Get ready for PARTY TIME in Amsterdam. This weekend is GAY PRIDE with the famous CANAL PRIDE on Saturday , where hundreds of boats will fill the prinsengracht. The canal pride is during daytime, and is watched and joined by at least 200.000 visitors. Apart from all the street parties during gay pride, there are some really cool parties not to be missed.
The unofficial OPENING PARTY of Amsterdam Pride is held in the Backdoor on Friday August 3rd, where The Backdoor proudly joins forces with one of Londons finest club nights. Celebrated international club night COCO LATTE, with it’s unrivaled reputation for fierce fashion combined with funky uplifting vocal house music, is coming to Amsterdam for the first time ever to stage a special Gay Pride Extravaganza. Featuring Cocco Latte residents Djs Mark Bambach & Luigi Rosi. The “floor to ceiling gorgeous” Margaret is hosting together with Coco Latte infamous promoter Nicholas. Entrance is only 25 guilders, amstelstraat 32.
On Saturday most of the crowd is going to the street parties, on the Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amstel, Kerkstraat and Warmoesstraat. Also outside the city there is a White Party, the location is moved last minute to outside the city, and will be held in the club Powerzone. Tickets are 75 guilders, and a taxi will cost you around 40 guilders (one way). You can also go there by metro, get of at Spaklerweg. Or take the shuttle boat service from Stadhouderskade 25, between 22.00 and 5.30.
If you want to continue partying after the streetparties or the White party, check out the Cockring for PRIDE BANG, open until 12 in the morning. Parties in the Cockring always have live strip sex shows by international porn stars.
The Closing Ceremony of the Amsterdam Pride weekend is at the square in front of the Stopera (City Hall). From 15.00 till 21.00 hrs. Ten famous dutch singers are on stage, which makes it very “gezellig”. (Ask a dutch person what the word means). After being gezellig, it’s Party Time again, just cross the bridge and you are on Amstelstraat 32, where the Backdoor open for their infamous Tea-dance. Tea with a twist, doors open 9 PM, complimentary food, joints, cigs & tea.
DJ’s Jarb & Deneuve, and this is the unofficial CLOSING Party.
August 29 till September 2 is FETISH FANTASY WEEKEND (MEGATRASH), 5 days of Sodom & Gomorra for the kinky and leather crowd. The weekend already start on Wednesday at Club More, and ends in the new Blowbuddies on Sunday. More then 20 leatherparties in 5 days, and the whole gay scene working together, and as a highlight the MEGATRASH PARTY on Saturday September 1. Thousands of hot leather, uniform and rubber lovers in the harbor of Amsterdam,
Europe’s nr 1 sex party. More info and program you can find on Mega Trash