After a two-year pandemic pause, Pride is back in 2022! This year’s theme: ‘My Gender, My Pride’. One of the most powerful messages of Pride celebrations: we should feel free to love whoever we want and be whatever gender we feel is the right one for us. During Pride, the Dutch capital transforms into one big rainbow party, and this year we expect lots of happy crowds, colourful streets and cool parties. So, get ready to celebrate Pride; these are our best tips for Pride this year.
Programme highlights of Pride Amsterdam 2022
What began as a small, one-day event in Amsterdam in 1996 has expanded to a multi-day festival, attracting more than 500,000 visitors from the Netherlands and abroad. Here's an overview of the programme highlights of Pride Amsterdam, enjoy!
The most famous Pride event in Amsterdam is the Canal Parade; it has become an annual highlight of the festival that draws countless visitors every year. The Canal Parade takes place on August 6, from 12 PM – 6 PM. It’s a string of gaudily decorated boats sailing through Amsterdam's UNESCO protected canal ring. At 12 AM the first boats depart from Oosterdok, and sail to Nieuwe Herengracht, Amstel and Prinsengracht to their final destination, Westerdok. Make sure to be there on time to find a good spot along the canal to fully experience the Canal Parade. Ready? Grab your glowsticks, throw some glitter around and enjoy all the boats packed with dancers!