Gay Pride Amsterdam - LGBT Canal Boat Parade Events, Parties and History.

Amsterdam Gay Pride is a great week+ long event that takes place the first week of August every summer. The event centers around the Canal Boat Parade and many various street parties and club nights in and around Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

There are all sorts of great events taking place in Amsterdam for Gay Pride. Check out some of our fav's:

 

Friday 1 August 2014

Pride weekend kicks off on Friday. The Reguliersdwarsstraat (Young / trendy) and Amstel (Popular / Dutch) are going crazy, filled with party people from all over, the Rembrandtplein and Paardenstraat (Lesbian-friendly).

The Drag Queen Olympics at the Westermarkt is always worth a big laugh and a lot of hugs. For guys who like partying and cruising is (Z)onderbroek, the famous underwear party in Club Church.

 

Saturday 2 August 2014

The Canal Parade on Saturday afternoon. Amsterdam has so much water that a parade on boats and barges is ideal.

More than 70 boats with incredible decorations, and beautiful boys and girls from all walks of life will sail from 14:00 till 18:00 through the Prinsengracht and Amstel river. Many of the big businesses in Holland sponsor boats, from KLM airlines to the Dutch Police Department. The gay parade is watched by 300.000 spectators every year.

 

Saturday parties and events

Saturday night is filled with parties to choose from. Club Air next to Rembrandtsquare will host Forever Amsterdam. At Westergasfabriek there is Funhouse in 3 halls. There's a great bear party Bear Necessity at Odeon or F*ng Pop Queers, a big young and trendy party at Paradiso. The regular gay clubs Club NYX, Club Church and The Warehouse will be going off too!

 

Sunday 3 August 2014

Sunday is the final day of offical festivities. The traditional Pride Closing Party - takes place on a huge stage at the Rembrandtplein in the afternoon and early in the evening with many Dutch artists and DJ's. It's a mixed gay crowd, trying to all nursing hangovers and celebrating the final day of Amsterdam gay pride.

 

Check out the agenda for more details.