The message behind Pride Amsterdam

Pride Amsterdam is one of the biggest events in Europe and is a festival to celebrate the freedom to be who you are and love who you want.

The past 26 years have been dominated by sexual orientations and the struggle to deviate from heteronormativity. Change is in order, but the journey is not easy. Each year Pride Amsterdam challenges itself with new themes. It may vary by country or culture, which is typically considered male or female. Occupations that used to be typically male are now sometimes seen as female and vice versa.

Read more about the important message behind Pride Amsterdam.

Full Pride calendar

Once again Pride Amsterdam has a well-filled agenda this year. In addition to the various parties, there are also film screenings, sports competitions, exhibitions, debates and the icing on the figurative cake The Canal Parade, - on the last Saturday of Pride Amsterdam. The Pride calendar consists of more than 300 events, check the website for the very latest information.

Featured events

On the 8th day, Pride Amsterdam gets ready for its world-famous Canal Parade, where boats sail from Oosterdok, via Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel and Prinsengracht to Westerdok for a unique spectacle.

There will also be another Pride Walk in 2023. This is an annual equal rights demonstration for the global rainbow community.

This year, you can also participate in LoveSwim. Dive into the Amstel with other swimmers and swim your favourite distance. If you need more of a challenge, join the FunTriathlon.

Check out the Amsterdam Pride website for the complete programme overview in the city.