DATA: from the 28 July to the 05 August
PLACE: Amsterdam, Holland
In August, Amsterdam is tinged with rainbow. Love, respect, equality, tolerance. The Dutch capital opens its doors from the 28 July, with one of the most anticipated and evocative gay-friendly appointments.
Vienna. Madrid. Berlin…. To each city, its parade. Amsterdam Gay Pride, however, has a truly unique charm, thanks to the Canal Parade. And, precisely in this, it is its uniqueness. Fantastic boats that cross the placid waters of the Amstel. Unique scenographies. And that bit of madness and eccentricity, which only a Gay Pride can give away.
An event that celebrates, in over 7 days of events, love, friendship, tolerance, respect. Values that do not belong to the chosen few, but to all of us. Not just LGTB.
This is the spirit of Amsterdam Gay Pride. An event of international appeal, in which freedom is the watchword.
From the main European destinations, Amsterdam can be easily reached by plane, landing at the international airport of Schiphol. From here, by public transport, you can easily reach the city center.
The beating heart of Amsterdam Gay Pride 2018 will be the central Piazzq Dam, easily accessible on foot and by public transport. By tram and bus, you can get off at the homonymous stop. By metro, Amsterdam Centraal is a short distance away.
It is, without a doubt, the most awaited moment of the event. Beautiful. Suggestive. Colored. Every year, the parade attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe.
It takes place on Saturday 04, from 12: 30. It starts from the Scheepvaart museum, crossing the Amstel waters for several kilometers. The arrival time is scheduled for 17: 00.
Obviously you can attend the parade from the numerous points in the area. The best observation points are, of course, the various bridges crossed during the journey.
The Parade attracts many visitors. Assisting in the first rows can be quite difficult. You must arrive at least a couple of hours in advance!
From the 28 July to the 05 August, there are numerous events scheduled. Street party. Clubbing. Night Party. We can not list them all.
The most important LGTB clubs in the city open their doors to Amsterdam Gay Pride 2018.
Milkshake is the perfect starter of the event. Organized by Paradiso and Club Air, it hosts many artists and DJs. The 29 and 29 July meet at Westerpark.
Pride Drag Queen Olympics is the extraordinary race that takes place on Friday 03, from 17, to Homomonument to Westermarkt.
Street Party, the 03 day, at Dam Square, opposite the RoyalPalace, Zeedijk, Spuistraat Prik party, and Amstelveld.
On Saturday, do not miss the Bear Necessity party, at the renowned Panama. Alternatively, there is the Gashouder ready to let loose and entertain.
Great closing Sunday at Dam Square with the Pride Closing Party. Shows and performances by Dutch and international artists, and, of course, DJ sets. The best way to greet Amsterdam Gay Pride 2018.
Amsterdam has a truly remarkable offer. Prices for staying in the center are quite high.
To fully experience the atmosphere and spirit of the Gay Pride, it would be ideal to find accommodation in Dam Square. Finding availability, if not booked in advance, can be quite problematic. Especially having a reduced budget.
If you do not mind shopping, NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is the ideal solution. It is located right in the heart of the Piazza, and offers all the comforts of a 5 star. From this link, you can book your room at the best price.