In amsterdam, the LGBTQ Pride celebration was held on water. The Canal Parade, it was a flotilla of 80 boats, all decorated in the colors of the rainbow.
Hundreds of thousands of spectators lined the city’s historic canals this Saturday, after two years of cancellation of the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s definitely still necessary. Looking at all the incidents this year, also in Amsterdam. People are shunned because of their looks. In restaurants they’re told: ‘the kitchen is closed, you can’t eat here’, while other people they serve them. So yes, it is still necessary, even in Amsterdam. Not only here, but also in other places in the Netherlandssaid one of the attendees.
The boats represented human rights groups, bars, clothing brands and even the national army.
Is 25th version of the paradewas the highlight of nine days of Pride celebrations in the Dutch capital.
Police prevented a boat supporting farmers protesting government climate plans to cut nitrogen emissions from joining the parade. Only 80 boats were allowed to participate, and they had to register in advance.
The farmers’ boat was decorated with flags reading “Farmers Pride” and “No Farmers, No Food.” On board was one person dressed as a cow and others wearing clogs and pink cowboy hats.