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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 Janey Jacké!

Jan 24

You better be on fleek, cause it's time for another hysterical Bingo! This week with Janey Jacké! Prizes, performances and minigames await you! Cya tonight!

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Coby's Cut Karaoke!

Jan 27

Friday the 25th of November, you're all invited to join Coby van Dam on her next Cut Karaoke night! This is your chance to show the world your talents as a singer AND (If Coby doesn't yell CUT) win a nice prize at the end of the evening! Coby will decide, together with the audience, who will end up the winner of our first Cut Karaoke, but all participants will get a prize for having the guts to give it a try! Bring your friends, your family and your best performance, we have the drinks and the music. See you on our Cut Karaoke!

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Jakk B Does The Queen's,Head

Jan 28

Jakk B (Church, Nyx, Exit, Kiss Bang, Milkshake) brings his latest tunes with him to the Queen's Head! Come and dance to funky house, catchy pop and a greatest classics.

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Winter Queens II Kimberley Clarck & Lana Sinner

Jan 29

De Winter Queens zijn weer terug! Deze winter helpen 4 duo's je door de koude zondagen heen. De leukste en meest talentvolle Queens van de Zeedijk en omstreken komen in Januari en Februari de sneeuwklokjes buiten zetten in the Queen's Head en op zondag 29 Januari is het de beurt aan miss Kimberley Clarck & Lara Sinner. Kimberley is beroemd en berucht op de Zeedijk, deze goedheiligfrau weet van performen en zette afgelopen gaypride nog de hele Zeedijk op z'n kop. Dat doet ze deze zondag nog een keer, samen met haar partner in crime Lana Sinner! Houdt de agenda in de gaten voor de line-up van de overige zondagen! Foto door Michel Swart

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Queen's Head Bingo met Coby van Dam!

Jan 31

This tuesday Coby will come to our cozy bar and she is bringing a lot of bingoballs with her! Expect fierce performances, fun minigames, and fabulous prizes this tuesday! Come early to ensure seating!

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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: