In the Amsterdam canals, the Canal Parade, the highlight of Pride Amsterdam, will come to an end on Saturday around 6 p.m. Traditionally, the boat parade attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. Thousands of people stand along the quays, many dressed in striking outfits.

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    The boat parade was allowed to be held again after two years of absence. The first boats sailed out of the Oosterdok onto the canal around noon. The route then goes via the Nieuwe Herengracht and the Amstel onto the Prinsengracht. The fleet consists of eighty boats, the last one sailed onto the Prinsengracht around 4 p.m. After a round through the canals, the last boat arrived in the Westerdok around 6 p.m.

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    Commander of the Armed Forces Onno Eichelsheim also joined the Canal Parade in Amsterdam this afternoon, a first. Never before has the highest soldier of our country participated in the boat parade.

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    Commander of the Armed Forces Onno Eichelsheim sailed for the first time this afternoon with the Canal Parade in Amsterdam.

    Commander of the Armed Forces Onno Eichelsheim sailed for the first time this afternoon with the Canal Parade in Amsterdam.

    Pleasant ambience

    Earlier in the day, the police warned of crowds in the capital because of the Pride. However, the atmosphere has been “cozy and festive,” according to a spokeswoman for the municipality. As far as is known, there have been no incidents. There are no exact numbers of the number of visitors in the city center, but the crowds are “manageable.”

    Because of the crowds, the Skinny Bridge was closed and people were urged to avoid De 9 Straatjes. It was also very busy at the Homomonument and on the Vijzelgracht and in the Vijzelstraat.

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