Het Roze Amsterdammertje 2017
Het Roze Amsterdammetje (The Pink Amsterdam Award) is awarded by the Amsterdam Gay Pride foundation and is being presented to people who play an important role behind the scenes or to those who have put extraordinary amount of effort in the organization of Pride. The pink heart with the stipe and the three crosses of Amsterdam is symbolizing the warm and pink heart that the receiver has for Pride.
Het Roze Amsterdammertje is designed and made by artist René Rikkelman and is being presented to someone who has put their heart and soul into Amsterdam Gay Pride.
In 2017 the prize was given to Olaf Kok, a driven entrepreneur from the East side of the country who has been involved in the festival since 2010. Every year Olaf comes with lots of trucks and busses full of volunteers from Enschede to our capital City to stay here for a week and produce the main stage for Pride.
In the last seven years we have got to know Olaf as a first-class organizer and true friend of our Pride. He has never made a profit from his unlimited effort. And even when there was a prize, he gave it directly to all the volunteers to thank them for their hard work.