Participants Canal Parade

The participants for the Canal Parade 2019 are announced! Till February 3rd 2019 all interested parties could register for participating in the Canal Parade. A committee has examined all applications and selected the 80 most beautiful, best and most appealing concepts for participation in the 24th Canal Parade. Please find here all the participants for the Canal Parade 2019.

The theme of Pride Amsterdam 2019 is ‘Remember the past, create the future’. “This year we are commemorating the Stonewall riots, which broke out in New York 50 years ago and form a decisive moment in the history of the LGBT movement.

Please find here the regulations for participating in the Canal Parade, Deelnemersreglement botenparade 2019 (Sorry only available in Dutch). If you’re one of the boat participants, through this link you can manage your registration.


Saturday, August 3rd from 12:30 till 17:00


Oosterdok – Nieuwe Herengracht – Amstel – Prinsengracht – Westerdok.

Participant Categories

Because in recent years there has been a discussion about the orientation and social involvement of different participants, a new classification of the participant categories has been made in 2018. The new classification does more justice to everybody’s part in the struggle for the emancipation of LGBTIs and the support for our Pride.

Pride Vignettes Canal Parade 2019

If you want to bring your own boat to the Canal Parade, starting from this year you will need to purchase a Pride Vignette. The last years, the number of visitors who joined the Pride by boat has intensely increased and the space has proved to be too limited. This is why we are forced to regulate the influx from now on. For information and purchasing your Pride Vignette see

Support Card by Rabobank

Also this year Rabobank will offer the Support Card, meant for parties that otherwise would not be able to participate. To this end, Rabobank offers its place in the canal parade to an association or foundation that works for a better environment for LGBTs and that would not be able to participate without an important financial partner. The Support Card 2019 is awarded to Trans Pride. In addition, Rabobank will take care of the registration costs and together with AGP they support Trans Pride with an amount of € 7500.

Pride Business Club

In 2018 we established a ‘Pride Business Club‘. Companies who are not directly associated with the LGBT community can only participate in the canal parade if they are members. This way, we want to involve them more in the emancipation part of Pride and at the same time create a network of professionals that support us both financially as and in terms of content. A maximum of two contacts are registered per membership and will be invited for the meetings and activities. Membership costs € 1,500 excl. VAT per year and is contracted for a minimum of 3 years. Of this amount, 50% is intended for the continuity of the organization and 50% is spent on the organization of substantive activities.

Aftermovie 2018