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Amsterdam Gay Pride

Gay Pride Amsterdam


One of the biggest highlights in Reguliersdwarsstraat are the street parties to celebrate the annual Pride Amsterdam, which is the largest gay event in the Netherlands.

Canal Parade

Street Parties

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Gay Pride in Reguliersdwarsstraat in Amsterdam

updated: 03-08-2022

Program 2022

Friday, August 5
& Saturday, August 6

Canal Parade

On Saturday there's the famous carnivalesque Canal Parade. The 80 boats depart at 12.30 hrs from Oosterdok, and via Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel and Prinsengracht they will arrive around 17.00 hrs at Westerdok:

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> In Dutch: Former boats from Reguliers venues

Street Parties

In Reguliersdwarsstraat, Gay Pride is traditionally celebrated with two street parties: the trendy Rainbow Street Party and the Caribbean Street Party, both on Friday and Saturday evening:

Gay Pride Street Parties @ Regulierdwarsstraat
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> For the indoor parties at the various venues, check our Calendar

The Public Health Service (GGD) of Amsterdam provides free vaccinations against Hepatitis B: on Saturday, August 3, from 13.00 - 19.00 hrs near the Reguliers Street Party.

Rainbow Street Party

Outside the famous gay venues in the western part of the street there's a street party with outdoor beer taps, live DJs and performances on the 38-meter long Rainbow Stage!

Friday, August 5:
- 18.00 - 24.00 hrs
- Line-up: Ron Soeters, Nancy Goreng, Jaimie Vaes, MC Divine, Rob Boskamp.

Saturday, August 6:
- 14.00 - 24.00 hrs
- Line-up: AC One, Sylvion, Rob Boskamp, DJ Jacket, DJ Lady Deep, Jennifer Cooke, Diva Mayday, MC Clark Kent, Rob Boskamp.

If you want to experience all performances as comfortably as possible, reserve a place in the VIP Lounge right above the Rainbow Stage (just like during the ESC Party). There you will be welcomed with champagne, two free drinks, snacks and a private bar. Tickets via:

The Rainbow Street Party is freely accessible for everyone, only when it becomes too crowded this part of the street will be closed off and new people will only allowed in when others leave.

After the music has stopped, the bars outside may remain open until 01.00 hrs. Inside the various venues, the party continues until deep into the night!

EuroPride in Reguliersdwarsstraat (2016)
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Caribbean Street Party

In the eastern part of Reguliersdwarsstraat, there's a tropical street party with Latin music organized by the Reality Bar. There's an outside beer tap, a poffertjes stall and a stage with live performances:

Friday, August 5:
- 19.00 - 24.00 hrs
- With DJ Siggy, DJ Jasmine and many performances hosted by Collin!

Saturday, August 6:
- 14.00 - 24.00 hrs
- With DJ Siggy, DJ Jasmine, many performances and the live band Passion!

After the music has stopped, the outside tap may remain open until 01.00 hrs. Inside, the party continues until well into the night!

Caribbean street party outside the Reality Bar (2007)



Here you can see some pictures of Reguliersdwarsstraat boats and street parties in previous years:

Gay Pride street party in Reguliersdwarsstraat (2012)



Here's a video impression of the 2019 Gay Pride street party in Reguliersdwarsstraat:

Nickie Nicole introduces DJ Rob Boskamp during the
Reguliers Street Party on Friday, August 2, 2019

Click here for an overview of YouTube videos showing how Gay Pride was celebrated in earlier years!


Elsewhere in the city

Opening, Pride Walk & Pride Park
Saturday, July 30, 2022

Pride Amsterdam starts with a gathering at the Homomonument at Westermarkt at 11.00 hrs. At noon, the Pride Walk departs from the Homomonument and goes to Vondelpark, where there's a special Pride Park program from 14.00 till 22.00 hrs.

Open air parties
Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6, 2022

To spread out the large number of visitors during the Pride weekend, there are also street parties at the following locations. On Friday from 19.00 - 24.00 hrs and on Saturday from 16.00 - 24.00 hrs.

- Dam: MainStage
- Westermarkt: at the Homomonument
- Zeedijk: outside café The Queen's Head
- Spuistraat: outside café Prik
- Beursplein: Crash Amsterdam (fetish)
- Rembrandtplein: Pride Montmartre
- Stoperaplein (women)
- Elandsstraat: outside café Saarein (lesbian)
- Marnixstraat: outside café Waterkant
- Amstelveld: Amstelveld Pride (straight)

Closing Party
Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Amsterdam Gay Pride ends with a big and free closing party on Dam square, from 14.00 - 22.00 hrs.

> See also: History of Amsterdam Gay Pride

Street party on Saturday night, August 4, 2007



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