Pride Amsterdam is one of the highlights of the yearly event calendar , but where did it all begin? Pride parades in most cities are used to mark the Stonewall riots of the s. On the one year anniversary in , and every year since then, the Stonewall riots have been commemorated in New York and several other cities with Pride marches. These marches paved the way for parades fighting for gay liberation and freedom across the US, and the rest of the world.
The canal parade is one of the most famous events of the Gay Pride Amsterdam. The floats will start their route in the Westerdok and will finish via the Prinsengracht, Amstel, Nieuwe Herengracht into the Oosterdok. The first float leaves at the Prinsengracht at The 6 kilometres canal route provides visitors enough space to have a good view of the complete parade. The Hotel Pulitzer is where we stay stylish and close to the gay bars.
The world has bear witness to many protests and revolutions. It was not long ago that bisexual people were considered a curse to our society and tagged abnormal people. The bar was very popular with the most marginalized section of the gay community. These events led to the beginning of the famous gay pride marches that has now found popularity all-over the globe. The event is very colorful and bold helping in bringing out the best in cities.
Singing, dancing, and having the time of our lives watching the colorful and happy crowd from along the Prinsengracht was everything we could have wished for! And it gave us the opportunity to take some great photos from the canal parade boat! Once again, Pride Amsterdam was a big success with an increasing amount of visitors.