De Engel van Amsterdam (Closed Permanently)

95% love it
GayCities Members report that De Engel van Amsterdam has closed
Angel of Amsterdam
One of the defining gay establishments in the Zeedijk (and Amsterdam, for that matter), the Engel is a casual but buzzy pocket-sized bar that attracts an ever so slightly older crowd of bears and regular guys, with occasional frissons from black leather. Opened in 2006 by partners Paul and Andre, this former UK-style drinking hole sits on a corner in the part of the Zeedijk just before the start of Chinatown and the red light district (assuming you're coming at it from the Warmoesstraat end). The corner position allows for not one but two outdoor drinking and smoking areas, with the space out front particularly close-up and personal. Features include weekend DJs, game shows and monthly drag performances. Sunday late afternoons and early evenings are a thing, with guys often taking the rest of their drinks stash on to the Web afterwards. Sadly the bar closed in 2015.


    • DaddyWayne
      DaddyWayne Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Friendly bar
      great for people watching on the canal. Pleasant sitting outside if you can get a seat, and don't mind others smoking near you. Only 1 beer on tap - Grolsch which I don't really like. Plenty of choice with bottles though

    • seb76
      seb76 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Friendly staff, friendly customers and good music ! A place to be !

    • johnny6189
      johnny6189 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Worth a stop in
      Nice bar with friendly staff. More of a starter bar though. Very small inside, with a good patio. Seemed to cater to an older crowd. Nice place to have a drink before hitting the other bars.

    • Pegasus61
      Pegasus61 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best place in Amsterdam
      Great place to hang out, start your evening out, meet hot guys, leather, bear everybody is there and everybody is welcome. Really a super asset to the gay scene in Amsterdam.

    • mokumman
      mokumman Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Top terrace and bar
      Friendly afternoon bar great terrace with nice weather. Evenings fun too!