Amsterdam Gay Pride/Europride – Amsterdam
LATE AUGUST TO EARLY JULY.
THERE ARE GAY PRIDE PARADES ALL OVER THE WORLD – WHY AMSTERDAM?
Trying to choose the best gay pride party in the world is kind of like choosing a favourite child. There are so many cities that turn on a tremendous event – Sydney, San Francisco, London, New York, the list goes on. However, Amsterdam gets the vote having rolled the event into the supersized ‘Europride’, a three-week long LGBT celebratory extravaganza.
THREE WEEKS! THAT’S A HELL OF A PRIDE.
If three weeks off work is too much to ask, make sure you’re there for the last weekend (early August) – that’s when most of the major events take place.
WHAT’S IN STORE FOR US AS PART OF THESE FINAL FESTIVITIES?
Street parties, the Drag Queen Olympics, the Canal Parade, the Funhouse dance party, and the enormous Pride Closing Party. Some events are divided into either gay or lesbian, and some are themed, like the Bear Necessities, but the vibe is generally inclusive and fun for all.