Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival – record number of visitors Best attendance in the history of the Roze filmdagen

Never mind the bad weather, a lot of people picked up their coat and made their way to the Westergasfabriek for the Amsterdam LGBTQ film festival or Roze Filmdagen. In fact a record number of people visited the film festival. Over 9600 people attended one of the many LGBTQ themed films and documentaries. That was 5 percent more than last year. Werner Borkes, the director of the film festival, is quoted to say: “The succes…

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Gay bookstore Vrolijk closed down LGBTQ bookstore gone definitively?

Gay bookstore Vrolijk closed down LGBTQ bookstore gone definitively?

Gay bookstore Vrolijk has closed down, possibly permanently. We were on a tour around gay and lesbian stores on a Saturday when we heard the news. When walked by the store, a simple note said ‘closed’. The website states in Dutch that it is ‘closed due to reorganization’. With both sale channels closed down, no money is coming in any more. Other shop owners shocked but not surprised We spoke to several other shop owners…

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Amsterdam Beach Pride by the Sea! Gay pride at Zandvoort

Amsterdam Beach Pride by the Sea! Gay pride at Zandvoort

For many of you Amsterdam will probably already be a city by the sea. It only takes 30 minutes by train from the city centre to the beach town of Zandvoort. So it might not surprise you that the enterprising townsfolk of Zandvoort (aka Amsterdam Beach) are considering organizing their own Pride by the Sea. And this year it is finally going to happend: from 31st of July to the 2nd of August the beaches…

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Amsterdam Pride 2017 news Theme, boats and ambassadors

Amsterdam Pride 2017 news Theme, boats and ambassadors

On Sunday the 12th of February a party kicked of the preparations of the Amsterdam Pride 2017. It was an event packed with announcements. The theme of this years’ Pride is ‘This is My Pride’. Announced as a ‘back to basics’ theme focusing on each participants personal pride. The most anticipated part of the event was the announcement of the boats who had won a place in this years’ Canal Parade. Who is in and who…

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Buy Your Special EuroPride T-shirt

Buy Your Special EuroPride T-shirt

The department store chain HEMA, world-famous in the Netherlands and a real household name, has brought special  EuroPride t-shirts on the market. The design uses two of Hema’s all-time classic products: the rookworst and the tom-pouce. [Update 29-07-2016] The Europride t-shirts proved to be so popular that Hema now offers them also for sale online: look at the website if you want to buy them. The Hema-rookworst is a sausage sold by Hema’s all over…

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Europride 2016 religious celebrations

Europride 2016 religious celebrations

Europride 2016 has a several religious celebrations in store for you. Below are a few that we’d like to mention. 1. Opening celebration in Vondelpark Europride opens with an open-air public celebration. There will be music, speeches and audience participation. The service is in the Open Air theatre in the Vondelpark. Date: July 23 Time: 11-12am Location: Vondelpark, Open Air Theatre Map: http://osm.org/go/0E4~PYtf4–?m= Web: http://pride.amsterdam/events/rainbow-celebration-free-finally/ 2. Pink Shabbat All religions and sexual identities are welcome in the old (18th…

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Europride 2016 the parties

Europride 2016 the parties

Europride 2016, the European LGBTQI Pride, is this year in Amsterdam from July 23rd till August 7th. Over 300 events and parties will take place right here in Amsterdam. In several posts we make a selection of this enormous pride event. This article gives you our selection of the parties of this Europride. This is by far the greatest number of events during Europride and many of the pubs and clubs offer two weeks long of special nights. So…

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