Totally not a party girl but I’ve joined Gay Pride Amsterdam every single year since I moved to the Netherlands. I merely love seeing the happiness of the LGBT community as in my eyes, they’re always gorgeous and talented <3.
The 5-hour Canal Parade with more than 80 colorful boats made Gay Pride Amsterdam 2018 the most unique party in Europe this year. While the other parades use trucks, Amsterdam celebrates its freedom and diversity along the canals by the boats.
The presence of the famous DJ’s, singers, drag queens, gogo dancers, pretty boys and girls turned this party in full swing and tremendous fun. The parade on the canals was the highlight of Gay Pride Amsterdam every year, while the other activities like debates, exhibitions, film screenings, sporting events, and street parties attracted millions of tourists from Europe and all around the world to Amsterdam.
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Missed this year Gay Pride Amsterdam? No worry! Here you go. A detailed schedule of the party next year for you to plan ahead.
Pride Amsterdam 2019
- 27 July 2019: Pride Walk
- 02 August – 03 August 2019: Street Parties
- 03 August 2019: Canal Parade
- 04 August 2019: Closing Concert
It’s absolutely not overstating to say Gay Pride Amsterdam is the happiest party in the Netherlands. You would probably agree with me after seeing these photos! The polices, firefighters, tourists, young & old citizens, guys & girls, gays & straights, everyone was glowing with happiness on their faces.
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Stay tuned!!! More theme boats are coming…
An interesting thing is each boat in the parade is sponsored by a big company or organization in the Netherland. You may see the logos of Uber, ING, Philips, Salesforce, etc. in the photos and video.