‘Jack’ a new LGBTQI friendly club opening this fall

‘Jack’ a new LGBTQI friendly club opening this fall

By the end of the year a new LGBTQI friendly nightclub called Jack, will open up in Amsterdam. It will be located in the south eastern part of Amsterdam, also popularly known as Bijlmer. This maybe slightly of the beaten track, but these kind of locations become more and more popular for nightclubs, because locations are relatively cheap and regulations about noise levels en opening times are also less strict. And not unimportantly, the buildings…

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Vivelavie is going to reopen! A boost to lesbian nightlife in Amsterdam

Vivelavie is going to reopen! A boost to lesbian nightlife in Amsterdam

Vivelavie is going to reopen soon under new ownership of Joy Hilhorst and Rachel Matteman. This was announced over this weekend on the website of Vivelavie and on its’ Facebook page. This will bring smiles on many faces of lesbian and bisexual women in Amsterdam. One of the first activities by the new owners is organizing a party during the Amsterdam Pride. Vivelavie is going to reopen after all On  the 1st of July Vivelavie…

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Gaylinc pubcrawl around the Rembrandt plein Gay bars still thriving

Gaylinc pubcrawl around the Rembrandt plein Gay bars still thriving

GayLINC regularly makes the rounds past the Amsterdam LGBTQI bars. The pub crawls are meant to keep a finger on the pulse of Amsterdam gay nightlife and keep you posted how the bars develop. This time we decided to make a small round along several of the gay bars in the Rembrandtplein area. And we were pleasantly surprised how well the bars seemed to be doing. A brief report. Brug 34 Brug 34 is a…

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Lesbian bar Vivelavie closing down Icon of the lesbian scene going out with a big party

Lesbian bar Vivelavie closing down Icon of the lesbian scene going out with a big party

Vivelavie is closing down after 37 years! Earlier this month the owner Mieke Martelhoff announced that she is closing down her bar. That means that one of the icons of the lesbian scene in Amsterdam is disappearing. At the end of June, on Saturday the 24th, there will be a farewell drink and big closing down party with a Coyote Ugly theme. Emotional announcement Mieke told in an interview in the national newspaper De Telegraaf,…

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Superball 2017 – a reportage

Superball 2017 – a reportage

In May Superball 2017, the 3rd edition of Superball, took place. This big drag queen event is turning into a true European event. This year it was for the first time that houses from Belgium and France battled with the Dutch houses for the awards. And bigger than ever, this edition was a spectacular evening of drag queens and kings performing in front of a crowd which went crazy. Superball reportage Our friends from MVS…

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Bear weekend first night pub crawl

Bear weekend first night pub crawl

The Amsterdam Bear Weekend kicked off on Thursday night, starting a  four-day event for bears, otters, cubs and the men who love them. We went on a mini pub crawl to get a flavour of this event. The weekend was full of different events, so this is only an impression. Netherbears in the Queens Head The Queens Head was filled with lots of hairy, burly bears. It was an easy going evening with all the men…

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Gaylinc Pubcrawl: Queers and Soho

Gaylinc Pubcrawl: Queers and Soho

Gaylinc Pubcrawl is one of our regular ‘investigative actions’ in the Amsterdam LGBT scene. This time we went to Soho in the Reguliersdwarsstraat and Queers on the Amstel. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of Soho and the vibrancy of Queers. Soho We started of the evening at Soho bar. It was still early in the evening on the warm afternoon evening and there was a big crowd in front to the bar enjoying…

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