To our foreign visitors


VSSM Bark & Play is the largest Dutch puppy play event and is aimed at Dutch visitors.
However, if you are English speaking or if you are visiting The Netherlands from abroad and want to join us, you are more than welcome to do so!

On this page you will find everything you need to know.
Should you have any questions after reading, please do not hesitate to contact us on twitter (@BarkPlayNL) or use the form on the contact page.

We hope to see you soon!

VSSM Bark & Play Crew



Because we want everyone with an interest in puppy play (or pet play) to be able to discover it in a fun and safe environment. At VSSM Bark & Play you can share your experience and play with other pups, handlers and trainers and let the inside pup get out.


Pups, Dogs, Owners, Sirs, Handlers, Trainers, Puppysitters and ofcourse everyone else interested in puppy play who is 18 years or over. All genders and sexualities are welcome. Whether you are well trained or completely new to the world of pup play doesn't matter. Please join us!


You can find VSSM Bark & Play at Dance Bar Marcus Antonius in Nijmegen (St. Anthoniusplaats 15). There are several parkings in the vicinity and it's a 12 minute walk from the Central Train Station of Nijmegen.


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Saturday 4 May
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Saturday 2 November

What time?

VSSM Bark & Play always starts at 2 pm. The bar and the playground are open all afternoon, so there's plenty of time to bark, slobber, nom and of course to play. At around 6 pm we start to clean the place up.

Saturday 4 May – VSSM Bark & Play 9.3

meet pups, chase tails

We offer

That's what it's all about. We want everyone who visits the event to have fun. Come on in and join us for a nice conversation or just to watch and play!

Foam tiles
The play area for the pups and handlers has foam floor tiles, so you can play without additional protection for your hands and knees. Be careful when walking there, because you can easily step on a paw or trip over a pup.

We love our toys, especially the squeaky ones! We will provide several toys for the pups to play with.

Drinks and snacks
Drinks are priced friendly and we have straws for hooded pups. You can also buy some snacks at the bar. At the bar you can relax, chat, lie down and bark with other pups. Opposite the bar there are some couches.

Ofcourse we will provide some treats for the pups. From healthy to yummy!

For most pups relaxation is an important part of their visit to VSSM Bark & Play. Rest when you feel you need to.

We ask

Entrance fee of € 15 per person/pup
It's not that we don't love you, but we do need to pay the rent and some expenses. Members of VSSM get free entrance to VSSM Bark & Play. We will wag so hard if you use our option to pay upfront. Of course you can also pay in cash at the door, exact change appreciated.

Take care when taking pictures. Avoid taking pictures with other people in the background. If this happens by accident, please anonymise them when publishing the picture.

Protect your hands and knees
Our foam tiles have got you covered, but in the long run your knees will suffer quite a bit when pupping out on all fours. Please take care of your paws!

Drink sensible
At the bar you can also buy alcoholic beverages. Please know your limits.

No means
Treat each other with respect please.

Be social
VSSM Bark & Play is a social event. This means sexual activities and BDSM (other than puppy play) are not allowed. Staff decisions are final.

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VSSM (Vereniging Studiegroep SadoMasochisme) is the oldest and largest BDSM association in Europe. It serves the interests of people who love and choose to be active members of the BDSM community. Its most important goals are to organise accessible BDSM events and to work towards social acceptance of BDSM.

Pup Milo

Pup Milo

Pup Milo was born in December 2013. Since then he has been padding around as an active member of the puppy community. He’s been busy visiting fetish events like Folsom Europe, Darklands Antwerp, International Mister Leather and Dublin Leather Weekend and loves to show everybody how much fun there is in human puppy play.

Pup Kriszly

Pup Kriszly

Pup Kriszly put his first paw prints down back in 2014. Come 2015 he competed in the first Mr Puppy Europe contest, held during Darklands Antwerp. He won the contest and became the first Mr Puppy Europe, travelling to Saint Louis to win first runner up during the International Puppy Contest. Kriszly is a very active member of our community!

Sir Daniël

Sir Daniël

Sir Daniël has been a Leather Master for several years now and started developing his puppy handling skills in 2013. His main fetishes are leather and boots. At Folsom Europe Berlin in 2014 he found the stray Pup Milo. As of 13th February 2015 Sir Daniël is Pup Milo’s handler.

Pup Miley

Pup Miley

Pup Miley was born in 2021 as Pup Miles. In 2023 she comes out as transgender or as she likes to say: Trans Pup. Miley thinks events like VSSM Bark & Play are very important to provide everbody with the opportunity to experience puppy play. Miley wants every pup to find their place in our community.

What pups are saying

My very first time and really enjoyed it. So much nice people!

Pup Chipper

Pup Chipper

twitter @PupChipper

Thanks @BarkPlayNL, it was a wonderfull time again!



twitter @DarkZpup

Today was my first time at @BarkPlayNL and I had very much fun and I have met some wonderful pups and make some new friends.

Pup Ferro

Pup Ferro

twitter @Ferro2021Pup

Thanks for the wonderfull time

Pup Vito

Pup Vito

twitter @pup_vito