Gay parties and events

Saturday 23 July 2016

Because of Amsterdam Euro Pride the yearly Pride celebration of The Netherlands will be held in Amsterdam. It is called Roze Zaterdag Amsterdam, meaning Pink Saturday, and is mostly a culture and debate event.

The yearly Amsterdam Pride Walk will be made part of this event.

Saturday + Sunday 30-31 July 2016

The weekend before the main gay pride / Euro Pride weekend there is the popular gay minded  Milkshake Festival. For the first time Milkshake will be held for 2 days in a row. It consists of 6 stages with (sort of) different music styles. 

Saturday 6 August 2016

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 spectacular decorated boats with beautiful boys and girls will sail from 13:30 till 18:00 through the Prinsengracht and Amstel river. The gay parade is watched by 300.000 spectators every year.

Saturday parties and events

The week before the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend, many events will happen all over town, both cultural or sportive, or some smaller parties. But the real festivities kick off during the last weekend, with the Canal Parade on Saturday. 

Friday 5 August 2016

First real party night of the Pride weekend. Tonight the big gay street parties will take start at the Reguliersdwarsstraat (Young / trendy) and Amstel (Popular / Dutch),  the central Rembrandtplein and Paardenstraat (Women). 

Make sure you do not miss the hliareous Drag Queen Olympics at the Westermarkt. The Friday popular party for guys who like to dance and cruise is (Z)onderbroek, the popular weekly underwear party in Club Church. Club Air will have it's gay friendly party Supertoys and for popular camp dance tunes go to Danserette, this time at Under Current venue in Amsterdam Noord.

Friday parties and events

Next to the same gay streetparties as Friday, which start already early afternoon, Saturday night is party night. Club Air next to Rembrandtsquare will host popular bears parties Bear Necessity and Furball. At Westergasfabriek there is Funhouse. You can also check out or F*ng Pop Queers, a big young and trendy party at Paradiso. The regular gay clubs Club NYXClub Church and The Warehouse will have parties as well and will get busy!

Sunday 7 August 2015

Today is closing day. The traditional Pride Closing Party - again this year on a massive stage at the Rembrandtplein - takes place late in the afternoon and early in the evening with many Dutch 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.

Sunday parties and events

The weekends highlight for the party boys is international circuit party Rapido at Paradiso which starts in the afternoon, and is always sold out months before the event.It lasts till 2 at night and if you did not get enough of booze, boys and beats, you can go to the Rapido After.