The Bulldog Mack

“A tribute to the founders of the Red Light District”

The Mack is a tribute to the founders of the Red Light District. Sure, you can go there for a drink and a bite. But, don’t forget to check out what’s actually inside! The walls are a fossil of the past. Original and unique pictures of the founders of the Red Light District give you an exclusive peek in the world famous history.

A treasure of pictures tells the story of – among others – Major Bosshardt (a famous person who devoted herself to help others through The Salvation Army. She was the family guardian of the family of Henk de Vries -owner of The Bulldog™- when he was a kid) and Raffie Nelson (a personal friend from Henk de Vries, who came from Taba, Israel). But you will also find original pictures of the people who made the Red Light District a world famous landmark. One of them is ‘Haring Arie’, a part of the first generation from the underworld in the Red Light District. But also ‘Parijse Leen’, who was a memorable prostitute for about 35 years.

This museum-worthy collection is one of a kind, because it is personal property of the founder of The Bulldog™. He was born and raised in the Red Light District; his vivid stories are immortalized on the wall.

Everybody’s welcome
The Mack is an extension of the livingroom of Amsterdam; everyone is welcome. It’s not just a hangout for locals; tourists also will quickly feel at home. Better yet, The Mack was voted Britain’s best pub outside of the United Kingdom!

The Bulldog Mack also has a sincere commitment to society. Ever since the beginning, The Mack serves meals to the less fortunate through The Salvation Army.

Be welcome in The Bulldog Mack, the livingroom of Amsterdam. Be welcome to the one place where the romance of the Red Light District will be forever young.

Where to find us?

The Bulldog Mack
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 132
1012 GH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Opening hours 
Sunday – Thursday
09:00 – 01:00

Friday – Saturday
09:00 – 03:00

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 132 1012 GH Amsterdam