Gay pride and events in Amsterdam in 2024


(Gay) events in Amsterdam

Kingsday Amsterdam

The national holiday of the Netherlands is Koningsdag/Kings day. In Amsterdam this is celebrated with a free market in the whole centre, with lots of music and street parties. The gay streets also have big outdoor parties. This is a day event which ends outdoors at 21:00, in the clubs the party goes on. Kings Day usually takes place on the 27th of April, except when this day is a Sunday, then it is on Saturday the 26th. This is the largest event of the year.

Amsterdam gay pride

The 2nd largest event is Amsterdam Gay Pride (2 - 4  Aug 2024). This gay pride is world wide famous because of its unique Canal Parade on the Prinsengracht. Besides that expect very cool gay street parties and lots of big parties indoor, like the famous Rapido party. Amsterdam gay pride usually takes place the first weekend of August.

Amsterdam leather pride

The last weekend of October it is time for those leather guys with the Amsterdam leather pride weekend. 

Other events

Here are some other recurring events. 4th of May is remembrance day. At Dam square is the official event with 2 minutes of silence .The king and queen and government attend this. At the homo monument there is a special remembrance for gay victims.

The day after it is Liberation day. There are free markets, usually events a the homo monument and the , Liberation Day Amstel Concert on Amstel river in front of the Carre theatre.

For club house and techno lovers the ADE, the Amsterdam Dance Event / ADE  is a must visit. Museum N8 (Museum Night) is a yearly event where the museums in Amsterdam are open at night. 

Amsterdam Gay Pride

Amsterdam Gay Pride is one of the most special pride events around the world. During the first weekend of August, you can always enjoy a series of circuit parties, street parties and (of course) the world's only gay Canal Parade more...

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Amsterdam Leather Pride

Amsterdam Leather Pride is the yearly leather, rubber and fetish weekend.  Leather and fetish men from all over Europe come to Amsterdam for various parties and events more...

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Kings Day Amsterdam

Kings Day (in dutch: Koningsdag) is the national holiday of The Netherlands., celebrating the birthday of the king.  
In Amsterdam almost the whole city centre is a turned into a free market more...

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Pride Movie Night

Every first Wednesday of the month Pathé de Munt shows a special gay classic movie or premiers a new one. The reception with a drink to welcome you usually starts at 20:30, the movie itself starts at 21:00 more...

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Pathe de Munt
Vijzelstraat 15, Amsterdam map
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Events

Amsterdam Dance Event

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The worlds biggest club festival and Europe's main electronic and dance music conference. Every club and venue in and around Amsterdam is booked for dance parties with the hottest DJ's from around the world more...

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Kingsday night

On the evening before Kingsday, first celebrations start on the streets, with street festivals and performances throughout the Amsterdam more...

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Amstel / Reguliersdwarsstraat
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