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Nothing says gay vacation like the picturesque sites, shopping, first-class museums, remarkable architecture, and nightlife offered by gay Amsterdam. This international center for pleasure is home to world-class art galleries, music halls, and of course, the well-known red-light district. Gay Amsterdam is a cultural haven, and its spectacular year-round festivals are definitely a hallmark of this. There is something for every kind of traveler on every kind of budget, and our destination hotspots are sure to help you explore these options.

This European Pride Tour Changed My Life

Contiki's LGBTQ+ summer excursion is a great option for solo travelers.

Amsterdam Bans Marijuana Use on Red Light District Streets

The ban is one of a series of measures designed to reign in rowdy tourists.

Why You Shouldn't Swim in Dutch Canals

No matter how inviting Amsterdam's waterways look, don't take the plunge!

Amsterdam Just Says No to Sex and Drugs Tourists

New campaign aims to clean up the city’s infamous Red Light District.

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to Cap Passengers Through Early 2023

One of Europe’s busiest airports struggles to keep up with demand.

Queer Sexy Beast Author Alexander Cheves on Why He Moves Often

Setting up camp in a friend’s spare room, dating someone local, and screwing around for a bit is not the same as living somewhere new.

Amsterdam Set to Relocate Famed Red Light District

The move is part of a broader effort to "clean up" the city’s image as a drug and sex tourism destination, but sex workers oppose the move.

The Scandinavian World View We All Need Now

The Scandinavian way of life, which takes a slower, more moderate approach, holds great lessons for all of us, especially these days.

This Just Out: JetBlue Virgins, Mississippi Travel Ban, and Hip Amsterdam Hostels

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned all non-essential state-funded travel to Mississippi until HB 1523 is repealed.

'Holland's Next Top Model' Loiza Lamers Makes Transgender History

'Holland's Next Top Model' Loiza Lamers Makes Transgender History

For the first time in the show's existence, a trans woman won the competition.

The Netherlands Just Made It Easier For Russian LGBT Asylum Seekers

The Dutch government has accepted that dangers face LGBTs in every part of the country.

PHOTOS: Amsterdam Canal Pride

Folks come from all over the world to celebrate Pride in Amsterdam, possibly the definitive Pride event of the year.

Watch: The New Rijksmuseum Documentary Reveals the Amsterdam Landmark

Now that the ambitious renovation of one of the world's greatest museums — home to masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer — is finished, experience the Amsterdam landmark anew.

Couchsurfing Around Europe, Part 9: Amsterdam

Rather than a city of world-famous monuments, find the parts of this Dutch city that make it distinctive

Watch: Travel Channel Visits Amsterdam's Drag Queen Olympics

In tonight's Booze Traveler episode, host Jack Maxwell visits Amsterdam's Gay Pride Festival

PHOTOS: Canal Pride Rides the Waves in Amsterdam

Getting hosed is a great way to celebrate Pride in Amsterdam.

Fall Travel: No Place Like Amsterdam

Hash bars and the Red Light District are great, but Amsterdam is more than that.

The Restaurant Where Eating Alone is a Requirement

The Amsterdam eatery Eenmaal requires diners leave their phones, and guests, at the door.

Get Your Kink On in Amsterdam

A new Fetish Pride event kicks off this week, prior to Gay Pride in the summer and Leather Pride this fall.