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LGBT Events – The hottest dates for Amsterdam

In our Pinksider category "Amsterdam Events" you'll find LGBT festivals and gay events that you definitely should not miss. The most popular happenings include:

Amsterdam Gay Pride and Canal Pride

Amsterdam Pride is one of the most spectacular and colorful ones. From end of July to beginning of August, the Dutch capital transforms into one huge open-air party with many stages, funny events and interesting happenings. Of course, the highlight of the Amsterdam Pride is the world-famous Canal Pride. Where in other cities floats and cars drive through the inner cities, in Amsterdam lovingly decorated boats make their way through the countless narrow canals. Absolute unique!

The Music Festival: Free Love and Tolerance

Every year festival fans from all over Europe come to Westerpark near Amsterdam to celebrate the wonderful Milkshake Festival. The colorful rave spectacle is known throughout Europe and attracts visitors from everywhere. Here you get an entire weekend full of fun and you can dance to the sounds of the best DJs. Here the message of tolerance, respect and love is in the foreground.

Community-Event in Amsterdam

COC´s True Color: Once a year, COC - the most important organization for LGBT rights in the Netherlands - hosts the True Colors party at trendy Club Paradiso to thank the members and supporters of various queer organizations. The revenues of the party benefit queer projects.

Mister Bear Election & Bear-Ball

Once a year, when the big Amsterdam Bear Weekend takes place, the gay bear community from all over Europe moves to the Dutch capital. The spectacle offers unique parties, great events and exciting happenings full of fun. With the popular Bear Ball the weekend reaches its peak.

Fetisch Events in Amsterdam

Crash Amsterdam: This kinky event is the only open air spectacle of this kind at the city´s annual Pride and takes place on Friday and Saturday. Boys and men in sexy fetish clothes then dance to the sounds of the best DJs and turn famous Beursplein right in the middle of Amsterdam in a mixture of dance floor and darkroom.

The biggest Cruising-, Dance- and Fetish-Party in Amsterdam

Several times a year a gay party of superlatives takes place in Amsterdam. Popular Damage at the well-known Club Radion features international top DJs and offers two great dance floors. Gay boys and men from around the world love this party for its perfect mix of disco and sex.

Let's go to Amsterdam


Amsterdam's Gay Nightlife - Colorful and Crazy

The Dutch capital is one of the world´s queerest hot spots and has always attracted LGBT visitors from everywhere. Here are our LGBT party tips and recommendations for the best gay clubs in town.