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Amsterdam Gay Pride

Amsterdam Gay Pride

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

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Gay Pride in Reguliersdwarsstraat in Amsterdam

updated: 27-03-2017

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 at hair salon El Encanto, Reguliersdwarsstraat 33.

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 there will be lavish decorations and music from the bars - for an open and festive gathering of everyone who feels himself at home in the street.
Friday, August 4:
19.00 - 24.00 hrs
- No further details yet

Saturday, August 5:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs
- No further details yet

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)
(click to enlarge)


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 brass bands live on stage:
Friday, August 4:
19.00 - 24.00 hrs
- The line-up will follow

Saturday, August 6:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs
- The line-up will follow

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 are some video impressions of the 2016 Gay Pride street parties in Reguliersdwarsstraat:

EuroPride celebrated in the western part of the street,
Friday, August 5, 2016

Caribbean street party organized by the Reality Bar,
Saturday, August 6, 2016

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

Just like during EuroPride in 2016, the Gay Pride starts with an event on Dam square from 11.00 till 12.00 hrs. Then, the Pride Walk departs from Dam square and goes to Vondelpark, where there's a special Pride program from 11.00 till 23.00 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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- Closing party:

- Wikipedia-article: Amsterdam Gay Pride
- 20 years Amsterdam Gay Pride

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