Pride Amsterdam

Women and Pride

We would like to put LGBTQ+ women, and those who feel connected to this community, in the center of the attention. To connect younger generations to older generations, women+ from different backgrounds and life experiences and encourage the exchange between the different people in our community. Is there a common ground, what are the values that emerge and how can we consolidate these? 

As a committee we would like to contribute to the community, starting this Pride edition with four events. A poetry reading (Woman & Pride at Scheltema), a Poetry Night at Parool Theater, sisterhood panel on solidarity between cis- and transwomen. And last but not least a fetish party at Eagle Amsterdam. Come, join and see each other during one of our events! If you got any questions or just want to reach out to us (we would LOVE to hear from you), feel free send us a message via [email protected]

The new Pride women’s committee consists of four people, each bringing a unique background, perspective and expertise to the table. We would like to introduce ourselves (from left to the right):Esmée Ronde (she/her) is a theater director and playwright, born and raised in Amsterdam with strong roots in Surinam. She teaches Theatre at different schools and organizations in the Netherlands and is currently making a new play with her girlfriend. Whenever Esmée is not teaching or directing, she is dancing and singing. 

Max Jonker (they/them) is a queer performer, mover, teacher and based in Amsterdam. They are involved in different sorts of projects within the field of (queer) documentary/film, physical theater, contact improvisation and education. Soon the documentary ‘Duizend Kleuren’ will be released, which is centered around collecting and archiving the stories of Mil Colores, a group of BIPOC queer women (@duizendkleuren).

Sarah Ringoet (she/her) is a Flemish theatre director, performer, playwright and poet living in Amsterdam. She also teaches physical theatre at The Amsterdam University of the Arts. Recently, Ringoet released the poetry collections NOT | STILL & .in which dimension are we dancing.

Nathalie Janssen (voorzitter/ chair | she/her):
 works as a Diversity Officer Education at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and lives in Amsterdam. Also one of the forces behind VU Pride, the LGBTQIA+ network at VU. Loves cooking, playing guitar, politics, has a hyperfocus on Japanese knives, illustrator, and loves going to parties and organizing stuff. 


1 August 2023 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Sisterhood Paneltalk (in collaboration with Pride Amsterdam Trans Committee and World Pride 2026 | Social Hub Amsterdam
2 August 2023 | 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. | Scheltema Woman & Pride: Poetry reading with Sarah Ringoet | Scheltema Amsterdam

2 August 2023 | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. | FETZ: fetish and gear party for women+ | Eagle Amsterdam

3 August 2023 | 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Poetry Night | Parool Theater 

We would love to see and meet you!
Nathalie, Esmee, Max and Sarah