August 3rd, Amsterdam. The Canal Parade is what Amsterdam Gay Pride is famous for. It's the crown on their two weeks lasting festival that features more than 200 events. The boats start at the Scheepvaart museum at the eastern part of the city center moving towards the Amstel river. The floats continue from there taking the Prinsengracht towards the Westerdok. The Canal Parade starts around 12.30 pm and takes all afternoon. Around 80 boats of different organizations and non-profit organizations are participating in the event.