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Café The Queen's Head

One of the oldest gay bars in Amsterdam

Welcome at the website of Café The Queen’s Head!

Café The Queen’s Head is located in the Red Light District in the old centre of Amsterdam for nearly two decades. This typical down-to-earth and straight friendly Dutch gay bar attracts a broad variety of public. Visitors, locals and even celebrities like to hang out here. The cozy bar is famous for its weekly bingo nights hosted by either one of our fierce Drag Queens or our tiger print Diva Coby van Dam and offers a smoking area at the attractive canal side.

The bar organizes special programs around (gay) events like Amsterdam Pride, King’s Day and during weekends our resident DJ’s play their funky and catchy music for you on the dance floor. Extra plus: no entrance fees and no attitude staff to welcome and serve you. The place to be if you want to enjoy Dutch gay life!


The Queen’s Head is a hot spot for organizing your own events. We can host your birthday, wedding, party or any special event during opening times. Check behind the bar, send a PM through Facebook or contact us using the form below.

Our events


An impression of our bar


Location and contact

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Location and contact

More about us

Having been a down-to-earth gay hotspot for nearly two decades, Cafe the Queen’s Head continues to be a bar with a very diverse clientele. Some of our regular guests have been visiting the bar for years, but every day we also have tourists and newcomers enjoying the stunning view over the canals for the first time.

While Cafe the Queen’s Head is a gay bar (not just gay friendly), we welcome guests of every gender, race, sexuality and age. Embracing diversity has been at the heart of the Amsterdam gay scene, and we are very happy and proud to see this diversity in our bar.

Location and opening hours
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Our team

A bar is just a bar without the right people. Meet the Queen's Head team!
Left to right: Jeldrik, Coby, Leon, Sky, John, Roberto, Boetje, Jakko


We organise many special events in our bar, the most famous of them being our weekly bingo. During weekends you can have a cozy drink or dance the night away to the tunes of one of our resident DJ’s, who play their funky and catchy music from 22:00 until 3:00 every friday and saturday.

It is of course also possible to organise your own event at The Queen's Head! Contact us here for all the possibilities we can provide to make your event unforgettable!

Winter Queens: Victoria False

Having started in 1977 in the Paradise Blossom Show and then as a solo as Bloody Bette making furore in Europe, Victoria False won after a break of some years as many as three times the EuroSong Travestival. Victoria sings live, from chanson to rock and roll, from evergreen to the real sing-alongs. Known in town and country Victoria False is seen as the Senior Drag Queen who knows how to touch the audience time and time again with its warm and trained voice. Between the personalities and the performers of the transvestite scene she is one of the absolute best!

Victoria False performs during the third edition of Winter Queens; cozy winter evenings in Café The Queen's Head with performances of famous Drag Queens. Start: 18:00. Free entrance.

(Photo: Jan van Breda; Graphic design: Vission Graphics)

Queen's Head Bingo with Tabitha!

Feb 9

This tuesday Tabitha is comin' to Queen's Head to guide you through an evening filled with prizes, performances, games and most of all a lot of balls! Will you win the last round and play "dildo or doekoe" with us? Come and see!

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Winter Queens - Valentijn Special

Feb 14

Op Valentijnsdag, zondag 14 februari, presenteren de ijskoude en vlijmscherpe Dusty Gersanowitz en de hemelse en chique Vita d’Or de grote finale van Winter Queens. Een show over alles wat met liefde te maken heeft. Standvastige, trouwe liefde. Doldwaze verliefdheid, vlinders in de buik, roze-bril-syndroom. En platte seks. Of gaat het over de schaduwzijde van de liefde? De pech. De OMG-wat-ligt-er-naast-mij-in-bed-liefde. Hij-lijkt-zo-oud-maar-heeft-een-te-kekke-bankrekening-liefde. We-komen-nooit-ergens-want-hij-is-zo-mooi-die-ben-ik-dan-meteen-kwijt-liefde. We-kunnen-ook-groepsseks-doen-hoor-want-onze-liefde-is-zo-sterk-liefde. Valentijn sucks! Aanvang: 18.00 uur. Vrij entree. (Foto’s: René Zuiderveld; Grafische vormgeving: Vission Graphics)

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Your own event?

A private party? A business drink? Or do you have a unique concept for our bar? Contact us for all the possibilities we can offer.


Zeedijk 20
1012 AZ Amsterdam

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday from 16.00 till 01.00 hours.
Friday and Saturday from 16.00 till 03.00 hours.
Every Tuesday Bingo Night starting from 21.00 hours.

Drop us a line

Interested in hosting your own event at our bar, or just in need of general information? Let us know by filling in the contact form below: