Celebrate Pride Amsterdam

Pride Amsterdam remains one of the biggest and best celebrations of gay pride around the globe. It traditionally starts on the last Saturday of July and lasts until the first Sunday of August, attracting more than 350,000 participants and visitors who stay and play in Amsterdam. The city is a vibrant rainbow of events in gay and straight venues alike, with dance parties, film screenings, sporting events, debates, exhibitions and much more. One of its most famous highlights is the spectacular Canal Parade. Learn more about the important message that drives Pride Amsterdam.

A full Pride diary

As always, Pride Amsterdam is open to all: male, female, trans or genderqueer. The Pride diary is a great resource for finding events, with more than 170 different parties and exhibitions and activities listed, some of which are directed to specific communities, such as the leather, trans or lesbian communities, people over 50 (Senior Pride) and younger audiences (Youth Pride). Rain or shine, head to the sandy celebrations of Pride at the Beach in Zandvoort.


The Canal Parade and more

As Amsterdam’s famous canals are at the centre of our city’s highlights and home to the world-renowned Canal Parade where the floats actually float and the public line the canals to take in the spectacle. And you don't want to miss the Drag Queen Olympics, with events like the Stiletto Sprint, Handbag Discus and the 'Tug of Love'. All kings and queens are welcome to cheer on the drag athletes as they battle for the gold at Homomonument.

During major events such as Pride Amsterdam, it's essential to be wary of pickpockets that target crowds.

From fabulous frocks and glittery glam to cultural celebrations and artistic performances, check out the top events slated for Pride this year.