From 30 July to 7 August, Amsterdam is again in full glory, glitter, and colour. For nine days in a row love in all her forms is being celebrated. Love for who we are, and love for whomever we would love to love. As the city is packed with people – and having a bit of a plan is not a luxury – we have listed a few of our favourite go-to’s for these days. Plenty of stuff to see and to do, so here we go!
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The official opening of Pride Amsterdam 2022 starts with a Pride Walk on Saturday, July 30th. The Pride Walk is not just a festive opening. It serves as a political and social outing. Starting off with a demonstration at 11:00h at Damsquare which draws attention to the situation of LGBTIs in countries where homosexuality is included in the penal code, by carrying the flags of those countries. After the demonstration the actual pride walk throughout the city hits of at 12:00h.
The main event of these nine festive days cannot be missed in this list: the famous canal parade. This year the organization’s aim is to really reflect everyone and let anyone feel included in this canal parade more than ever before. The Pride Amsterdam canal parade takes place on Saturday, August 6th, at Oosterdok, and moves forward through the canals of Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel, Prinsengracht, and Westerdok. Make sure to be in time and get yourself a good spot for this eye candy show.
As we mentioned, the streets of Amsterdam turn into a glittery rainbow, not for no reason. There are being parties hosted everywhere. The so-called infamous Pride Street parties take place from August 3rd – August 7th ending with a closing party at Damsquare. An overview of the Pride Street parties can be found here.
Pride at the beach
Pride at the Beach is a colourful 3 days LGBTI+ festival in Zandvoort and is part of Pride Amsterdam. Join the parties in Zandvoort, for fun, sun & diversity. There will be a parade, music, culture, a beach walk, art, drag queens, yoga, films and dance!
Starting on Saturday, July 30th, you can join Pride Park for a day activity. In the middle of the beautiful Vondelpark, Pride Park returns with all kinds of activities as an Open-Air Theatre, Youth Pride, Sports, Performances, arts & lots more! A great choice for all ages!
Wake up with Pride
To enjoy pride to the fullest, stay in the midst of it all, and stay at our sister hotel art’otel Amsterdam which offers a special ‘Wake up with Pride’ package which includes:
- 10% off for non-members & up to 20% off Radisson Rewards Members
- Bottle of bubbles & rainbow treats
- Breakfast for two in the restaurant
- €5 per room per night of all proceeds going to a LGBTQ+ charity
- Earn points with this rate
All Kings, Queens and everything in between are welcome! Located within the canal belt, opposite Amsterdam Central Station, and only a 5 min walk from the Canal Parade and Damsquare. Find out more here.