advantage.
From Amsterdam gay scene lost a part of its attraction which it had in the years 1980 and 1990 ,mainly under young gays.
As from 2005 efforts are made to make gay the scene in the city more gently and fresher.


Amsterdam has several gay streets which lie approximately in same erea. The most known street is, however, the Reguliersdwarsstraat, which is rather mainstream and 1990 style with the gaydisco ARC and the recent renovated bar April.
The Warmoesstraat is mainly for the leather-scene and cruising rooms , in the years 1980-style. Finally the area around the Amstel street with its different gay bars, in traditional Dutch style and environment.
The Kerkstraat has typical gay scenes also some with shops, hotels and bars. In former days there was also the night sauna had established Thermos,
but that has now moved to its day sauna in the Raamstraat.
The Spuistraat were in former days the area of the boy houses ,but by the rise of the escortservices and the Internet , the houses are (allmost) away.
Now there are a couple nice gayshops and the very polulaire gaybar PRIK .


The most of gaybars are just open as from 16.00 h (4PM) or later. The shops are already open as from 12.00 h (12AM).

Parties and Eventenementen


Today there are regular gay evenings with DJ's and particular gay activities. The most popular parties happen monthly or couple of time per year, with shows and international DJ's.

The annual Gay peaks in Amsterdam are the Queen's Day on 30 April and from Amsterdam Gay Pride with the Canal parade in august and the Leather Pride weekend in October.

In front of the Westerkerk is a homosexual monument.

Madame Tussauds waxmuseum on the Dam, the Rijksmuseum in the museum district and the sex museum to the Damrak it most popular.


But everyone knows Amsterdam by its RED LIGHT DISTRICT and the coffee shops.


© Gaybars Lifestyle 22 - 04/05/2010


Europe

SLEAZYMADRID 2018
[28/01/2018]

This year, the main official party of SLEAZYMADRID 2018 will be under the name of SLEAZY ROOMS.

Belgium

Bart Varakas is Mister Leather Belgium 2018
[24/02/2018]

In Belgium Leather Pride Bart Varakas was elected Mister Leather Belgium 2018. Bart won from four participating candidates,

[VIDEO]
LeatherPride Belgium 2018
[20/02/2018]

For the 9the edition of the LeatherPride Belgium in 2018, the go further to taking it to the next level.Each year many new and innovative initiatives are added to the programme.

Mr Leather Europe Joe King about everyone wellcome
[16/02/2018]

Everybody Wellcome seeks to address issues around the lack of inclusivity in the European leather scene. Presentation by Mr Leather Europe Joe King.

The work of REX exhibition REXWORLD retrospective
[28/01/2018]

The "work of REX" was decades ahead of it's time, and a precursor of our gay world today. February 23-25 ,2018 - exhibition REXWORLD-retrospective in Antwerp,

[VIDEO]
United Queens
[16/01/2018]

Some call them transvestites, the other Drag Queens. They choose themselves often for the name Show Queen.

[VIDEO]
The 8th edition of The Cruise in 2018
[25/11/2017]

The 8th edition of The Cruise powered by LA DEMENCE is going back to the Mediterranean Sea with a departure from Barcelona to Palermo, Catania, Malta, Palma de Mallorca and back to Barcelona.

[VIDEO]
Julien Guilmain is Mister Bear Belgium 2018
[16/10/2017]

Julien Guilmain is Mister Bear Belgium 2018. It was a very successful edition with a sparkling show.

100000 visitors and participants on Antwerp Pride Parade 2017
[12/08/2017]

At the Pride Parade at Antwerp Pride 2017 there were no fewer than 100000 visitors and participants. Also the Love United Festival can count on many celebrating visitors. Rain weather causes less turnout than last year.

[VIDEO]
New event Pride Night at Antwerp Pride
[09/08/2017]

Antwerp Pride Night is a brand new initiative by some of Antwerp's leading openminded parties: Pride Nighton on saterday Antwerp Pride.

Also rainbow zebra crossings in Antwerp to Suikerrui and Minderbroedersrui
[07/08/2017]

Antwerp also receives Antwerp Pride rainbow walkways. The two locations are the junction of the Suikerrui with the Ernest Van Dijckkaai and at the intersection of Lange Koepoortstraat with the Minderbroedersrui and St. Paul's Square.

[VIDEO]
10 years Antwerp Pride 2017 Anniversary edition
[05/07/2017]

Ten years Antwerp Pride, ten years 'love united'. The history of these 10 years and the Anniversary edition.

Jaimie Deblieck is Mister Gay Belgium 2017.
[28/05/2017]

In the final gala of Mister Gay Belgium on Sunday, May 27, 2017 in Theater Elckerlyc in Antwerp, 18-year-old Jaimie Deblieck from Roeselare (B) chose as Mister Gay Belgium 2017.

[VIDEO]
More then 90000 visitors on the 22th Belgian Pride
[17/05/2017]

90000 visitors on the 22th Belgian Pride 2017 parade on may,6 . Big sunsine in the afternoon , and lot of music and people all over the country.

[VIDEO]
Leather and F*tish pride Belgium
[24/11/2016]

From 15-20 February 2017, the 8th edition of Leather & F*tish Pride Belgium will take place in Antwerp.

Kriss from Brussels is Mr Bear Belgium 2016
[08/10/2016]

For the sixth consecutive year, visit.brussels had welcome Bears from all over Europe on 6 to 9 October 2016. This gay event (previously known as “Bear Weekend”) has taken place for the first time as “BELGIUM BEAR PRIDE” in 2014.

[VIDEO]
Documentary Film and The Cruise 2017 dates
[05/10/2016]

The Cruise (La Demence) are veru happy to announce that the Cruise dates will be on sail from Monday 18th of September to Monday 25th of September 2017.

[VIDEO]
90,000 visitors to the Antwerp Pride Parade
[13/08/2016]

More than 90,000 visitors to the Antwerp Pride Parade Saturday. Antwerp Pride Parade was with 52 delegations greater than ever.

[VIDEO]
Raf Van Puymbroeck (22) from Belgium has become Mister Gay Europe 2016
[08/08/2016]

Raf Van Puymbroeck (22) from Belgium has become in the Norwegian village Oppdal Mister Gay Europe 2016. Joni George Valdares (28) from England and Danni Arndt Sigen (29) from Denmark are 2nd and 3th.

[VIDEO]

Netherlands

Bear - Necessity celebrates 10th Anniversary
[11/01/2018]

Famous Bear - Necessity celebrates 10th Anniversary on 3rd February 2018 at Club Panama Amsterdam.Until now, Bear-Necessity has organized more than 130 parties in many countries.

Raymond is Mister Leather Europe 2017
[29/10/2017]

Raymond is Mister Leather Europe 2017. Hij kreeg de Shag van de vorige Mr Leather Europe 2016 na een schitterende euroshow en met felicitaties van het publiek.

[VIDEO]
Evert Leerson is Mister Leather Netherlands 2018
[28/10/2017]

Evert Leerson is 1ste Mister Leather Netherlands 2018 . Evert got the title of the five-piece jury and the audience.

[VIDEO]
Canal Parade Pride Amsterdam
[05/08/2017]

The Canal Parade has started . The best free festival of the year! The Canal Parade starts at 13.00hrs at the Oosterdok port

[VIDEO]
Amsterdam Pride 2017 started
[27/07/2017]

The Pride of Amsterdam starts from 29 July to 6 August 2017. The festival lasts nine days and the highlight is the annual Canal Parade on Saturday, August 5th.

Gaybars may open late hours at Gaypride Amsterdam
[06/07/2017]

Gaybars may open late hours during Gaypride Amsterdam. The exemptions on opening hours are therefore permitted.

Marcel van Doorn is Mister Bear Netherlands 2017
[08/03/2017]

Marcel van Doorn is the proud Mister Bear Netherlands 2017. He is 44, lives in Amsterdam and Paris and works in the fashion world.

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