We happened to get to Amsterdam just in time for the Gay Pride Canal Parade on the Prinsengracht. The combination of smoke, bubbles, confetti, and pure excitement in the air was intoxicating…mostly in a good way. The parade floats seemed to keep coming and represented every walk of life. It was amazing to be able to share in this experience with locals and tourists alike.
Check for festivals and events that are occurring during your trip well ahead of time so that you don’t miss out on booking a hotel or hostel. We knew about the Pride schedule thanks to I amsterdam’s festival calendar and were lucky enough to book a great room at Hotel Nadia in the heart of the Jordaan.