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Amsterdam Pride - Where to Stay
Saturday Jul 28 - Sunday Aug 05, 2018

Info Amsterdam Pride takes place the first weekend of August, and has turn into a massive open air festival. Be sure not to miss
  • the street parties on the Amstel, Zeedijk and Spui on Fri & Sat (till midnight)
  • the open air stage at Rembrandtplein (main stage) and at Homomonument
  • the Canal parade on Saturday through Prinsengracht & the Amstel canal
  • the Closing Party at Rembrandtplein on Sunday Afternoon

  • During Amsterdam Pride there are also tons of parties, and it may also be the best time to visit one of Amsterdam's many gay bars.
    Amstel Area: Dutch
    Amstel area
    The Amstel-area is, together with the Reguliersdwarsstraat area the trendy neighborhood. It is situated around the Rembrandtplein, a square with lots of terasses outside in summertime. Here you wil find many gay bars, from dance-bars to cosy small bars where people meet.

    Pride-specific: street parties on the Amstel are crowded, but with a pleasant business. Here you also have a great spot for the Canal Parade sailing by on Sat. afternoon, as well as being close by the Stopera for the Sunday afternoon closing party.

    hotel info
    The smaller regular hotels can be found in this neighbourhood. Some pleasant gayhotels are nearby. It's also the area to rent a houseboat.
    (Hotel)finder Amstel area:

    Local Area: Kerkstraat
    Kerkstraat area
    The Kerkstraat-area is one of the oldest gay-areas around town, and is situated near the Leidseplein, where the Casino and City Theatre are. The Leidseplein is the area for most straight people to go out. The Kerkstraat is a cosy, gay friendly neighbourhood, and currently is undergoing a new revival. You will also find most of the gay hotels here.

    Pride-specific: no pride parties here, but at nice walking distance from the crowds.

    hotel info
    One of the rural areas in town. During the weekends it's crowded here. Plenty of Luxury hotels; most gayhotels are also in this area. Close by to the museum quarter and the Vondelpark.
    (Hotel)finder Kerkstraat area:

    Other Areas

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    Vondelpark Quarter

    The most beautifull buildings in town can be found here; lovely and quiet. Please be aware that the Vondelpark is quite big; if you stay at the down-town city side, you may be a few minutes walk away from the Leidseplein and Kerkstraat area. However, if you stay at the opposite side of the park, it may take you more then half an hour walk. Renting a bike might be a good idea in that case.

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