Say: "Gay Pride" and many people will initially think right at our famous Boat Parade. And rightly so. It is a so-called pearl of the Amsterdam Gay Pride. But the festival is much more than that. Nine days the Amsterdam Gay Pride is a big party while an impressive plea for the emancipation of the gay, lesbian bisexual and trans communities. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors to the capital.
It is one of the most visited public events in the Netherlands. The festival starts on the last Saturday of July and lasts until the first Sunday in August.
To continue to draw attention to human rights in general and tolerance, acceptance and equality of LGBT in particular, around the world, the festival is held annually. With the important message: "Everyone has the right to be themselves and to love whom he / she wants." The festival aims to make visible diversity, let people be proud of who they are and to show solidarity with groups and countries which (still) does not apply.
The Amsterdam Gay Pride offers a range of events in the field of debate, art, theater, film, (dance) parties and sports. All kinds of committees are working hard every year to create a varied program. The Amsterdam Gay Pride offers something for everyone. The detailed program can be found in an orderly manner on our website in our events calendar. In addition, each year a festival newspaper spreads with an overview of the activities and are also to be found in all sorts of information kiosks in the city during the festival.
2015 is a special year Gay Pride. The Amsterdam Gay Pride namely celebrates its 20th anniversary. The theme in 2015 'share'. Sharing is multiplying: shared joy is double joy and that includes the field of love. Sharing is next to take to accept and give. Sharing is caring have another, respect each other and accept each other's differences. It is to know how it goes with another, dare to be yourself, you vulnerable. It is above all showing our diversity to the world. Under the motto: SHARE LOVE, LOVE differences we call on everyone to be or to tell her story and share this with us.
Amsterdam celebrates its 20th th boat parade, the showpiece of the Amsterdam Gay Pride. 80 LGBT organizations on the first Saturday of August ready to show in a festive manner where they stand and fight.
The boats of the Westerdok to Oosterdok. The first boat is at 14:00 on the Prinsengracht and the last boat will close the parade at the end around 18:00.
The 6 km long route provides visitors enough space to stand along the canals. It is also possible to come up with your own boat, but a berth with the boat can never be guaranteed.
the Amsterdam police is warning for pickpockets,
be also specially aware of your mobile phone