Amsterdam Pride highlights

Amsterdam Pride highlights

The Amsterdam Pride is about to be celebrated again. This year the event takes place from 27th of July till August 4th. The theme this year is ‘Pride = Protest’ to celebrate and commemorate of 50 years Stonewall Inn riots and LGBTQI+ liberation. But the program is also filled with many parties. And of course the world-famous Canal Parade is part of the Pride. Here are the highlights of the main events and parties. Opening…

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Amsterdam withdraws bid to host ESC2020

Amsterdam withdraws bid to host ESC2020

Today the Amsterdam mayor announced that Amsterdam withdraws its’ bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). Amsterdam had put itself forward as a candidate to host the songfestival after Duncan Laurence won this year. The mayor cited the lack of available venues as the reason for the withdrawal. Amsterdam has three venues which are big enough to put up the contest. But none of these places are available for the several weeks it takes…

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Visiting bars at the fringes of the gay scene

Visiting bars at the fringes of the gay scene

Two bars in Amsterdam are somewhere in the twilight zone of the gay scene. They are both off the beaten track of the busy pub streets: one in the popular De Pijp area (Hermes) and one on the eastside of the city (Ruk en Pluk). With nightlife and hotels in Amsterdam spreading to the more quiet neighborhoods you might come across these two bars. That’s why we decided to visit them and give you an…

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Pride Amsterdam added to list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Pride Amsterdam added to list of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Pride Amsterdam is added to the Dutch list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The pride will be the 150th item on this list. The Dutch Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage announced this news on Thursday. The centre adds Pride Amsterdam to this prestigous list, because of the active involvement of the LGTQI+ community with the future of the event. “I am proud of the fact that Pride Amsterdam will be added to this list ,” director Lucien…

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Conchita Wurst member of Canal Parade 2019 jury

Conchita Wurst member of  Canal Parade 2019 jury

Conchita Wurst, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and all-round international LGBTQI+ icon, is part of the jury of the 2019 Canal Parade. As member of the jury, Conchita will judge which boat will be awarded the prize of best boat of the parade. The jury will reside on a prominent VIP stand along the parade, so they will see every boat clearly. They judge of course how beautiful and orginal a boat is…

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