About Us

Update July 2021

In recent legislative changes in Dutch parliament due to the rise of Covid-19 infections, all bars have been suspended of events and entertainment. For us this means, sadly, there will be no Drag shows, Drag Bingo and other planned events we were holding until further notice. We have also changed our open and closed days time click here. On Sunday Transgender Cafe is still on schedule! -Team Lellebel

Definition and history of our beloved club

lellebel (n.)

adulteress, fornicatress, hussy, jade, loose woman, slut, strumpet, trollop, prostitute, bawdy wench, harlot, whore, cocotte, fancy woman, working girl, lady of pleasure, woman of the street, hooker, slapper, tart, tramp, hustler


A brief history about Dragshow Bar Lellebel

1997 – 2020

The founder of De Lellebel is Hans Wijtenburg, who had established a department of De Kringen in Eindhoven during the late 1970s and started performing drag performances as a member of the duo Josephine and Daphne.

When a small Amsterdam café on the Utrechtsestraat became available, he turned it into a multicultural transgender bar decorated with a Baroque look with mirrors, paintings, ruffles and small chandeliers. Under the name De Lellebel, this small café was inaugurated on November 22, 1997 by the well-known Dutch drag queen Nickie Nicole.


In October of 2019 Tori Anneke was planning to move from Amsterdam to Lisbon who later, through a birthday invitation became aware of De Lellebel being up for sale by Rose Hill, former manager and always dreamed of making it her way one day. The two quickly got together, later invited Tiffanie Deelight to the party and started putting a plan in motion.

On June 2020 the keys were passed on to Tori as the new owner of the De Lellebel and along with Rose and Tiffanie, promised to keep the café running in the tradition that it was towards the Rainbow and Straight community.

During this month, the Amsterdam hospitality sector began to re-open their doors but when De Lellebel didn’t, a lot of whispering happened among Amsterdam’s Rainbow community. The trio tried to keep it under wraps but someone leaked it on Facebook and the secret was blown.

De Lellebel was renamed to Dragshow Bar Lellebel and the trio began renovations immediately to update the old Baroque feel to a more modern, brighter, greener and bigger one.

Dragshow Bar Lellebel has always and still does attract a very diverse audience of the LGBTQIAA+ communities but not limited to. They also attract the straight community, stag and hen parties are quite common on the weekends for example.

The café is a home for many and a safe haven for everyone. With drag queens and trans women serving customers drinks as well as drag performances Dragshow Bar Lellebel attracts visitors from all over the world. Weekly on Sunday is dedicated to the Transgender community as a support ‘safe space’ who open their doors the the Netherlands Transgender support groups.

Located at Utrechtsestraat 4, around the corner of the famous Rembrandtplein the café offers seven days a week an ultimate experience. Amazing shows, delicious drinks and an open heart. Dragshow Bar Lellebel stands for diversity. A place where everyone can be themselves. A place where you can let yourself go and maybe even discover a new side of yourself. Tori sure did, she had her coming out there!!

Bookings, Info & Contact

Are you a drag queen/king and looking to do a gig by us? Or want to celebrate your birthday, stag/hen party, corporate evening? Or are you are restaurant looking for entertainment and want to hire The House Lellebel? Then send us an email on the link below.

We are located just off of Rembrandtplein near the 4 and 14 tram stop. At night the street offers many taxis or you can always Uber from the corner.

We take domestic and international debit (PIN/ATM) cards as well as Visa/MasterCard/Amex. There is also a convenient ATM machine just across the street from us, if you are the cash kinda person.


Due to COVID and the fact we are a small bar, we can serve a limited capacity of customers in a safe space inside and outside on our terrace. We currently observe and enforce the stay seated, 1,5 distance, 4 people to a table maximum even you have been fully vaccinated and can prove it or what your personal decision is regarding. These are rules by the government and we as business must comply as well as the minimize the spread of COVID. If we are full, sadly we cannot allow more customers inside or on our terrace. You are of course welcome to wait if a table/seat frees up. So book in advance by sending an email below to guarantee yourself a table or at the bar. Groups of 4 are seated at the tables and we reserve those tables for such groups.


Sadly, as of a current government legislation, all shows and events have been suspended until further notice.

Open and Close days/time

Due to constant changes by the government regarding horeca operating times, we have yet again needed to change our operating hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Wednesday to Sunday we are open from 15:00 (3pm) and close at 23:59 (11:59pm). Last call is half hour before closing! Monday and Tuesday we are currently closed! (-updated July 12, 2021)