Ultimate Guide to Queer & Pride Amsterdam 2024

What to do during Pride 2024 in Amsterdam? Check out all the parties, activities, and more that we've lined up for you.

One of our favorite parties of the year! Pride Amsterdam is a lively and inclusive celebration of LGBTQ+ rights held annually in the heart of Amsterdam. Taking place from July 27th to August 4th 2024, the famous Canal Pride is on Saturday August 3rd. This festival brings together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate love, acceptance, and diversity. The Pride features over 300 activities, attracting people from all over the world. TOGETHER is this year’s theme.

The Most Popular Activities and Events 

Canal Parade – August 3

The world-famous boat parade sails through the Amsterdam canals on Saturday, August 3rd. The parade starts at 12:00 and follows this route: Oosterdok – Nieuwe Herengracht – Amstel – Prinsengracht – Westerdok. It finishes at 18:00. It’s the main attraction, one big party and so much fun to watch! Beautifully decorated boats sail through Amsterdam’s picturesque canals, filled with people who are partying and wearing the most amazing outfits. Each boat represents various organizations and companies, demonstrating their support for the LGBTQ+ community

People partying on a boat in the canals of Amsterdam during Pride Amsterdam
© Pride Amsterdam

Pride March – July 27

On Saturday, July 27th, Pride Amsterdam kicks off with a March to Vondelpark. Join the Pride walk by gathering at 11:00 at Amstelveld, where the first Dutch Pride March began in 1977, organized by the International Lesbian Alliance. At 12:00 PM, participants will march through Utrechtsestraat, Rembrandtplein, Reguliersdwarsstraat, and Leidsestraat to Vondelpark for a day filled with sports, games, performances, and a rainbow market.

More info here.

Pride at Vondelpark – July 27

The first day of Pride starts at Vondelpark! There will be lots to do, like shopping at the Rainbow Market, joining sports and activities with Sport Pride, checking out the youth area with Youth Pride, and more. The Vondelpark Openluchttheater will be the main stage, where various artists will perform. Starts at 12:00 until 22:00. 

Street Parties and Performances – August 2 – 4

Experience the famous street parties and performances across the city! All events are free to enter.

Friday August 2, 2024:

Join the festivities at the following locations from 4:00 PM to midnight:

  • Amstelveld Pride
  • Spuistraat 109 (Bar PRIK)
  • Damsquare (MainStage)
  • Zeedijk (Café Queenshead)
  • Beursplein (CRASH)
  • Reguliersdwarsstraat 1 & 2
  • Stoperaplein (Vrouwenfeest)
  • Marnixstraat 246 (Waterkant)

Saturday August 3, 2024:

Continue the celebration from 3:00 PM to midnight at:

  • Amstelveld Pride
  • Spuistraat 109 (Bar PRIK)
  • Damsquare (MainStage)
  • Zeedijk (Café Queenshead)
  • Beursplein (CRASH)
  • Elandsstraat (Café Saarein)
  • Reguliersdwarsstraat 1 & 2
  • Stoperaplein (Vrouwenfeest)
  • Marnixstraat 246 (Waterkant)

Sunday August 4th, 2024:

Wrap up Pride with the Closing Party at Damsquare from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Live outdoor concert during Pride Amsterdam
© Pride Amsterdam, fotograaf Jeroen Ploeger

Cultural Events – July 27 until August 4

Dive into LGBTQ+ culture with art shows, movies, and theater. These events honor the communities stories and their impact on art and society. Check out the full program here.

Open Air Cinemas, Pink Movie Nights – July 30 – August 2

Join the free movie nights, which will be held on 3 different locations. For each movie there are 400 seats available, so be on time. Everyone is welcome at the Pink movie nights! Bring your snack and drink. The kick-off is always at 20:00 and the film starts at 21:30.


  • July 31, Love & Revolution
  • August 1, The Shiny Shrimps


  • July 30, WOMAN OF…


  • August 2, MOFFIE
Outdoor cinema on the Mercatorplein in Amsterdam
© Pride Amsterdam Cinema

Things You Should Know Before You Go

It’s important to know a few things if you’re planning on going to the Pride in Amsterdam. As locals we’ve listed the most important things for you so you won’t be surprised. 

Plan Ahead

Be prepared for large crowds, so book accommodations and transportation early. Public transport operates as usual. The best wat to enter the city is by train on these days. If you’re visiting the Boat Parade, you can also consider getting offt at Amsterdam Amstel Station. 

You can book your transportation tickets here in advance:


It’s the perfect time to express yourself! Wear rainbows, glitter, or your unique style. There are no rules—just have fun and feel proud. Choose bright colors and cool accessories. Your outfit should show your spirit and let you celebrate freely.

Drag queens wearing colorful dresses during Pride Amsterdam
© Pride Amsterdam

Respect and Inclusion

Embrace the spirit of Pride by respecting everyone’s identities and backgrounds. Avoid behaviors that could be seen as disrespectful or appropriative.

Pay Attention to  Your Personal Belongings

While Amsterdam is generally safe, be cautious in crowded areas and keep your belongings secure. 

Pack for Amsterdam’s Changing Weather

including rain gear and comfortable shoes for exploring the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Check out our full blogpost about all the beautiful neighborhoods in Amsterdam. 


Many Pride events are accessible, but consider the city’s cobblestone streets and busy venues. Plan ahead if you have specific needs.

Explore More of Amsterdam During Pride

While you’re here for Pride Amsterdam, why not explore some of the city’s top attractions? We’ve got you covered with a range of activities that you can easily book in advance:

The Rembrandt Museum in Amsterdam

By using these practical tips you will make sure you will have the best Pride celebration in Amsterdam! First time in Amsterdam? You may also like to read our 11 Must-Know Travel Tips and our Complete Guide to the Public Transport in Amsterdam

Looking for some tips about the best food spots, wine bars, breakfast places and more? Check out all our tips for the best hotspots here and our local corner for the best local tips.

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