And the winner is Amsterdam

Every year the Gaysite.nl website asks its Dutch readers to vote for their favorite gay bar, sauna, party and club in Holland. For years the Dutch gays voted for localities in cities like Rotterdam, Utrecht and Apeldoorn. But for 2014 Amsterdam made a big come back, with scooping up victories in 3 out of the 4 categories (article in Dutch).

Winners

PRIK
Entrance of bar Prik

Most popular gay bar in Holland is bar Prik: one of our favorites in Amsterdam and earlier in 2014 the proud winner of our best gay terras test. Club Nyx was voted the most popular gay club. New gay sauna NZ got about 30% of the votes and was therefore a clear winner. A sign of succes for this new establishment in Amsterdam.

Sauna Nieuwezijds
NZ sauna: detail of jacuzzi dividing wall

Runners up

Apart from these winners Club Church was voted second in the gay club category and Thermos as third most popular sauna.

Lesbian favorites

This vote is always limited to gays. We can mostly agree with the outcome of this year’s vote and would like to add our favourite lesbian bar: Bordo.

Amsterdam has regained it’s position of most popular city for the Dutch gays to have fun. Is it because gay venues close in other cities or are the Amsterdam publicans getting their act together with better service and prices? We don’t know, but anyway these places and others are a great way for you to meet the local Dutchies.