Lucien Spee is CEO of Stichting Amsterdam Gay Pride, the foundation behind this high-scale event that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Dutch capital every year to celebrate diversity.
The Amsterdam Gay Pride celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this year. What is the formula that makes it so successful and spectacular?
“Amsterdam Gay Pride is a festival to celebrate that you can be who you are and love the one you want. We share love and accept differences.
Over the last 20 years our nine-day festival evolved into one of the biggest and best celebrations of its kind around the globe attracting over 500.000 participants and visitors to stay and play in Amsterdam.
The city turns into a rainbow of events in gay and open-minded venues, from dance parties to film festivals, sporting events, debates and culture. The second weekend we blow your mind with a weekend of outdoor parties, the world famous Canal Parade and a unique Human Rights Concert on the closing Sunday.”