Bars with darkroom

Amsterdam has several gay bars with darkroom. We list the sex clubs separately (here), but the distinction between a ‘bar/club with darkroom’ and ‘sex club with a bar’ is vague. The number of bars go up and down, but the ones with a darkroom remain popular enough to stay in business.

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Below is a list of bars with a darkroom. Play it safe and have fun!

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Cuckoo\'s Nest: 52.376372, 4.894929
Dirty Dick\'s: 52.374730, 4.897131
Eagle: 52.374682, 4.897056
Spijker: 52.366222, 4.884010
The Web: 52.376526, 4.895771
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Cuckoo's Nest

Cruisy gay bar with darkroom and smoking area

Address: Nieuwezijds Kolk 6
Open: Su-Th 13:00-01:00; Fr-Sa 13:00-02:00

Website: http://www.cuckoosnest.nl
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Dirty Dick's

Cruisy gay bar with darkroom. Tends to be frequented by older men, bear types.

Address: Warmoesstraat 86
Open: Mo-Th 16:00-22:00, Su 16:00-03:00, Fr-Sa 16:00-04:00
Website: http://www.dirtydicksamsterdam.com
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Eagle

Large gay night club with darkroom and smoking area.
Interesting detail: the building currently holds the title of oldest house of Amsterdam, it has been proven to date from 1485.

Address: Warmoesstraat 90

Open: Su-Th 22:00-04:00, Fr-Sa 22:00-05:00
Website: http://www.theeagleamsterdam.com
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Spijker

Pub off the beaten track, but well worth the visit. Located in the cellar of a 17th century building, with pool table and open fire place.
De Spijker has a mixed, mostly local crowd leaning towards the leather scene and friendly staff.
Next to the pool table are the stairs leading to the toilets (mirrored!) and a small, very dark darkroom.

The bar has the proud slogan "serving the gay community since 1978". It has good links with several local gay (sports) clubs. These clubs regularly organize drinks in the bar. Of the several themed nights the Lesbique party are noteworthy: a lesbian, queer party.

Address: Kerkstraat 4
Open: From 4pm
Website: http://www.spijkerbar.nl

To get an impression of the atmosphere in the bar, her is a video item from our friends of MVS. It's filmed at the momentous edition of the bingo night at Spijker.

https://youtu.be/CUfdYa9G5gg
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The Web

Just off the shopping street Nieuwendijk, this bar with high ceilings and a rough, industrial interior is visited by a mixed crowd of leather, rubber, skin, army and regular gay men In the bar they check each other out; upstairs there is the action in it’s surprisingly airy darkroom.

Address: Sint Jacobsstraat 8

Open: Su-Th 13:00-01:00; Fr-Sa 13:00-03:00
Website: http://www.thewebamsterdam.com

 

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