Europe – join our freedom @EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the lively city and Capital of Holland, will be the heart of EuroPride in the year 2016. The capital of Holland has been a cultural and creative centre for centuries. It is its people that have made the city unique; Amsterdam is very lively and energetic. Its inhabitants are known for their friendly, tolerant and cosmopolitan nature.
No wondering the theme of EuroPride 2016 will be Join our Freedom.
This city of Amsterdam will be the ambiance and the great setting for EuroPride 2016.
Mayor of Amsterdam
“Each summer we celebrate gay pride, a successful event which contributes to a tolerant and gay friendly atmosphere. Our aim is to extend this powerful event on a bigger scale: EuroPride 2016 would be the perfect possibility. The city of Amsterdam will give full support to make EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam a festive event of great importance”. Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Gay Pride the foundation is committed to emancipation, social and legal equality and acceptance of gays, bisexuals and lesbians, but also for those who do not want to live their life according to social dominant gender roles (like masculine women, feminine men and queers) or for those who change gender identity. In order to achieve this visibility of the diversity is necessary. What you see cannot be ignored. The primary objective of the foundation is therefore to organize activities and events in public space and create public awareness for LGBT rights, both national and international.
The last time Amsterdam hosted the Europride was in the year 1994 and this was also the last Pink Saturday in our capital. After the Europride in Oslo in Norway in 2014, the Europride this year in Riga in Letland, we will be the next host. Amsterdam was unanimous voted by all members of EPOA (European Pride Organizers Association) for hosting this main event.
Let’s meet in Amsterdam
In the summer of next year main International conferences will take place in Amsterdam: The World Conference for LGBT law enforcement and criminal justice and professionals, the European Bisexual Conference, International Workplace Pride Conference.
The EuroPride will be a festival of 16 days with a broad program of Arts & Culture, Sports, Debate and Religious activities. During 23rd of July till the 7th of August, 2016 Amsterdam will be the centre of Europe.
The city welcomes all visitors for a Grand Opening, the Pink Saturday, conferences, sport events, an International LHBT Choir Festival, a Pink Culture Night and a European LHTB television concert.
The last 4 days it becomes the biggest street party event of Amsterdam with stages all over the city centre, the world famous Canal Parade on Saturday and a smashing Concert at the final night to celebrate Freedom in Amsterdam.
During all these festivities & activities the Amsterdam Pride Village will be the centre of hospitality.
Message to Europe
Visitors from all over Europe will join this festival to celebrate this freedom, but also to fight for equal rights within EU. We want to be accepted with dignity and be embraced by family, neighbours and colleagues everywhere within Europe.
EuroPride 2016 will give you a warm embrace of Amsterdam – an unique touch of Holland – and a celebration of our Pride & Freedom within Europe.