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 for this list we picked out the special, on-off and sometimes lesser known parties. Take into account that for almost all these parties you need to buy tickets.
1. Milkshake festival, 30th – 31st July
Do we need to say anything more? Milkshake is one of the funnies, sexiest, open and grooviest festivals in Amsterdam. It has it’s origins in the local gay scene and that is why they celebrate their 5th anniversary with a two day festival event during Europride. Location of the festival is the popular Westerpark area. The line up is a mix of steamy music, sexy vaudeville and silly fun.
Tickets are available for one day, two days, after parties etc. Check out their website to buy them.
2. De School Gay weekend, 29th – 31st July (23.00h – 07.00h)
De School is the newest club in Amsterdam and already one of the hottest ones. It is part of a complex in a former high school, with a good restaurant, cafe, gym and offices. The club itself is in the groovy, dark, sweaty cellar. They promise to make their weekend long summer parties in this weekend a special gay one. Tickets are often the hottest thing in town, but you can still try to get one here.
3. Danserette 10 Years Anniversary, 30th-31st July (23.00h – 04.00h)
Danserette celebrates it’s 10 years anniversary! Join their biggest party ever in the famous Paradiso concert hall. Milkshake which will turn 5 this year will join the party. 5 DJ’s will play only hits: from club to classic to club to classic to club…
Tickets are €17,50 and available at their website.
4. EuroBiCon Party, 30th-31st July (20.00h – 02.00h)
During Europride there will be the first European Bisexual Research Conference and European Bisexual Conference from. 28-31 July 2016. To unwind after some serious conferencing, a big party will close down this event. Drag kings and queens, dancers, huggers and storytellers all invite you to have the time of your life. All genders welcome. Tickets available at the EuroBiCon or at the door. Location: Mezrab, Veemkade 576, 1019 BL Amsterdam. More information at the Facebook page.
5. Europride Student Party, 3rd – 4th August (22.00h – 05.00h)
A.S.V Gay is the LGBTQ student society of Amsterdam. They will celebrate EuroPride with what they promise to be “a massive Student Pride Party!”. This party on the 3rd of August is one of the several activities during Europride and is open to non-member students and young people. It will be “a wonderful night dancing, drinking and perhaps some sexy times!” More information, see their website www.asvgay.nl (English part of the site not working at the monument) or their Facebook page.
6. Europride After party @ Canvas, 06th-07th August (23.00h – 04.00h)
Canvas is one of Amsterdam’s leading nightclubs and is located on the rooftop of an old office building. It is part of a big multi functional building with offices and a hotel, named Volkshotel. It has appeared in several lists of hot places to visit when you want to party in Amsterdam.
They organise a Europride After party in the last Europride weekend. The exact line-up is to be announced. So check out their website for the latest news, directions and tickets.
7. Backdoor Tea Dance – EuroPride Amsterdam 2016 edition, 07 August – 08 August 2016 (21.00h – 04.00h)
The last Sunday edition of the Tea Dance, after a short break they will move to Saturday night. Apart from the great acts and beautifull people, there will be a special Tea Room with complimentary food, cigs & tea.
- DJ BE-RIK | Milkshake Festival & FunHouse
- DJ BO MONDE | SuperBall & Ms. Jones
- DJ HANSOM | FunHouse & Club Church
- DJ & Porn Actor DIEGO SUMMERS
Club John Doe, Rembrandtplein 31 (50 meters from the Closing Party at Rembrandt Square) Tickets online €10,- and at the door €15,-
For a full listing of all the events you can look on the special events page of the Europride. There you can browse through all the events by date, by neighborhood or by special interest.