Your Insider Guide to Amsterdam Pride

Pride Your Insider Guide to Amsterdam Pride

With no curfew and a history of unconditional tolerance and love, Amsterdam is the city for non-stop celebration, especially during the city’s vibrant Pride week. Let your colors flare from day to night, from lively parades along the canal to hot club parties that last till dawn. We’ve got the inside guide to the best events and city spots to see around W Amsterdam during Pride and all year long, so you can experience the city that celebrates everyone, every day.



Queer Me Out

7:00 pm Cocktails and 8:00 pm Panel + Q&A

W Amsterdam


A new global speaker series celebrating the extraordinary diversity of the LGBTQ community in support of the larger Marriott International #LOVETRAVELS campaign. This topic? Reality Check: ratings, rebellion and the politics of drag in the mainstream. Get on the list!

FRIDAY August 4

Pride Amstelveld

Pride Amstelveld

4:00 to 11:00 pm

1017 JW


Kick off the weekend with afternoon drinks and a celebration in the streets, showcasing the vibrant energy to come.

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Pride at Reguliers

6:00 pm to Midnight

City Center


Reguliersdwarsstraat is situated in the old city center of Amsterdam and runs between Koningsplein in the west and Rembrandtplein in the east. Come and party at the largest gay event in the Netherlands.


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Pride Drag Queen Olympics

7:00 pm to Midnight

At the Homomonument, Westermarkt, Amsterdam


The Drag Olympics are the world’s premier sporting event for drag queens and kings, with the crème de la crème of the drag athletic world descending on Amsterdam to battle it out for Olympic Gold.

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Club church: (Z)onderbroek

11:00 pm to late

Kerkstraat 52, 1017 GM


Turn up the heat at a party where you are only allowed to wear underwear, swimwear, or…take it off!

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Eagle—Men Inc.

10:00 pm to late

Warmoesstraat 90, 1012 JH


This popular club hails from London bringing some of the hottest (and raunchiest) parties in town.




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Pride Canal Parade

12:30 to 5:00 pm

The canals 


Grab a seat by the canal and witness the bold, bright and proud boats float down the canal, holding performers, celebrities, and the best costumes all year. The parade will start at the Scheepvaart Museum and move towards Amstel. The best photo opportunities are on the sides of the bridges, but get there early to grab a spot!

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This is My Pride

4:00 pm to Midnight

Dam Square, Dam, 1012 JL


Keep the energy from the day rolling into the night with a real party in the streets.

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Bear Necessity

Gay party edition at Panama from 10:00 pm to late

Oostelijke Handelskade 4, 1019BM


Loud and proud! Get ready for another furry edition of Bear-Necessity celebrating gay Pride at the steamy Panama Club!


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XL Gay party at Westerunie from 11:00 pm to late 

Klönneplein 4, 1014 DD


With four completely different club locations (GasHouder, WesterUnie, WesterLiefde and TransformatorHuis) all linked together via the bordered square, this party shows the beauty of the Rainbow City.

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F*ng Pop Queers

Gay party at Paradiso from 11:00 pm to late

Weteringschans 6-8, 1017SG


A young and trendy gay night, this party is extra fun, colorful and all out fabulous.

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Gay Pride is Burning

11:00 pm to late

Jan van Galenstraat 6, 1051KM


A top party pick for Amsterdam Pride. Strike a pose!

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11:00 pm to late

Reguliersdwarsstraat 42, 1017BM


Are you a believer? Show off your true colors for the special weekend celebration.
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W Amsterdam Canal Pride After Party

5:00 pm to 2:00 am

W Lounge


The Sweetbeats hit the decks for the
W Amsterdam’s official Pride after party.
This will be the night you never forget.

SUNDAY August 6


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Pride closing party at Rembrandtplein

From 2:00 to 10:00pm



All scenes come together for the official closing party on the last Sunday afternoon of the Pride weekend. On an outdoor stage at the Rembrandtplein, many famous Dutch and international artists perform their songs, together with DJs with the latest dance tunes.