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Famous for its open-minded culture and known for its invigorating spirit. We at The Dylan proudly welcome everyone from the community and even tell you the best gay-friendly spots in town! To get your ultimate and inclusive Amsterdam experience started, we have selected some of our favourite places and events for you.

Pride Amsterdam

01 August – 06 August 2023

The famous yearly celebration of love celebrates its 27th anniversary this year! Pride Amsterdam is a 6-day festival full of festivities for everyone, commencing with Pride Park on the first Saturday. The absolute highlight is the world-famous Canal Parade, which takes place on Saturday 05 August 2023.

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Go-To Places

  • Reguliersdwarsstraat: the most famous gay-street in the city, offering everything from big and trendy bars, typical Dutch cafés to great foreign restaurants.
  • Gay-Monument: a stone throw away from The Dylan lies the ‘Homomonument’, an impressive memorial since 1987.
  • ‘t Sluisje: a spectacular night of entertainment is guaranteed at this drag-dinnershow, right behind the Royal Palace

Amsterdam Dance Festival

18 October –  22 October 2023

Amsterdam Dance Event – ADE – is the world’s largest festival and conference for electronic music. Experience the buzz with over 200 events taking place throughout the city, including many LGBTQI+ parties in several bars and clubs. 

Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam loves everyone & everyone loves Amsterdam


Is Amsterdam a gay-friendly city?

Yes, the Dutch are generally very open-minded and Amsterdam is well known for its liberal culture. The Netherlands was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in 2001.

Is The Dylan Amsterdam a gay-friendly hotel?

Yes, we proudly welcome everyone and do not judge on race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Does Amsterdam have a gay district?

There are several areas which are home to many members of the community. The most famous area is Reguliersdwarsstraat, but also Amstel and Kerkstraat are popular streets.

What's the best gay friendly boutique hotel in Amsterdam?

The Dylan Amsterdam, considered Amsterdam’s best boutique hotel, is the perfect base from where to explore all that Amsterdam has to offer.

What's the best LGBT-friendly hotel in Amsterdam?

The Dylan Amsterdam is a LGBT-friendly hotel on the canal ring in Amsterdam. It’s considered the best hotel in Amsterdam by Condé Nast.

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Interested in making your stay extra special?

Indulge in one of our current ‘hot offers’ which includes anything from a dinner in our Michelin Star awarded Restaurant Vinkeles, the opportunity to discover the advantages of a luxurious FreshBed or plan a romantic getaway at The Dylan Amsterdam.

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