On Our Travel Radar: Mr. Jordaan Boutique Hotel, Amsterdam

While there’s nothing overtly gay about it, every detail in this boutique hotel — from shiny copper to the clever little notes everywhere feel like family. Are we biased because we scored room 69? Probably.

Conchita Wurst Propels Amsterdam Pride to New Heights

Our correspondent Louis Boshoff sent us this colorful photo of Conchita Wurst at the very recent Amsterdam Pride! Conchita Wurst, the winner of Eurovision 2014 and neo-ambassador for gay rights, has helped Amsterdam solidify its position as one of the leading European hosts of Gay Pride. It remains one of the continent’s most unique pride events andContinue reading “Conchita Wurst Propels Amsterdam Pride to New Heights”

Europe’s Top Gay Travel Destinations

This article samples one originally published in Iberia Airline’s blog Love2Fly. To read the rest of this article, click here or the link below. When it comes to LGBT travel, few experiences are as rewarding as travel to Europe. There’s such an amazing variety of cultures, environments, climates, and experiences – all on the most liberal continent on the planet,Continue reading “Europe’s Top Gay Travel Destinations”

The Homomonument Turns 25 & 8 Other Reasons To Visit Amsterdam in 2012

The city with the first monument to LGBT people (above) and the first gay marriage, Amsterdam has attracted queer visitors for as long as there have been queers. Here are a few great reasons to visit this year. For more information visit the following websites:  www.amsterdam4gays.com, http://www.gayamsterdam.com and http://www.iamsterdam.com/visiting. Pink Istanbul in Paradiso, March 24 RapidoContinue reading “The Homomonument Turns 25 & 8 Other Reasons To Visit Amsterdam in 2012”

Amsterdam Gay Pride Will Float Your Boat

Literally! Amsterdam Gay Pride is a weeklong celebration that makes the de facto gay capital of Amsterdam just a tad pinker. It’s the largest annual event in The Netherlands’ cultural capital, and is best known for the canal parade where the floats actually, well, float. This event takes place Saturday, August 6. There are 80Continue reading “Amsterdam Gay Pride Will Float Your Boat”


If you can’t catch it live, don’t worry! You’ll get to see famous and fabulous Canal Parade (where floats actually, well, float) of Amsterdam Pride live online on Saturday August 6. The Canal Parade in Amsterdam is one of the highlights of the Amsterdam Gay Pride festival. This year the Dutch public broadcasting company AVRO will provide an exclusiveContinue reading “AMSTERDAM GAY PRIDE TO BE AIRED LIVE ONLINE”

Yuletide in Europe’s Cool Capitals

Vienna, above, lights up for Christmas and New Years Originally published in GPS.OutTraveler.com From canal parades in Amsterdam to beautiful outdoor lightning installations in Vienna, Europe’s gay-friendly coolcaptial cities (Amsterdam, Antwerp, Valencia, Vienna, and Zurich) offer a tantalizing array of Christmas activities right through the new year. Amsterdam Christmas Canal Parade (December 9, 2010-January 1,Continue reading “Yuletide in Europe’s Cool Capitals”

Ask the Expert: Nice Budget Amsterdam Hotels

I was wondering if you could recommend a hotel in Amsterdam — nice but not luxurious. — Richard, Ft. Lauderdale Try Chic and Basic on the Herengracht. It’s part of a Spanish chain. Nice and great location but not luxurious. Honestly there are lots of little hotels in Amsterdam… gay ones on the Kerkstraat likeContinue reading “Ask the Expert: Nice Budget Amsterdam Hotels”

New Hotel Deal in Venerable Gay Getaway

Story by Ivan Quintanilla and Ed Salvato; photo from 2008 Amsterdam Pride’s Canal Parade flikr/Ramon Stoppelenburg Amsterdam always has something new to celebrate. Now the Netherlands’ most popular gay destination is boasting a new designation. As of August 1, 2010, the Amsterdam canal belt has officially been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. BuiltContinue reading “New Hotel Deal in Venerable Gay Getaway”