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Amsterdam Gay Pride

Westerdok Harbour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Festival Of Inclusion

It was a privilege to be part of this inclusive weekend - it`s so good to see everyone letting go... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
marc j
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London
Gay Pride Parade

Excellent display of boats from all walks of life. Very festive and a lot of fun. There was only a... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Vincent D
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San Diego, California
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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 80 decorated boats filled with both female and male party-goers who get the 300,000 plus revellers even more excited. Street parties are a big part of the weekend event, including the Friday night Drag Queen Olympics at the Westermarkt. Sunday is the traditional Pride Closing Party that takes place on a huge stage at the Rembrandtplein with many Dutch artists and awesome DJ’s.
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Westerdok Harbour, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Incredible atmosphere, friendly people everywhere. There was good security all over the city without being too imposing (even if the firemen did have the best view from the top of their fire trucks on the bridges). Saturday canal parade was the highlight with music all...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Among LGBT there were also many straight people. Too busy on the streets, and some boats swimming through the canal. Nothing really interesting. Just showing up and desire for attention. Time for straight people to show their REAL pride!

1  Thank Gaelle A
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

First time here for pride. What a fantastic atmosphere. Really different to have the parade on the canals. Very impressive barges and ingenious staging and effects to be able to negotiate the bridges. Staying with friends. Again yet another example of being ripped off in...More

Thank sistersteve
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful event on the Canals in Amsterdam, more than 1000 boats promoting and partying freely. It was very colourful and full music fun. People enjoying drinks and food on their boats. Nice to see it while in the city.

Thank siddhant k
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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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kellbell123
9 January 2018|
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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
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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.
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