Café Het Mandje

  • Cafe Het Mandje

Café Het Mandje

Cafe Het Mandje is a special place. It was founded in 1927 by the lesbian Bet van Buuren, who was known for her love for the Dutch Royal family. This love for all things royal is still very common in the gay community. Cafe Het Mandje was the first place where gays and lesbians were free to express themselves as such.

Everyone is welcome, gay or straight, but never ever wear a tie to Cafe Het Mandje. It is an old tradition to cut the tie directly from the person who is wearing it. One look at the ceiling provides proof for this story: it is covered with cut off ties!


Gay & Lesbian

Cafe Het Mandje perfectly fits the Gay & Lesbian profile. Here you’ll find a piece of history of the Amsterdam gay scene since the bars owners strived for recognition and respect for gays. In addition, it is still a meeting place for gays and lesbians.

Café Het Mandje
Zeedijk 63
1012 AS Amsterdam
Red Light District

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 16.00 – 01.00
Wednesday: 16.00 – 01.00
Thursday: 15.00 – 01.00
Friday: 14.00 – 03.00
Saturday: 14.00 – 03.00
Sunday: 14.00 – 01.00

No prices available.