PrideWatch: Antwerp Pride
Images in order: (1) courtesy of Getty Images, (2-4) courtesy Antwerp Pride
Story by Bartosz Jaworski
Festivities begin on the 25th with a symposium on gay and human rights, followed by a party at Cafe Den Draak -- a gay venue that donates all of its profits to LGBT organizations.
The following day, check out "A Hard NIght," Belgium's largest fetish party. The ladieS can join the glamorous showgirls at the hip lesbian joint, Cafe de Love. However, if you would like to keep your night PG, there is also a Mamma Mia! singalong scheduled.
A gay cruise-party, Navigaytion, stars on Saturday with thousands of gay men and women. If you still haven't gotten your fix, there will be more fetish events scheduled near Antwerp's historic port area, thus knocking out fetish and sightseeing with one stone.
After all the parties Antwerp Pride has some low-key events scheduled for Sunday, including a trip to the city's Diamond Museum (the diamond trade is one of Antwerp's main industries) and the Zoo, where there will be a guided tour about diversity among animals.
For a full schedule of events, visit the Antwerp Pride website. And check out our coverage of riverboat cruises in the Low Countries for more sightseeing ideas. With thousands of visitors coming from around the world, this festival is a great opportunity to meet interesting people, celebrate LGBT pride, and enjoy the beauty of Belgium.