‘Cafe De Engel closes down, due to financial trouble’

The online news-site Dichtbij reports that one of the most popular gay bars in Amsterdam, De Engel, has to close down. The reason is apparently failure to pay the rent. See the news article (in Dutch).

After a second chance, given by the judge in May this year, the bar owner again failed to pay.

The bar has to be vacated, on court order, by Friday November 22, according to Dichtbij.

De Engel van Amsterdam
De Engel van Amsterdam

 

The Engel’s website and its Facebook page  don’t mention a closure at the time of writing of this article.

The owner of Cafe de Engel, Mr André Leinenga, did not confirm or deny the closure to us, and has said that he will keep everyone posted through the Engel’s Facebook page (Facebook page ).

The Amsterdam newspaper het Parool also writes about the issue (here). It quotes the owner of the property (NV Zeedijk) as saying that the cafe has to be vacated by Friday, or else an unvoluntary eviction will take place on Monday.

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De Engel 52.375819, 4.900745 De Engel van Amsterdam NO LONGER A GAY BAR. De Engel has been sold to tourist boating company Smidtje in August 2015. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Small café with small terrace along the Oudezijds Kolk. Nice easy atmosphere with mixed crowd. We like this one! Address: Zeedijk 21 Open: Every day from 1pm http://www.engelamsterdam.nl/