Parties (for men and/or women)

Outside the gay clubs & pubs, there are also regular parties, which attracts many men & women.

Below are the big(ger) parties that are organized, on a regular basis, in party venues / dance halls / night clubs in Amsterdam.

Women’s parties are marked with gay-female[1]

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YARRR @ Winston Kingdom: 52.373952, 4.896362
1. DV8 & 2. Danserette @ Akhnaton: 52.376176, 4.894232
1. Danserette & 2. Bear Necessity @ Odeon: 52.367398, 4.888916
F*ng POP Queers @ Jimmy Woo: 52.364801, 4.882384
Girlesque @ Sugar Factory: 52.364938, 4.881781
Rapido @ Paradiso: 52.362262, 4.883922
Funhouse @ Westerunie: 52.387099, 4.870076
Garbo for women @ Strand West: 52.393987, 4.879346
Flirtation @ Panama: 52.374993, 4.930399
Spellbound @ Occii: 52.354343, 4.855329
Wasteland: 52.422121, 4.820203
Can You Feel It?: 52.366089, 4.899053
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Two parties at this location:

Danserette
From the website:
"Danserette is a high-spirited gay dance party in Amsterdam with classic hits and up-to-the-minute tunes: from ABBA and Madonna, to Kylie, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. Old and new disco hits, danceable kitsch and pop. Dance, sparkle, shine and flirt as never before. Fall of stay in love. Feel totally Danserette!"
Danserette is held every 2 months approximately, at 2 alternating locations. Check the website for details.
Website: http://www.danserette.nl

Bear Necessity
BN From the website: "Bear-Necessity is described by visitors as an attitude-free party where real men meet, socialise and most of all... dance!
The BN-sound is progressive and sophisticated with an emphasis on quality tracks and not the obvious floorfillers."
Website: http://www.bear-necessity.eu/

Location: Odeon Club
Address: Singel 460
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Two parties at this location:

DV8
New gay party, attempting to get back the 'old iT atmosphere'. From the website:
"DV8 is a NEW GAY party in Amsterdam , where everybody is welcome! Come dance with us ! & be yourself and express yourself ! And enjoy a friendly good party with special performance from Ellen Eeftink (Known from idols). This party is no big massive party with monotonous beats, But a intimate party with happy progressive, tribal, dance, happy, vocal, house music. -> Lets get the old IT feeling!!!!"
DJ Glaucio ( Club Air / Cowboys & Angles )
DJ Albert ( old IT, Fetishglam, Furball )
Website: http://www.dv8.nu

Danserette
From the website:
"Danserette is a high-spirited gay dance party in Amsterdam with classic hits and up-to-the-minute tunes: from ABBA and Madonna, to Kylie, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna. Old and new disco hits, danceable kitsch and pop. Dance, sparkle, shine and flirt as never before. Fall of stay in love. Feel totally Danserette!"
Danserette is held every 2 months approximately, at 2 alternating locations. Check the website for details.
Website: http://www.danserette.nl

Location: Akhnaton
Address
: Nieuwezijds Kolk 25
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Can You Feel It? @ Club Air
Hostess Diva MayDay brings back the atmosphere and sounds of the old and infamous iT days. At the venue where iT used to be!

Location: Club Air
Address
: Amstelstraat 16
Website: http://www.air.nl/

Amstelstraat 16, Binnenstad, Amsterdam, Nederland
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F*ng POP Queers @ Jimmy Woo
Every 2nd Saturday of the month, gay dance party in one of the more high-end clubs of Amsterdam, Jimmy Woo.

Location: Jimmy Woo Club
Address
: Korte Leidedwarsstraat 18
Website: http://www.ultrasexi.com/
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Fliration @ Panama gay-female[1]
Women-only dance party in the popular dance club Panama, in the East of Amsterdam.

Location: Panama
Address
: Oostelijke Handelskade 4
Website: http://www.flirtation.nl
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Funhouse @ Westerunie
Organized by Rapido Events, this party has become one of the more popular parties too. The party is organized in the Westerunie club, and sometimes expands to using the Westerliefde hall as well.

Location: Westerunie
Address: Klönne plein 4-6 (in Westerpark)
Website: http://www.clubrapido.com
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Garbo for women @ Stand Westgay-female[1]
Idealistic, non-commercial intitiave, with the purpose to enable women to meet each other. Every third Saturday of the month. The location is a bit out of the centre - Stand West is (in the summer time) an 'urban beach', but there is also a restaurant. Here you can have dinner before the party starts.

Location: Strand West
Address
: Stavangerweg 900
Website: http://www.garboforwomen.nl
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Girlesque @ Sugar Factorygay-female[1]
From the website: "Girlesque: the best girl-girl party since ages in Amsterdam!! It's Gay, it's Burlesque and it's for gals as well as for gays!
Expect loads of sexy shows and entertainment all with a nostalgic feel and a modern twist. What you'll get at Girlesque is glamorous burlesque stage action weaved with filthy electro, cool indie and dirty disco."


Location: Sugar Factory
Address: Lijnbaansgracht 238 (near Leidseplein)
Website: http://www.girlesque.nl/
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Rapido @ Paradiso
One of the most popular men-only dance parties. Highly erotic atmosphere, lots of muscle men. Cruising area available. Usually sold out, so be in time to get your tickets.


Location: Paradiso
Address: Weteringschans 6
Website: http://www.clubrapido.com
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Spellbound @ Occii
From the Occii site: "The best underground Queer Dance party from Amsterdam. House, techno, acid, disco, dub, electro....."

Location: Occii

Address: Amstelveenseweg 134 (seen from the centre, just behind the Vondelpark)
Website: http://www.spellbound-amsterdam.nl
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Wasteland

Large fetish/extravaganza party, with strict dresscode, and not men-only: "leather, uniforms, doctors and nurses, plastic, rubber, metal, cross-dress, burlesque, fetish, glamour, schoolboys and girls, baroque, body art, fetish goth and naked".
Well, you get the drift... you won't get in jeans and t-shirt.
The location is also off the beaten track - just across the border of Amsterdam, along the Noordzeekanaal.
There are darkrooms and gloryholes.

Address: Hemkade 48
Website: http://www.wasteland.nl
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YARR @ Winston Kingdomgay-female[1]
From the winston.nl website: "YARRR: is a two monthly underground party for “young lesbonic dames, gay dukes & openminded people”. Our resident dj’s are Lady Babaju, Sascha Fierce, Springstof and the guest Dj Kleine Kim."

Location: Winston Kingdom
Address
: Warmoesstraat 131
Website: http://www.winston.nl