It might seem far away now, but Pride Amsterdam is closer than you think. The whole city will turn pink from the 28th of July until the 5th of August. Most people not involved in the LGBTQ+ community think that pride is just the canal parade, but there is more in the city during Pride 2018!
Planning Pride Amsterdam 2018
This year’s pride has an amazing program for its visitors. Below you will find a list of all the things you can see and do during this festive period in Amsterdam.
Pride Walk – 28 July
The Pride Walk is all about protesting for those who can’t. Showing yourself and celebrate diversity. It starts with a manifestation and speeches at the Gay monument (Westermarkt) from 11:00 until 12:00, after that the Pride Walk starts from the Westermarkt to the Vondel Park open air theater.
Pride Park 2018 – 28 July
Once the Pride Walk enters the Vondelpark it is time for the Pride Park, here you can celebrate together with other like-minded people. Enjoy sports, live music and food while you stroll along the rainbow market or dance with the other visitors. During the Pride Park there is also Youth Pride Park where the focus is to educate and include a younger audience.
LADZ Sportswear Sneaker Party – 28 & 29 July
This is the leading fetish party in the country. Celebrate freedom in Club Church with drinking dancing and playing.
Pride at the Beach – 30 July and 1 August
Take a short train ride to Zandvoort aan Zee where there is a Pride at the Beach. After last year’s success the organization decided to throw another great Pride at the Beach. The event starts with a parade from Central Station to the boulevard, after that three days of entertainment and inclusion will follow with a great view of the beach.
Trans Pride Walk – 1 August
Starting at 14:00 from the Oosterpark there will be a parade to Pride Oost at the Javaplein. After the parade there will be a stand that informs people from the neighborhood all day long, besides that there will be inspiring speeches, acts and performances.
Naked Bar – 1 August
This is the real naked cruise bar where you can celebrate pride in style. Entrance is €10,- and all you should wear is a good pair of shoes. The party starts at 20:00 at the Kerkstraat 52, Amsterdam.
Street Parties – 3 & 4 August
On the 3rd and 4th of August various bars in the city center of Amsterdam open their doors and terraces for an old-fashioned Amsterdam Street party. Dress-up and walk around town while you party with a bunch of like-minded people!
Canal Parade – 4 August
The Canal Parade is the iconic Pride Parade in Amsterdam! Boats from various organizations full of a colorful array of people will drive down the Amsterdam Canals, celebrating diversity and freedom!
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