Tips for safe cruising

Cruising in Amsterdam?

Keep it safe during cruising

If you are gay or heterocurious and want to practice cruising anonymously and respectfully, here you can discover and share the top Gay Cruising Spots in Amsterdam. Find the best spots closest to you, such as cruising clubs and cruising bars, where you can have sex and casual NSA encounters with unknown boys.

Below we give some tips to keep you cruising safe as best possible.

Tips for practice cruising in Amsterdam?

Use condom

To avoid sexually transmitted diseases, always use a condom. When finished, remember to collect everything (condom wrappers, tissues, etc.) and leave the environment clean.

Leave your valuables at home

In many cruising areas there are malicious people who take the opportunity to steal valuables. Therefore, when you go to practise cruising, try not to carry money (only in shoes or wrist-wallet), jewelry, phones etc., and if possible try to be accompanied. Leave always you belongings at the coat check of a bar or club. You can store it safe over there.

Education and respect above all else

Not everyone in cruising areas is looking for the same thing as you. If they tell you NO, respect and do not disturb, just as you’d like to be respected.

Don’t hook up with minors

Remember that it is totally forbidden to have sex with children under 18. Before you do anything, check that the person you’re flirting with is of legal age.

Report the attacks

If at any time while you practice cruising you suffer some form of aggression, intimidation, theft or extortion, report it to the local authorities. Therefore, it is always good to get some information about your cruisingmate: name, description, license plate, etc. (more info at the bottom of this page).

You need help?

Pink in Blue (Roze in Blauw) is the national police network. Lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI+) who encounter discrimination, threats, abuse or other criminal matters related to their sexual orientation or gender identity can report this. Would you like to speak to someone from Roze in Blauw? Then call 088-1691234. You can also email via You can of course always contact the general police channels and agencies. Please note: always call 112 in an emergency!