Amsterdam Gay Pride 2022

Amsterdam gay pride parade on the canals

Amsterdam Gay Pride is on Friday 5 August, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August 2022*.

In the main pride weekend with street parties and main dance parties take place. Pride festival is last week of July till 7 August 2022. 

For now we present the pride program mostly based on previous years. We will update the site when more information is available.

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! 

Where to stay?

Amsterdam is in the top 5 of most popular Europe travel destinations. Plan in advance if you want to stay for a reasonable price in the city center.

The center of Amsterdam is Dam square. Stay in a radius of about 2 km and all sightseeing, restaurants and gay nightlife is on walking distance.

Some large cheaper hotels are located outside highway A10 (which surrounds the city). But keep in mind trams and metro stop running after midnight, and taxis and Uber can be hard to find and expensive (6-9 km drive).

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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.

Information and route map
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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More info on pride week

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2023

Dates for Amsterdam Pride 2023 still have to be announced. But in the past 20+ years it has always been the weekend of the first Saturday of August.

So our prediction is that Amsterdam Gay Pride will be from Friday 4 August 2023 until Sunday 6 August 2023. This date still has to be confirmed!

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2023

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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