Pride Amsterdam
Canal Parade boat

#44 Tess van Zwol & Friends

BIRDS OF VARIOUS KINDS The Nest with Birds of Different FeathersOur boat takes the form of a warm nest in a natural environment. A safe base, filled with 150 birds of different plumage. The NestThe Nest stands for warmth, protection and new life.There is happiness in a bird’s nest. It is a sign of good […]

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BIRDS OF VARIOUS KINDS

The Nest with Birds of Different Feathers
Our boat takes the form of a warm nest in a natural environment. A safe base, filled with 150 birds of different plumage.

The Nest
The Nest stands for warmth, protection and new life.
There is happiness in a bird’s nest. It is a sign of good times ahead and strong, harmonious relationships.
That is also our wish for this world. We should protect our plumage and respect who you are and who you want to be, no matter how you are born. The more diverse the plume, the more colourful the plumage.

Birds of various plumage
The inside of our nest (people on the boat); are birds of various plumage. Everything between male and female. From house sparrow to bird of paradise.Proverb: People of various colour and all backgrounds. Male, female and everything in between. People of different kinds, with different views, with different origins and so on united in a certain group, where it is fully and completely accepted and embraced.

Artist : Judith van Wanroij & Beau laBelle
Judith van Wanroij is a Grammy-nominated Dutch soprano whose impressive career has taken her to all the major classical concert stages in the world. She will recite a piece after which DJ Tess will take over with a banging beat that will power the exuberance of the birds of various feathers.

About Tess van Zwol Pride
This year Tess van Zwol sails along for the 10th year!
Each year with a different theme, with a new group of people from LGBTQi+ community who together convey a message which reinforces the overall Pride theme. In 2018 she won a theme prize with her “we Love Marsha P johnson boat” which she did together with House of VineYard.
With her boat, each year of Pride during the Canal Parade gives wings to an organisation that can use some love and support. This edition she collaborates with Sweetie Darling; platform for a safe space for birds of various feathers.