“We look forward to a special edition where ‘being who you are and loving who you want’ is the norm and fighting for equal rights is the message,” said Amsterdam Pride director Lucien Spee de Castillo. Ruiz.
Spectators were packed in severals along the canals and on the bridges to watch the 25th version of the parade which was the culmination of a nine-day Pride event in the Dutch capital.
At the start of the event, police stopped a boat supporting farmers who have been protesting for weeks against government plans to cut nitrogen emissions. Only 80 boats were allowed to participate in the event, and they had to register in advance.
The farmers’ boat was decorated with flags saying ‘Proud Farmers’ and ‘No Farmers, No Food’. On board was one person in a cow costume and others wearing pink clogs and pink cowboy hats.