Oosterdok – Nieuwe Herengracht – Amstel – Prinsengracht – Westerdok
Interested parties wishing to participate in the Canal Parade 2024 are able to register in January 2024 and submit their concept (More info will be coming soon). After the registration is closed, a ballot committee decides which applications are the most beautiful and best fitted to the theme (TBA). In the second week of February, during our annual kickoff event, we will announce the 80 boat participants for the Canal Parade, held on August 3rd 2024.
Participant Regulations 2023 (Regulations 2024 will be coming soon)
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. The new classification does more justice to everybody’s part in the struggle for the emancipation of LGBTIs and the support for our Pride.
Boats along the route
Due to the increasing number of visitors who want to join the Pride with their boat and the limited space available, all boats along the route need a Pride Vignette. If you want to take your boat to the Pride to spend time with family or friends, you can do so with a boat up to <10 meters. This ‘new’ regulation prevents parties who do not contribute to the organization from celebrating their own party at our event and thereby also causing the most inconvenience. The sale of the Pride vignettes will start on July 1st 2024 via www.botenparade.nl.
Pride Business Club
In 2018 we established a ‘Pride Business Club‘. Companies that 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 and in terms of content. A maximum of two contacts are registered per membership and will be invited to the meetings and activities. Membership costs € 2.000 excl. VAT per year. Of this amount, 50% is intended for the continuity of the organization and 50% is spent on the organization of substantive activities. See more info at www.pridebusinessclub.nl.
In Amsterdam, we use the toilet!
As an (event) organization we’re always trying to set up as many toilet areas as possible. Sometimes you need to walk a bit further to find one and of course we understand this could be an issue if you really need to go. But please keep it in the toilet, don’t urinate on the streets, against doorways, cars or anything. It’s not respectful to the residents and owners. So keep it decent and find one of our toilet areas! Besides that, you need to know it’s illegal by law in The Netherlands. If the police catches you, you’ll receive a fine of €140 euro