Gay Pride Amsterdam 2018
The Amsterdam gay pride lasts for 2 weeks, with the main parties and events in the last weekend.
Week before Pride
The week before the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend, many events will happen all over town, both cultural or sportive, or some smaller parties. New this year are events of Pride at the Beach, at Zandvoort (about 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam at the coast). The real festivities kick off during the last weekend, with the Canal Parade on Saturday.
Friday 3 August 2018
First real party night of the Pride weekend. The central stage is at Dam square in front of the Royal Palace for 3 nights.
The other street parties include Zeedijk, Spuistraat Prik party, and Amstelveld (more str8). The famous Reguliersdwarsstraat won't have an outside stage but an intimate (usually still busy) street party.
Make sure you do not miss the hliareous Drag Queen Olympics at the Westermarkt.Friday parties and events
Saturday 4 August 2018
The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend is the famous Canal Parade on Saturday afternoon. Where most parades use trucks, Amsterdam has boats!
75 boats with beautiful boys and girls (and quite some corporate pride boats) will sail from 13:30 till 18:00.
Saturday parties and events
Next to the same gay streetparties as Friday, which start already early afternoon, Saturday night is party night. This year there is a lot of choice in parties. See our agenda for a list of all of them, here are some of the highlights.
Sunday 5 August 2018
Today is closing day. The traditional Pride Closing Party will be at Dam Square in front of the Royal Palace. It takes place in the afternoon and early in the evening with many Dutch and international artists and DJ's. It's a mixed gay crowd, trying to survive the hangover and celebrating the last day of the Amsterdam gay pride.
As an alternative to the main closing party Rosario will have it's own pride closing party at the Blauwe Theehuis in Vondelpark.Sunday parties and events
Party boys party on at circuit party Rapido at Paradiso which starts in the afternoon.