Gay Pride Amsterdam 2018

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 3 August 2018

<b>Friday</b> 3 August 2018

First real party night of the Pride weekend. The central stage is 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 have an outside stage but an intimate (usually still busy) street party.

Make sure you do not miss the hliareous Drag Queen Olympics at the Westermarkt. 

Big parties for the night will be announced later on. The weekly Friday underwear party at Club Church will be packed as will open minded Club NYX .

Friday parties and events

Saturday 4 August 2018

<b>Saturday</b> 4 August 2018

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. 

 

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 Panama host popular bear party Bear Necessity. At the enormous Gashouder at Westergasfabriek there is the extra large edition of Funhouse.

Younger guys all go to F*ng Pop Queers, a big young and trendy party at Paradiso. The regular clubs Club NYX and Club Church will have parties as well and will get busy!

Sunday 5 August 2018

<b>Sunday</b> 5 August 2018

Today is closing day. The traditional Pride Closing Party will be at 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 pride 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.