Amsterdam Gay Pride is on Friday 2 August,until Sunday 4 August 2024.
In the main pride weekend with street parties and main dance parties take place. Pride festival lasts 2 weeks in total and is organised by multiple (competing) organisations.
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!
Main parties and events
Here are some of the agenda highlights where to drink, dance and party during the Pride Weekend.
In recent years Amsterdam has become an all year round busy tourist destination. The best place to stay is the city centre, so you are able to walk everything day and night. But the city centre comes at a price. Because of new regulations, all new hotels have to be build outside the city centre.
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.
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.