Clothing and Gear

The following is a list of Retail Outlets that AKA use and fully believe in. Highly Recommended

 
 
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Hartzak t-shirts

We have been buying tshirts from Hartzak for years, Kike is a great artist (and a VERY cute bear). High Quality, great Service for the Bear, Leather and Pup Communities!

 
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MRB Leather and rubber

An Amsterdam Institution, great place to get Leather, Rubber, Urban Gear and Toys/Fetish Equipment. 

 
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FETISH FREAK

Who doesnt know and love the amazing Jonathan at Fetish Freak? Friendly, kind, and great products at great prices. Also one of the few places in Europe to do TRUE Made to Measure Leather (Yes, they have a Tailor - a real one - Richard, and he's an artist!)

 

Professional Services

Again, Professional Services that AKA use regularly, highly recommended

 
 
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cuts and curls hairstyling

Amsterdam is full of Barbers, Hairstylists and Salons. However every decent gay man in the city knows there is only one place to go. Richard, (Tip : Don't be late) This man is a craftsman, male grooming is his passion, he also sells the best Gents hair and grooming products at decent prices.

 

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Amsterdam Food

Some guide books say that the Food in Holland is awful, and Dutch Food doesn't really exist. On both fronts, I disagree. Below is a list of our favourite places to eat in Amsterdam.

Most people that know me, know I love my food. I was a chef for a few years in my youth and I love to cook - however even more important than cooking for me is eating out - I love good food and good wine. After 20 years in Amsterdam - this is my pick of the best:

 
 

RESTAURANT JOHANNES

Nice atmosphere, great food, good wine list, and reasonably priced for the level of quality you will experience here! A small restaurant so be sure to call and book - not to be missed

Link to website

Herengracht 413, 1017 BP Amsterdam, Netherlands Tel : +31 (0) 20 626 9503 

 

TEMPO DOELOE

The Netherlands is famous for Indonesian Food, and this is probably the best Indonesian resturant in Amsterdam, if not the whole Netherlands. The concept of the "Rijstafel" or "Rice Table" is a selection of dishes each served in a small quantity. Their signature "Rijsttafel Istemewa" is amazing - 25 separate dishes separated into mild, medium and spicy - start with mild and work your way up! Reservations here are essential - it is a small resturant and fills up quickly!

Link to Website

Utrechtsestraat 75, 1017 VJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tel : +31 (0) 20 625 6718

 

TAKE THAI

Thai food is generally excellent in The Netherlands, much better than in the UK or Germany. Infact I have only ever eaten in one bad Thai restaurant (Na Siam on Kerkstraat - REALLY awful and very close to Take Thai - don't go to Na Siam!) This is a great restaurant - they use quality ingredients, presentation is very good and the service is amazing. The wine list is average, but this should not put you off the great food here.

Link to Website

Utrechtsestraat 87, 1017 VK Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tel : +31 (0)20 622 0577

 

TIA ROSA

Great Tapas! MUCH better than the so called best Tapas in Amsterdam "Pata Negra". Go to Tia Rosa get better food, friendly service (not conceivable at Pata Negra!) and a wonderful atmosphere!

Link to Website

Reguliersgracht 11 1017 LJ Amsterdam, Tel : +31 20 82 03 749