Amsterdam gay pride parade on the canals

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2021

Amsterdam Gay Pride is on Friday 6 August, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2021*.

The covid situation makes it unpredictable what Amsterdam Pride 2021 will look like. At the moment the expectation is events can take place in the second half of the year. But most probably there will be still limitations and restrictions.

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

In the main pride weekend the Canal Parade, street parties and main dance parties take place. Pride festival is from 31 July till 8 August 2021, 

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! 

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 this 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. 

Hotels and map

Main parties and events

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Amsterdam Gay Pride 2022

Dates for Amsterdam Pride 2021 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 5 August 2021 until Sunday 7 August 2022. This date still has to be confirmed!

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2022

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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