Canal Parade

Dear members, now that the exam week is finally over, we are all enjoying our summer vacation and looking forward to all the activities we planned to do. We guess that you are doing the same. While some days might be filled with a nice festival, a vacation far away, or other fun plans. There will also be some days that are still completely empty. If you're still in doubt whether you want to get some well-deserved rest or whether you want to get the most out of your summer break by planning even more activities, Défi is here to make that decision a little easier for you. On Saturday the 5th of August, we will go see the Canal Parade in Amsterdam! The Canal Parade will start at 12:00 from the Scheepvaart, so we will gather around 11:30 at Amsterdam Central Station. The exact details will be communicated to all participants later on. The Canal Parade will end at approximately 18:00. However most streetparties have already started at 16:00 and the main party starts already at 14:00! So we will check some of those as well. Note that if you want to arrive later or leave earlier, that is fine as well! So if you are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, curious, asexual, pansexual, gender-non-conforming, gender-fluid, non-binary, androgynous, all of the above or nothing from above, make sure that you subscribe!! The festival itself will be completely free of charge. Défi will bring some rainbow decorations, to make sure you are all decorated for the occasion. But it would still be nice to bring your most colorful clothes. Défi will also bring some snacks for everyone! Do note that drinks should be bought by yourself and make sure to buy enough for the whole day in advance. As it is hard to leave the Parade to buy additional drinks. Also note that while the festival is free of charge, you have to pay (and arrange it yourself) for your travel to and from Amsterdam. However, you can get a group retour for a minimum of 7,15 a person*. So if you are interested in joining with this group deal, you can subscribe with that information and you can form groups yourself to buy this group retour. Additional information on the Canal Parade can be found in this website: canal-parade, additional information about the street parties can be found here: street-parties or you could watch last years aftermovie: aftermovie to get a good impression of the Parade itself. We hope to see all of you on the 5th of August!! In case there are any questions or remarks, feel free to contact any member of Défi or mail to ! Hugs from Défi! *There are some terms and conditions regarding the NS group retour including that you have to take the same train as your main traveller and need to have the same destination (starting point does not matter). For all information you can look on the website of the NS: groepsticket

Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 11:30 AM
Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM
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