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Canal Parade Amsterdam Pride 2023

August 5 @ 12:00 pm 6:00 pm

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Canal Parade Amsterdam Pride

Every year in August, the Canal Parade Amsterdam Pride is held on the Canals of Amsterdam. This colourful parade will be held for the 27th time in 2023 and was formerly known as the Gay Parade. Nowadays, the Canal Parade is a colourful party where everyone can be themselves and the event is one of the biggest events on the Amsterdam canals.

About the Amsterdam Canal Parade

The world-famous Canal Parade through the canals of Amsterdam is one of the highlights of Pride Amsterdam. The parade consists of around eighty boats representing everything from small LGBTQI+ foundations to pink networks within multinational companies. They all sail through the city canals to celebrate the past, present and future of the LGBTQI+ community in lavishly decorated boats and sloops. And to show that it doesn’t matter who or what you are.

Price Canal Parade ticket

The Canal Parade can be watched free of charge from the canals. If you want to come to the Canal Parade by boat to spend some time with your family or friends, you can do so with a boat up to 10 metres long. For this you will need a Pride Vignette. These will be for sale from 1 July 2023 onwards from the Canal Parade organisation.

Canal Parade route

The world-famous Canal Parade follows a fixed route through the centre of Amsterdam’s Canal District. The route is as follows:

  • Start Oosterdok
  • Nieuwe Herengracht
  • Amstel
  • Prinsengracht
  • Finish Westerdok

Hotels during Amsterdam Pride

The Canal Parade is a very popular event in Amsterdam and hotels in Amsterdam’s canal district are often booked up far in advance. Below you can see the current availability and price of hotel rooms on the map.

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Aftermovie Canal Parade

Map of the canal district in Amsterdam

You will never be bored in the canal district of Amsterdam. The many shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions and museums ensure that both young and old are entertained. There are also many activities to undertake on or along the canals. Use the map below to explore the canal area. What are you going to do in Amsterdam?

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