Gay Hotels in Amsterdam
While pretty much every hotel in the city is friendly to the LGBT community, there are a number that make a special effort to be part of gay Amsterdam. Some hotels are for gay men only, some are a crucial part of the gay scene and some are just especially welcoming of gay visitors. Any of the gay hotels listed below can be counted on to make your visit memorable.
Amistad Hotel Amsterdam
The quintessential Amsterdam gay hotel, Amistad is run by a small international group of gay men and is a lynchpin of the city’s gay scene. The hotel offers well-appointed rooms in its main location close to Leidseplein and less than 100 meters from popular cruise club Church. For visitors who want a little more independence, Amistad also has apartments scattered throughout the city. There is also a Bed and Breakfast next to the hotel operated by the same people, for those who want more of a boutique experience. Rooms start at EUR 50 per night and are available from single up to triple rooms, with or without ensuite facilities.
Address: Kerkstraat 42
The Golden Bear Hotel
The Golden Bear was once one of the most beloved Amsterdam gay hotels. It has since been taken over by the Quentin hotel group and is now geared more towards backpackers and budget guests. The hotel’s history and location right beside Leidseplein mean that it is still a good choice for anyone looking for a gay friendly hotel on a budget with easy access to Amsterdam’s nightlife. Rooms come in luxury twin or double varieties, though both types are on the small side. Rates start at EUR 64 per night for two people and the hotel offers special package deals.
Address: Kerkstraat 37
Mauro Mansion is an extremely stylish boutique hotel on the former site of S&M hotel the Black Tulip. Hints of the building’s former life can be seen here and there in the form of some black rubber furnishings, but new owners Berry and Marcel have made the hotel their own. The personal, boutique feel means that Mauro Mansion is not suited to large groups or people expecting hotel chain service. Children under 12 are not allowed and any visitor who can’t haul their luggage up steep stairs is advised to book a room on a lower floor. Rooms are on the expensive side, with a strict cancellation policy. Check through the hotel’s website to get specific details for your stay.
ANCO Hotel Amsterdam
This formerly men-only gay hotel can be found in a 17th Century canal house in the heart of the Amsterdam Red Light District. Today ANCO welcomes all guests but is particularly welcoming to the gay tourists that gave it life since 1962. Its location makes ANCO perfect for visitors who want easy access to the gay bars on Warmoesstraat and the Zeedijk. Rooms on offer include a studio that comes with a mini-kitchen or more traditional rooms from singles up to four beds. Rooms start from EUR 79 per night.
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 55