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Lots to do and see- MUST attend Dam Square!

Amsterdam was full of gay pride flags around the city, in bars, hanging off of windows etc. The... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Kayleigh G
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Dutch know how to do things grand

My wife and I happened to visit family and coincidentally we realised it was a Gay Pride parade the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
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Amsterdam’s citywide gay pride festival takes place the first weekend in August and attracts several hundred thousand visitors each year. The Canal Parade takes place Saturday and is one of the coolest parades in any pride festival. There are around...more
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Amsterdam was full of gay pride flags around the city, in bars, hanging off of windows etc. The city was full of celebrations over the weekend. In particular we really enjoyed the canal parade which had 80 boats passing through. We were at the end...More

Thank Kayleigh G
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I happened to visit family and coincidentally we realised it was a Gay Pride parade the before yesterday. With Amsterdam being a canal city, the parade was on boats. Whole of central city was full of tourists and onlookers, it was a...More

Thank MadhuR130
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We were on the east side at the start of the parade. Good fun but somewhat subdued. Then we were on the west side (Westerdok) at the terminous. Great fun. The fans were much more involved. Sitting in windows, confetti, bubbles, etc. Will do this...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Wow! Better than Kingsday - that's what my boyfriend said and I have to agree with him. The parade on water was well organised and a great show. The whole afternoon wandering down the canals that are the main route for Pride was a feast...More

Thank Camilla H
Reviewed 19 January 2018

It was a privilege to be part of this inclusive weekend - it`s so good to see everyone letting go of prejudices and just getting on with life

Thank marc j
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent display of boats from all walks of life. Very festive and a lot of fun. There was only a short wait until the next one so I enjoyed it. Must go next year!

1  Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic weekend in Amsterdam celebrating pride festival with our friends. Make sure you find a sport early and bring food and drinks. You'll be there for 4 hours at least watching the floats go by.

2  Thank danielbA946XH
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The floats have outstanding sound systems - imagine listening to the Village People's YMCA multiple times. Like floats and balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Canal Pride is about boats, not politics. Persons of all ages and backgrounds turned out for this fun, free...More

Thank Steven T
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have been to may gay pride events, but what sets this one aside is the fact that the whole city comes together. Doesnt mater if you are staright, gay, black or white. This is a party for everyone. It was amazing. Get there early...More

2  Thank amsterdamer78
Reviewed 8 August 2017

wow is the best way to describe this I visited this event for the first time this year and I was blown away buy the numbers of people on the canal side watching the 80 canal barges on the Saturday there is so much going...More

Thank Ajax M
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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9 January 2018|
Response from Ajax M | Reviewed this property |
No you do not for the parade that takes place on the canal but some entertainment you may need a ticket but most of what is happening is free
Chihiro L
2 August 2016|
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Response from LWL3333 | Reviewed this property |
The route of the parade on the canals has been changed this year. Sorry, but I don't know the new route.