Leather Friends Netherlands wants to invigorate the leather scene

Leather Friends Netherlands wants to invigorate the leather scene

Leather Friends Netherlands (LFN) is a new initiative to re-invigorate the leather scene. LFN launched at the beginning of the year at a drink at The Web. The aim of LFN is to energize the leather scene in Amsterdam. They will do that with regular activities, where people who have an interest in the leather scene can get into contact with leather men and learn about the leather culture. Leather Friends Netherlands born out of a need…

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For the love of leather and the art of making clothes with it Interview with Robin Pennings

For the love of leather and the art of making clothes with it Interview with Robin Pennings

As you stroll through Amsterdam you may come across many gay and leather businesses. But you may also come across areas in the city where a number of gay businesses had once stood. Some of these areas were at one time identified by the sheer collection of gay and lesbian artisans and shop-owners there. One such area in particular is the negen straatjes or ‘9 little streets’. This is an area of small shopping streets…

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Leather Pride 2017 – our picks Action, sale, parties and contests

Leather Pride 2017 – our picks Action, sale, parties and contests

The 2017 edition of Leather Pride Amsterdam is the last weekend of October. In those three days from 271th till 29th of October, the many bars, clubs, shops, party organizers and other organizations put together a large number of activities. Think about get togethers, workshops, the election of Mister Leather or Mister Puppy. If you visit everything you can, you probably need at least a week to recuperate. We chose some noteworthy events from the…

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Amsterdam Fetish Pride 2017 A weekend full of activities

Amsterdam Fetish Pride 2017 A weekend full of activities

What’s happening? Be ready! It’s the annual Amsterdam Festish Pride! A range of activities to make sure you have a weekend to remember. Just think Fetish in the Mix, Dutch Rubberman, Cruise Control and Invasion Party. Who’s organising and where? Eagle Amsterdam and Dirty Dicks have the pleasure of organsing this year’s Fetish Pride. Main party (if that’s the right word) is on May 27th in Amsterdam Noord’s Undercurrent. A location for up to 1200…

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Leather bar Argos closed down – an institution gone

Leather bar Argos closed down – an institution gone

On January 2 was the last possibility to visit the oldest leather bar in Europe, the Argos. It is now closed down. The bar started its existence at 22 Warmoesstraat in 1957 as a guesthouse. From meetings at the kitchen table, the hotel developed into a gathering place for men who like a raw image and rough sex. It is in the basement of this guesthouse that Europe’s first darkroom was born. The Argo then…

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