While originally a gay coffee shop and still very much gay friendly, The Otherside welcomes visitors of all types, provided they are open and welcoming to others. The dark wood and faux stone interior makes for a more upmarket, stylish atmosphere than most Amsterdam coffee shops — this place even comes with chandeliers. Seating is plentiful if a little cramped on busy days, so be prepared to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with the people at the next table. Tables are reserved for those buying their smoking products at the bar and there is no wi-fi, which has the benefit that people tend to stay off their phones here.
Amsterdam's openness for gays is extensively known throughout the world and there are plenty of shops specifically suited to the prefrences of Gay and Lesbian visitors to the city. Amsterdam's gay shops are well known places to go shopping for some kinky clothing or some toys to spice things up in the bedroom. The stores have a collection of leather and rubber outfits with many designs. Most of the stores will create custom designed clothing for you if you ask them. Mister B is a gay shop located in Warmoesstraat. It is the place to go shopping if you wish to fulfil your homosexual fancies
Black Body gay rubber and leather shop has been around for many years now and offers over different styles of rubber clothing in stock everything from socks to suits and if you cannot find what you are looking for then they will have it made for you, all the work is guaranteed so if rubber is you thing then this is a must visit shop. We recommend you stay close to The Reguliersdwarsstraat , home to trendy Amsterdams gay bars and cafes. Those looking to explore the leather scene should check out hotels near Warmoesstraat.
Our article talks about drive-in brothels, "How much is that woman in the window? Amsterdam Closes a Window on its Red-Light Tourist Trade The Guardian describes Amsterdam's efforts to curb organized crime by purchasing and closing down a third of the city's brothels. The New York Times also has an article on the gentrification of the red-light district.