I spent the entire evening (5 pm till 11 pm) visiting various gay cruising places and saw no action whatsoever. In fact, I haven't managed to get my leg over in the "scene" in five months! (I am an average-looking guy in his early forties.) Warning to tourists: Do not believe the PR machine! Amsterdam as a gay destination is DEAD!
Amsterdam Gay Pride will host the EuroPride this year. The festival will last 3 weeks, with the first weekend the Dutch national pride celebrations Roze Zaterdag.
The second weekend will be 2 days of the open minded gay festival Milkshake.
The 3rd weekend is the big events weekend, with the famous Canal Parade and many parties. Some of the big parties are already announced and ticket sale is open. Amsterdam is very busy this summer, make sure to book your hotel now!
See our website www.amsterdamgaypride.nl for all parties and events.info