Rent a boat for the Gay Pride

UPDATE: DUE TO CORONA / COVID-19 THE 2020 GAY PRIDE IS CANCELLED. THEREFORE, SATURDAY 1 AUGUST 2020 WILL BE A REGULAR RENTAL DAY. HOPEFULLY, THERE WILL BE A GAY PRIDE AGAIN IN 2021. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT, PLEASE CONTINUE READING BELOW.

Why would you rent a boat for the Gay Pride?

The Canal Parade on the first Saturday of August is the highlight of the annual Gay Pride festival. The parade takes place in the afternoon and follows a fixed route on the Amsterdam canals and the Amstel river.

An immense crowd comes to join the party and to admire the 80 festively decorated theme boats and their celebrating crew. The very best up and close experience can be had from your own boat parked along the route. However, the organization of the Gay Pride only allows a limited number of spectator boats. If you rent a boat from us, the entree ticket linked to a specific place along the route will be included.

Boat hire Gay Pride Amsterdam

How to rent your boat for the annual Gay Pride on the Amsterdam canals?

Only full day rentals 

For the Gay Pride you can only rent your boat for the entire day. The reason for that is that you have to find your parking spot well before the start of the parade. That’s why you have to pick up your boat in time: anytime between 7.30 and 9:00 AM. It’s fine if one or two of your crew pick up the boat and the rest of your crew gets on board later on. You can return your boat after the parade, anytime between 5 and 8 PM.

The rate for the Gay Pride

The full day rental rate for the Gay Pride is € 299 per boat. This is the best rate you will find in Amsterdam.

More info and reservations

For more information about renting a boat for the Gay Pride please send an email to info@boaty.nl. You can also book online right away. Please select the first Saturday of August on the calendar. Since the Gay Pride is always fully booked well in advance, we recommend to book early.