(Gay) events in Amsterdam

Kingsday Amsterdam

The national holiday of the Netherlands is Koningsdag / Kingsday. 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. 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 boys 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 is a must visit. Museum N8 (Museum Night) is a yearly event where the museums in Amsterdam are open at night.