Man-to-Man Shop and Cinema has renovated its’ darkroom

Man-to-Man Shop and Cinema has renovated its’ darkroom

Man-to-Man Shop and Cinema recently renovated its’ darkroom. The totally refurbished darkroom now contains two cabins with each three glory holes. The darkroom also has two screens showing gay-macho porn movies. It is for the first time in years, that a darkroom is added to the gay scene in Amsterdam. Man-to-Man Man-to-Man is the reincarnation of the shop and boys club, which was already on this spot in the 1980’s and 1990’s. It shares the same…

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Sauna Nieuwezijds: identification required

Sauna Nieuwezijds: identification required

Amsterdam’s gay sauna ‘Sauna Nieuwezijds’ has made it obligatory for guests to show identification on entrance. The measure has caused some confusion and controversy. Sauna Nieuwezijds took the measure in July, according to the website ‘For your own safety and ours’. In this article the facts and some questions for the owner, Elard Diekman. On the Sauna’s Facebook page, this raised some debate amongst customers. It lead to all kinds of speculations as to why the…

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Gay cinema Adonis closed down

Gay cinema Adonis closed down

To our surprise, we noticed the sex cinema Adonis at Warmoesstraat is no longer there. When we walked by a couple of days ago, to check the rumours we heard, it turned out to have become an ice cream parlour. No trace of its past to be seen. Adonis was a gay sex shop, that also had a cinema with darkroom where you could have sex. Or you could have sex in the seats while…

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Amsterdam news station: ‘Thermos sauna possibly saved’

Amsterdam news station: ‘Thermos sauna possibly saved’

The gay sauna Thermos, that went bankrupt in April 2015, may be saved after all. Amsterdam’s local news station AT5 reported about this a few days ago. AT5 quotes the liquidator Derk van Geel as having struck an agreement with the owner Jan Kuipers about continuation of the sauna. The article doesn’t mention any specific details about what the agreement might entail, or when the sauna will be open again. The owner says he will not…

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It’s final: Thermos sauna bankrupt

It’s final: Thermos sauna bankrupt

There was some hope that, maybe, the Thermos could be sold to another party, and continue to exist, but last week, the Amsterdam court declared the world-famous sauna bankrupt. All 27 employees have been fired, and the sauna is closed.   Yet, the owner (Mr Jan Kuipers, 73) still hopes the sauna can be taken over by a new entrepreneur. He believes the Thermos is of monumental value, very much part of the history of…

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Amsterdam’s most famous gay sauna closed?

Amsterdam’s most famous gay sauna closed?

Today the rumour spread quickly that the Thermos sauna had closed down. We found this news on gay.nl (https://gay.nl/articles/223461/sauna-thermos-gesloten/ ). In this article, a spokesperson was quoted to say that further news is expected next Tuesday (April 21). The article also has a photo of a note on the entrance door saying ‘Closed due to circumstances (temporarily)’. Nightours.com has already removed the Thermos from their site. Although unfindable on their site, the Thermos page still exists…

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Leather bar Argos closed down – an institution gone

Leather bar Argos closed down – an institution gone

On January 2 was the last possibility to visit the oldest leather bar in Europe, the Argos. It is now closed down. The bar started its existence at 22 Warmoesstraat in 1957 as a guesthouse. From meetings at the kitchen table, the hotel developed into a gathering place for men who like a raw image and rough sex. It is in the basement of this guesthouse that Europe’s first darkroom was born. The Argo then…

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