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 that De Engel would become a stop over for tourists waiting for their canal boat, so the total score for this year’s pride is minus 2.
Let’s celebrate this year’s pride and be creative! Picture below taken at Verversstraat near Raamgracht.