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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: 24-03-2017

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 there are the Trendy and Caribbean Street Parties, which will take place 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 famous gay venues in the western part of the street there's no big event with stages and gates this year. Instead there will be a more open and approachable festive gathering.
Friday, August 4:
19.00 - 24.00 hrs

Saturday, August 5:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs

After the end of the party outside, it continues inside the various bars and venues!

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

A tropical street party with Latin music is held in the eastern part of Reguliersdwarsstraat, organized by the Reality Bar. There's an outside beer tap and brass bands from Surinam and the Dutch Antilles live on stage.
Friday, August 4:
19.00 - 24.00 hrs
- With Master Kaseko from Surinam and various other performances live on stage!

Saturday, August 6:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs
- With the Antillian band K-ribe and various other performances live on stage!

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

Caribbean street party outside the Reality Bar (2007)


Closing Party

On Sunday, August 6, there is a big and free Gay Pride closing party, including the official closing ceremony.

Unlike previous years, this party will not be held on Rembrandt square, but on Dam square, from 14.00 - 22.00 hrs.

- More info about events elsewhere in the city:

> See also: History of Amsterdam Gay Pride

Gay Pride street party in Reguliersdwarsstraat (2012)



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



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!

Street party on Saturday night, August 4, 2007



- Official website:
- Networks: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

- Gay events: + Facebook

- Closing party:

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

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