This weekend wrapped up Amsterdam Pride with the celebration’s iconic flotilla procession down the Prinsengracht canal. The Canal Parade, which draws tens of thousands of spectators every year, is the world’s only waterborne Pride parade.
Religious leaders joined the festivities, including French Imam Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed.
Even Mayor Eberhard van der Laan got in on the fun.
As did Amsterdam’s Westerkerk tower.
Dutch retailer Albert Heijn renamed several of its “AH to go” shops as “AH to gay” during Pride to show support for the LGBT community.
And later joined Conchita Wurst at the parade.
Security was increased for the event, which doubled as EuroPride 2016, in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando and terror attacks in France, Germany and Belgium.
“We are extra alert. Many visible and invisible measures were already taken after earlier attacks in Belgium and France”, said a spokesperson for the mayor. “Gay Pride is an important event that is a symbol for freedom. Our aim is to let normal life continue as much as possible and not to live in fear.”
Below, more images from Amsterdam Pride.