Blame It on Bianca Del Rio

Blame It on Bianca photo Jovanni Jimenez Pedraza

Sharp, sassy and in stilettos, this American drag queen, comedian and costume designer rose to fame after being crowned the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season six. The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” is known for her foul mouth and riotously irreverent quips. After completely selling out the debut of this tour at last year’s Amsterdam Pride, Bianca Del Rio is back and brasher than ever.

3 August, Theater Amsterdam

Superball 2018

Superball 2018 Amsterdam

After three successful editions, Superball is back out of the closet for another fun-filled competition of drag queens, oddities, devilish dancers and everything in between. It’s the biggest drag battle in Europe, featuring a lip-sync challenge, a dance-off and – of course – a catwalk round. Gentlemen, start your engines, and may the best woman win.

7 July, Paradiso

Bingham Cup

Bingham Cup Amsterdam

This annual world championship of LGBTI and inclusive rugby – for males and females alike – draws in visitors from across the globe. The week-long celebration in Amsterdam boasts plenty of opportunity to flaunt your rugby pride – on- and off-pitch, with sports activities, pub crawls and more.

2-11 June, various locations

Hartjesdag

Hartjesdag photo Andrea Roell

Each summer, Amsterdam’s Zeedijk area takes a jaunty gallop through its feudal past. Originally a medieval national holiday, this tradition has since grown into a carnival-like event, complete with drag, a dragon dance and – of course – hearty food and drink galore.

20 August, Zeedijk

Pathé Gay Movie Night

Pathe Gay Movie Night

Every month, Pathé De Munt screens a special LGBTI movie. Arrive half an hour before the film starts to enjoy a drink at the reception. There’s also a chance to win DVD packages. Check the Pathé website for more information.

Every first Wednesday of the month, Pathé De Munt

(Z)onderbroek

Zonderbroek Club Church Amsterdam

Drop all your pretences and take off your trousers to dance at Club Church in Amsterdam. The only rule is it’s underwear or nothing, which means briefs and jocks, swim briefs, boxers, sports shorts or nude.

Every Friday and first Saturday of the month, Club Church

Getto Glam Variety Show

Getto Glam Variety Show

The legendary Getto Glam Variety Show features songs, interpretive dance, the most fabulous games of bingo you’ve ever experienced and interactive napkin tossing (don’t ask). All hosted by the amazing Erin Amazia Tasmania, Didi Licious and Victoria False.

Every Thursday, Getto