Every year in early August, Amsterdam celebrates equality between heterosexual, gay, lesbian and transgender people. The Canal Parade is undoubtedly the most famous event of the Amsterdam Gay Pride Parade.
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The most famous event at the Gay Pride Parade is the Canal Parade: a series of fancy-decorated boats parade across the Prinsengracht canal and part of the Amstel River. The parade takes place on the first Saturday of August and attracts numerous visitors each year. Thousands of people stand on the banks of the canals to watch the parade and celebrate equal rights for everyone. Thus, the Netherlands shows that it welcomes and accepts people from all sexual orientations, including gay, lesbian and transgender people. Tip: If you want to watch the parade, come early to find a good spot by the canal and get a good view.
Eat and drink may bring
Amsterdam has been five years in a row, the highest trade prices from the country, which is 16 percent higher than the national average. So it is very advantageous to bring your own drinks to the street parties. For boaters is otherwise forbidden to drink alcohol.
During the street parties, the queues for the toilets can sometimes increase significantly. The organization says as much as possible to create toilet facilities but says they do not always succeed. Still, you’d better stand here in line. The police maintained during Pride additional urinating on which a fine of 140 euros is on, says nu.nl
Other attractions in Amsterdam
Are you going to Amsterdam for the Gay Pride Parade and want to get to know the city better? Why not visit A’DAM Lookout, which offers spectacular views of Amsterdam 100 meters up? Want to shop? Shopping in Amsterdam is a great experience. Amsterdam’s numerous museums add a cultural touch to your stay.
Accommodations in Amsterdam
To make the most of Gay Pride Parade parties and events, we recommend booking your accommodation in Amsterdam in advance. Most events take place in the canal area, so a hotel in central Amsterdam is always a good choice.