Gay pride and events
(Gay) events in 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.
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.
Events coming up
- Eurovision in ConcertThe biggest Eurovision pre-show. This is your chance to see more than half of all contestants perform live.
- Pride Walk
- Pride Park opening partyOutdoor Pride opening party at Vondelpark
- Amsterdam Gay PrideAmsterdam Gay Pride is one of the most fun pride events around the world, with the parade floating on Amsterdam canals.
- Pride Drag Queen OlympicsHilarious start of Pride weekend, handbag throwing at Westermarkt!
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...
Bear Necessity, NZ Sauna, Eagle, Spijkerbar and many other local businesses organise the Amsterdam Bear Weekend.
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Amsterdam Leather Pride is back with new organizers and a large main party back in the center of Amsterdam. Leather and fetish men from all over Europe come to Amsterdam for various parties and events more...
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All gay cruise by Atlantis Events on the Norwegian Jade from Amsterdam to barcelona.
- Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA)
Piet Heinkade 27
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Every first Wednesday of the month Pathé de Munt shows a special gay classic movie. The reception with a drink to welcome you usually starts at 20:30, the movie itself starts at 21:00 more...
- Pathe de Munt
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Kings Day (in dutch: Koningsdag) is the national holiday of The Netherlands., celebrating the birthday of the king more...
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The Rozentuin (Rose garden) in the Vondelpark is a popular daytime hangout for gay guys on warm sunny days. Especially on Sundays at can become very full more...
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