Queer & Pride Amsterdam
The annual Pride in Amsterdam has been a successful recurring event organized by the Pride Amsterdam Foundation since 2014. In order to continue to meet the wishes and expectations of the many - sometimes new - target groups, several parties at the Municipality of Amsterdam have indicated that they want to take on the organization of Pride Amsterdam in 2023. With the following result: Queer Amsterdam provided the programming from July 22 to July 28th, and Stichting Pride Amsterdam from August 1 to August 6th. The overarching program for the two weeks is called Queer & Pride Amsterdam.
The message behind Pride Amsterdam
Formerly known as Pride Amsterdam, Queer & 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 Queer & 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, Queer & 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.
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.