Amsterdam Canal Apartments

Two comfortable canal suites 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 ★★

Prik Relatively new cafe with generally a younger crowd. Very open to everybody. Relaxed and friendly.

The Queenshead

Queenshead was the first gay bar in this end of the street to be established. Friendly bar.

De Trut

De Trut :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.


Taboo bar : most popular gay bar in the former gay area.

Club NYX

 Most popular gay club. New kid on the block.

Club Roque

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


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

Latest night gay club in Amsterdam by the people from Rapido.

De doelen 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.

De Jaren ★★

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

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.