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Amsterdam Gay Pride

Pride Amsterdam

 

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


Canal Parade

Street Parties

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Gay Pride in Reguliersdwarsstraat in Amsterdam






updated: 20-07-2023


Program 2023

Friday, August 4
& Saturday, August 5


Canal Parade

On Saturday there's the famous carnivalesque Canal Parade. The 80 boats depart at 12.00 hrs from Oosterdok, and via Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel and Prinsengracht they will sail to Westerdok, where the first boats will arrive around 16.00 hrs:



(click to enlarge)


> In Dutch: Former boats from Reguliers venues




Street Parties

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


Pride Street Parties @ Regulierdwarsstraat
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Rainbow Street Party

Outside the famous gay venues in the western part of the street there's a street party with outdoor beer taps and DJ performances on the Diversity Deck in the Munthof building!

Friday, August 4:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs
Line-up:
16 hrs: Jacket & Clark
17 hrs: Charlie Lima
18 hrs: Ron Soeters
19 hrs: Alice-D
20 hrs: DJ Nesh
21 hrs: Performance by TALLY!
21 hrs: Miss Divine
22 hrs: Heisa Jynx
23 hrs: Rob Boskamp

Saturday, August 5:
15.00 - 24.00 hrs
Line-up:
15 hrs: SyllyG
16 hrs: Dirk Schot b2b DeLaFresco
17 hrs: Jacket
18 hrs: Max Morel
19 hrs: Miss Bunty & Joshua Walters
20 hrs: Gsus Monroy
21 hrs: Rob Boskamp
22.30: Barry Paf b2b Menno de Boer


The streetparty is freely accessible for everyone, only when it becomes too crowded, the street will be closed off and new people will only allowed in when others leave. The main entrance is at Vijzelstraat (see the map).

If you want to experience all performances as comfortably as possible, reserve a place at the Diversity Deck. There you will be welcomed with a free drink, you can use the restrooms, charge your phone and enjoy bites and drinks at the private bar. Tickets via: ReguliersCelebrates.com

After the end of the celebration outside, the party continues inside the various venues! Check our calendar for details.



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:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs
Artists: Jasmine Perez - Alicia de Lima - Ivano Nortan - Siggi - Giovanni Antoin - Meltjoo - TiberiusNo6 - Nigel - Stemin - host: Collin Edson

Saturday, August 5:
15.00 - 24.00 hrs
Artists: Jasmine Perez - Alicia de Lima - Ivano Nortan - Siggi - Giovanni Antoin - Meltjoo - TiberiusNo6 - Nigel - Stemin - host: Collin Edson


After the end of the celebration outside, the party continues inside until late!



Caribbean street party outside the Reality Bar (2007)





Pictures


Some photos of the Pride celebration in 2023 can be found on Facebook and Flickr.

Photos of the Pride celebration in 2022 are on Facebook and Flickr.

Impressions of Reguliersdwarsstraat boats and street parties in earlier years:




Gay Pride street party in Reguliersdwarsstraat (2012)




Video


In our Instagram Highlights you will find video impressions of the Pride celebrations in 2022 and 2023.

Impressions of the 2023 Pride street parties can also be watched on YouTube:


Pride street party in the western part of Reguliersdwarsstraat (2023)


Caribbean street party in the eastern part of Reguliersdwarsstraat (2023)


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




Elsewhere in the city



Queer Amsterdam
July 22 - 28, 2023

The new collective Queer Amsterdam provides a small-scale and varied Pride program by and for the various queer communities.

- More information: www.queer-amsterdam.org


Open air parties
August 4 & 5, 2023

To spread out the large number of visitors, there are also street parties at the locations below (subject to change). They are on Friday from 16.00 to 24.00 hrs and on Saturday from 15.00 to 24.00 hrs. as well:

- Amstelveld: Amstelveld Pride (mainly straight)
- Beursplein: Crash Amsterdam (fetish)
- Dam: MainStage (general)
- Elandsstraat: outside café Saarein (lesbian, only on Saturday)
- Marnixstraat: outside café Waterkant (techno/tropical)
- Spuistraat: outside café Prik (mainly gay)
- Stoperaplein: Who run the world Festival (mainly lesbian)
- Thorbeckeplein: Thorbecke Pride Festival (mainly straight)
- Zeedijk: outside café The Queen's Head (mainly gay)

This year, there will be no open air party at Rembrandtplein.


Closing Party
August 6, 2023

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



Street party on Saturday night, August 4, 2007




Links


Queer & Pride Amsterdam:
- Homepage: www.queerandpride.amsterdam

Queer Amsterdam:
- Homepage: www.queer-amsterdam.org
- Social media: Instagram

Pride Amsterdam:
- Homepage: www.pride.amsterdam
- Permits for boats alongside the route: www.botenparade.nl
- Social media: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - TikTok

Gay events: www.amsterdamgaypride.nl + Facebook

Wikipedia: Amsterdam Gay Pride










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