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Yelp Amsterdam @Amsterdam Gay Pride Canal Parade 2012



Het was ergens in januari. Met een aantal glazen wijn keken we elkaar aan en zeiden: "Weet je wat pas lachen zou zijn? Als we een boot konden hebben in de Gay Pride…" Februari was het aanmelden, compleet met motivatiebrief en op zondag 1 april (geen grapje) stonden we uitbunidg op de bar te dansen; Yelp Amsterdam was ingeloot en had een startbewijs voor de Amsterdam Gay Pride Canal Parade 2012! En afgelopen zaterdag 4 augustus geschiedde…

It was Gay Pride time


De Amsterdam Gay Pride wordt elk jaar georganiseerd in de laatste week juli / eerste week van augustus. Deze week staat in het teken van tolerantie en vrijheid om je te uiten, op welke manier dan ook. De hele week worden er door de gehele stad lezingen & activiteiten gehouden en feestjes gegeven. Maar waar de Amsterdammers de Gay Pride voornamelijk van kennen is hèt paradepaardje: De Canal Parade! Deze wordt traditioneel op de zaterdag van de Gay Pride-week gehouden: Een optocht van 80 volledig uitgedoste boten die vanaf het Westerdok, over de gehele Prinsengracht en via de Amstel naar het Oosterdok varen. Honderdduizenden bezoekers verzamelen zich langs de route en zwaaien, juichen, dansen mee met alle boten.Gay Pride Galore

Het thema van de Gay Pride dit jaar was 'On The Move' en dat moest verwerkt worden in het concept van onze boot. En ziedaar! Wij waren ontdekkingsreizigers met de slogan: "Ontdek Amsterdam". Toepasselijker kan niet eigenlijk; de genodigden aan boord zijn 'Elites Yelpers'; Elites doen heel veel in de stad en schrijven reviews daarover, dus zij zijn eigenlijk de echte ontdekkingsreizigers van Amsterdam! Wij zoeken, vinden en schrijven onze belevingen op Yelp.nl om met iedere Amsterdammer te delen, zodat jullie weten waar je juist wel en niet moet zijn in Amsterdam. 

We Are On The Move With Yelp Amsterdam


De boot was geheel versierd; de onderkant Yelp-rood, de bovenkant vol met planten (ontdekkingsreizigers bewegen zich in de jungle, uiteraard), prachtige banners en natuurlijk heerlijke dansers in niks anders dan waanzinnige outfits, compleet met verentooien! Hoe is dat nou, varen in de optocht? Lees hier de reviews en bekijk de foto's. Dit jaar was er uiteraard weer een uitzending van de AVRO, AT5 en een livestream op YouTube! Ziehier, ziehier en luister ook naar het fijne commentaar over Yelp Amsterdam op 2:32:00!Boat

Ik ben trots. Ik ben zo enorm trots! En dat heeft niks met mijn voorkeuren te maken; ik ben trots dat ik in een stad als Amsterdam woon, waar je mag zijn wie je wil zijn. Dat je je mag uiten hoe je je wil uiten. En het meest trots ben ik op jullie Elite Yelpers; dat wij samen de stad op zoveel mogelijk manieren mogen ontdekken en dat mogen delen voor alle Amsterdammers op Yelp.nl! Let's explore some more!

See You On Yelp!

Flippie

Philippine W – Yelp Amsterdam Community Manager 

———– For English, click here ———– 

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