Amsterdam Gay Pride 2018

Amsterdam gay pride is from 28 July till 5 August 2018, with Canal Parade and street parties taking place  3 - 5 August.

Make sure you book your hotel via this website early! Amsterdam will have street parties all weekend long, the best club circuit parties and of course the famous Canal Parade on Saturday. Gay pride is one of the most busy weekends of the year in Amsterdam.

Pride parties and events
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Canal Parade

The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride is the Canal Parade. Please note that since 2017 the route is reversed from previous years, now going from Amstel towards Prinsengracht. See here a map of the route and other information. The parade will start around 12:30 (one hour earlier)

Canal Parade route and info

More changes

Things are in 2017 a little different from other years:

The main stage is at Dam square, with DJ's and performers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. 
There is no street party on Amstel in front of bar Amstel Fifty Four (because of new traffic routes). Also the Rembrandtplein party (including Sunday closing party) has moved to Dam square.

Bar Prik at Spuistraat will have street parties for it's second year including a stage. Reguliersdwarsstraat will have an "intimate party" without a stage or outside bars.

Highlights gay pride

Week 30: -

· Westerpark
· Westerpark

Week 31: -

19:00 - 00:00 · Prik
flyer12:30 - 17:00 · Amsterdam Canals
17:00 - 00:00 · Prik
14:00 - 22:00 · Dam Square
15:00 - 02:00 · Paradiso


hotels, Bed&breakbfast and apartments

Visiting Amsterdam gay pride

The main gay events and parties all take place in the center of Amsterdam. If you want to stay real close to the gay street parties check one of the hotels below. These are most popular with guys and girls visiting for pride.

You can also use our interactive hotel map to find the hotel of your needs.

Hotel recommendations for Amsterdam Gay Pride 2018

NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam

One of the 5 star top hotels in Amsterdam located on dam square.

8.5 based on 7571 reviews
Eden Hotel Amsterdam (former Hampshire Hotel – Eden Amster, Amsterdam

Situated in the heart of the city centre, Eden Hotel Amsterdam offers warm-coloured rooms and free WiFi. The famous Rembrandt Square is right around the corner.

7.7 based on 5365 reviews
American Hotel Amsterdam (former Hampshire Hotel – Amsterd, Amsterdam

This elegant hotel was built in 1900 and is officially listed as a monument. This hotel combines an elegant Art Deco heritage with modern facilities and the roaring twenties ambiance.

8.4 based on 4803 reviews
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Damrak 1 - 5, Amsterdam

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam is located in a historical building opposite Amsterdam Central Station. It features an indoor pool area, sauna facilities and a fine-dining restaurant with city views.

8.3 based on 4593 reviews

Gay Pride Organization

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