LGBTQ Amsterdam Private City Walk Tour

Tour descrip­tion

This 3.5‑hour tour is main­ly intend­ed for LGBT(Q) pop­u­la­tion and focused on the main high­lights of the world’s gay cap­i­tal city — Ams­ter­dam. Hear about the homo­sex­u­al his­to­ry in the last few cen­turies in this place and see how far Dutch gay pol­i­cy is beyond the rest of the world. Under­stand why Ams­ter­dam is con­sid­ered the world’s gay cap­i­tal city, is not lim­it­ed and reserved to “oth­ers”, tol­er­ant, open mind­ed and an ide­al liv­ing place for peo­ple who dis­tin­guish from the straight sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion.

  

Highlights
  • Hear about Dutch gay pol­i­cy and the his­tor­i­cal place the first gay mar­riage hap­pened
  • Meet the points where you can find and have free love adven­ture
  • Find plen­ty of bars marked with rain­bow-col­ored flags
  • Vis­it and lay down the flow­ers on mon­u­ments ded­i­cat­ed to all WW2 vic­tims
  • Par­tic­i­pate or sup­port the biggest and cra­zi­est year­ly LGBT/LGTBQ world par­ties in 2024

Itin­er­ary

Depart from Ams­ter­dam Cen­tral Sta­tion or Ams­ter­dam Pas­sen­ger Ter­mi­nal (PTA) or cus­tomer’s hotel

⇒  AIDS Mon­u­ment Ams­ter­dam

The first mon­u­ment of this kind ever erect­ed in Europe. Memo­r­i­al ded­i­cat­ed to all homo­sex­u­als AIDS suf­fered and passed away, those ones who live with HIV today and to every­one support(ed) and contribute(ed) solv­ing AIDS prob­lem­at­ic.

⇒  IHLIA LGBTI Her­itage Col­lec­tion

Inter­na­tion­al Gay/Lesbian Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter and Archive (IHLIA) is name­ly an inter­na­tion­al archive and doc­u­men­ta­tion cen­ter on homo­sex­u­al­i­ty, bisex­u­al­i­ty and trans­gen­der. More than 100,000 titles, books, jour­nals and mag­a­zines, films, doc­u­men­taries, posters, pho­tographs and objects such as T‑shirts, but­tons and con­dom pack­ag­ing.

 ⇒  Cafe Queen’s Head

Famous and bois­ter­ous gay-friend­ly bar stil exist­ing on Zeed­ijk once very fre­quent and vis­it­ed street by mem­bers of LGBT com­mu­ni­ty main­ly because of many gay cafes and bars until ear­ly 80’s. This bar is par­tic­u­lar­ly famous because of Draw Queen Bin­go Show.

⇒  Cafe Bar t’Mand­je, a famous gay cafe with a long and excit­ing his­to­ry

Famous gay cafe with long and excit­ing his­to­ry found­ed by les­bian Bet van Beeren, the uncrowned queen of the streets, one of the cult per­son­al­i­ties of Ams­ter­dam city. Fun­ny , some­times unbe­liev­able sto­ries about her uncom­mon and odd habits and this one, the old­est gay-friend­ly ( and more…) bar in Ams­ter­dam from 1927.

⇒  Red Light Dis­trict and cab­ins marked with red and blue light

Famous and unique red ( and blue) light quar­ter, one of the main land­marks and point of inter­est of city’s vis­i­tors. Cab­ins with pros­ti­tutes, peep shows, cof­feeshops… Find out why Ams­ter­dam car­ry the nick­name of “The sin city of Europe”.

⇒  Homo­sex­u­al mon­u­ment

Mon­u­ment that com­mem­o­rates all gay men and les­bians who have been per­se­cut­ed because of their sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion. As well mon­u­ment ded­i­cat­ed to peo­ple who paid the high­est price by their lives  because of their oth­er sex­u­al affini­ties with­in WW2.

⇒ Pink Point Ams­ter­dam, the offi­cial LGBT infor­ma­tion kiosk with sou­venirs, gifts, and maps

The offi­cial LGBTQ infor­ma­tion kiosk with sou­venirs, gifts and maps of the gay facil­i­ties, clubs, enter­tain­ment places in the city and much more.

⇒  Dam Square and homo­sex­u­al­i­ty in Nether­lands through the cen­turies

Dam Square — yes, the most famous square in Ams­ter­dam but this time from some oth­er, uncom­mon and through the cen­tu­ry “not-so-much-gay-friend­ly” place. I shall explain you why… incred­i­ble sto­ries how much far human irra­tional­i­ty has could gone.

⇒  Reg­uliers­d­warsstraat, the most famous gay street in Ams­ter­dam and the LGBTQ nightlife scene

The most famous gay street in Ams­ter­dam and the LGBTQ nightlife scene.

Good to know about this tour…

  • Feel free…and safe­ty! Ams­ter­dam is an open-mind­ed city that wel­comes every­body. You would­n’t be forced to hide your sex­u­al iden­ti­ty and affin­i­ty even in pub­lic places.
  • The list of desir­able and spec­i­fied gay bars, clubs, cof­fee shops and oth­er kinds of sim­i­lar spots could be pro­vid­ed depend­ing on your wish­es. His­to­ry, her­itage, mon­u­ments could be a nice expe­ri­ence… depend­ing on per­son­al inter­ests and affini­ties but fun… fun is some­thing that all we like to enjoy. So why don’t you fin­ish this tour at some of these spots?
  • You can par­tic­i­pate in or sup­port annu­al fes­ti­vals such as:
    • Milk­shake fes­ti­val, (27th and 28th July 2024);
    • Ams­ter­dam Pride (between 27th July and 2nd August 2024)
    • Pink Sat­ur­day, Dutch pan­dan on Stonewall Riots (28th June, Gronin­gen !!!)… are out of this itin­er­ary and could be vis­it­ed on your own. Of course, if you would like to par­tic­i­pate in them, your tour guide will do his best to pro­vide you with all the nec­es­sary infor­ma­tion and help you find your­self at these events.
  • Since this tour takes 3.5 hours, two times per day could be orga­nized — at 10 AM and 3 PM.
  • If there’s some­thing else, you would like to see, feel free to con­tact the guide.
  • WW2 mon­u­ments for peo­ple who paid the high­est price, by their own lives, just because they were “oth­ers”, could­n’t resist their own nature and had oth­er sex­u­al affini­ties.

Tour price

The price of this tour: € 220 per group. Amount of the par­tic­i­pants per group — up to 6 per­sons.
Tour takes approx­i­mate­ly 2,5–3 hours.

Upon cus­tomer’s request tour could be cus­tomized.
Tour includes guides ser­vices and drink and local snacks with­in or after the tour.