Cafe 't Mandje, Amsterdam

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#118 of 290 in Nightlife in Amsterdam
Café 't Mandje is a bar in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located in Zeedijk street and was opened in 1927 by Bet van Beeren, herself a lesbian. The Amsterdam Museum holds the replica of 't Mandje.
't Mandje is often presented as the first gay bar in the Netherlands, but that's not correct: in Amsterdam there were already some gay bars in the first decade of the 20th century. Also, 't Mandje was not specifically a bar for gay men, but more of a tolerant place where prostitutes, pimps, seamen and lesbian women came together.
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  • Lovely staff, people and atmosphere. If you don’t like it here I’m afraid we can’t be friends. Diana Ross loud on a Saturday afternoon and dancing 💜  more »
  • Cafe ‘t Mandje is a tiny place that’s easy to miss waking down the street. Inside, the bar is dark, but welcoming. On the ceiling are hundreds of cut-off ties from patrons from the past, who...  more »
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  • Stumbled in there by chance. Very interesting interior. Supposedly one of the oldest bars in Amsterdam. The bartender was very knowledgeable about the bar and the district.
  • Good place..nice sound and the lady is very charming

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