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First Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017 The Netherlands |

First Edition Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017 | The Netherlands

The First Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017 The Netherlands – It is time. Time for the LGBTQ+ community of Utrecht to celebrate the annually Gay Pride Event with their first own, unique and rainbow colored Canal Pride Parade. “The heart of the Netherlands” will turn pink when for the first ever dressed up Grachten boats will ride the old canals of the fourth biggest city of the Netherlands accompanied by proud gay, lesbian, bi, trans and friends from all over the world. Starting at Ledig Erf, the Utrecht Gay Pride Parade on the canals will end at the Zandbrug, just around the corner of the well-known gay bars “Bodytalk” and “Café Kalff”.

But that was just the beginning of the rainbow colored weekend in Utrecht, the little sister of Amsterdam. So if you are still on the scout for the right weekend planning, pack your pride stuff, self-made posters, and your friends and join the Dutch crowd for their first edition of the Utrecht Canal Gay Pride in 2017. The celebrations will continue after the canal parade at the Utrecht Gay Pride Street Party (Pink Zone) where everyone is invited to stand together united for equality and against discrimination and celebrate pride at its best. Still hungry for more? Then you should not miss the Official Utrecht Canal Pride afterparty at Rubber XL. A Couple of men’s reporter Danielle will be around taking photos of this great event. Stay tuned for our best Utrecht Gay Canal Pride pictures on Monday! Enjoy your own Pride in Utrecht!

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It will look like Gay Euro Pride Amsterdam 2016 – or even better at First Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017


The First Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017

The Utrecht Canal Pride will start at 1 pm (13:00 hours) from the Ledig Erf. From there, the parade will continue its way passing by The Dom Church (St. Martin’s Cathedral, Utrecht) through the lively and beautiful city center of Utrecht toward De Weerdsluis. During the peak of the parade, all 27 boats will be located at the famous Oudegracht. There, the major of Utrecht will welcome the Canal Parade with a confetti shower. Passing the last bend, the Utrecht Canal Parade boats will reach their final destination around the Monicabrug.

If you are wondering, where you should go or where you can see canal boats best, have a look at the map. The green areas are free to visit for everyone, but those areas are most likely the busiest, of course. The red areas are closed because of construction work and security reasons. A tip from the organizers: avoid the shopping area, because of the shopping tourists.


First Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017 The Netherlands |

First Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017 The Netherlands |


Official program: Utrecht Canal Pride 17th June 2017


From 13:00 – 17:00 hours: Canal Boat Parade over the Oudegracht

More than 25 boats from the LGBTQ+ community will take a ride over the Oudegracht, the most popular canal of Utrecht. Important note: Participating with your own boat is not allowed.

From 14:00 – 23:00 hours: Pride Street Party at Pink Zone

The after canal parade party will take lace at the Pink Zone from Jacobibrug (Jacobi bridge ) to the Jacobskerkhof  (backyard of the Jacobi church) organized by Cafe Kalff, Bodytalk and Rubber. You are free to dance, enjoy yourself together with old and new friends the unique atmosphere in Utrecht with live DJs on the Jacobi bridge and the backyard of the Jacobi church until 23:00 hours. The whole area will be dressed in pink, rainbow colors and the right decor for the best party of the Pride.  The best is: entrance is free!

From 22:30 hours on: Rubber XL, Official Utrecht Canal Pride afterparty

The monthly gay party in Utrecht “Rubber” will celebrate an XL Pride edition. This seems to be the right showdown of the first Utrecht Canal Pride.  Goot to

Goot to know: 1 Ticket – 2 Clubs (Club Basis /club&house and Club Poema /dance&pop just 180 meters distance) – 10 DJ’s – 1 big party.
More information at or on facebook evenement.

Enjoy the First Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017 #utrechtpride

Info 1st Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017:

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First Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017 The Netherlands | ©

First Utrecht Canal Gay Pride 2017 The Netherlands | ©

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