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PHOTOS: Canal Pride Rides the Waves in Amsterdam

PHOTOS: Canal Pride Rides the Waves in Amsterdam


Getting hosed is a great way to celebrate Pride in Amsterdam.

What better way to celebrate Pride then getting hosed on by muscular, beglittered revelers on canal boats? This event in Amsterdam is one of the more unique manifestions of LGBT Pride and one of the more popular to attend by both residents and tourists alike.

2014canalpride1_0 Revelers on a boat covered in glitter parade the Prinsengracht canal participating in the Amsterdam Canal Parade during Amsterdam Gay Pride on August 2, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Over 500,000 people from all over the world attend the yearly Gay Pride and the Canal Parade where 79 boats with revelers in costume parade the Dutch capital from the Prinsengracht canal to the Amstel river.

2014canalpride2_0 Blowing a kiss on the canal.

2014canalpride3_0 Time for a little one-on-one Gay Pride in action.

2014canalpride4_0 Bubbly, stripey Pride.


Boats and onlookers line the banks of the canal with the charmng archticture of Amsterdam behind them.

453070106_longx633_0 A close up of some of the charming architecture of Amsterdam.

453070102_longx633_0 The Pride Patrol hoses down the crowd with love.

453070102_redox633_0 A close up of the Pride Patrol reveals a fervent dedication to fitness.

453070102_rightx633_0 The Pride Patrol utilizes powerful hoses to spray the crowd.

2014canalpride7_0 More stripes, more bubbles, more Pride, and more muscles.

2014canalpride8_0 Members of the Dutch Aids Fonds sail silently ahead of the Amsterdam Canal Parade commemorating two of their members, Pim de Kuijer and Martine de Schutter, who perished onboard Flight MH17 when it crashed, during Amsterdam Gay Pride on August 2, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

453070090x633_0 The Pride Patrol members wear protective shrugs to avoid over exposure of their cannonball shoulders.

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