Amsterdam Gay Pride titled “We Are Proud Amsterdam”
People travel from all over the world to attend this four-day event. Canal Pride is an annual event held during the first week of August.This year, festivities will start on Thursday, August 2nd thru Sunday, August 5th with a series of circuit parties,street parties and the Canal Parade.
The Canal Parade will start at 2pm on Saturday, August 4th. The route of the parade is as follows: the parade begins at Prinsengracht at the Westerdok harbour. At the end of the Prinsengracht, the parade turns left on to the Amstel River, passing the famous white Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) and passes the Stadshuis / Muziektheater to make a right in the direction of the Oosterdok.
A few events that I’d recommend for LGBT visitors (and their friends) are:
The Blackbody Rubber Party happening Fri August 3rd. This party has a strict dress code: you must be wearing rubber/latex to be allowed to attend. The address is Cuckoo’ s Nest, Nieuwezijds Kolk 6, Amsterdam.
Cruisers at COC Theatre happening Fri August 3rd, 22:00 – 04:00. This is a clothing optional party. I don’t think I have to say any more. The address is COC Theatre Rozenstraat 14.
Pride Drag Queen Olympics at Westmarkt-Homomonumnet. There will be a handbag toss as well as the 100m Stiletto Run and tug of war. This event will be fun for everyone. If you want to participate, come with your, heels and FAB attitude at 5pm and get ready to have FUN…
Is there a list of parties you can post besides the options you featured? Yes. See Below
For a list of all LGBT parties, please click this link.
For a list of lesbian parties, please click this link.
Can I purchase event tickets online? Yes please click this link.