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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
Host your own event

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!

Queen's Head Bingo! With Coby van Dam

Oct 25

Amsterdams most hysterical bingo, with performances, games and fun prizes. Hosted by Coby van Dam, come early!

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Jakk B's does the Queen's Head!

Oct 28

Jakk B brings his latest and greatest tunes to the Queen's Head to keep you moving all night long! Untill 3 AM!

From 22:00

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Halloween Night 2016

Oct 29

This year we celebrate Halloween like never before, because Boetje Silanno will turn our entire staffteam into the scariest barmen of Amsterdam! And if YOU also put some effort into your outfit, you have a chance of winning a bottle of prosecco.. During the night there will be drag performances by the amazing Janey Jacké and Edson de Randamie! To top it up miss Bo Monde is going to turn the house upside down with her tunes. Cya this Halloween!

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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: