The Amsterdam Gay Pride is an annual gay festival weekend in the centre of Amsterdam, organized in the first weekend of August. The highlight is the famous Canal Parade on Saterday afternoon. Where most parades use trucks, Amsterdam has boats!
On Saterday April 20th, the 66th edition of the annual Flower Parade will leave Noordwijk at 09:30 to travel its 40-km route, along the main roads, to arrive in Haarlem at about 21:00. The procession will comprise of 20 large floats and more than 30 decorated luxury cars, interspersed with marching bands.
Circuit Park Zandvoort is a motorsport race track located in the dunes north of the town of Zandvoort, near the Nort Sea coast line. The circuit was mainly designed by John Hugenholtz and inaugurated on August 7th, 1948.
The Siege of Leiden occured during the Eighty Year's War in 1573 and 1574, when the Spanish attempted to capture the rebelloius city of Leiden, but failed. In September 1574, the Dutch decided to break the dikes in the south to let in seawater and so relieve the siege. However, in the absence of storms, for months the water did not rise high enough to flood the area.
SAIL Amsterdam is an impressive maritime manifestation held every five years in Amsterdam. A fleet of tall ships from all over the world and more than 500 sailing heritage ships moor on and around the IJ river in Amsterdam.
Summer Carnaval is a yearly event that mimics the carnaval of South Latin America. Initially it was an Antillean and Aruban occasion, but over the years it has grown into an event with which many cultures can identify.
Around 70,000 people visit this culinary event at the historic big square (Grote Markt) of Haarlem. Thirteen restaurants present themself by serving their most delicious and refined snacks to the public.