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Bar Buka

Bar Buka is a gay bar located in the Pijp Amsterdam. Buka means ‘open’ in Indonesian and although we focus on women, everybody is welcome. Gay, lesbian, trans, non-binary, bisexual, straight, m/f/x, feel free to visit us! Our bar is more than just a bar, we have organized various successful events for the community, such […]

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Bar Buka is a gay bar located in the Pijp Amsterdam. Buka means ‘open’ in Indonesian and although we focus on women, everybody is welcome. Gay, lesbian, trans, non-binary, bisexual, straight, m/f/x, feel free to visit us! Our bar is more than just a bar, we have organized various successful events for the community, such as speeddating, pubquizzes, kinky women meetings, queer story telling, open mic evenings, crafting workshops, 50+ afternoons and karaoke evenings. Our goal is to bring the community together and connect with each other. We strive to offer a safe place to meet other like-minded people, as we know how important it is to have a space where you can come together, meet friends, potential partners and be with like-minded individuals. At Bar Buka, being who you are is good enough, regardless of what you look like, how you identify yourself and who you love. Our boat not only symbolizes celebrating the diversity within the community, but also the diversity of the guests of our bar.

There is a lot going on in the world at the moment. You can’t watch the news or open a newspaper without reading stories about wars, attacks, murder, climate problems, refugee crises, homosexuality, violence against women and unfortunately the list goes on. There is so much tragedy, both close and far from home, so right now we must stand strong TOGETHER, to accept and support each other no matter what. We strive for a world in which everyone can be themselves in freely and safely, in which you can be who you are and love who you want, regardless of sexual preference, gender identity, gender expression and gender characteristics. TOGETHER we need more love in the world and because of that we have chosen our boat theme to be: BAR BUKA – TOGETHER FOR A PLANET FULL OF LOVE.

All hundred passengers will be asked to wear green or pink clothes, and our boat will be decorated in various shades of blue. The colors green and blue reflects the globe, the color pink is often associated with femininity and joy. We will decorate our boat in these themes of love with hearts and the world with globe balloons.