Oeverland (or De Nieuwe Meer) is the most popular gay cruising area in Amsterdam. In quite a large area of this park it is allowed to cruise. Official signs around this area indicate clearly where you can cruise. Outside this area, it is strictly forbidden and you risk a fine of at least EUR 85,00.
This place is known by two names. The park is called “De Oeverlanden” and the lake is “De Nieuwe Meer”.
On a warm sunny day, it can be packed with (mostly naked) men. Make sure the police can’t see you naked from the bike path.
It is busy with cruising men all year long. Sunny days and warm summer nights are of course the most popular.
You can swim in the lake, but remember to put on your speedos!
PLEASE DON’T THROW CONDOMS AND TISSUES IN THE PARK BUT TAKE THEM WITH YOU AND PUT THEM IN THE GARBAGE CAN NEAR THE ENTRANCE. THANKS!!! I always have a plastic bag with me to put in the waste.
Musquitios like De Nieuwe Meer as well. So you might want to bring some insect repellent.
From autumn till spring and after some rain, the terrain is often a bit muddy. Put on some old shoes.
Access by public transport: Your destination is busstop Anderlechtlaan.
Many busses between the airport and Amsterdam stop at Anderlechtlaan. From the airport it is just less than 15 minutes. From the city center the buss brings you here in less than half an hour.
Check www.gvb.nl or www.9292.nl for information about public transport.
Access by car: Motorway A4 direction Den Haag. Take exit 1 “Sloten”. Make sure you only park your car at an official parking place, as indicated on the map. Take all your valuables out of your car (as everywhere in Amsterdam).
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