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Big, dark and dirty basement, and there's a bar too
Opened in 1984 and overseen since 1985 by Cain 'Cal' Berlinger and partner Gail Laarhuis during the golden age of leather, the Cuckoo's Nest now attracts a more casual manliness, though one expressed readily in the basement darkroom. The well-equipped subterranean play space apparently ranks among the continent's largest, with the bar's website providing a map of its labyrinthine layout. Smoking is allowed in about half of the basement area. Since 2004 the bar has been run by Arjan Kröner — the gay-friendly brother of Alexander, who ruled the Nest from the late 1980s until his death in 2004. This neighbourhood bar is located between NZ Voorburgwal and the Nieuwendijk, just near the Web and just minutes from the Warmoesstraat.

Tags: Men Only, Leather, Cruise Bar, Backroom, Smoking Area, Rubber

Nieuwezijds Kolk 6
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1012 PV
Centrum

+31 20 6271752
Website
Mon to Thu 1pm—1am; Fri and Sat 1pm—2am; Sun 1pm—1am



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  •   Rude Old barman
    PasqualeC ·

    December 2

    i was there many many times in 29years here in Holland but the last time i was there the old barman was very rude ,i asked for a drink and he said that maybe i can wait ,i waited and waited until i finish he s conversation with a young friend of him then told me that if i did not be more patient i would to go out of his bar because he did not like how i look at him ,this append on a sunday afternoon aroud 15 o clock it was not busy i dont know why did i have to wait ,i think is getting to old to serve in a gay bar i know him from all the years and his still as rude as ever i wacht him going at other guys and scream at them just beacause they must buy a drink before going down stairs , in ducht we say ,Wat een Lul ,i still feel offended by him

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