Vivelavie is going to reopen! A boost to lesbian nightlife in Amsterdam

Vivelavie is going to reopen! A boost to lesbian nightlife in Amsterdam

Vivelavie is going to reopen soon under new ownership of Joy Hilhorst and Rachel Matteman. This was announced over this weekend on the website of Vivelavie and on its’ Facebook page. This will bring smiles on many faces of lesbian and bisexual women in Amsterdam. One of the first activities by the new owners is organizing a party during the Amsterdam Pride. Vivelavie is going to reopen after all On  the 1st of July Vivelavie…

Read More

Gaylinc pubcrawl around the Rembrandt plein Gay bars still thriving

Gaylinc pubcrawl around the Rembrandt plein Gay bars still thriving

GayLINC regularly makes the rounds past the Amsterdam LGBTQI bars. The pub crawls are meant to keep a finger on the pulse of Amsterdam gay nightlife and keep you posted how the bars develop. This time we decided to make a small round along several of the gay bars in the Rembrandtplein area. And we were pleasantly surprised how well the bars seemed to be doing. A brief report. Brug 34 Brug 34 is a…

Read More

Lesbian bar Vivelavie closing down Icon of the lesbian scene going out with a big party

Lesbian bar Vivelavie closing down Icon of the lesbian scene going out with a big party

Vivelavie is closing down after 37 years! Earlier this month the owner Mieke Martelhoff announced that she is closing down her bar. That means that one of the icons of the lesbian scene in Amsterdam is disappearing. At the end of June, on Saturday the 24th, there will be a farewell drink and big closing down party with a Coyote Ugly theme. Emotional announcement Mieke told in an interview in the national newspaper De Telegraaf,…

Read More

Women Friendly City Award for owner Vivelavie

Women Friendly City Award for owner Vivelavie

Mieke Martelhoff, owner of bar Vivelavie, is the first to receive the Women Friendly City award. The award is an initiative of the city of Amsterdam to recognise and thank women who help making the city more women friendly. In awarding Mieke Martelhoff, Amsterdam recognises the many years Mieke has contributed to making Amsterdam a safe and welcome city. Her bar Vivelavie is a safe place for women (and men by the way) to meet…

Read More

HotSpot Cafe reopening on different location

HotSpot Cafe reopening on different location

HotSpot Café used to be one of the party pubs at the Amstel river. In 2014 it had to close down however, because of foundation problems of the building. On the 3rd of  March this year HotSpot café will reopen on a different location in town. Since closing down the original HotSpot Café the owners, Hans van Schaik and Eric Visser, organized a monthly reunion party. The location of these parties was the former Club…

Read More

Breaking News: Barderij sold

It’s sad news, especially during the Pride week: according to well informed sources De Barderij (Zeedijk, close to Central Station) was sold earlier this week and it will be transformed into a restaurant (wow! exactly what this city needs!). Rumour has it that the new owner isn’t too happy with the rainbow flag flying from De Barderij, so very likely this is the end of De Barderij as gay bar. Earlier this week it was announced…

Read More

And the winner is Amsterdam

And the winner is Amsterdam

Every year the Gaysite.nl website asks its Dutch readers to vote for their favorite gay bar, sauna, party and club in Holland. For years the Dutch gays voted for localities in cities like Rotterdam, Utrecht and Apeldoorn. But for 2014 Amsterdam made a big come back, with scooping up victories in 3 out of the 4 categories (article in Dutch). Winners Most popular gay bar in Holland is bar Prik: one of our favorites in…

Read More
1 2