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Pride Amsterdam 2024: 6 Things to Do During Pride Month

8 July 2024

On June 1st, Pride Month started again in the United States. For a month, the LGBTQI+ community receives extra attention. We also celebrate Pride in Amsterdam with the annual event Pride Amsterdam. Pride Amsterdam takes place this year from July 27 to August 4, and this year’s theme is ‘My Gender, My Pride‘. You can read all about the colourful events happening during this week here!

Amsterdam Pride Week: Canal Parade

When you think of Pride Amsterdam, chances are you picture the colourful boats in the centre of Amsterdam. Every year, it’s a spectacular sight! To get the best spot, you need to be by the canals early or arrange a boat to have the best view possible. The Amsterdam Canal Parade takes place this year on August 3.

Pride March 2024

On Saturday, July 27, the Pride March Amsterdam will take place. This event features a large, colorful parade through the city, drawing attention to the normalization of the LGBTQIA+ community. You gather at Amstelveld at 11:00 AM, then the parade moves towards Vondelpark. Once there, various sports and games activities are available for all ages!

Amsterdam Pride Week: Open Air Cinema

During the Pink Film Days, Queer films are shown at various locations in Amsterdam, completely free to visit. On Tuesday, July 30, around 400 seats will be ready in Oosterpark, July 30 and 31 at Mercatorplein in West, and August 2 at Gershwinplein.

Amsterdam Pride Week: Pride at the Beach

This year, Pride at the Beach returns. Pride Amsterdam extends to the beach at Zandvoort aan Zee. You can enjoy various events, games, exhibitions, and parties in sunny Zandvoort for three days.

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© Pride Park Amsterdam

Amsterdam Pride Week: Milkshake Festival

Looking for a festival? Then, the Milkshake Festival in Westerpark is the place to be during Pride Amsterdam. You can even book a 3-day Milkshake experience package, where you stay at the Mate Aitana Hotel and enjoy the pre-party, two-day festival, and afterparty!
Westerpark, Amsterdam, milkshakefestival.com

Amsterdam Pride Week: Love swim

Yes, LoveSwim is back this year too! Swim along with the most fun swimming party in the Amstel: LoveSwim. On Friday, July 26, you can take a dip in the water. Want to challenge yourself more? Join the FunTriathlon. You can register until July 22.

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Pride amsterdam Love Swim

© LoveSwim

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

Let’s get social

I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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