Amsterdam has rather a large gay scene. Many foreigners find themselves attracted to the city, and you can also spot celebrities. Amsterdam has
more than one hundred gay bars, discos, saunas, video stores, bookshops, restaurants and hotels.

Pink Point
Gay and lesbian information and souvenir kiosk situated at the Homomonument, Westermarkt (on the Keizersgracht). Friendly and helpful volunteers will answer all your questions about gay Amsterdam. As well the best selection of gay gifts in Holland. Open daily 12.00 till 6 PM.

Gay night life
There are a few main gay night-life areas in the city: around the square of Rembrandtplein: throught all Reguliersdwarsstraat, via Halvemaansteeg, and along Amstel. Then Warmoesstraat, which is a parallel street to Damrak,
next to the Red Light District. Here you will find also many leather bars and rainbow-flagged saunas. For a great selection of gay venues see PiP’s web site:

THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT is all about a Beer and party atmosphere, sex
for sale, and limitless people-watching. The stores are full of hardcore
videos, magazines and sex toys. The  District is somewhat of a sexual amusement park and often not taken too seriously by the hordes of
tourist who frequent it. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Red
Light District, is that it’s actually quite pretty. The famous red window
lights are striking against the quaint, old canal houses and even the fairy
lights that line the bridges at night are coloured red. Although it is generally considered to be a very safe area, care should still be taken when walking through the quieter streets of the area.
There is a strict “No Photography” policy.

Amsterdam’s Canals
The number of canals have led Amsterdam to become known as
“The Venice of the North”. And thus, a trip to Amsterdam is not complete
without a boat-ride. A canal tour can be both fascinating and relaxing by
day and enchanting and romantic at night when many of the houses and
bridges are illuminated. The GAY PRIDE PARADE in August, floats down
the canal. Great hotel prices are also available.


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