Pride Amsterdam

Pride foundation

Stichting Pride Amsterdam is a non-profit organization committed to emancipation, social, legal and social equality and acceptance of gay men, bisexuals and lesbians, and also for those who do not want to socially dominant gender roles or to conform (as masculine women, feminine men and queers) or assume a different physical gender identity throughout their lives (such as transgenders and transsexuals). To achieve visibility for diversity is necessary. What you see can not be ignored. The primary objective of the foundation is therefor to organize activities and events in public space.

Stichting Pride Amsterdam (formerly Amsterdam Gay Pride) is the license holder for the 2014-2022 Pride editions.

Marcus Koppen Photography; Amsterdam; 2019; 27 July, Amsterdam pride, Bijschrijving Pride Amsterdam in Inventaris Immaterieel Erfgoed, @marcus_koppen; #marcuskoppen,

Staff members

  • Lucien Spee de Castillo Ruiz (Managing Director)
  • Anita Beek (Office Management & Events)
  • Marc Bartels (Canal Parade, Partnerships & Pride Business Club)
  • Lars Brunnhoff (Project Manager Pride Vignettes)
  • BeyonG Veldkamp (Social Media & Events)
  • Peter van Vught (Program & Events)
  • Danny de Vries (Press & Communication),
  • Patrick Vleeshouwer (Security and Crowdmanagement)
  • Monique de Adelhart Toorop (Administration)

Committee Chairmen

  • Jan Pieter de Lugt (St. Sports & Pride)
  • Martijn van Schieveen (Arts & Culture)
  • Marco Altena (Youth Pride, Student Pride, Junior Pride)
  • Paul Rijpstra (Senior Pride)
  • Constance Steenkamp-Faaij (Women & Pride)
  • Daan Smeelen (Pride Walk)
  • Brand Berghouwer (Trans Pride)
  • Wouter Neerings (Corporate Pride)
  • Cornald Maas (Canal Parade Jury)
  • Axe Leito & Karine Bleie (Fetish Pride)
  • Wielie Elhorst (Religion Pride)
  • Ronald Mol (Bi+ Pride)

See here more info about our Pride commissions!

Board members

Current board (since 05-2020)

  • Frans van der Avert (Chairman)
  • Joyce Priem (Treasurer)
  • Geneviève Lieuw
  • Huib Wurfbain
  • Dinah Bons
  • Glenn Helberg
  • Souad Boumedien

Former board:

  • Frits Huffnagel (Chairman)
  • Robin Labrijn (Treasurer)
  • Marie Ricardo (Secretary)
  • Josee Rothuizen
  • Jan-Hein van Dijk

Pride Ambassadors

Since 2013 Pride Amsterdam introduced, Pride Ambassadors. These ambassadors are role models for many in our community. Each with its own identity and responsive behaviour in a joint they stand for the versatility and colourfulness of our LGBTIQ + community. Every year the group is expanded with new faces, matching the theme of that year. Curious to know more about them? See here, Ambassadors.