Pride Amsterdam stands for being who you are, showing how you feel and being proud of who you are. One of the most memorable highlights of Pride Amsterdam is the Canal Parade. This year, eighty decorated boats will sail through the canals to celebrate the past, present and future of the LGBTQ+ community. You can expect visitors to be all decked out and dance, sing and party on the canals. This is how Amsterdam celebrates their free spirit and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in the city.
As you can imagine, there will be a lot of people in the city for the Canal Parade. To make place for everyone, parts of Amsterdam will be closed off and there will be a parking ban (including for bikes) on certain places.
Trams will also be diverted for short periods during the Pride Walk on Saturday 27th July from 11:30 until 16:00.
You can find more information about the traffic measures during Pride Amsterdam here.
Different route during the Canal Parade
During the Canal Parade on Saturday the 3rd August, large parts of the canals will be closed off for our canal cruise boats. Because of this we’ll be taking a different route than usual and depart from our dock at the Stadhouderskade 501 (across the Hard Rock Café). Other departure locations are closed this day.
The canal cruise during the day will include a live guide instead of an audio system guide and they’ll speak Dutch and English. Evening cruises (after 18:00) will be carried out as usual.
If you’ve purchased a ticket for another attraction than the canal cruises through our website, we recommend that you check the website of the relevant attraction to check their opening times and to see if the attraction is still accessible.
Visit the Pride Amsterdam website for more information.