Last updated on November 3rd, 2020
Hey there and welcome to NightlifeLGBT. If you are looking for info on the best gay and lesbian bars or clubs in Rotterdam you don’t need to look any further. This LGBT nightlife guide will also discuss topics like mixed clubs, trans bars, drag shows, the Pink Triangle queer area of town and more!
The best options for LGBT online dating will have to be brought up, in particular we will tell you about a few sites for hooking up quick. Plus we will mention all of the best LGBT pride events and meet ups we know about in this city.
We know you all will want to do things your own way so will share as much info as we can and then let you choose your own adventure.
Best LGBT Bars & Clubs In Rotterdam
Let’s start this off with a list of the best mixed LGBT bars and nightclubs in Rotterdam:
- Bar Bar at Schiekade 201
- Maassilo at Maashaven Zuidzijde 1-2
- Café KeerWeer at Keerweer 14
- Strano at Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 154
- Bar Loge 90 at Schiedamsedijk 4
- Bonaparte at Nieuwe Binnenweg 117-A
- Nostra at Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 127A
- Bar de Regenboog at Van oldenbarneveld straat 148A
- De Unie at Mauritsweg 34-35
- Ferry at Westblaak 127
Best Gay Bars & Clubs
We know some of you are here to find out about gay bars in Rotterdam for men to meet men. The thing is, as the human race becomes more inclusive those old lines are getting blurred. These days most gay bars are actually mixed, and any of the above spots can easily lead to gay hook ups.
Best Lesbian Bars & Clubs in Rotterdam
The same can be said when it comes to trying to find a strictly lesbian bar in Rotterdam. Visit the bars or clubs from the mixed list in the Pink Triangle and if there are not other lesbian women looking to meet women inside then move on to the next spot.
Drag Shows & Trans Bars
Calling these trans bars in Rotterdam might be a bit of a stretch, but you can find drag shows that may help you locate ts near you at:
- Drag Drag Night at Bonaparte on Saturday
- Sparkling Diamond at The Rotterdam Drag Show
We would be thankful if you could use the comments to let us know if any bars or clubs we have posted are no longer around, or if any new LGBT hot spots have opened up. We also want to say that we know this scene pretty well but we are not local experts by any means.
If you think we should be listing any venues as strictly lesbian or gay bars in be sure to fill us in. We have tried our best, but we can’t be experts on the whole world.
Many of these gay or lesbian bars and clubs can be found in the Pink Triangle LGBT nightlife area. If you party in the Pink Triangle you will be able to check out the various venues and find out the right spots for your personal tastes. Be sure to look through our other posts on:
Weekly, Monthly, & Pride Events
Here are some of the best LGBT events that occur on a weekly or monthly basis:
- WTF in Club Thalia at Kruiskade 31
- House of Boys
- Parties at Toffler on Fridays and Saturdays
- Mankracht at Ferry on Thursdays
And these are the best pride events plus other LGBT events throughout the year like:
- Rotterdam’s Pride in September
- Gay Film Night at LantarenVenter
- Queer & Migrant Film Festival
- King’s Parade in April
Best LGBT Dating Sites
As many of us become more introverted going out to party at an LGBT bar or club may not necessarily be our favorite way to meet new people. Fortunately technology has opened up some new doors for us and now we have more options at are disposal.
Also, not everyone wants the world to know their business and these days photos get posted online all the time. It doesn’t really matter what your motivations are LGBT dating sites are a great way to meet people near you without having to get all dressed up and head to a gay or lesbian bar.
We have a few options to tell you about, and the first ones are mostly geared towards casual sex, not full on serious dating. If you you want to hook up with gay guys in Rotterdam you should look into it Men Nation which is perfect for that.
Lesbian Personals is a really good lesbian hook up site, and they are both run by Adult Friend Finder. You have probably seen their ads online before since they have been helping people like you hook up since the turn of the century.
Those who are bi-sexual and like all types can check out Adult Friend Finder which covers all the colors in the rainbow. Serious relationships aren’t for everyone and these sites are a great way to hook up for those that don’t enjoy partying in the LGBT bars.
We also should say that MyTransgenderDate is the best way to meet ts near you. Trans dating in Rotterdam is more popular than ever before and will only continue to grow as more ts feel confident enough to be the person they really want to be.
After reading all of that you should have a much better understand of the Rotterdam LGBT nightlife. You know all about the best mixed, gay, or lesbian bars and clubs plus drag shows to party with trans and all sorts of LGBT dating sites. Now choose the best option for you and enjoy yourself.