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If we tell you that most of the erotic shops in Amsterdam are in the Red Light District or its surroundings, surely you will not be surprised, right?

The Dutch see sex as one of the most usual aspects of life and are willing to accept many different lifestyles.

There are no moral nuances around the sex industry, just one condition: these places are not intended for minors, only adults.

If you don’t want to miss anything in Amsterdam, we recommend that you take a pen and paper, and write down everything that is going to be proposed for you.

The 11 best erotic shops in Amsterdam

1.Newside Erotic Shop

Highly rated for their great customer service and wide selection of products, Newside Eroticshop is thé best sexshop in Amsterdam to visit if your looking a more personal shopping experience.

They specialise in Sex Toys, erotic lingerie, BDSM gear and libido products for men and women.

Open; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10:00 to 21:00, Thursday Friday, Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00

Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 156, 1012 SJ Amsterdam

Phone: +31 20 221 9364
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2.Erotic Shopping Center

In this store you will find a huge selection of the most unusual, and sometimes very vulgar sex toys.

On the upper floors there is also an erotic cinema, also gay.

Address : Reguliersbreestraat 4, 1017 CN Amsterdam (next to the Tuschinski cinema)

Phone: +31 20 623 95 46

3.Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies

Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies Amsterdam

Condomerie, how could it be otherwise, specializes in condoms, offering the consumer a wide variety of them.

Address : Warmoesstraat 141 (behind De Bijenkorf department store), 1012 JB Amsterdam

Phone: +31 20 627 4174

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00, Thursday from 12:00 to 20:00.

4.Sexshop Red Rose

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There are three erotic shops that are part of the Sexshop Red Rose company.

In addition, they have a wide variety of sexual paraphernalia and a large collection of erotic lingerie.


Adress: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 129A
1012 DE Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 2606606


Adress: Oudekennissteeg 9
1012 EB Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 3206551


Adress: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 169
1012 ET Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 2214600

8.Erotic Discount Center

If you don’t want to go over budget, at Erotic Discount Center you will find a huge sex toy store at lower prices than the competition.

They also have private video rooms. And they publish an Erotic Map of Amsterdam (2.50 euros) with a list of all the sexual entertainment institutions. It is owned by the Casa Rosso company.

Address : Oudezijds Achterburgwal 112, 1012 DS Amsterdam

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12 am – 8 pm, Thursday 12 am – 9 pm.

9.Christine LeDuc

A store of the large Dutch chain of erotic shops established by Christine le Duc (1968), located on the side street of the main shopping street Kalverstraat.

The chain was acquired in 2003 by the largest German erotic shop company, Beate Uhse.

In the small but open shop with a modern interior you will find everything from sexy lingerie to adult DVD’s. And of course, all kinds of sex toys for any condition and sexual orientation.

10.Happy Shop

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A very small shop full of sexual accessories, located in the old house from the beginning of the 17th century, on the edge of the Red Light District behind the Beurs van Berlage.

It is pleased to be the first erotic shop in the Red Light District, so if it is still there, it will be for a reason.

Address : Oude Brugsteeg 5, 1012 JG Amsterdam; phone: +31 20 627 34 60

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10pm – 9am, Thursday: 12pm – 9pm.


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An old-school erotic shop in the De Wallen area near the Red light district. You can find all sex toys and all about fantasy stuff, high quality sex toys and erotic lingerie.

Address : Nieuwendijk 57, 1012 MB Amsterdam

Phone: +31 020 737 1019

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12pm – 8pm, Thursday: 12pm – 9pm.

12.Beate Uhse (Formerly Private Center)

A large erotic shop run by Beate Uhse, a private magazine editor and well-known porn producer, located on the street, stretching west along the Kalverstraat.

Address: Nieuwendijk 57-59, 1012 MB Amsterdam

Open: Mon – Fri: 10am – 8pm, Thursday until 9pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Erotic shops for gays and lesbians:

1.Mister B Amsterdam gay sex shop

Sex toys for gay men, leather clothing, plus a tattoo and body piercing place. Open every day.

Address : Van der Madeweg 5-B, 1114 AM Amsterdam

Phone: +31 0207883060

2.The Bronx

The oldest, more than 25 years old, recently completely renovated, is a sex shop and a gay cinema.

Address: Kerkstraat 53-55, 1017 GC Amsterdam

Phone: +31 20 623 15 48

3.Male Female erotic shop

male female sex shop amsterdam

Male and Female shop is the one of the famous erotic shop in the city.

The interior of the store is spacious and calm.

Address: Nieuwe Vijzelstraat 2 Amsterdam; phone: +31  020 623 3916

Open: Monday to Friday from 11:00 – 19:00

4.Female & Partners

A small and quiet sex shop with a gentle and friendly female service, aimed at women and their partners, of both sex. A very decent atmosphere, a lot of lingerie, party and fetish clothes (latex), unusual vibrators and also souvenirs.

Address: PO Box 987390 AB Twello Amsterdam; phone: +31 06 26 55 8584

Open: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday and Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m

Berry moved to the Netherlands for her art studies. She is living in Amsterdam for 16 years. You can see her in Amsterdam streets with her fancy pink bike. She is a professional photographer and blog journal lover.

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Amsterdam Light Festival 2022



Amsterdam Light Festival begins

Amsterdam Light Festival is a highly anticipated event in Amsterdam.

Each year, artists from around the world present their concepts for light installations, which are then displayed all over the city. The festival not only attracts tourists from all over the world, but also provides a platform for local talent.

What is the Amsterdam Light Festival?

The Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual event held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The festival features various light art installations by both Dutch and international artists. Visitors can enjoy the installations by walking, cycling or taking a boat tour of Amsterdam’s canals.

Is the Amsterdam Light Festival free?

Yes, you don’t need a ticket to walk the annual Amsterdam Light Festival route. This festival is free and open to the public. You will need the ticket if you want to buy a walking route map or if you want to take a boat tour on the illuminated canals during the festival.


The Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual event that celebrates art in the form of light. Over the years, the festival has grown in popularity and now attracts visitors from all over the world. If you want to experience Amsterdam that will warm you up on cold winter days, be sure to check out the Amsterdam Light Festival.

Date: 01 December 2022-22 January 2023

Time: Every weekday, 07:00-09:00/15:00-17:00


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Netherlands Christmas Events 2023



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As we approach Christmas time, Christmas events are about to begin across Europe. There are many colorful Christmas preparations and events at this time of year in Germany, France, Austria, as well as the Netherlands. We will inform you about the place and time of these events.

1) Amsterdam Ice Village
Ice skating with your family and loved ones at Museumplein between 14-26 December and feel the spirit of Christmas inside.

Netherlands Christmas Events 2023

2) Amsterdam Winter Paradise
Amsterdam Winter Paradise is a traditional winter festival with various Christmas events. Amsterdam Winter Paradise will be at RAI Amsterdam from 15 December to 1 January. However, you need to buy tickets for the festival in advance. Ticket prices vary between 15-25 €.

Netherlands Christmas Events 2023

3) Den Haag Royal Christmas Fair
If you want to attend a Christmas market in The Hague, Den Haag Christmas Fair is for you. Den Haag Royal Christmas Fair, a fair that carries the magic of Christmas, will be in The Hague from 8 to 23 December.

Netherlands Christmas Events 2023

4) Enschede Winter Wonderland
Another activity to consider to enjoy Christmas is Enschede Winter Wonderland. A Christmas market will not be set up, but an ice rink will be set up from December 9 to January 8. Various activities will also take place, and you can experience the joy of Christmas by participating in these activities.

Netherlands Christmas Events 2023

5) Valkenburg Kerstmarkt Gemeentegrot
If you are tired of the usual Christmas markets and festivals, then you can visit Valkenburg Kerstmarkt Gemeentegrot, a market where you can wander inside the cave with your family and loved ones. You can visit between 18 November-30 December. Entrance fees to the Valkenburg Kerstmarkt Gemeentegrot Christmas market are €8.5 for adults and €5 for children aged 5-11.

Netherlands Christmas Events 2023


Charles Dickens Festival
The Charles Dickens Festival is not directly related to Christmas, but since it coincides with Christmas time, we have included it in this list. The festival, where Charles Dickens fans from all over the world meet, will be held in Deventer between 10-11 December 2022.


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Eindhoven Glow Light Festival 12-19 November 2022



Eindhoven Glow Light Festival 12-19 November 2022

Held in Eindhoven, the fifth largest city in the Netherlands, the GLOW light art festival takes place in November every year and attracts a large number of visitors. Light Art Festival GLOW 2021 Was Visited By 580 Thousand People.

Held in the Netherlands’ fifth largest city, Eindhoven, the GLOW light art festival takes place in November every year and attracts a large number of visitors. Last year, 580,000 people visited the event, which was held under the shadow of coronavirus measures.

35 famous national and international light artists contribute to the organization of GLOW. Light artworks created by international light artists are connected by a walkway.

GLOW focuses on a different theme each year.

GLOW was visited by 45,000 people in 2006. With each passing year, GLOW’s fan base has grown and attracts almost half a million people today.

GLOW 2022 is scheduled to take place from 12 to 19 November 2022.


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Saturday and Sunday 18.30 – 23.00
Monday to Thursday 18.30 – 22.00
Friday and Saturday 18.30 – 23.00

Entrance: Free

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Netherlands’ famous ice skating rink opens



Netherlands' famous ice skating rink opens

Ice skating is a sport that increases its popularity in the Netherlands during the winter season and has become the country’s national sport.

So much so that the Dutch delegation at the Winter Olympics this year won gold and silver medals in various ice skating competitions.

“Ice Amsterdam”, which provides a great environment for this sport, is also a huge ice rink that opens in front of the Rijksmuseum every year from November to February of the following year.

This wonderful track opens in just 4 days: a welcome celebration and plenty of winter treats await Amsterdammers at the opening on 12 November. Ice Amsterdam will be available from 12 November if you want to experience hand-to-hand skating with your friends, family or loved ones under beautiful lighting at night and enjoy this exciting Dutch winter activity.

Ticket fee: 7 euros per person
Skate rental: 7 euros per person
Buy your tickets here:

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5 free events in the Netherlands this weekend (5-6 November 2022)



5 free events in the Netherlands this weekend (5-6 November 2022)


1st Time Travel Exhibition

Time Travel is an exhibition featuring the new photography book and limited edition photographs of artist Daanoe (Daan oude Elferink) presented by Kroon Gallery.

Start Date and Time: Sunday, November 6, 15.00

Address: Posthoornkerk 124-126 Haarlemmerstraat 1013 EX Amsterdam

2. Double Bass Concert

Cuban bassist Wimian Hernandez Reyes, who has established a strong bond between Cuba and classical music, reveals how these cultures influence each other musically with a colorful program. This concert, which will feature compositions by Ramírez, Lopez, Gavilan and Molina, among others, offers an interesting experience for classical music lovers.

Start Date and Time: Sunday, November 6, 14.00

Address: Centrale Bibliotheek Spui 68 2511 BT Den Haag

3. Open Day ArtEZ

Introductory event to become a dance artist
You can join the meet-up event to become a licensed dance artist in Arnhem.

Start date and time: Saturday, November 5, 10:15

Address: ArtEZ Academy of Theater & Dance Onderlangs 9 Theater 6812 CE Arnhem

4. The great dilemma of Medemblik

You and your family can attend the theater play that represents the independence of the Netherlands: will you be loyal to the Spanish king or will you join the rebellion of Willem van Oranje? The future of the Netherlands is in your hands.

Start Date and Time: Saturday, November 5th, 21.00

Address: Café Brakeboer 30 Oosterhaven 1671 AB Medemblik

5. De Zoete Inval Concert

The Gouden Nacht choir, led by the historical music group De Zoete Inval and Margreet Drijver, will take you on a musical journey at the Bakery Museum, where fair cakes hold an important place in the history of bakery.

Start date and time: Saturday, November 5, 21.30

Address: Bakkerij Museum Nieuwstraat 8 1671 BD Medemblik

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Halloween in The Netherlands: Guide to Celebrating Halloween



Halloween in The Netherlands: Guide to Celebrating Halloween

Halloween is approaching. So are you ready? With Halloween approaching in the Netherlands, you can complete your preparations with this detailed guide!

In fact, it would be fair to say, risking the surprise of the readers: Not so long ago, traditionally American-style Halloween celebrations were not all that popular in the Netherlands. However, it should be said that thanks to the increasing influence of the internet and social media, doing various things on Halloween is becoming more and more common, especially among young Dutch people. Of course, people who have come to the Netherlands from other places and will live in the Netherlands for a short or long term have a significant contribution to the development of this situation.

So what were the Dutch celebrating instead? Sint-Marteen. Yes, it’s almost two weeks after American Halloween, and like its American sibling, Sint-Marteen has kids in scary clothes knocking on doors and getting candy or money.

But as we said, Sint-Marteen is a little later than American Halloween, so let’s take a look at what happens on an American-style Halloween.

So is it free to collect candy?

Can you dress in spooky costumes and knock on people’s doors and ask for candy on Halloween in the Netherlands? Technically you can do this any day of the week, but the Dutch are unlikely to give you what you want — and they may even call “politie”. But on October 31st? Let’s look at the answer to this.

On Halloween, some houses in some neighborhoods agree to decorate their homes with Halloween decorations, this serves as a kind of sign to let children know which house they can go to to collect candy.

For example, residents of Fazantenkamp in Maarssen, Utrecht, do a ghost tour of their village every year. An evening of games or entertainment was held for Halloween near B. Thoenplantsoen in Den Haag – the children could tell where the candy was on the flyers posted in the windows of the participating houses.

Going back to this year, the data supports that in previous years, people in the Netherlands stocked up on sweet treats before Halloween, although this is not common practice. For example, in 2017, confectionery company Haribo’s sales rose 65% in the weeks leading up to Halloween.

There is also a difference in translation. Instead of chanting ‘Trick or Trick!’, the Dutch prefer to translate it as ‘je snoep of je leven’ or directly ‘is it your candy or your life’ – well, that’s a bit of a wry smile.
So, with all this information, will the Dutch in your neighborhood dress up, put on face paint, and prepare bowls of free candy? As a result, it is more likely that individual houses participate in it rather than entire neighborhoods. However, where these places will be depends entirely on your luck.

Where will you get the costumes?

What could be scarier than the spookiness of Halloween? Not having the best costume, of course! While some brick-and-mortar shops will offer a small selection of Halloween costumes, we prefer to keep things simple and offer slightly more detailed suggestions for where you can be found with this new style.

Where can you go?

If you’ve decided who you’re going to be and want to dust the dance floor after being indoors for a year and a half, put on your most unusual Halloween costume possible and go for the Crazy Sexy Cool Halloween in Rotterdam, where you can watch spooky performances and get your heart dancing to DJ sets’ Join us.

If this is too tiring and scary for you, you can spend Halloween at Center Parcs, where you can attend daytime programs with your whole family. If you just want to show off your pumpkin carving skills this is the place to be!
If for some reason you are afraid of climbing trees in the dark, we have good news for you! Fun Forest Park in Almere, Rotterdam or Amsterdam offers you a unique Halloween program between 28th and 29th October. We hope you enjoy your worry in the forest!
But if you didn’t like the suggestion above and if Halloween is all about hanging around in a Dracula costume, it’s time to head to the Dutch capital!
The 13th event of Amsterdam Halloween returns to Westerunie and after the past few years of COVID restrictions it will be bigger (and scarier) than ever before!

Remember, there are events and parties going on in most cities. Just browse the right places for Halloween events in your area – you’re sure to find something great!

Are you ready for a scary evening?

Even though Halloween in the Netherlands is not part of Dutch history, the night really creates its own experience. “Trick-or-treat” (trick or trick)

Discover them, decorate your house and go to a really spooky party!

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Amsterdam Dance Event begins October 18, 2022



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The festival program has been announced for the Amsterdam Dance Event, which will take place between October 19-23 this year.

Carl Cox, Jeff Mills, Peggy Gou, Amelie Lens, Honey Dijon, Kerri Chandler, Derrick Carter, TSHA, DVS1, Eris Drew, JAMIIE, Kitty Amor, FJAAK, Nia Archives, LYZZA, Peach, Sama’ Abdulhadi, Richie Hawtin and SHERELLE The festival, which has become stronger with new names including , will also host famous DJs such as Jayda G, Paula Temple, Flava D and DJ Stingray.

More than 2500 artists and over 500 thousand visitors attend the festival every year.

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How to adopt a pet in the Netherlands?



How to adopt a pet in the Netherlands?

How to adopt a pet in the Netherlands? How to find a pet in the Netherlands? What are the pet rules in the Netherlands? In this article, we tell you how you can own a pet in the Netherlands and what you need to know.

How to adopt a pet in the Netherlands?

Owning a pet is a big responsibility. There are many issues that you need to sit down and think about before you buy toys and do a name research for the animal you are going to buy.

The first will be whether your landlord allows you to keep pets if you are renting. Another question to ask is whether you or another family member has an allergy to the animal. Is there a living space in the house for the animal? Is your budget suitable for keeping animals? Do you have time to take care of your pet? These are questions that should be asked before adopting a pet.

In addition to all this, you must comply with the Dutch government’s rules for keeping pets.  

Animals allowed to be kept in the Netherlands

Some of the animals allowed to be kept in the Netherlands are: Dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, ferret, turtle, fish, bird and brown cat. Click for more information .

The most owned animal in the Netherlands is the cat. Due to the lack of space, the ease of cleaning and care of the cats, the first choice of the Dutch was the cat. The dog is usually the second choice. It is possible to see many different breeds of dogs roaming with their owners in parks and gardens.

Where to adopt a pet in the Netherlands?

In the Netherlands you can adopt a pet from an adoption agency or a shelter ( dierenasiel) . There is a pet adoption process in place in the Netherlands and at this point it is not always possible to find suitable pets (especially cats). For this reason, it is recommended that those who want to adopt animals frequently check the social media accounts of the shelters.

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What is Pride Month? Pride Month’s History Around the World



What is Pride Month Pride Months History Around the World

Pride Parade is a series of events and ceremonies with the participation of LGBTI individuals and those who support LGBTI individuals, which are celebrated around the world at the end of June every year and held on the anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. A series of events and parades are held to commemorate the Stonewall riots.

Story of the Pride Month

On June 28, 1969, the police raided the nightclub “Stonewall Inn” in New York, USA. The bosses, employees and guests of the nightclub started a resistance against this raid. Among those who came to enjoy the Stonewall Inn that night was Marsha Johnson, a transgender, black, and bisexual woman. Marsha was one of the activists who led the uprising to start and continue for several days. A year after this uprising, on June 28, 1970, the first Pride Parade, as it is used today, was held in New York, led by bisexual activist Brenda Howard. Simultaneously with New York, people held celebrations in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Representing LGBTIQ+ individuals and their rights, The flag with rainbow colors used in marches and celebrations was designed by American Artist Gilbert Baker in 1978 . Each of the eight colors on the flag reflects the symbolic feelings the artist has observed in the LGBTIQ+ community.

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Pink, sexy; red, life; orange, healing; yellow, sunlight; green, nature; turquoise, art; Blue symbolizes peace and purple symbolizes the soul. The flag was first used that year at the Pride Parade in San Francisco. The Pride Parade and Pride Month were first officially recognized by then-US President Bill Clinton in 1999 . Stonewall Inn, which was closed shortly after the events, was repaired and reopened in 2007. US President Barrack Obama, who took office in 2009, recognized June as Pride Month during his term from 2009 to 2016 .

Also in 2016, He included the Stonewall Inn, the site of the uprising, in the status of a national monument. From June 1968 until today, celebrations and marches continue to be organized in many countries of the world in June. The word of honor given to these celebrations emphasizes the personal dignity of individuals and that sexual orientation is nothing to be ashamed of or concealed.

Who Does LGBTIQ+ Represent?

Pride Month is the month where LGBTIQ+ individuals come together against the problems they experience, the difficulties they face and the problems caused by marginalization. Each letter of this abbreviation represents different orientations. It consists of the initials of the words lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex person, queer (pronounced “queer”).

Lesbian: Represents gay women.

Gay (gay): Represents gay men.

Bisexual: Represents individuals whose sexual orientation is against both men and women.

Transgender person: Represents individuals who do not feel like they belong to the gender they were born with.

Intersex individual 1 : Individuals who do not meet any gender definition and have different anatomical sex characteristics (chromosomes, glands, genitals and/or reproductive organs) from the common one.

Queer : While it was used as an insult in the beginning, it is now preferred by people who state that they are gay.

The “+” symbol at the end of the abbreviation covers other orientations.

In the most general sense, the demands of LGBTIQ+ individuals are the recognition of their human rights. LGBTIQ+ communities coming together from different parts of the world organize events, marches and celebrations during Pride Month. They commemorate the Stonewall Inn riots, their loved ones lost due to hate crimes, and their relatives lost to AIDS caused by HIV. Although the LGBTIQ+ community is a community that has existed for a very long time, it was able to show its first major reactions to police raids, persecution and insults in New York in 1969. Pride Parades, which started in America where LGBTIQ+ communities came together, spread to Western Europe and then to Eastern Europe.

Pride Month and It’s History in European Countries

Artifacts written by men for each other were found in the ruins of the Ancient Greek period, where homosexual relations were freely practiced. These works were met with astonishment by the Romans. The associations of homosexuality with too much sex and nudity in the works they read were condemned by the Romans. From the Middle Ages to the modern age, homosexuality was punished by law for religious, political and social reasons and was considered a crime. For Catholics, the penalty for homosexual intercourse is death. In the period until the French Revolution, stigmatization, exclusion from society and punishment continued. With the French Revolution of 1791, homosexual relations were decriminalized from French laws . Italy, one of the countries that followed France, in 1890, Poland decriminalized homosexuality in 1932 and Denmark in 1933.

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An important development took place in Germany. Dr., a psychiatrist in Germany, who has a law that punishes male homosexuals with imprisonment. Magnus Hirschfeld collected some 6,000 signatures to repeal this law. Similarly, women tried to prevent the punishment of homosexuals. Dr. Magnus, a psychiatrist like himself, Dr. He co-founded the Institute for Sex Studies with Arthur Kronfeld. One of the most well-known topics that the institute dealt with was the process of the first successful gender reassignment surgery. Similarly, women tried to prevent the punishment of homosexuals. Dr. Magnus, a psychiatrist like himself, Dr. He co-founded the Institute for Sex Studies with Arthur Kronfeld .

One of the most well-known topics that the institute dealt with was the process of the first successful gender reassignment surgery.

Similarly, women tried to prevent the punishment of homosexuals. Dr. Magnus, a psychiatrist like himself, Dr. He co-founded the Institute for Sex Studies with Arthur Kronfeld. One of the most well-known topics that the institute dealt with was the process of the first successful gender reassignment surgery. The Sex Research Institute, which continues to work in areas such as decriminalizing homosexuality, individual freedom, and sexual orientation, was stopped with the Second World War. In Nazi-era Germany, homosexuals became one of the discriminated groups. They were taken to concentration camps, subjected to torture, killed. On the other hand, Iceland in 1940; Switzerland in 1942; In 1944, Sweden decriminalized homosexuality. With the end of the war, the mobility of LGBTIQ+ groups started slowly.

At clubs, outings, and at conferences, gays came together and continued to advocate for equality. In 1951, the International Committee for Sexual Equality was established in Amsterdam. The committee organized events to improve the equal rights that gays and lesbians should have. He also demanded that the United Nations include homosexual rights in the Declaration of Human Rights. The committee in Amsterdam received support from many European countries. With the uprising in America in 1969, LGBTIQ+ groups started to take action around the world. Pride Marches were also held in many European countries, especially in London, Berlin and Paris. In 1993, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the category of psychological disorders. He acknowledged that it is a sexual orientation, not a disease that needs to be treated. In the 21st century, LGBTIQ+ rights have become more universal.

They had legal rights such as marriage within the scope of civil rights in about 18 countries in Europe. Against these countries, Poland, which is also a European country, shows an attitude that does not recognize LGBTIQ+ groups and strongly opposes them.



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Amsterdam Weekend Guide: 29, 30 & 31 July 2022




In this Amsterdam Weekend Guide we have listed our favorite weekend tips for 29, 30 & 31 July. Lots of fun!



In Amsterdam, we celebrate Pride, through the annual event Pride Amsterdam. Pride Amsterdam will take place this year from  July 30 to August 7  and this year the theme is; ‘ My Gender, My Pride’ central. When you think of Pride Amsterdam, there is a good chance that you can imagine the colorful boats. A true spectacle to see every year! For the best spot, you have to be at the canals on time or even better; arrange a boat on the side to admire everything as best as possible. But there is so much more to do! Check out our overview so that you are fully informed. For example, Het Volkshotel is also completely devoted to Pride from 31 July to 7 August. All kinds of Pride-related activities take place under and on the roof of the hotel on Wibautstraat for a week. Whether you feel like a sweaty club night, are ready for a new love, or want to watch movies at a height of 30 meters; During Pride Week in Volkshotel you can experience all kinds of things.

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Believe us, this is a new spot that hardly anyone knows about, but where you want to join this weekend anyway. Road restaurant Zacht Staal on the Rorik estate is located in Beverwijk and was created by Kasper Hoex (founder of De Groente Amsterdammer) and chefs Kees Elfring (known from Marius and Wijncafé Worst) & Lenny Ylstra (former chef of restaurant De School). From the countless varieties of lettuce to the chickens in the yard, as soon as you park your car here and walk onto the property you know you are in a special place. You sit at long tables at Zacht Staal in a newly built greenhouse, while the chefs are preparing all the good things in the country. It doesn’t get more ‘farm to table’ than this! Reservations for dinner can be made here from Thursday afternoon to Sunday evening and on Friday.

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A favorite with many! This mega flea market/trunk sale on the square near the Olympic Stadium is always a must. On Sunday 31 July from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can shop here among all second-hand items, curiosities, antiques and collectibles. We’ve never gone home empty-handed here, so get your treasure hunt on and don’t forget to bring an empty bag. Entrance is free.

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Europe’s biggest sneaker festival comes to Amsterdam after its huge success in the UK. There will be a huge selection of Dutch and other European brands, as well as limited edition sneakers from brands such as Air Jordan, Nike and Yeezy. Other streetwear brands such as Stussy and Supreme will also be found under the roof of the NDSM Loods. Crepe City Festival is a unique opportunity for sneaker and streetwear lovers to get the rarest and most exclusive shoes and street fashion. Head here to browse the stalls and enjoy interesting panel discussions with experts and famous faces from the sneaker industry. Industry leaders will chat about the hottest trends and make predictions about the sneaker and streetwear world. In addition to these discussions, there will also be live shows, DJs, street food stalls and drinks, so never a quiet moment! Tickets can be bought with prices from €12.

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Sunday it’s time again for one of the nicest markets in the city. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Pure Markt will settle in the beautiful Frankendael park. On the site of the former city nursery of Amsterdam, you will find this beautiful green oasis, the largest and most important ecological park in the city. Large lawns and the Slingerpad make this location extremely suitable for the Pure Markt. Of course, very easy to combine with a visit to restaurant De Kas!

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These weekend tips are always a good idea in July: 


The ARTIS Zoomer Evenings are back as usual this year with the nineteenth edition. From July 9 to September 3, ARTIS is open every Saturday until sunset. During the golden evening hours, between the blooming beds of the edible garden, up-and-coming Dutch musical talent takes the stage every Saturday in the ARTIS Music Museum. In addition, there is a daily varied day program with activities for young and old. During the Zoomer evenings you really experience Artis in a new way.

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Because an ice cream is ALWAYS a good idea! Miuz’s gelato is wonderfully creamy and is made fresh daily by Carlo and his experienced (Italian) gelato chefs. Because the flavors and gelato are created from scratch, Carlo can continue to adapt and experiment. For example, burratagelato is on the menu, and apple juice gelato, in addition to the more classic flavors such as stracciatella and pistachio. You can find Miuz at the Overtoom 117, on the corner of the Vondelpark.

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Currently only open on Saturdays, but if successful they will expand. And we dare to predict that this shop full of unique delicacies will be a hit. Harness van de Tichel can be found at Tichelstraat 25.

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REM has now opened its doors! This new food destination led by chef Bobby Rust (who you may know from Ron Gastrobar, De Librije and Envy Amsterdam), looks great and has a unique view over the IJ.

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The pop-up restaurant will be open for eight weeks between 12:00 and 20:00 at Raampoortstraat 16 in Rotterdam. The restaurant serves classic meat dishes, from hacked meatballs to burgers, made from what De Slager calls ‘the new meat’. Perfect moment for a trip to Rotterdam?

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Here they work with organic and sustainable beef and the sandwiches look a bit like flying saucers, because they are completely closed. We can’t wait to taste it.

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The successful vegan food concept Wild & the Moon from Paris has opened its doors for the first time in the Netherlands, at 138 Van Woustraat in Amsterdam. The range is 100% vegan, gluten-free and homemade and all packaging is plastic-free. Definitely fun to cycle along this weekend!

Discover everything about this new concept here >>


Whether you are vegan or not. There are plenty of restaurants that you should also like to go to as a non-vegan.

Check out these 39 tips >>


Perhaps one of the tastiest cuisines from the Middle East. Most of the things on this list are not hip. But believe us that you can eat very tasty Lebanese.

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Pop-up restaurant SMELT , a collaboration between De Doffer and De Kaaskamer , has delicious summer cheese fondue on the menu!

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Coffee, wine, beer, baguettes and snacks… let that be the way to our hearts! Open seven days a week and located on the cozy Prinsenstraat. They don’t work with reservations here, so check their Insta for more info >>

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