The Cuckoo’s Nest in Nieuwezijds Kolk used to be a bar even before it became known as a leather cruise bar. But apart from leatherfolk, you wouldn’t want to be seen at the shabby place back then as it was more of a hangout for druggies and their dealers. After the original bar had closed […]
The history of the The Eagle and Dirty Dicks bars is a little different from the other ones, at least if it comes to name and location. The venue where Dirty Dicks is at present used to be called The Eagle and opened in 1979. It was in 1989 that owner Paul Wierks bought the old […]
James Stratton Holmes was born on the 2nd of May 1924 in Collins, Iowa. Already from an early age little Jimmy had a fascination for men, mostly jocks, whom he followed around trying to catch their attention. Though his early efforts were not very successful, in later life Jim Holmes caught the attention of many more […]
In 1933 a man was born who would grow not only into a much respected leatherman but a true Amsterdam legend. He introduced Amsterdam not only to custom made leather jeans but also male erotic art, tattoos and piercings.
Hardly noticeable, only with a name tag on the doorbell, an oasis of luxury and leather lust lay at Geldersekade no. 16 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Not a flower shop, but a three-star hotel which harboured 7 rooms fully equipped to make your kinkiest fantasies come true. The name of the Black Tulip Hotel had a twofold explanation. […]