At Amsterdam’s EuroPride Canal Parade [VIDEOS]

Amsterdam was the host city for EuroPride this year and what a party it was. Via the Netherlands Times:

The closing party for EuroPride 2016 in Amsterdam on Sunday night attracted around 500 thousand visitors, according to the Amsterdam police. By 8:00 p.m. the police had to start showing people away as the Rembrandtplein reached its capacity, the Gelderlander reports.

The party ended at 10:00 p.m. after performances by, among others, Karin Bloemen, Kate Ryen and Conchita Wurst.

Several prizes were handed out for the Canal Parade on Saturday. The World Religion Boat won first place in the category Join our Freedom. The boat was described as a “cheerful interfaith gathering” and included followers of the religions Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity.

For the first time ever, a gay imam was also on the boat. The police boat came in second place and gay interest group COC came in third.

The prize for most beautifully decorated boat went to Legally Gay. Royal Flora and Plastic Soup came in second and third. Prize for the best statement went to St Ocan, followed by Zahoor and Trans United.

Madrid will host EuroPride 2017.