Amsterdam Gay Pride 2022

Amsterdam gay pride parade on the canals

Amsterdam Gay Pride is on Friday 4 August, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2023*.

In the main pride weekend with street parties and main dance parties take place. Pride festival is last week of July till 6 August 2023. (dates to be confirmed)

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.

Click here for a full list of parties and events.

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Where to stay?

Where to stay?

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.

See our hotel guide or our hotel map  for advice and recommendations for hotels near the gay areas 

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Amsterdam Pride information

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.

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Parties and Events

Amsterdam will be full of gay parties in the main pride 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.

Parties and Events
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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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.

Having your own boat party
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