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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 Gay Pride (officially: Pride Amsterdam), which is the largest gay event in the Netherlands.

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Gay Pride in Reguliersdwarsstraat in Amsterdam

updated: 08-08-2017

Program Gay Pride 2017

Friday, August 4
& Saturday, August 5

Canal Parade

On Saturday, August 5, there's the famous carnivalesque Canal Parade. The 80 boats depart at 12.30 hrs from Oosterdok, and via Nieuwe Herengracht and Prinsengracht they will arrive around 17.00 hrs at Westerdok - note: the boats will sail in the opposite direction compared to the route in previous years:

(click to enlarge)

> In Dutch: Former boats from Reguliers venues


In Reguliersdwarsstraat, Gay Pride is traditionally celebrated with a Trendy Street Party and a Caribbean Street Party, on both Friday and Saturday evening:

> For all indoor parties in the street, check our Calendar

The Public Health Service (GGD) of Amsterdam provides free vaccinations against Hepatitis B: on Saturday, August 5, at hair salon El Encanto, Reguliersdwarsstraat 33, from 13.00 - 19.00 hrs.

Trendy Street Party

Near the bars and the famous gay venues in the western part of the street there's no big stage with performances anymore, but the street is decorated for a small-scale street party with an open character:
Friday, August 4:
19.00 - 24.00 hrs
- Festive gathering out on the street

Saturday, August 5:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs
- Festive gathering out on the street

After the end of the party outside, it continues inside the various places!

When the street gets too crowded, the entrances will be closed off and entrance will be according to the rule: 10 people out, 10 people in.

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 4:
19.00 - 24.00 hrs
- With DJ Saboflex, live performances and much more!

Saturday, August 6:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs
- With Collin Edson, DJ Jasmine Perez, Zulu Green, Alicia de Lima and many more!

The outside tap stays open until 01.00 hrs, and afterwards the party continues inside Reality bar until late!

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 2017 Gay Pride street party in Reguliersdwarsstraat:

Pride celebrated in the western part of the street,
Friday, August 4, 2017

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


Elsewhere in the city

Saturday, July 29, 2017

This year, the Amsterdam Gay Pride starts with an event at the Homomonument at Westermarkt from 11.00 till 12.00 hrs. Then, the Pride Walk departs from the Homomonument and goes to Vondelpark, where there's a special Pride program from 11.00 till 22.00 hrs.


For a useful overview (in Dutch) of all the scheduled open air parties during the Amsterdam Gay Pride, please click to enlarge the following document:

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Amsterdam Gay Pride ends with a big and free closing party. Unlike previous years, this party will not be held on Rembrandt square, but 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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- Wikipedia-article: Amsterdam Gay Pride
- 20 years Amsterdam Gay Pride

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