Shortly before Amsterdam Pride the Lesbian scene in Amsterdam was shocked to learn that Vivelavie, one of the pillars of that scene, was closing down. But with the news that that bar is going to reopen soon, the ladies have all the more reason to celebrate this Pride week after this seesaw of emotions. Here is our selection of the wide variety of events organized by and for women during the Amsterdam Pride.
Toby in Concert – The Darling Tour
- 30th of July 2017, 8PM – 11PM
- Mezrab, Veemkade 576
- Tickets €10,- available online
With a mix of soul, blues, folk, rock and a hint of country, Toby gives spectacular live performances. The Australian musician is known to be passionate, powerful and funny. That combined with a raw, dynamic singing voice will make this concert one not to forget. Toby regularly tours with her wife and children through Germany and The Netherlands, but this is the first time she will be
performing at the Amsterdam Pride.
Bodywarmer in Saarein
- 30th of July, 3PM – 4PM
- Cafe Saarein, Elandstraat 119
- Entrance €10,- at the door (only cash)
This play (in Dutch) is love story written in the future tense. In a dialogue played by actrices Inge Smolders and Sarah Ringoet, this story is both a poetic and humorist reconstruction. Theater critics described it as a “funny, honest and painfull dissection of two broken hearts”. For a full fledged theater production, albeit a small one, this promises a very special performance celebration lesbian romance in a lesbian bar.
Pink Ladies on Stage
- 1st of August 2017, 8PM – 11.55PM
- Qfactory, Atlantisplein 1
- Tickets €15,- can be purchased here
Pink Ladies on Stage celebrates its’ 10 years anniversary with a big party during Amsterdam Pride. Pink Ladies is an example of the vibrant party scene for lesbian women in Amsterdam. This anniversary promises to be a unforgettable party with a great line-up, consisting of:Lois Lane, McChicks, Dalal Marouf, Shary-An, Nicky Today (Pride ambassador), Josje van Zanden, And She Bites, Ava Freddy from Norway.
Pride at the Beach – Dykes & Dogs Walk
- 2nd of August 7PM – 8PM
Digging, running, swimming? Our dogs love it! Therefore Pride at the Beach organizes a walk for women and dogs. You and your furry family members are very welcome to join in. And women without dogs are welcome too! The meeting point is at the end of the Boulevard Paulus Loot in Zandvoort (near beach pavilion Havana aan Zee).
Pride at the Beach is new addition of the Amsterdam Pride. Amsterdam Beach (aka Zandvoort) can be easily reached by train. It is about 30 minutes from Amsterdam.
No need to sign up, just make sure you are on time.
Atria goes Pink! – Tours and more
- 3rd August, 5.30PM – 7PM
- Atria, Vijzelstraat 20
- Tickets costs € 5,-, registration is required.
During Amsterdam Pride 2017 Atria goes Pink! Atria is the scientific institute for emancipation and women’s studies. Atria’s library and archive, located in the centre of Amsterdam, host one of the world’s largest collections on women, gender and diversity. During the Pink Tour visitors will get a unique opportunity to visit Atria’s archives and learn more about LBTI history. The tour will be in English.
But Atria organizes more between 3rd and 6th of August. Read the full listing of pride activities here.
Zij aan Zij 25th anniversary party
- 4th/5th August, 7PM – 1AM
- Tolhuistuin/Paradiso Noord, IJpromenade 2
- Tickets are €17,50 and can be purchased online
Zij aan Zij is the Dutch magazine for lesbians. They celebrate their 25th anniversary during Amsterdam Pride. The big party start with a cocktail drink in the bar of the Tolhuistuin at 7PM. At 8PM the party starts with a great line-up consisting of JNM The Naked MC, dj Dees, dj Aiscream and dj Sjeazy Pearl.
Vivelavie street party
- 4th/5th of August, 7PM- 1AM
- Vivelavie, Paardenstraat 7
- Entrance free
The future of Vivelavie hang in the balance the last few weeks, due to a change in ownership. But luckily we were able to bring you the news, that the future looks bright for this popular bar. To celebrate this, Vivelavie organizes a party for lesbian and bisexual woman. Everybody is welcome to celebrate the pride.
Girl Drop Gay Pride Party
- 5th/6th August, 10PM – 3AM
- Cut throat bar, Beursplein 5
- Entrance is €7,- to be paid at the door
One of the regular openminded, lesbian, gay, queer parties in Amsterdam is the Girldrop at the barbershop/bar Cut throat. During the Girl Drop the barber becomes a stud dance floor for our all girl deejays and party gays to mesh in. The atmosphere is openminded and friendly. During the Amsterdam Pride the best of Girldrop will be on at this party, which is smack in the middle of Amsterdam.
Lesbian History Tour (NL & En)
- 6th Augustus, 11AM – 3.30PM
- Mozes & Aaron church, Waterlooplein 207
A completely new guided walk with stories about lesbians, their passions and their activism starting in the Jewish quarter: 18th century prisoners, Gay Games, the second feminist wave, resistance, a sex shop, cafés, writers and much more. Including coffee break!
The tour is starting in the Jewish quarter of Amsterdam at the Mozes and Aäronchurch. Waterlooplein can be reached by subway (stop ‘Waterlooplein’) or tram 9 or 14 (stop ‘Waterlooplein’).
To locate the tour, look out for the pink balloons. Two groups, Dutch and English.