Amsterdam gay pride

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2019

Amsterdam Gay Pride is on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2019.

In the main pride weekend the Canal Parade, street parties and main dance parties take place. Pride festival is from 27 July till 4 August 2019, 

Amsterdam Pride is one of the greatest gay events in the world. You will find street parties all weekend long, the best massive circuit parties with thousands of guys and of course the famous Canal Parade through the historic Amsterdam Unesco canals on.

Gay pride is one of the most busy weekends of the year in Amsterdam. Make sure you book your hotel early! 

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All you need to know

Canal Parade

The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride is the Canal Parade.  The parade will start around 12:30 and will take all afternoon. See here a map of the route and the participating boats.

Parties and Events

Amsterdam will be full of gay parties this weekend. Here you can find an overview of where and when you drink and dance and a day to day schedule of all party highlights.

Where to stay?

The main gay events and parties all take place in the city center of Amsterdam. August is high tourist season, so make your hotel reservations early. If you visit for a day, please get yourself informed about traffic, public transport and busy areas. 

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Amsterdam Gay Pride 2020

Dates for Amsterdam Pride 2020 still have to be announced. But in the past 20 years it has always been the weekend of the first Saturday of August.

So our prediction is that Amsterdam Gay Pride will be from Friday 31 July 2020 until Sunday 2 August 2020.

Having your own boat party

Planning to watch the parade from the side of the canals on your own boat? You need to buy a permit for this. Also some more new regulations are in place.  Amplified music is not allowed on ships not participating in the official parade.

Where to stay?

Make sure you book your hotel in time. Gay pride is one of the busiest weekends in Amsterdam.

Please use our page at our hotel partner 

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Gay Pride Organization

This website is powered by and is the independent website about the Amsterdam Gay Pride with a focus on the gay nightlife and parties.

Amsterdam Gay Pride is organized by Stichting Amsterdam Gay Pride. See there website for the full cultural program and how to participate in the Canal Parade and other pride activities.