Amsterdam will host WorldPride 2026. 

Amsterdam is known as a city of tolerance. With 180 nationalities it’s the most diverse city in the World. The diversity is also related to our strong and vivid LGBTQIA+ community, which belongs to Amsterdam and strengthens its atmosphere of tolerance and creativity. It was in 2001 that the world’s first same-sex marriage was conducted by our former mayor. We are proud of this fact and in 2026 we will celebrate 25 years of marriage equality. Nowadays, tolerance for and freedom of the LGBTQIA+ community is not widespread. Therefore, the city of Amsterdam has put serious effort into protecting our community. Each summer, the whole city celebrates Pride with us, and our aim is to promote our meaningful event on a larger scale, and WorldPride 2026 will be the perfect opportunity for this.


WorldPride in Amsterdam is an important milestone, a point on the horizon for us to work towards together. Equal and acquired rights are under pressure in many places and we as an LGBTI community must make our voices heard in a visible and combative way.


WorldPride must be a fully inclusive celebration where new connections are made and partnerships are forged. After WorldPride, activists should return home energized and feeling part of a new wave of LGBTI+ empowerment activism.

About us

What began in 1996 as a party to attract more LGBTI+ visitors to our city during the summertime has evolved into a nine-day festival becoming one of the world’s best and largest celebrations of its kind. The city transforms into a rainbow of events including 300+ activities.

Aug 01
Canal Parade

Our Canal Parade has been on the list of the ‘100 Best festivals in the World’ for several years, which is of course a great compliment, but also a great…

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Aug 04 – Aug 07
WorldPride Conference

Human rights defenders and activists from all over the globe gather during Amsterdam WorldPride 2026. The program will consist special statements by high-level officials & community members, multiple sessions in different settings, talks by experts…

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Aug 05 – Aug 08
Pride Village

Pride Village is the meeting place for everyone during the second week of WorldPride, where LGBTI+ organizations and culture are centralized, and is located in the heart of a historic art…

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Jul 31 – Aug 01
Street Parties

In 25 years, our Pride has grown into a large Pride celebration. The whole city turns into a rainbow of events, and during the second weekend the roof will literally…

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Aug 08
Pride March

In addition to showing that we are a beautiful, diverse, and multicolored community, it is also a protest to show the world that we do not tolerate others telling us…

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Aug 08
Human Rights Concert

Following up on our successful human rights concert in 2016 during EuroPride, we will again host a two-hour music show with national and international artists in 2026 during WorldPride. The aim of…

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