LGBT festivals & gay pride events in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Bear Ball 2022

The highlight of the Amsterdam Bear Weekend. Start 8:30 pm with the election of Mister Bear Netherlands 2020, afterwards party from 8:00 pm.

Amsterdam Bear Weekend

The big Bears Community event every year in March in Amsterdam. Parties, pub crawls, sauna events and much more...

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2022

Popular LGBT Festival in Amsterdam every year in July & August. Highlights of the Amsterdam Pride are the Canal Parade and the Pride Walk.

Amsterdam Light Festival

International artists create spectacular light sculptures around Amsterdam's Canal Ring, the River Amstel and other special locations.

Amsterdam Sportswear Weekend

Sportswear Community Event: Your Whitsun weekend in Amsterdam for all men & boys who love sportswear.

BACKDOOR Amsterdam

The event in Amsterdam for gay and open-minded party-goers. Experience high-quality performance shows, hot Go-Go-Boys and lots of fun.

Bear-Necessity @ Panama Amsterdam

Amsterdam`s most popular party for bears & friends from all over the world.

Canal Parade 2022

The Higthligt to Amsterdam Pride is the boat parade (The Canal Pride). More than 80 colourful boats full of music and exuberant atmosphere!

COC’s True Colors 2022

Annual charity event of the Dutch LGBT community. Organised by the COC, the gay and lesbian organisation of the Netherlands.

Crash Amsterdam 2021

Open-air fetish event in Amsterdam. Experience hot go-go boys & porn stars, fetish shows and internationally top DJs.


The biggest cruising, dance and fetish party in Amsterdam. Experience international top DJ's and a large cruising & BDSM area.

Get ready for Amsterdam´s best Gay Events!

Amsterdam not only has the largest LGBT community in the Netherlands, but is also a meeting place for queer visitors and travellers from all over the world. Here are our tips on when the best LGBT festivals and gay events take place.

Grachtenfestival 2022

The summer festival for classical music, jazz and music from other cultures. Every year with over 250 concerts at 90 different venues.

IJ-Hallen Amsterdam

The largest monthly flea market in Europe in Amsterdam. Here you'll find second-hand goods like furniture, home accessories and clothes.

Is Burning

Is Burning is the gay event of Carlos Valdes. The Underground House & Electro-Party from Amsterdam.

Milkshake Festival Amsterdam

The annual music festival for diversity and respect in Amsterdam.
respect, freedom, love, tolerance

Open Air Cinema 2020

Pink Movie Nights: The Mercatorplein open-air cinema on the Gay Pride Amsterdam. Bring your snacks and drinks. The entrance is free.

Pride Closing Party

Closing Party @ Dam: The Amsterdam Pride Good-Bye Party on the most famous city square in the Netherlands.

Pride Park 2020

Pride Opening Event Amsterdam: Every year at the end of July the Vondelpark in Amsterdam becomes the park of love.

Pride Walk 2020

Your right to be who you are and to love who you want! The Pride March opens the Pride Amsterdam every year on the last Saturday in July.

Roze Filmdagen 2022

Pink Film Days in Amsterdam: The biggest film festival for LGBTQ films in the Netherlands.

Tulp Festival Amsterdam

The Tulp festival season is traditionally the start of spring in Holland. Millions of spring flowers show their brilliant colors.

When to Amsterdam? Great Events and Highlights

Amsterdam is one of the most exciting cities in Europe. But when is the best time to travel to the Dutch capital? Here are our tips for events that will make your city trip even more exciting.