Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Bet van Beeren
Bet van Beeren (1902-1967) ran Café 't Mandje here from 1927 until her death. She was openly lesbian thus making 't Mandje the first gay friendly bar in Amsterdam. People came from all over the world to visit this little bar.
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Location. 52° 22.489′ N, 4° 54.054′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is on Zeedijk just north of Stormsteeg, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Zeedijk 63, Amsterdam, North Holland 1012 AS, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Long-time Apothecary (within shouting distance of this marker); Jan Pietersz Sweelinck (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sint Olofskapel / Saint Olof's Chapel (about 150 meters away); Joost van den Vondel Henry Hudson (about 210 meters away); Chet Baker (about 210 meters away); Schreierstoren (about 210 meters away); Salomon Verbeeck (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
Also see . . . Bet van Beeren (Wikipedia). Bet van Beeren (12 February 1902—16 July 1967) was a flamboyant, legendary bar owner in Amsterdam. While hers wasn't the first bar that allowed LGBT persons to openly associate, the fact that she was openly lesbian, and accepting of a very diverse clientele, led her establishment to be one of the most known. In 2017, she was honored by the city of Amsterdam when a canal bridge was renamed in her honor. (Submitted on July 7, 2017.)
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.