Sunday 07 August 2022

Amsterdam Pride celebrates with 80 boats on the city's canals

Amsterdam Pride celebrates with 80 boats on the city's canals

The 25th edition of the Pride Amsterdam boat parade takes place in the Dutch capital on Saturday afternoon, with tens of thousands of people expected to come and join in the celebrations. In total, 80 boats are taking part in the official parade, which starts in the eastern docklands area at midday and follows a route around the city centre, ending in the Westerdok in the late afternoon. The parade was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus... More >














Dutch girl drowns in French swimming pool

The Dutch foreign ministry has confirmed that a nine-year-old girl from Breda has drowned after her hair began entangled in a swimming pool grill on a campsite in the south west of France. The accident happened at a campsite in Les Sables-d’Olonne in the Vendée district of France. Local media report that the girl was unable to free her hair from the installation, which was sucking water into a mushroom waterfall in the pool, and that the lifeguard was unable... More >