Café ‘t Mandje

  Zeedijk 63      (+31) 206 22 53 75     more than a year ago
This may very well be the oldest gay bar in the world. Opened in 1927 by local legend Bet van Beeren as a pub for everyone – gay, straight or otherwise – it was re-opened in 2007 by Bet’s niece who continues the family tradition of offering a cosy space where people of any sexual orientation can enjoy a drink together. The bar was completely renovated and each piece of memorabilia was removed from the walls and then painstakingly returned to its original place. Although many gay bars today boast trendy interior décor, Café ‘t Mandje is an historic time capsule that more closely resembles a classic Dutch brown bar than a modern ‘homo’ hotspot. Drop by for a tasty beer and old rock music by the likes of Ray Charles and Otis Redding that emanate from an old jukebox. Recommended.


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City centre location


Open 17:00-01:00, Tue 16:00-01:00, Fri 16:00-03:00, Sat 15:00-03:00, Sun 15:00-01:00. Closed Mon.


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