Amsterdam Canal Apartments

Two comfortable canal apartments in the heart of the historic city centre of Amsterdam

Bars & clubs

A small selection of bars and clubs to go to at night. A variation of places for young and old, straight and gay.

Prik Cafe ★★★ Spuistraat 109. Relatively new cafe with generally a young crowd. Very relaxed and friendly.

De Engel van Amsterdam

“The Angel” – opposite the Queenshead on Zeedijk and the "Angel next door" both very cozy, but they are not all angels in there however.

The Queenshead

Zeedijk 20. This bar was the first gay bar in this end of the street to be established. Together with the Engel and the Barderij they are a nice addition to the gay scene: very friendly bars with many locals and a good atmosphere.


Zeedijk 14. serves a mixed clientele and can be fun.

Bilderdijkstaat 165 E. An alternative club on Sunday nights (many students and arty people). Be sure to start to wait in line around 10.30 p.m. as they close there doors early, as soon as it reaches maximum capacity.


Reguliersdwarsstraat 45. Most popular gay bar in the former gay area.


Reguliersdwarsstraat 42 Most popular gay club. New kid in the street.

Club Roque

Amstel 178. Young crowd with six packs. Supposedly ‘classy’ club that for the looks of it could be in Milan or Miami.

Elandstraat 119. Brown cafe in the Jordaan area for lesbians, has been there for decades. For a relaxed atmosphere to sip a beer and read the newspaper or meet your new girlfriend, when you need one!

The WareHouse

Warmoesstraat 96 (formerly The Cockring). Latest night gay club in Amsterdam by the people from Rapido.

Kloveniersburgwal 125. It is on the corner with Staalstraat and has a sign ‘Oorlam’ above the door. Nice mix of people, many students and a nice variety of beers.

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22 – Open since 1990: one of the largest ‘grand cafes’ of the city. Very nice terrace at the back with a view of the Amstel River.

Brouwerij t IJ

Funenkade 7. Tel 3201786. Not just a cafe, but a brewery where you can taste locally brewed special beers. Open daily from 3pm – 20pm. Tram 10 stops in front of the brewery, or take bus 22 from central station to Insulindeweg. Much more fun then the Heineken “Disney” experience. Every Friday at 4 pm there is a free tour of the brewery.