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Topping the list of gay-friendly destinations, Amsterdam is an oasis for travelers who can let loose, showing their true colors in one of the most liberal-minded cities on the map. The Netherlands has a progressive history when it comes to tolerance and rights for minorities. It even set the bar in as the first country to officially recognize same-sex marriage. The city of canals boasts a compact center that makes almost everything walking distance. General Tips 2.
Bear in mind, too, that Pride Amsterdam is held every year over the first weekend in August, with hundreds of thousands of people in attendance. Stop by on a Tuesday night for Drag Queen Bingo. There is an extensive cocktail list, and drinks are not overly pricey. Live shows, events and theme nights take place every week, and there are always drag queens sitting outside and happy to chat. The entire bar was left unchanged, frozen in time, until Greet decided to resurrect the Amsterdam institution just before her own death in August
While pretty much every hotel in the city is friendly to the LGBT community, there are a number that make a special effort to be part of gay Amsterdam. Some hotels are for gay men only, some are a crucial part of the gay scene and some are just especially welcoming of gay visitors. Any of the gay hotels listed below can be counted on to make your visit memorable. The hotel offers well-appointed rooms in its main location close to Leidseplein and less than meters from popular cruise club Church. For visitors who want a little more independence, Amistad also has apartments scattered throughout the city.