The Amsterdam Bear Weekend is the annual event for furry men and men who love them. This year it is from March 1st till Monday the 5th. It is an event for and by the bear community. The guys behind Furball, Bear Necessity and Club Church are the driving force behind Amsterdam Bear Weekend. But different bars, organizations clubs or individuals make a contribution to this event.
Amsterdam Bear Weekend hot spot
The activities will take place around several locations around the city. Many of them are well known gay venues like bar Spijker, Club Church or the leather bars in the Warmoesstraat. The Web bar is the central location for this years Amsterdam Bear Weekend:
- You can get all available information about what’s going on during Bear Weekend
- Free WiFi hotspot
- Ticket sales with 5% discount for the main party (till 2 hrs. before the doors open)
- Your central meeting point when lost or looking to be found
What to expect from the Amsterdam Bear Weekend?
Many activities are bear-ified versions of regular events in the bars. The sheer amount of bear men attending these events will make them already special. Of course there are also special events and here is our pick from the long list.
Mister Bear Netherlands 2018 election
One of the central events during the weekend is the election of Mister Bear Netherlands 2018. On March 2nd you can meet the contestants between 6PM and 9PM at The Web. They will try to charm and impress you for your votes. But watch out at other events as well, because they might pop-up at many more events to showcase their candidacy.
The big election of Mr Bear Netherlands 2018 will take place on March 3rd at Club Panama. Between 7.30PM and 10PM the tensions will palpable in this club as the contestants try to impress jury and public of their qualities. This event is the warm-up event for the big Bear-Ball party at the same location between 10PM and 5AM. The line up for this Bear-Ball consists of DJ Sergio Cardoso, DJ Rado and Big General & Bramsterdam. You can enter both events on the same ticket for €20,- (pre-sale price) which are available online and a at The Web, Mr B, Black Body and Gays & Gadgets.
A Bear movie night
On Friday the 2nd of March the third installment of the cinematic trilogy ‘Bear City’ ( Bear City 3) will be shown at the cinema Pathe De Munt. It is a special one off showing of this bear classic. There is a raffle where you can win Bear City swag and a signed poster before the film! Tickets are €10,75 and the movie starts at 7.30PM.
A Bear cruise
On Sunday the 4th of March you can sail along the canals of Amsterdam in a boat full of bears. An hour long cruise will take you on the water along most of the highlights of the old city centre. On board there will be free drinks and lots of furry company. Tickets are €15,- and available online. The cruise starts at 4pm.
On all these days there will be more events taking place in bars like De Spijker, Prik, Hotspot, The Web , The Eagle, Dirty Dicks, Cuckoos Nest and Club Church. Also the fetish stores like Mr B will host events. For a full list of events look for a schedule of events on this website or the Amsterdam Bear Weekend Facebook page.