Amsterdam Pride Parties 2023

Amsterdam gay pride street party

Gay Pride Amsterdam 2022

The Amsterdam Gay Pride program lasts for 2 weeks, with the Canal Parade, street parties and main dance parties and events during the second weekend.

Pride opening weekend

The pride week kicks off with a gathering at Dam Square and Pride Walk towards Vondelpark. This is a political demonstration and everyone can join in. The main parade is the weekend after on the canals.

From early afternoon until evening the  Pride in the Park event takes place around the open air theater at the Vondelpark  It's a nice and relaxed festival starting with speeches, performances and the obligatory information market, followed by live acts and DJ's.

This same weekend also the open air gay minded Milkshake Festival (29 - 30  Jul 2023) takes place. 

Milkshake will be held for 2 days in a row. It consists of 6 stages with  different music styles. Milkshake has an extreme open atmosphere, with visitors of all genders, sexual orientations and colors, often dressed up to the creative max. 

Later this week the Pride at the Beach festival is at Zandvoort (Amsterdam Beach, about 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam).



Friday is the start of the main pride weekend. First real party night of the Pride weekend. This is the first night on which outside street parties take place.

Street parties include Reguliersdwarsstraat, Zeedijk, Spuistraat Prik party, and Dam and Amstelveld (more str8). Crash (4 Aug 2023) at the Beursplein (next to the Bijenkorf department store) for the fetish community. 

Make sure you do not miss the hilarious ;Drag Queen Olympics (4 Aug 2023) at the Westermarkt, where the Amsterdam drag queens will compete in a series of challenges.

After the street parties you can continue dancing at one of the parties at Paradiso, Marktkantine or in the regular clubs. The weekly Friday underwear party at Club Church will be packed as will open minded Club NYX.



The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend is the famous Canal Parade (5 Aug 2023)  on Saturday afternoon. Where most parades use trucks, Amsterdam has boats!

80 themed and decorated boats with DJ's, singers, drag queens, dancers and beautiful boys and girls will sail from 12:30 till 18:00. 


Next to the same gay street parties as Friday, which start directly after the Canal Parade, 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 (10 Jun 2023). At the enormous Gashouder at Westergasfabriek you'll find the XXL edition of circuit party Funhouse (4 Aug 2023).

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



Sunday is closing day. The traditional Pride Closing Party (6 Aug 2023) can be found at the central Dam Square in front of the Royal Palace. It takes place in the afternoon and 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.


The circuit boys party on at packed party Rapido (6 Aug 2023) at Paradiso which starts in the afternoon. Is Burning will have its third party this weekend and also starts early.

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