There are many of gay bars in different parts of Amsterdam.The Gay pride in Amsterdam is a citywide gay-festival held annually at the center of Amsterdam during the first weekend of August. Better hurry up to book your gay friendly hotel Amsterdam!
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in the Netherlands have been some of the most progressive in the world. Same-sex sexual activity was legalized in 1811 after France invaded the country and installed the Napoleonic Code, erasing any remaining sodomy laws and no more were enacted after the country received independence.
The Netherlands has become one of the most culturally liberal countries in the world, with recent polls indicating that more than 90% of Dutch people support same-sex marriage. Amsterdam has frequently been named one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the world, famous for its many accommodations specifically pertaining to the LGBT community, including its many gay bars, bathhouses, hotels, and venues as well as Pink Point, which provides LGBT-friendly information and souvenirs.
Amsterdam has a long history of being a gay friendly city and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as PRIK or Spijker Bar Amsterdam are the most famous gay bars in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
Top attractions to visit in Amsterdam
Day trips in Amsterdam:
- Volendam, Marken & Windmills Day Trip from Amsterdam
- Day Trip to Zaanse Schans, Edam, Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam
- Volendam, Edam and Windmill Tour
- Private day trip of WW2 in The Netherlands
- Private tour: Vecht River tour & cruise from Amsterdam
1. Amistad Hotel Amsterdam – Gay Friendly Hotel Amsterdam
This popular 2* hotel is located only steps away from the flower market and Leidseplein. A typical Dutch breakfast with omelets and pancakes is served until 12:00 in the afternoon.
The renovated rooms of Amistad hotel are accessible by stairs, modern decorated with fresh colours and have free internet access. There are coffee and tea facilities and a flat-screen TV.
A typical Dutch breakfast with omelette or pancakes is served in the kitchen breakfast room. Amistad also offers a fax service, prepaid mobile phones and a laundry service. You can ask for extra pillows and blankets.
The hotel is located in the very touristy city center of Amsterdam, but thankfully in a street part that is away from the noise. Still, you can reach all sights on foot within a few minutes. The double beds are rather narrow, maybe 140 cm. The hotel is labeled gay though the crowd is very mixed.
You can’t beat the location of this small hotel. Situated between the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals on the Kerkstraat (Church St.) Minutes from Leidseplein, Flower Market, Anne Frank Haus, West Church.
Amistad Hotel Amsterdam is very gay friendly with two clubs very close on Kerkstraat. The rooms are no smoking, which is great and if smoking is your thing there is a wonderful coffee shop directly across the street
Rooms are very cozy and very well maintained.
The rooms are clean and well-appointed. The bed is firm with clean, fresh, crisp sheets. Bath towels are good quality. The hotel itself is very quiet.
Breakfast includes from French toast, pancakes (crepes) eggs, omelets, fruit, meat cheese and is delicious and gezellig! The delicious breakfast is served at a friendly communal dining table – great for meeting fellow travellers.
Delightful accommodation in a very happening area of Amsterdam (close to Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum and many other places of interest, including several great restaurants, and the Gay district as well. The hotel also owns a small additional building a few doors down, designated as a B&B, which is where we stayed. The building only has two rooms which are incredible spacious, including a small kitchen, en suite bathroom — all recently renovated and very attractive.
The owner, Klaas, and manager, Mike, have been incredibly kind and attentive to us. Mike in particular really went above and beyond, and pulled us out of a difficult spot. Enormously helpful.
The hotel is not permanently staffed – so this is not for a traveler who needs lots of services. But for someone who wants freedom of movement in the historic center of Amsterdam, this is a great place. Gay-friendly.
I was basically staying at the hotel because of its proximity to nightclubs, and I’m glad I stayed here because all the main gay clubs are all just a short walk away and it’s easy to stumble back after a big night.
I was happy with the size of the room and the bathroom which included a big bath. My room faced into other buildings which was fine because it meant it was nice and quiet. Me and a few friends drunk in the room every night and sometimes had the music up a bit loud but no one said anything and there were no complaints which is great when your in Amsterdam for a fun weekend.
All the staff I interacted with were all very friendly, even down to the housekeeper who I had a few laughs with.
I am coming back to Amsterdam for pride this year and it would have been great to stay at this hotel but for obvious reasons it was already sold out. It was also sold out the entire time I was staying here and I understand why.
Great homely hotel with friendly staff and cozy rooms. The stairs can be a challenge after having a few drinks
How much does a room costs at Amistad Hotel Amsterdam?
Prices start 110$/night for Double Rooms.
2. Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre – Gay Friendly Hotel Amsterdam
Each room in the 4-star Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre has a flat-screen TV with a special guest communication portal. The Flower Market and Rembrandt Square are a 3-minute walk away. Valet parking is available for a surcharge.
This hotel offers 75 rooms, all equipped with a Nespresso machine, design furniture and modern wooden floors. The completely renovated bathroom has luxurious soap amenities, a rain shower, a heated and lighted mirror, an automatic lightning system and a bathrobe. The redecorated corridors feature modern art. The hotel makes use of an air conditioning system without CO2 emissions. Free Wi-Fi is available.
At the center of Amsterdam’s Canal Belt, this trendy hotel with designer interiors is a 12-minute walk from Rijksmuseum, 11 minutes’ walk from the Dam Square and 2 km from the Red Light District.
Featuring dark wood floors and contemporary design elements, the sleek rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks, and sitting areas with sofas, plus rainfall showers and Nespresso machines. Studio units add kitchens and dining areas, and suites add sofabeds.
Buffet-style breakfast and nearby parking are available for a fee. Other amenities include a glamorous lounge bar, a hip restaurant and 10 imaginatively decorated conference rooms.
The Albus is a recently renovated, trendy four star superior design boutique hotel with 75 rooms that is well located within the famous Canal Belt and a short walk from Dam square, Leidse square, Rembrandt square and many well-known museums. Whether you’re in Amsterdam for business or leisure, this hotel is an excellent choice to explore this lively and vibrant city. Experience a service that’s out of the extraordinary and personalized.
Provided by the professional yet down-to-earth friendly hotel staff. Each room in the Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre is fully equipped with the newest energy-saving air conditioner system, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, an in-room Nespresso machine with complimentary cups, a safe with laptop charger, free wi-fi, heavenly beds lined with high quality cotton bed linen, luxurious mattresses filled with a combinations of rubber/foam, super snug big pillows for optimum comfort and designer chairs so you can emerge yourself in one. You will feel a sense of bliss when stepping into the gorgeous bathroom. Equipped with a 30 cm rain shower, luxurious toiletries, fluffy towels and bathrobe.
The sink-module is one of a kind and especially designed for the Albus. This environmentally friendly and Green Key Gold certified hotel provides complimentary, fast and secure wi-fi throughout the hotel to keep your social networks updated or to let you work with no fuss. Start your day with a generous breakfast buffet with a variety of local and organic products. From healthy tidbits like cereals and grains, fresh fruit, soya milk, Dutch treats to homemade pancakes and fried eggs.
The location is great; it’s just a short tram ride (tram 24) from Amsterdam Central Station. The hotel is literally opposite the stop so it’s very handy. The Albus is in a fantastic location and is very well appointed. There are many restaurants nearby and you are just a few minutes away from the Red Light District.
The hotel is a 1 minute walk from the flower market as well and close to Spui and Rembrandt Square.
The hotel is stunning, the minute we walked in we are so impressed with the decor and ambience of the hotel, the candles and calm music are a lovely touch, apparently upon arrival you get offered tea coffee etc.
The hotel is super clean and modern , the rooms airy and bright/fresh, beds super comfortable and clean. It was just a brilliant hotel, right in the heart of the city, but still nice and quiet. Coffee and full bar available in the lobby and a great restaurant onsite.
Room was modern and nicely appointed with a comfy bed, complementary Espresso machine and bottled water, free wifi, tv, and a spacious and clean bathroom.
The breakfast is delicious and reasonably priced. Cooked breakfast, cereal, fresh fruit, rolls, ham, cheese, yoghurt, juice, tea.
I chose the Albus hotel for our week-long stay in Amsterdam for its location and we didn’t regret the pick. It’s right by the flower market, so this is always nice to see, but it’s also very central to so much else too. You can walk it in 10-12 minutes from the train station, or hop on the 24 tram for a quicker trip.
The rooms were clean and spacious, which was a nice treat given the tiny rooms we’ve had in other European hotels. Room size is never my deciding factor, but it is nice when there is plenty of space.
Plenty of restaurants nearby, which made up for the limited hotel restaurant offerings. I would stay there again.
The Albus is centrally located in the historic district of Amsterdam within walking distance of most major attractions, just a 20-minute walk away from Centraal Station–with a tram stop a very short walk down the street. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We arrived around 7:30 AM and our room was made ready for us in five minutes, even though check-in wasn’t until later in the afternoon.
Restaurants, canal rides, museums, old churches, flower market, the Red Light District–everything you could want to see is a 15-20 walk away. The room is clean, comfortable and, even though the bathroom was small, it is efficiently arranged and appointed. Cleaning staff do an excellent job. There is a small bar and restaurant on premises, but we did not get to sample their wares. Room prices are reasonable and there is a bagel place about two blocks away (if you are into that sort of thing!). I wouldn’t hesitate to use this hotel for a return visit
How much does a room costs at Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre ?
Prices start 200$/night for Superior Double Room. The is 214$/night.
This room features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and private bathroom facilities.
3. Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam – Gay Friendly Hotel Amsterdam
Lloyd Hotel offers unique rooms in a transformed historic building, 900 m from Pakhuis de Zwijger. Bimhuis concert hall is a 15-minute walk away. Guests benefit from a terrace, an excellent restaurant and free WiFi.
The 117 hotel rooms are uniquely designed by Dutch artists and range from 1 to 5 stars, primarily based on size. Each of the rooms includes original features and boasts modern Dutch designer furniture and décor.
The hotel itself is very unique and I feel it provides a different experience each visit due to the rooms all being different. It is located in the Eastern Docklands, with a really lovely view and quiet feel. The walk into central Amsterdam was only 20/30mins or a direct tram ride.
The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Eastern Docklands Area, which is just two short tram stops away from Amsterdam Central Station. To understand the true essence of the Lloyd Hotel however, one must trace its incredible history back to when its doors first opened in 1921.
With many eastern European emigrants heading to South America during the 1920’s the Lloyd Hotel was often the last stop for weary travelers before they boarded a Royal Dutch Lloyd ship for the long journey across the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel was originally designed to house 900 people at one time and it wasn’t until 1935 that the city of Amsterdam took over ownership of the building. The hotel has since been many things; a refugee camp for Jewish people, a German-occupied detention center during WWII, and a prison for juveniles during the 1960’s and 70’s.
The Lloyd Café & Restaurant is not only architecturally impressive as well, but also another wonderful way to meet and share stories with people that are visiting Amsterdam from all over the world.
The rooms are bright and clean and gorgeously unfussy. Since every room is designed differently you can try 3-4 different rooms until you find the one you are satisfied with. The only big minus in the rooms are that there are no ventilation in the toilets. The water pressure in the shower is good. Given that the bathroom was one complete space with no divider or tub, the bathroom could get very wet.
Breakfast was delicious and fresh. The breakfast has a great selection of fresh breads, crazy croissants covered with thick layer of chocolate, champagne and bloody mary plus everything most people need. There is also a dominos pizza at the bottom end of the street opposite hotel and a burger place if you want to eat outside the hotel.
How much does a room costs at Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam ?
Featuring the historical character of the monumental building, this 4-star room benefits from a spacious layout.
4. NH Carlton Amsterdam – LGBT Hotel Amsterdam
NH Carlton features a terrace in Amsterdam city centre overlo]oking the flower market, only 100 m from the Kalverstraat shopping area. It features modern soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Each air-conditioned room at NH Carlton Amsterdam features satellite TV, a work desk and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathrooms include a heated towel rail.
In the lobby there is a bar serving fine wines & bites. For the best burger in town guests can visit TerMarsch & Co, directly accessible from the lobby.
This hotel is in a great location to have the real feeling of Amsterdam. The hotel is in a great location , with the flower market right outside the door and Dam Square a 10 minute stroll away. There are shops , restaurants and pubs right at your door. Its 10 minute walk to red light district and 4 minute walk to Supper Club.
Near the Singel canal, this polished hotel in an Amsterdam School–style building is a 4-minute walk from the nearest tram stop, a 9-minute walk from Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam and 2 km from the Anne Frank House.
The airy rooms with elegant furnishings feature sitting areas, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as bathrooms with double vanities. Most quarters add balconies with city views. Room service is available.
Amenities include a breakfast buffet (fee), as well as a low-key lounge/bar with a terrace.
Since May, 1st 2019 the new premium NH Collection Amsterdam Flower Market is delighted to welcome you. The elegant NH Collection Amsterdam Flower Market is designed for guests who want to make the most out of their stay. The hotel is located in the historical heart of Amsterdam, just a few steps away from shopping streets, world-renowned museums and other breathtaking sights.
This remarkable location is what inspires the design to evoke the city’s character inside the hotel. All its 233 rooms are a true reflection of the city of Amsterdam; industrial, cosmopolitan and diverse. Refined furniture, a contemporary look and a show stopping wallpaper create an elegant and serene atmosphere, perfect for a comfortable guest room. Whether you are visiting on business or for leisure, these rooms will provide a pleasant space where you can work, relax and get a good night’ sleep.
Our recommendation is to book the deluxe room, clean and cozy. The balcony with stunning view of the channel. Rooms are very spacious with very comfortable big bed, with big tv in the room!
Breakfast is good, stuff are very nice and friendly.
The hotel is beautifully furnished with lovely decor and flowers throughout the hotel! Super location, we walked everywhere. Our room was amazing, clean and modern including USB sockets and electronic doorbell and do not disturb buttons, lovely amenities, coffee machine etc. Breakfast had a lovely variety and I was pleased, the restaurant attached was also brilliant and their staff too were so cheerful! The staff go above and beyond to help their customers. The staff also couldn’t be more welcoming and helpful.
The room was lovely, very clean, with more than enough pillows and towels for us. We were not troubled by any unwanted noise and the beds were unbelievably comfortable!
The location of the hotel is perfect and right in the centre of everything! Within easy walking distance of the red light district, Rembrandt square, Rijksmuseum & Christmas markets, local coffee shops and just a ten minute walk from Amsterdam central and of course not forgetting the famous flower market.
The service at the hotel was amazing with room service and cleaners available at any time!
The hotel is recently refurbished and has a lovely modern design. It is in a good location – only a 10 minute walk to the square and there are lots of shops close by. Very clean rooms and the bed was so comfortable. Staff were friendly and gave us an upgrade to a room with a balcony.
The room was small but that is expected in Amsterdam. Would 100% stay here again if we went back
How much does a room costs at NH Carlton Amsterdam ?
This Double room has air conditioning and minibar. It has a 46″ Flat Screen TV and in the bathroom one can find a bath/shower combination as well as free bathroom amenities.
It has a balcony and offers city view on the Vijzelstraat. The room is located on the higher floors.
5. XO Hotels Park West Amsterdam – Gay Friendly Hotel Amsterdam
Only 1 km from Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station, and a 20-minute drive from Schiphol Airport, XO Hotels Park West offers elegantly designed rooms with free WiFi. From here, Amsterdam’s city centre can be reached by taking tram 12, which leaves 10 m from the hotel.
The modern, air-conditioned rooms are decorated in earth tones and feature a seating area, flat-screen TV with more than 100 international channels. A Nespresso machine is provided as well. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, toilet and free toiletries.
This modern concrete-and-glass hotel off the A10 motorway lies a 2-minute walk from a tram stop, 900 m from Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station and 3.5 km from the Anne Frank House.
The sophisticated rooms provide free Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines and flat-screen TVs, plus bathrooms with heated floors and rainfall showerheads. Family rooms sleep up to 4 people. Room service is available.
There’s a stylish bar and a casual restaurant; a breakfast buffet is offered for a fee.
The s hotel is just a short walk from Sloterdijk station and is on the right side of Amsterdam
The hotel is a little way from the Dam are but we were well aware of this and happy with being away from the hustle and bustle. Distance from centre or any city attraction is not a problem because of the very efficient tram system.
The rooms are very modern & clean. There is one double with just enough room between each so not to be on top of each other. The beds did seem a little narrow but are very comfortable & have a great night sleep. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities.
The comfort room is gorgeous. Very spacious, with a king sized bed and heated floors in the bathroom. The hotel itself is stunning, very nicely decorated – modern and stylish. The receptionists were all great and spoke very good English which is very helpful.
Good buffet type breakfast with plenty of choice of hot and cold.
It is located in the middle of nowhere, where there are no restaurants, cafes, or any services within a close walking distance. You just see people jogging and bicycling in the park in front of the hotel.
The best thing is that Molenwerf Tram station is right in front of the hotel towards the city center, and the other bound tram station towards the last stop “Sloterdijk Station” is across the street. Only tram 19 serves those stations, with either direction of Diemen Sniep towards the center, or towards Sloterdjik train Station. To get to Dam, red light, or central station you have to change from tram 19 at Leidseplein station and take either tram 12,2, or 11 towards central station direction. Dam square station will be after 4 stops, and they will all end at central station. You can also take the tram to Sloterdijk Station and take a direct train to central station to get there faster. All the public transports run until midnight, except some buses on 24 hour basis. Just make sure you buy a 2, 3, or more day passes upon arriving that grants you unlimited access on all public transports in Amsterdam. You may buy them from the vending machine in the lobby, or from the airport, or any train station.
The hotel is located in a very quiet area away from the city noises. It takes around 25-30 minutes to reach the center main areas, which is a very nice trip using the tram.
The hotel lobby is very small, and all staff members are very friendly and helpful.
I liked the idea of checking myself in using a touch screen pad, paying my balance, and receiving my key without contacting any staff member. It was very easy and fast.
The checkout is also by myself.
I booked a double comfort large room, for a price that is much lower than all of the hotels in the center. Prices there are insane, and the rooms are very tiny! I was surprised how spacious my room is compared to what I paid. The room has central AC and cable TV. There is a Nespresso coffee machine in the room, and what a nice lovely bathroom they have!
In the lobby you will find vending machines selling water, soft drinks, candies, munchies, chips, and much more.
I haven’t tried breakfast, or the restaurant, but I have seen many good reviews about it.
Bottomline, I highly recommend XO Park West for its price, and quality. Being a few miles away from the center is definitely not a problem when you have an efficient, clean, and of course an enjoyable transport experience
How much does a room costs at XO Hotels Park West ?
This room features a seating area with flat-screen TV and a Nespresso coffee machine