Amsterdam features more than a hundred galleries. And art is starting to become more and more being exhibited in regular stores. Only a few of the galleries explicitly support art made by gay artists. We have made a listing of them here.
Unfortunately the art of LBTQI artist is not very much on display in galleries or shops. We keep looking out for them and will publish about it when we have found them.
1012 HZ Amsterdam
First and foremost a leather and fetish shop, but on the walls you will find gay art. Mr. B has introduced to the public a wide range of styles in gay erotic art. Nigel Kent (erotic pictures), Teddy of Paris (rugged guys), the Hun (very rugged guys), Steve Rush (torso_s) and Freek Weidema (bronze sculptures) had expositions here. Look on their website for the latest exhibitions.
In many other galleries you might find art made by gays, but their works of art are not always explicitly gay. Just pop in while you’re in Amsterdam and you may find something you like. In these galleries the chance to find gay oriented art is not too small:
- Go Gallery, Marnixstraat 127, tel. 020-422.98.80
- Torch Gallery, Lauriergracht 04, tel. 020-626.02.84
- RA Galerie, Nes 20, tel. 626.51.00.
- X bank, Spuistraat 172
Open Wednesday 12PM - 6PM
Marnixstraat 127 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Open Wednesday till Saturday, 12PM - 6PM
Nes 120 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Open Thursday till Saturday from 12PM - 6PM
Lauriergracht 4 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Open: Ma-Sat 10 AM - 8 PM, Su 12 AM - 8 PM
X Bank is a store and gallery, which opened in the complex around W Hotel. It is just behind Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam. The name is a reference to the old function of the building: a bank. You will be challenged not to spend your money when you enter this store. The X Bank is a treasure trove for local products which deserve an international podium. Prices range from modest to eye watering high. See their website for the latest offering and exhibitions. What you get is an Amsterdam version of the famous Colette in Paris: without the tech gadget and with a local flavor.
Spuistraat 172 Noord-Holland, The Netherlands