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The biggest gay circuit party of Amsterdam more
15:00-02:00, 15:00-02:00, 15:00-02:00
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Weteringschans 6
1017 SG  Amsterdam, Netherlands

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What is it?

Rapido is a gay circuit party in Amsterdam. The party is held at concert hall Paradiso, which is an old church in the centre of Amsterdam.

The party is usually on Sunday, starting in the early afternoon. Most of the guys come to the party already this early.

The venue has a large main hall, with 2 rows of balcony's, in the upper balcony sometimes it gets a bit hot (...)

On the first floor there is a smokers room and second dance room, and in the basement the bathrooms and a lounge area with snacks.

Guys from all over Europe come to one of the most prettiest venues in town to dance all afternoon and evening to the beats by international DJ's and enjoy the shows and lasers.

It's mostly male guys, almost all take of their shirts, and many wear just sport shorts. It can get really hot and sweaty.

This party usually sells out early for it's Kingsday and Gay Pride editions, so get your tickets in advance.

Book your hotel early, to get one close to the venue at a good price. See our hotel recommendations.

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food, friendly staff, coat check, live DJs, dance floor, shows, gogo dancers, cruising area, atm, credit cards, smoking area, security




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When is it?

Event dates
Sun 30 Apr
15:00 - 02:00

Rapido Kings Day Edtion

Sun 06 Aug
15:00 - 02:00

Rapido Gay Pride Edtion

Sun 06 Aug
15:00 - 02:00

Rapido Gay Pride Edtion

Sun 03 Sep
15:00 - 02:00

Rapido Rapido Meets Atlantis

Sun 19 Nov
15:00 - 02:00


Related events

Funhouse (WesterUnie) , The Warehouse

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over a year ago   

Cool if you like drugs and alcohol. Bad if you like music with melody, men you can look into their eyes, and space to dance. Used to be very nice for us non-druggies many years ago, but music and atmosphere took a turn for the bad. Go there at least once in your life, and then decide for yourself.

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over a year ago   


Is Rapido de nummer 1 party in Europa, en de andere continenten zijn sterkte aan het verliezen.

Rapido is nog steeds een succesvol feest, met dj's die nog steeds weten hoe ze een zaal moeten bespelen. Maar wat blijf over als je de dj's weg laat en alleen het geraamte blijft staan.

Op de lichten en Co2 jets is niks op aan te merken. Rapido pakt hierin nog steeds goed uit, telkens andere manieren om de lasers en lichten op een nieuwe manier de zaal te laten belichten.

Wat wel een aandachtspunt is dat Rapido niet inhaakt op de actuele ontwikkelingen het geen er in de wereld speelt. Misschien moeten ze meer met thema's werken om zo te voorkomen dat het niet langzaam een langzame dood sterft. De dansers vind ik niet meer echt een toegevoegde waarde geven, ze komen zelfs een beetje verveeld over wat niet echt de bedoeling kan zijn. Maak meer gebruik van statements of thema's om zo je feest een extra boost te geven.

Natuurlijk maakt Rapido nog steeds gebruik van een internationale artiest wat soms wel een extra boost kan geven. Een super optreden was toch wel van Flava, Mayday (madonna act), en sommige hitlijsten artiesten van dit moment.

Voldoet Rapido nog aan de toegangsprijs die ze vragen, ja en nee. Het publiek blijft nog steeds vrolijk en echt uit op een feest, wat een goed teken is. Nee, het wordt op een gegeven moment minder verrassend waardoor een co productie Funhouse het inmiddels beter doet dan Rapido.

Ondanks alles was dit een geslaagde Rapido, maar blijf investeren in de toekomst, en probeer vernieuwend te zijn.

Succes all to the Rapido Team.

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over a year ago   

'Unhappy customer' is talking about the Afterparty in Dansen bij Jansen. He's totally right about this too small venue. Akhnaton is better.
But the main Rapido party has excellent venues! :-))

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over a year ago   

Rapido is a great party! You can go to different areas so you can escape the crowd on the main dancefloor. Everybody is there, so you will se a lot of hot guys. People who are complaining cant entertain themselves I guess. When you're there you are part of the party, so have fun instead of looking frustrated LOL.

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over a year ago   

It was my first time to Rapido this past Gay Pride and after living here in AMS for 4 years and hearing so much about it I finally went. It was nothing like I had expected. I went in thinking it would be all muscle mary's completely G'd out and holding each other up (read: dancing) but it was actually a great mixture of guys of all types having solid fun. I also went thinking the music would be the typical Circuit sound with screaming diva vocals belting about how fierce she is (I love seeing macho guys dance to this kind of music) but was pleasantly surprised by how technical and interesting Fabio White and Gianni Cappai kept the music. They did play like 1 or 2 songs each that went into what I call the "cheese factory" but otherwise they kept the music underground and fun! It was a added treat to see them having fun playing for each other as well as the crowd.
The Paradiso is a great venue and Rapido is prefect there. It was a bit busy but if you went to the stairs or in the main hallway there was more than enough room to move around. My one thing negative to say would be that: though the shows were (moderately) good the preparations for it could be done with a little more style. It was disheartening to me to see 1 guy on an empty stage sweeping it alone by himself and then waiting on it while the act took a rather long time getting on stage.
But overall, Rapido has one me over and honestly all the haters on here are simply haters. This is a good event and well worth many visits if you are looking to dance and enjoy yourself!

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over a year ago   

Everything about this place is spot-on, apart from one thing: too many people! I have stopped going because of this. What a pity, too many tickets sold making it no longer enjoyable. I regularly hear the same criticism from friends.

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over a year ago   

Missed the last one due to work scedule but def. will go to the one in Barcelona at the Circuit week and the one at Halloween in October. Always a great party to go there. Chill out at the chellar is great. At the entrance you might get searched by the club security.

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over a year ago   

Always sold old so get your tickets on time. Means at least one month before the party starts. Sometimes people sell an extra ticket at the door, but do not count on it. Best party in Amsterdam if you ask me but a bit overpriced. Club Paradiso is the best venue for it, maybe that is why entries are higher then at the other events by Rapido like Funhouse.
I agree with the writer below, we never heard why DJ Peter Rauhofer didn't show up at the NJ's party. This year they will also host a party at the BCN Cicruit in August which we will attend.

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