Europride Amsterdam 2016
The Amsterdam gay pride is extra large this year, because Amsterdam is hosting Europride 2016. Europride lasts for 3 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. 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 Amstel (Popular / Dutch), the central Rembrandtplein, Zeedijk, Paardenstraat (Women). The famous Reguliersdwarsstraat won't participate with an official party but will have an intimate street party instead.
A newcomer will be streetparty by Prik. The whole Spuistraat will be blocked for traffic to make place for the Prik stage, on Friday in cooperation with Funhouse.
Make sure you do not miss the hliareous Drag Queen Olympics at the Westermarkt.
Big parties for the night include the Belgium H.I.M party at Club Air, Ibiza style La Troya White Party in the North of Amsterdam. The weekly Friday underwear party at Club Church will be packed as will gay friendly Club NYX .Friday parties and events
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 boats with beautiful boys and girls (and quite some corporate pride boats) will sail from 13:30 till 18:00 through the Prinsengracht and Amstel river. The gay parade is watched by over 300.000 spectators every year.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.
Club Air next to Rembrandtsquare will host popular bear party Bear Necessity. In the North of Amsterdam the new gay fetish party Invasion will have its premier. At the enormous Gashouder at Westergasfabriek there is the large edition of Funhouse.
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.
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