Pride on the canal: Huge crowds at Amsterdam water parade

AMSTERDAM — Tons of of hundreds of spectators lined Amsterdam’s historic canals Saturday to rejoice Canal Parade, a Pride flotilla of 80 brightly embellished boats full of folks partying, singing and waving rainbow flags, balloons and umbrellas.

The boats representing rights teams, bars, clothes manufacturers and even the Dutch navy made their method slowly by the waterways in a resumption of the massively widespread LGBTQ Pride occasion that had been canceled for 2 years amid the COVID-19 pandemic.