Last Saturday, more than 100,000 people lined the canals for Amsterdam Pride’s legendary Canal Parade, as 80 barges drifted down the Prinsengracht in the world’s only waterborne Pride.
Lady Bunny sparkled aboard the W Amsterdam’s float, along with with Season 8 queen Kim Chi and Dutch doll Diva Mayday.
The barge, which took home the Best Design trophy was festooned in gold and black—barges have to remain low to pass under bridges, so the float was designed with a hydraulic system that raised and lowered a young model in a golden tower.
Revelers were appropriately decked out in glam black-and-gold togs designed by MaryMe-JimmyPaul
“Extravaganza in sublime form,” said judge Cornald Maas. “Gold and glitter without becoming ordinary.”
Other winners included flotillas from Scouting Netherlands and drag queen Dolly Bellefleur, who had 60 Dolly “clones” on board.
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Earlier in the week, Bunny, Kim Chi and Mayday participated in a panel discussion on the role of drag in resistance and politics, as part of the W’s ongoing international Queer Me Out series.
Below, view more images from the Canal Parade.