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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: 19-07-2019

Program 2019

Friday, August 2
& Saturday, August 3

Canal Parade

On Saturday, August 3, 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/

Note: the boats will sail in the opposite direction compared to the route in earlier years:

(click to enlarge)

> In Dutch: Former boats from Reguliers venues

Street Parties

In Reguliersdwarsstraat, Gay Pride is traditionally celebrated with two street parties: the trendy Reguliers 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.
at hair salon El Encanto, Reguliersdwarsstraat 33.

Reguliers Street Party

Outside the famous gay venues in the western part of the street there's a street party with lavish decorations and a stage for live DJ performances:

Friday, August 2:
19.00 - 24.00 hrs
- Line-up: Rob Boskamp, Syllie G, Quinten de Rozard, Andy Le Candy (UK), DJ/MC Clark Kent and Nickie Nicole!

Saturday, August 3:
14.00 - 24.00 hrs
- Line-up: Rob Boskamp & Laura Boskamp, DJ Cor, Mr. Nicekai, #DJKB, Evalyn Eatdith (CH), MDLZ (Sarah May & Lady Deep), Mike Lachman B2B Sista Stroke (USA), Prisz, DJ/MC Divine and Nickie Nicole!

Please note: The street party is freely accessible from all sides, but if the party area is full, you can only enter through the main entrance at Vijzelstraat!

Please note: When the street gets too crowded, the entrances will be closed off and the rule "10 people out, 10 people in" may be applied (see the map above).

Because of the heat, you can refill your water bottles at the various places and you can ask for free tap water.
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 2:
19.00 - 24.00 hrs
- Line-up: DJ Siggy, DJ Jasmine, DJ Zulu, shows by drag queens Kiki Boops and Glamazon, hosted by Totally!

Saturday, August 3:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs
- Line-up: DJ Siggy, DJ Jasmine, DJ Zulu, shows by drag queens Kiki Boops and Glamazon, hosted by Collin Edson!

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 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

Opening, Pride Walk & Pride Park
Saturday, July 27, 2019

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 Park program with a Rainbow Fair from 11.00 till 22.00 hrs.

Shakespeare Club
July 27 to August 4, 2019

In the courtyard of the Amsterdam Museum, various LGBTIQ organizations and allies present a diverse and freely accessible program with lectures, presentations, performances, workshops and networking meetings.

Open air parties
July 27 to August 4, 2019

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:

Closing Party
Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Amsterdam Gay Pride ends with a big and free closing party. Unlike earlier years, this party is not held on Rembrandt square anymore, 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: Amsterdam Gay Pride

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