The Eurovision Edition

Welcome to the newsletter of The Web Bar Amsterdam. In this edition of the newsletter we offer some news about upcoming events, the column of Jacques and some news about a new event. If you want to read the dutch version click here


Leather & Fetish Eurovision

Saturday 12th of May 7.30 pm till 02.00 am

After the great succes of last year's Eurovision with the Misters we are organizing the second one. Mr Leather Europe 2017, Mr Leather Switzerland 2017, Mr Bear Europe 2017 and Mr Bear Netherlands 2018 invite to this event!

This Leather & Fetish event is organized in collaboration with The Web, Leather Friends Netherlands and MSA.

Fundraising for Rainbow Railroads
read more about details

BLUF Sunday Social

Join (other) Dutch BLUF members for their Sunday Social. Sunday 13th of May  2018 from 5.00 pm

Every Sunday from 5.00 pm - 10.00 p.m. SundayBeats @ The Web with the hottest DJs and either soup or hotdogs/ snacks.

Sunday 6th of May DJ Benjamin
Sunday 13th of May DJ Steve Malenka
Sunday 20th of May DJ Bassz
Sunday 27th of May DJ Rob Boskamp

1001 Nights 
Saturday 26th of May 10.00 pm till 02.00 am
Oriental night of Eastern Delights with shisha lounge, snacks and music by DJ Caspian C
Enjoy a night of music, Dance, Drink, friends and more

Click here for the last updates for events



During Pentecost the kick-off of this new international weekend shows that we in Amsterdam do both diversity and sex(uality)!

Five days to celebrate yourself: Amsterdam Sportswear Weekend Thursday to Monday 17-20 May 2018 in various LGBT locations.

Want to know more?
keep an eye on the website where the entire program will be announced this week: or the facebookpage.

 Also there will be a special newsletter send to you this week!


This week I have, for my column Famous Last Words, an interview with Mister Leather 2017 Raymond Timmer, a very impressive man who has done a lot for our Leather and Gay community.

There are great plans for the coming month, such as "Song Festival with the Misters" (which you can take part of in The Web on Saturday, May 12 2018 from 7:30 pm), but Raymond will also together with his friend Reto (Mister Leather Switzerland 2017 ) participate in the World elections at the IML 2018 (International Mister Leather in Chicago USA).

Jacques: You've climbed from Mister Leather Netherlands 2017 to Mister Leather Europe 2017 and you've already done a lot of things for our community, but what did you like best about these titles so far and are there still things you want to achieve with these titles ?

Raymond: I wanted to activate the community again and I really like to see the Amsterdam leather scene (and beyond) coming more alive.

The best thing to see is that people appreciate it and become active again.


The positive reactions and nice friendships that come out of it are very nice. The title makes it possible to draw attention to various issues from HIV stigma to Checnhya / Rainbow Railroad.

Because of the European title you can also bring this to the attention. As Mr Leather Europe, I want to support smaller organisations in particular to help them develop further.

Jacques: One of the things that you introduced to The Web Bar last year was Eurovision Song Contest with the Misters and that struck. How did you get the idea and do you want to achieve something with it? What can you tell me about that?

Raymond: I have always been a fan of Eurovision and I wanted to do something that was social and with which we could support a good cause and also wear leather or other fetish clothing. When I mentioned the idea to some friends, everyone was so enthusiastic that I decided to arrange it. The reactions during and after the evening were very positive and we had collected a lot of money. Hopefully this year is another success.

Jacques: Next month is the IML (International Mister Leather) from May 24 to 28 in Chicago, where you want to go for the title Mister Leather International after your Dutch and European title. How do you look at that?

Raymond: It was never the intention to go from title to title, but now that I have the European title I can not let it go. I think it is especially important that we show in the USA that Europe has a lot to offer and, above all, that we do it differently. We go to Chicago with a group of 12 European men, this is a record number. In particular, it will be a special experience and with the large number of participants it will not be easy to win the title, but if I participate in something I will go for the win. So I am doing my best to make Amsterdam and Europe proud.

Jacques: I am also curious how you look at the participation of your friend Reto (who coincidentally also bears the title Mister Leather Switzerland 2017)

Raymond: I really like that I can share this experience with Reto. We are also competitors, but we both do not see eachother that way, we support each other completely.

We also make a holiday together so it is very beautiful and special to share this with the man I love. We are different but also think the same about many things,

Reto has done a lot for the Swiss community so he is definitely a serious contender.

Jacques: It goes without saying that I and our Web friends wish Raymond and Reto a lot of success in Chicago and of course we will keep you informed.

P.S. More news, this year we organize for the first time the "Amsterdam Sportswear Weekend 2018" during Whitsun weekend 17-20 May, in cooperation with several other venues, shops and organisations.

I can already tell you that during this weekend we will receive a visit from Mister Sportswear France 2018 for a Meet and Greet on Sunday, May 20th, so get your most sexy sportswear out of the closet and experience this fetish with us in The Web Bar. But more on this in the extra newsletter The Sportswear Edition this week!

Finally, wish you all a good time until the next time or see you in The Web

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