At the core of the area is the espresso bar Lunchroom Downtown.
The Homomonument by the Westerkerk is a good option for first port of call.
Next to the Homomonument is Pink Point, Amsterdam's official gay and lesbian information kiosk.
Nearby there’s Café Vivelavie, while on Utrechtsestraat, there is the Netherlands’ only drag queen café, De Lellebel, which is renowned for its glittering lip-sync performances.
The historic and picturesque street cuts through the centre of Amsterdam, running from Leidsegracht to the Magere Brug on the River Amstel.
Also in the street is De Spijker bar – a local institution since 1978 – and the Black Body shop (Kerkstraat 173).
The Reguliersdwarsstraat is one of the most important LGBT streets in Amsterdam for wining, dining and partying.
Over the following decades, many of these businesses have come and gone, but the area has remained strong through its solid sense of community and entrepreneurship.
These days there is a great deal of collaboration between the businesses, all working hard to keep the street colourful and fun-loving.
The Warmoesstraat remains a dedicated home for many revellers, too.