Utrecht Canal Pride 2024


Since 2022, Utrecht University has participated annually in the Utrecht Canal Pride together with the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. This year is no different, and the festivities will kick off on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Will you come and wave to us?

Don't let your love go to waste

The theme of the boat on which 45 members from Utrecht University and 45 from Utrecht University of Applied Sciences are sailing this year is: 'Don’t let your love go to waste!'. So, don't throw your love away, but share it! Additionally, we are focusing on sustainability. We're reusing banners, using biodegradable balloons, and organizing a clothing swap/upcycle event prior to the festivities. From the leftover clothing, we will create an inclusivity flag for the boat.


The Utrecht Canal Pride was an unforgettable day full of love, fun and celebration. We had an important message: embrace yourself, celebrate each other. Everyone deserves the freedom to be themselves.

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Elias Abou Chaaya
Participant Utrecht Pride 2023

Practical information

From 1:30 PM, the canals and Oudegracht in Utrecht will be adorned in all the colours of the rainbow. The boats will set off from the Bartholomeïbrug. The parade is set to pass under Hoog Catharijne at around 2:00 PM, and by 2:30 PM, the first boat will go under the Monicabrug. From 3:00 PM, the parade will approach the pink zone near the Viebrug. Spectators near the Hamburgerbrug will see the first boat arriving around 3:30 PM, with the first boat reaching the finishing point near the Tolsteegbarrière at 4:00 PM. By 6:00 PM, all the boats will have completed the route!

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About EDI

The aim of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) programme is for everyone to feel welcome and valued at Utrecht University. We believe that staff and student diversity enriches the academic debate and that everyone deserves equal opportunities. We see this aspiration as our social responsibility.

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Utrecht city centre
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Organisation Utrecht Pride