Rainboworld Tours

More than a guide, you have a friend in Amsterdam

 
 

 Gay Amsterdam Tour

 
     
 

 

 

Sodomy in the 1700's - the gay underground of 1928 - Dutch gay emancipation - and of course the LGBT scene today are some of the the features of this tour. Everything you want to know about gay Amsterdam but were afraid to ask.  


You'll learn where to cruise in the Middle Ages and how to avoid torture and hanging. You'll have a drink in the worlds first lesbian/gay bar, and see how the queers of Amsterdam led the resistance against Nazi persecution and deportation.


How was the gay rights movement started in Amsterdam 20 years before Stonewall? What happened in the 60's to make Amsterdam the gay capital of the world and how did The Netherlands become the first country in the world to recognize equality in marriage? These questions and more are answered as you wander through the historic canals and alleyways of Amsterdam, and finish off with a 'borrel' (Dutch for - cozy drink among friends) on us.
 

 
             

The True Story of

Jansen and Heemskerk

Part of this tour follows the footsteps of two ordinary 18th Century Sodomites - Mr. Heemskerk, a blacksmith, and Mr. Jansen, a water hauler. See where they cruised and had sex. Find out how they had sex and the torture and sentences that awaited them.

 
Duration - 1.5 hours

Price - € 15 per person* including drink.
* (Minimum 2 persons per tour, or € 30 for 1 person)

 



Be sure to include:

-Your name
-Number of people in your party
-Your preferred date and time

Tours can start most days between 1:00pm & 3:00pm.

 
 

       

Tour ends with a drink at Café 't Mandje, one of first bars in the world to welcome gays and lesbians.