fbpx

optional post cruise package

AMSTERDAM PRIDE

AUGUST 5 thru 8, 2022

Pride Amsterdam & Canal Parade

Date

Itinerary

Friday, August 5Pride Street Fair & Opening Party
Saturday, August 6Pride Canal Parade
Sunday, August 7Drag Olympics & Closing Party
Monday, August 8Morning in Amsterdam
Pride Street Fair & Opening Party

Pride Amsterdam is one of the best known and exciting pride celebrations in the world and is oh so much more than just its main event, the famous Canal Parade. The festival attracts over half a million visitors each year and is one of the largest events in Europe. Amsterdam Pride includes unique exhibitions, cultural and sporting events along with countless street parties throughout the city. Today is yours to let your pride flag fly and dive headfirst into one of the largest parties on the planet! We’ll disembark our ship this morning and transfer to our host hotel, the RHO Amsterdam in time for all the revelry!

Pride Canal Parade

Today experience the peak of the festival and Amsterdam Pride’s signature event, the Canal Parade. Known the world over, the Canal Parade is a procession of boats cruising the city’s canals celebrating the past, present and future of the LGBTQ+ community in lavishly decorated boats and barges. The Canal Parade is the festival’s centerpiece event where lavishly decorated barges give the term ‘float’ a literal meaning. Participants put on a show with their onboard DJs, show-stopping themes and plenty of smiles. Smaller boats line the canal walls, enjoying the party by shimmying up to each other, forming a huge flotilla of fun.

Drag Olympics & Closing Party

Don’t miss the Drag Queen Olympics today, with events like the Stiletto Sprint, Handbag Discus and the “Tug of Love”. All kings and queens are welcome to cheer on the drag athletes as they battle for the gold at Homomonument. Afterward, catch your breath and head over to the official Closing Party of Pride Amsterdam where we’ll close the weekend out with a bang! Celebrate diversity and Pride in the most famous space in Amsterdam, Dam Square! The party starts at 2:00 pm and runs until the “official” end at 10:00 pm, although party goers have been known to party on through the night while closing out Pride Amsterdam.

Morning in Amsterdam

Enjoy some time on your own this morning or just sleep in and recover as we say “Vaarwel” (Dutch for goodbye) to the city of Amsterdam and our grand OUTbound Pride to Pride adventure. Spend your final hours in Amsterdam enjoying one of the many cafés along Reguliersdwarsstraat, one of the most important LGBTQ+ streets in Amsterdam for wining, dining and partying. At the core of the area is the espresso bar Lunchroom Downtown. Originally opened in 1970, it has remained active and is a pleasant hangout to this day, inviting patrons to relax in true Dutch style with coffee and pancakes.

Slider

Our OUTbound host hotel is none other than the world-famous RHO Hotel Amsterdam, the most popular gay hotel in the city and “the place to stay for the gay traveler” for years. Right in the old center of Amsterdam, within walking distance of all the pride action, including of course your front-row seat for the Canal Parade. Our host hotel is located between Amsterdam’s two main gay districts and will be a prime spot in the center of all the pride street parties and events. Despite being situated right in the heart of the city, its side street location means the hotel is sheltered from most of the hustle and bustle and is also within the boundaries of Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District (De Wallen). No matter how you choose to celebrate your pride, know that Amsterdam boasts one of Europe’s most vibrant and inclusive gay scenes and has some of the best clubs and bars in the world, offering OUTbounders a truly unique and exciting visit. Known for its nightlife and liberal attitude, Amsterdam is the perfect end to our Pride to Pride cruise!

RHO Hotel Amsterdam

The RHO Hotel opened its doors in April 1989. The building was formerly used by an old Amsterdam gold trading company, while the beautiful reception and lobby were once a theater, built in 1908 in Art-Deco style. The RHO is located in the heart of the old city in a quiet side street, a few steps from the historic Dam Square, the location of the Closing Party. All of the rooms at the RHO have a private bathroom with a shower, free Wi-Fi, a safe, satellite TV and a refrigerator. The rooms are modern, comfortable and non-smoking. Complimentary daily breakfast is served each morning in the dining room overlooking Dam Square.

Slider

4 Day/3 Night Package

for 2 People

$700

*Prices based on RHO Standard Double room, double occupancy. Upgrades to RHO Triple, RHO Voor Suite or RHO Suite available for an additional cost. See RHO Hotel Amsterdam’s website.

GAY AMSTERDAM

Join us as we cruise into Amsterdam for Pride Amsterdam, one of our favorite pride festivals on the planet! We’re in the heart of it all as we host our fellow OUTbounders for the main event, Pride Amsterdam weekend and the world-famous Canal Parade. We can’t think of a better way to show off the canals of Amsterdam than with this amazing spectacle. Known for its nightlife and liberal attitude towards sex and partying, gay Amsterdam is the perfect end to our Pride to Pride cruise. Given its open-mindedness, it’s no surprise that the city offers a number of unforgettable gay-friendly experiences, including the only Gay Pride parade on water.

Reguliersdwarsstraat, located in the old city center, is a vibrant, gay-friendly street that serves as a center for gay clubs, restaurants and other LGBTQ+ venues. After a day of shopping and dining, Join us as we cruise into Amsterdam for Pride Amsterdam, one of our favorite pride festivals on the planet! We’re in the heart of it all as we host our fellow OUTbounders can let loose at clubs like Funhouse and Club Church, which host lavish parties once the sun goes down. No matter how you choose to celebrate your pride, know that Amsterdam boasts one of Europe’s most vibrant and inclusive gay scenes and has some of the best clubs and bars in the world, offering to Join us as we cruise into Amsterdam for Pride Amsterdam, one of our favorite pride festivals on the planet! We’re in the heart of it all as we host our fellow OUTbounders a truly unique and exciting visit.

Scroll to Top