The boats start at the Scheepvaart museum at 12:30pm, moving towards Amstel, from there taking the Prinsengracht towards Westerdok.
This year, Amsterdam Gay Pride takes place from 28 July to 5 August, with the main Canal Parade and street parties held over the weekend 3 - 5 August.
Amsterdam Gay Pride really is one of the best Pride events out there and attracts a large and diverse crowd each year, many traveling from overseas to attend!
The first weekend, on 28 July, Amsterdam Gay Pride opens with the PrideWalk with around 7,000 people taking part and arriving at the Vondelpark. Sports and games take place the whole day. On 3 and 4 August, Amsterdam Gay Pride shifts its focus to street parties; expect the alleyways of the Netherlands capital to come alive in a sea of color and noise.
Th big day, Canal Parade, comes on 4 August this year. A procession of floats on boats makes its way through the canals of Amsterdam, and is really a sight to behold. The theme this year is heroes! To finish things off in style, the Amsterdam Gay Pride closing party takes place the next day, 5 August.
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