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Amsterdam Gay Pride really is one of the best pride events out there, and it attracts a large and diverse crowd each year, with many traveling from overseas to attend! It is also one of the most unique prides around, seeing as its procession of floats takes place on a series of boats, which travel down the city canals.
Following the parade, you can look forward to lively celebrations transpiring in Amsterdam's gayborhood, on Reguliersdwarsstraat, where a host of bars and clubs will welcome pride enthusiasts well into the night. With the city's renowed liberal attitude and very active gay scene, this is one pride you shouldn't be forgetting this season.
The following is the event program for 2019. Stay tuned for the 2020 program, coming soon.
Amsterdam Gay Pride 2019 will kick off on July 27, with the Opening Party, held at Vondelpark. Expect speeches, DJs, and performers, along with a series of stalls of LGBTQ organizations and companies. On August 2-4, Amsterdam Gay Pride shifts its focus to street parties, where the city's alleyways come alive in a sea of color and noise.
For 2019, the Canal Parade will happen on Saturday, August 3. This will arguably be the higlight of Gay Pride Amsterdam 2019. A procession of floats on boats makes its way through the city's canals, and is really a sight to behold. Think plenty of color, balloons, and dancers. To finish things off in style, the Amsterdam Gay Pride 2019 closing party takes place the next afternoon, August 4, at Dam Square.
So whether you plan to party with full commitment over the entire Pride, or you'd rather take things down a notch with just one or two events, Gay Pride Amsterdam 2019 is certainly not worth missing either way.