Canal Parade will follow a different route in 2017 Big changes at 2017 edition of Amsterdam Pride

Canal Parade will follow a different route in 2017 Big changes at 2017 edition of Amsterdam Pride

This week big changes were announced for the 2017 edition of the Amsterdam Pride and its hallmark event: the Canal Parade. Some open air parties will be at a different location. The most eye-catching proposal, however, is the reversal of the route of the famous Canal Parade. Instead of going from West to East,  the city proposal is to reverse the route along the same waterways. Pride open air parties at three locations The open air…

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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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