Fetish in the city

The city of diamonds & kink

With so much going on at Darklands it is easy to forget that you are staying in a beautiful historic city with a vibrant gay life. 

Antwerp is known as the Diamond Capital of the world. Not sure if it’s the diamonds but the city is one of the most hospitable  and tolerant cities towards the LGBTQ+ community. No wonder you’ll find such a broad variety of gay businesses in the city. We’d like to give you a glimpse of the businesses that support the festival and welcome Darklands visitors with open arms.

Gay venues

Grote Markt 21, 2000 Antwerpen

 Known for its Drag shows, karaoke nights, great music and cosy atmosphere, this is the place to be when you just want to have fun on a Sunday night (or any other)!
Melkmarkt 18, 2000 Antwerpen

 Cafe Delux is a central meeting point in the city center where locals get their coffee in the morning and their drinks throughout the day.
Lange Schipperskapelstraat 11, 2000 Antwerpen
 One of Antwerp’s most famous dance clubs, where the original Red&Blue parties still take place! Check out their website to find a party to your liking.
Geulincxstraat 28, 2060 Antwerpen
 Still not done dancing after Darklands? Then Club Random is the place to go, the number 1 dance club of Antwerp! Non-stop dancing for those who can’t stop their feet.
Nieuwstad 6, 2000 Antwerpen

 Have a glass of good wine from their excellent wine list, hang with other fetish men or meet some locals at this new Wine bar in Central Antwerp
Oudevaartplaats 8, 2000 Antwerpen
 Make sure you stop by in this highly decorated and very lovely bar in the Center of Antwerp! And if you’re hungry, have a superb snack from Danny’s wonderful menu.
Falconplein 14, 2000 Antwerpen
 A classic stop on your route! Make sure to visit Steve, Bart & Tim in their amazing shop, right at the beginning of the red light district. Say hi from us!
Kleine Koraalberg 8, 2000 Antwerpen
 A very cosy gay-owned bistro in an historical building in the Old City Center. Check out their large outdoor terrace when the weather is great!
Van Aerdtstraat 22, 2060 Antwerpen
 The most famous Fetish bar in Belgium. For almost 40 years now, this bar is a must-see for any Fetish lover out there! Cruise, drink, play & more @ The boots!
Nieuwstad 4, 2000 Antwerpen
 Another highlight of Gay Antwerp! Café Twilight is a classic Belgian café with a big list of beers, wine, soft drinks & snacks. And right next to Cock, it’s easy to find.