This year, for the 17th edition of Amsterdam Gay Pride, the festivities will be more inclusive – not to mention more fun – than ever, with a host of indoor and outdoor parties, exhibitions and ceremonies running the course of nine spectacular days. As ever, Amsterdam Gay Pride culminates in the celebratory Canal Pride parade, on Saturday 4th August, whereby organisations and partygoers take to the stately Prinsengracht waterway for the afternoon. Still the only Gay Pride parade on Earth to take place on the water, this event is, for many Amsterdammers, the highlight of the summer’s cultural agenda. For visitors of all stripes, it’s the perfect excuse to come and explore and celebrate a city treasured internationally for its unique spirit of tolerance and diversity.
Location: Indoor and outdoor venues all over Amsterdam
From: 28 July to 5 August www.weareproud.nl
(c) Daan Stringer