Gay Pride Amsterdam 2017
The Amsterdam gay pride lasts for 2 weeks, with the main parties and events in the last weekend.
Week before Pride
The week before the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend, many events will happen all over town, both cultural or sportive, or some smaller parties. New this year are events of Pride at the Beach, at Zandvoort (about 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam at the coast). The real festivities kick off during the last weekend, with the Canal Parade on Saturday.
Friday 4 August 2017
First real party night of the Pride weekend. Things are a little different from other years, there is no Amstel Stage and no stage at the Rembrandt square, but instead a big central stage at Dam square in front of the Royal Palace for 3 nights.
The other street parties include Zeedijk, Spuistraat Prik party, and Amstelveld (more str8). The famous Reguliersdwarsstraat won't participate with an official party but will probably have an inofficial street party instead.
Make sure you do not miss the hliareous Drag Queen Olympics at the Westermarkt.Friday parties and events
Saturday 5 August 2017
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 boats with beautiful boys and girls (and quite some corporate pride boats) will sail from 13:30 till 18:00.
Note that the route will be reversed this year. Starting at Oosterdok towards Amstel, from there through Prinsengracht towards Westerdok.Saturday parties and events
Next to the same gay streetparties as Friday, which start already early afternoon, Saturday night is party night. This year there is a lot of choice in parties. See our agenda for a list of all of them, here are some of the highlights.
Sunday 6 August 2017
Today is closing day. The traditional Pride Closing Party will move this year to Dam Square in front of the Royal Palace. It takes place in the afternoon and early in the evening with many Dutch and international 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.
As an alternative to the main closing party Rosario will have it's own Europride closing party at the Blauwe Theehuis in Vondelpark.Sunday parties and events
Party boys party on at circuit party Rapido at Paradiso which starts in the afternoon.