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Amsterdam Gay Pride

Gay Pride Amsterdam


One of the biggest highlights in Reguliersdwarsstraat are the street parties to celebrate the annual Pride Amsterdam, which is the largest LGBT event in the Netherlands.

Canal Parade

Street Parties

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Gay Pride in Reguliersdwarsstraat in Amsterdam

updated: 03-06-2023

Program 2023

Friday, August 4
& Saturday, August 5

Canal Parade

On Saturday there's the famous carnivalesque Canal Parade. The 80 boats depart at 12.30 hrs from Oosterdok, and via Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel and Prinsengracht they will arrive around 17.00 hrs at Westerdok:

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> In Dutch: Former boats from Reguliers venues

Street Parties

In Reguliersdwarsstraat, Pride is traditionally celebrated with two street parties: the trendy Rainbow Street Party and the Caribbean Street Party, both on Friday and Saturday evening:

Information is subject to change. Further details about Pride 2023 will follow in due course!

Gay Pride Street Parties @ Regulierdwarsstraat
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The Public Health Service (GGD) of Amsterdam provides free vaccinations against Hepatitis B: on Saturday, August 3, from 13.00 - 19.00 hrs near the Reguliers Street Party.

Rainbow Street Party

Outside the famous gay venues in the western part of the street there's a street party with outdoor beer taps, live DJs and performances on the 38-meter long Rainbow Stage!

Friday, August 4:
18.00 - 24.00 hrs
Line-up: TBA

Saturday, August 5:
14.00 - 24.00 hrs
Line-up: TBA

If you want to experience all performances as comfortably as possible, reserve a place in the VIP Lounge right above the Rainbow Stage (just like during the ESC Party). There you will be welcomed with champagne, two free drinks, snacks and a private bar. Tickets via:

The Rainbow Street Party is freely accessible for everyone, only when it becomes too crowded this part of the street will be closed off and new people will only allowed in when others leave.

After the end of the celebration outside, the party continues inside the various venues! Check our calendar for details.

EuroPride in Reguliersdwarsstraat (2016)
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Caribbean Street Party

In the eastern part of Reguliersdwarsstraat, there's a tropical street party with Latin music organized by the Reality Bar. There's an outside beer tap, a poffertjes stall and a stage with live performances:

Friday, August 4:
16.00 - 24.00 hrs
Line-up: TBA

Saturday, August 5:
15.00 - 24.00 hrs
Line-up: TBA

After the end of the celebration outside, the party continues inside until late!

Caribbean street party outside the Reality Bar (2007)


Here you can see some pictures of Reguliersdwarsstraat boats and street parties in previous years:

Gay Pride street party in Reguliersdwarsstraat (2012)


Video-impressions of the Pride celebration in 2022 can be seen on our Instagram Highlights.

Below is a video impression of the 2019 Gay Pride street party in Reguliersdwarsstraat:

Nickie Nicole introduces DJ Rob Boskamp during the
Reguliers Street Party on Friday, August 2, 2019

Click here for an overview of YouTube videos showing how Gay Pride was celebrated in earlier years.

Elsewhere in the city

Queer Amsterdam
Saturday July 22 to Friday July 28, 2023

The new collective Queer Amsterdam provides a small-scale and varied Pride program by and for the various queer communities.

- More information:

Open air parties
Friday, August 4 & Saturday, August 5, 2023

To spread out the large number of visitors, there are also street parties at the following locations on Friday from 16.00 to 24.00 hrs and on Saturday from 15.00 to 24.00 hrs.

- Dam: MainStage
- Zeedijk: outside café The Queen's Head
- Spuistraat: outside café Prik
- Beursplein: Crash Amsterdam (fetish)
- Thorbeckeplein: (Pride Montmartre?)
- Stoperaplein (women)
- Elandsstraat: outside café Saarein (lesbian, only on Saturday)
- Marnixstraat: outside café Waterkant
- Amstelveld: Amstelveld Pride (straight)

Closing Party
Sunday, August 6, 2023

The Amsterdam Gay Pride ends with a big and free closing party on Dam square, from 14.00 to 22.00 hrs.

Street party on Saturday night, August 4, 2007


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- Wikipedia: Amsterdam Gay Pride
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