Bar Buka

Bar Buka

Where girls meet

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Bar Buka in Amsterdam's vibrant De Pijp neighborhood is a popular hangout spot known for its welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Originally branded as a lesbian bar, Bar Buka has evolved to become a favorite among all members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. This spot embodies a spirit of openness—hence its name "Buka," which means "open" in Indonesian—making everyone feel welcome regardless of identity.

The bar is famed for its cozy ambiance and diverse events that cater to a broad audience. From regular art exhibitions showcasing works from local LGBTQ+ artists to engaging theme nights, Bar Buka ensures there's always something to pique the interest of its visitors. The establishment thrives on a foundation of positive energy, acceptance, and community spirit, making it a must-visit location for both locals and tourists looking for a night out in one of Amsterdam’s most culturally rich areas.

Additionally, Bar Buka’s location in De Pijp offers easy access to explore other nearby attractions in Amsterdam, making it a convenient starting point for a night of adventure in the city. Whether you're there to enjoy their signature cocktails, participate in karaoke, or simply soak in the art and music, Bar Buka promises an experience filled with fun and camaraderie​​.



Bar Buka Amsterdam
Based on 225 reviews
Theron Strickland
14:46 19 Mar 24
I was the lone straight older guy with white hair a few days ago. I was so welcomed!!! I missed the redheaded bartender name but they were just lovely and vibing!
z m
05:57 20 Feb 24
Great cocktails and rainbow friendly.. ladies love it here
Алена Ласо
12:49 29 Nov 23
Favourite LGBTQ+ spot in Amsterdam! It's a small bar, but nice drinks, good snacks and friendly people
Betsy Droege
08:26 16 Jul 23
This bar was totally amazing. It was an incredible vibe and the bartender paid such close attention to the drinks even though we were largely drinking nonalcoholic drinks since my partner is pregnant. They also had a selection of boardgames and card games for patrons to use.
remy p.
04:58 04 Jun 23
Living in Amsterdam for 4 months, Bar Buka was a staple for me and my friends. One of the very few non male-dominated queer spaces in Amsterdam. It is...
Radhika Parmar
20:56 14 Sep 22
Very awesome bar for women who like woman. I really loved this bar! I met people from different country!Music is awesome if you wanna chill..
Ashley M.
05:04 21 Jul 22
I loved this lesbian bar!! I'm from America and heard this is pretty much the only lesbian bar in Amsterdam. There were a lot of young people here and some...
Juliana Braga
00:31 04 Jun 22
Very good vibe and decoration, I could say it’s a place you can feel very welcomed. There’s different drinks to try too.
Olivia L.
11:02 21 Mar 22
I love Bar Buka! So fun that there's a lesbian bar, and I love the tagline "where girls meet girls." I didn't meet any girls, but I gave off pretty closed...

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14 April 2024


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