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Amsterdam Pride kicks off, thousands join Pridewalk |  Currently

Amsterdam Pride kicks off, thousands join Pridewalk | Currently

The Pride Amsterdam traditionally began with the Pride Walk, a peaceful demonstration for equal rights for gays, bisexuals and transgender people. There’s also plenty to do in and around the capital in the coming week. It is well known that in Holland you can “be what you are, and you can love who you want”. NU.nl provides an overview of the first day.

A pride flag outside a parking garage on the Marnixstraat, Amsterdam. The event, which lasts nine days, returns as usual after two years of absence due to Corona.


A pride flag outside a parking garage on the Marnixstraat, Amsterdam.  The event, which lasts nine days, returns as usual after two years of absence due to Corona.

A pride flag outside a parking garage on the Marnixstraat, Amsterdam. The event, which lasts nine days, returns as usual after two years of absence due to Corona.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues

Pride Parade participants walk through Amsterdam on the first day of the Amsterdam Pride Festival.


Pride Parade participants walk through Amsterdam on the first day of the Amsterdam Pride Festival.

Pride Parade participants walk through Amsterdam on the first day of the Amsterdam Pride Festival.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues

The Pride Parade was held for the tenth time this year.


The Pride Parade was held for the tenth time this year.

The Pride Parade was held for the tenth time this year.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues

The tour started at noon in Dam Square and ended in Vondelpark.


The tour started at noon in Dam Square and ended in Vondelpark.

The tour started at noon in Dam Square and ended in Vondelpark.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues

Visitors to Pride Amsterdam in Vondelpark.


Visitors to Pride Amsterdam in Vondelpark.

Visitors to Pride Amsterdam in Vondelpark.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues

The Pride March is a demonstration for equal rights for LGBT people around the world.


The Pride March is a demonstration for equal rights for LGBT people around the world.

The Pride March is a demonstration for equal rights for LGBT people around the world.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues

Rainbow flags hang from facades all over the city.


Rainbow flags hang from facades all over the city.

Rainbow flags hang from facades all over the city.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues

Some wear clothing that stands out as much as possible. Others prefer not to wear anything.


Some wear clothing that stands out as much as possible.  Others prefer not to wear anything.

Some wear clothing that stands out as much as possible. Others prefer not to wear anything.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues

The subject of this first pride after Corona is my type, my pride.


The subject of this first pride after Corona is my type, my pride.

The subject of this first pride after Corona is my type, my pride.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues

The struggle for equal rights for LGBT people is making progress, but it is not over yet. This is what Amsterdam Mayor Vimke Halsema said at the opening of Amsterdam Pride Week.


The struggle for equal rights for LGBT people is making progress, but it is not over yet.  This is what Amsterdam Mayor Vimke Halsema said at the opening of Amsterdam Pride Week.

The struggle for equal rights for LGBT people is making progress, but it is not over yet. This is what Amsterdam Mayor Vimke Halsema said at the opening of Amsterdam Pride Week.

picture: ANP – Phil Nigues