In the main pride weekend the Canal Parade, street parties and main dance parties take place. Amsterdam Pride is one of the greatest gay events in the world. Gay pride is one of the most busy weekends of the year in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Pride or Amsterdam Gay Pride is a citywide gay - festival held annually at the center of Amsterdam during the first weekend of August. The festival attracts several hundred-thousand visitors each year and is one of the largest publicly held annual events in the Netherlands. Amsterdam Pride was first organized inmeant as a festival to celebrate freedom and diversity.
The boats start at the Scheepvaart museum at pm, moving towards Amstel, from there taking the Prinsengracht towards Westerdok. Amsterdam Gay Pride really is one of the best pride events out there, and it attracts a large and diverse crowd each year, with many traveling from overseas to attend! It is also one of the most unique prides around, seeing as its procession of floats takes place on a series of boats, which travel down the city canals.
After a fantastic Pride weekend in Berlinwe fly back to Amsterdam. We rest and work for two days in Eemnes before the exciting new things are happening. Amsterdam Pride is a lot about partying but we also have some meetings coming up.
The boats will start at the Scheepvaart museum at the eastern part of the city center moving towards the Amstel river. The floats will continue from there taking the Prinsengracht towards the Westerdok. The Canal Parade starts around
Every year in early August, Amsterdam celebrates the equality of straight, gay, lesbian and transgender people. The most famous event at Gay Pride in Amsterdam is the Canal Parade: a string of gaudily decorated boats sailing on the Prinsengracht canal and part of the Amstel. The parade is held on the first Saturday in August and draws countless visitors every year.
Amsterdam is preparing for Pride Amsterdam, which starts in the city on Saturday. During the Canal Parade next Saturday, the city is blocking off a total of meters of quays due to concerns that they may collapse under the masse of spectators. During the Canal Parade next week Saturday, the city will block access to a number of areas on its quays. Many of the quays in the city are in poor conditionand the municipality is worried that the already weak parts of the quays will collapse under the load of the hundreds of thousands of spectators who go to watch the parade every year.
The Amsterdam Gay Pride program lasts for 2 weeks, with the Canal Parade, street parties and main dance parties and events during the second weekend. Note that at the date of publications some of events and parties have to be confirmed or might change. The pride week kicks off with a gathering at the Homomonument on Westermarkt.
The participants for the Canal Parade will be selected in February Starting from January all interested parties can register via our website. A committee will examine all applications and selects the 80 most beautiful, best and most appealing concepts for participation in the 25th Canal Parade. Because in recent years there has been a discussion about the orientation and social involvement of different participants, a new classification of the participant categories has been made in