YOLO, a new nightclub for gay men is opening up in Amsterdam. YOLO or ‘You Only Live Once’ is opening at the spot where a couple of years ago used to be the lesbian night club You-II. And now you can expect a ‘gay, open-minded’ night club from the 29th December onwards.
YOLO for the grown up gay men and their friends
The man behind this new enterprise is Valy Pintiuc. He is a well-known organizer within the Amsterdam gay community as the former manager of Amstel 54 and organizer of the Pride event on the Dam square. In an interview for the Dutch website gay.nl Valy explained what kind of club it is going to be. “In Amsterdam you have Club NYX for the young, alternative, queer generation. Club Church is for when you want a kinky night. I want to fill the gap for the gay, open-minded 21+ gay public.”
The club is open from Thursday till Sunday night, from 9PM onwards. Until midnight it is free entry and after midnight entry is €10,-. Valy wants to create a nightclub with a chique, up-market atmosphere where international DJ’s will spin their records and make you dance to their beats.
VIP treatment and opening
In time there will be also VIP tables available in a regular version (€350,-) and a deluxe version (€600,-). More news on the programming and how to order these VIP tables on the YOLO website. There and on their Facebook page you will also be able to see their latest special events.
The grand opening of YOLO will take place on December the 29th. The rest of the first weekend will be filled with New Years’ Eve parties.
Revival of the gay club scene?
YOLO is a new addition of a slow but gradual revival of the gay club scene in Amsterdam. Of course there are a lot of gay parties organized during the year, but for a long time the gay night club or disco seemed to be disappearing. But having parties at different locations at semi-irregular times, meant you really had to plan your night out dancing in a gay (friendly) environment.
Luckily clubs NYX, Church and De Trut have given us the opportunity throughout the years for that spontaneous, last-minute decision night out. And now with YOLO we have even more choice.
Address: Amstel 178, Amsterdam (just off Rembrandtplein)
Opening hours: Thu + Sun 9-4, Fri+Sat 9-5
Cover charge of E 10,- upon entrance after midnight