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 how to live.
We also walk for those who cannot join us, and to illustrate that, we carry the flags of the countries where homosexuality is included in the criminal code. For this matter, we follow the ILGA list and also maintain contact with 76Crimes, an organization that monitors anti-gay legislation globally. Normally, our Pride Walk is during the opening weekend, and on that Saturday, we walk with approximately 15,000 people from Dam Square to Vondelpark, where Pride Park takes place afterwards.
Due to the WorldPride and the participating international groups, the parade will be a lot bigger and will take place during the closing weekend. In 2026, the route will run from Martin Luther King Park to the Pride Village on Museumplein, and will be 3.5km (2.2 miles) long.