A RAINBOW OF A PROGRAMME
has much more to offer than just the Canal Pride parade:
- Street Parties
The evening of Friday 2 August is when
LGBTs and friends hit the atmospheric cobbled streets for open-air celebrations and wild dancing. Choose your scene, from the hip, young vibe of the Reguliersdwarsstraat to the Dutch carnival atmosphere near the Amstel river.
- Grey Pride
A series of events, from debates to cabaret, geared towards a mature crowd.
- Drag Queen Olympics
Friday August 2
: Featuring gruelling disciplines like the Handbag Toss and the High Heel Sprint, this bedazzling sporting contest on the Homomonument is something of an Amsterdam Gay Pride institution.
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: GAYCATION DESTINATION
is the perfect place for a gay-flavoured long or short break, with a host of friendly and characterful gay neighbourhoods to explore…
Gaybourhood #1: Homomonument
three-sectioned pink triangle - symbolising past, present and future - was a world first. It's also a place to celebrate and be proud: for Amsterdam Gay Pride, it gets annexed as an open-air disco, and the site of the world-famous Drag Queen Olympics. The Pink Point hut offers year-round information and souvenirs, and the nearby
Anne Frank House
offers another opportunity to reflect on the meaning of freedom.
Gaybourhood #2: Warmoesstraat/Zeedijk
The long and narrow Warmoesstraat is the oldest street in town, and it's home to leather bars, sex shops and Getto, a friendly café where the burgers are named after drag queens. Among the Asian eateries of nearby Zeedijk, you'll find Café 't Mandje,
- perhaps the world's - oldest gay and lesbian bar. Nearby, The Queen's Head pub is known for its colourful and cosy bingo nights.
Gaybourhood #3: Reguliersdwarsstraat