Amsterdam had been a powerful city of maritime trade fame for many centuries. First of all you got the street with the unpronounceable name, Reguliersdwarsstraat , which is rather mainstream and quite busy at the weekend. Nearby are the Amstel street and Kerkstraat. And finally there are Warmoesstraat and Zeedijk in the center of Amsterdam. The most popular and crowded parties are those which happen monthly or every few months.
Gay bars once served as the centre of gay culture and were one of the few places people with same-sex orientations and gender-variant identities could openly socialize. Other names used to describe these establishments include boy bar , girl bar , gay club , gay pub , queer bar , lesbian bar , drag bar , and dyke bar , depending on the niche communities that they served. Gathering places favoured by homosexuals have operated for centuries. Reports from as early as the 17th century record the existence of bars and clubs that catered to, or at least tolerated, openly gay clientele in several major European cities.
This area, a zone often called South Side or Zona Romantica over last few years, could just as well be called homo heights. There is a decided shift away from the straight night spots that so dominate the malecon just north of the city center. South of the city center is where gay men and women are found everywhere. And so are their watering holes, clubs and bars. Vallarta's primary club or disco scene, gay or straight, is pretty late in the evening.