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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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