Whatever floats your boat at Pride Amsterdam

Remember the past, create the future is this year's theme. It takes the Stonewall riots that broke out in New York 50 years ago as the starting point to commemorate the LGBT movement's history including the world's first Pride Parade held in New York a year later.

An assortment of lavishly decorated barges will ply Amsterdam's canals. Participants aboard 80 vessels will soak up the Dutch sun and put on a show with their onboard DJs, show-stopping themes and smiles aplenty. The aim is to get their particular message on equality across all the while, pleasing all spectators on the banks of the Prinsengracht and Amstel River. 

Route
From Oosterdok, via the Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel, Prinsengracht to Westerdok.

Read more about the Pride Amsterdam celebrations.