The Canal Parade is the highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend! 80 decorated boats sail along the Prinsengracht. The parade starts at 13:30 at Westerdok (near the Central Station) and the route follows Prinsengracht and the Amstel to Oosterdok. The event is the second biggest of Amsterdam. Thousands of spectators get early to the canals for the best spot. Most fun is to walk along the route, from the Central Station side towards the Amstel. Many guys have private parties on small boats on the side of the canal.