Gay and LesBian Social Connection The Netherlands

LHBTI Lesbisch & Homo Meetup Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Utrecht

Royal Rainbow Parade walk and some drinks

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Saturday, 08 Jun 2019 12:30

The crown of The Hague Pride. The most fun pride walk ever, even beats standing on a boat for hours on a canal 😉

Join us this Saturday for the Pride walk like no other and some drinks afterwards.

Program:
12:30-13:00 meet at
13:00 walk over to Homomonument
14:30 start of the walk
After the walk we will have some drinks around the stage at Hofvijver where the celebrations will continue.

Some ground rules:
You can reach the event hosts via this event. Please use the app
All update will be posted in the event comment sections
If you are running late, please inform the hosts so they are aware of this.

Moonlight

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Saturday, 22 Jun 2019 10:00

During the festival Midzomergracht in Utrecht the movie ‘Moonlight’ will be shown in an open air cinema at the Domsquare.

From 21st unto 28th of June the MidZomerGrachtfestival will take place in Utrecht. Since 1997 the Midzomergracht wishes to exhibit gender & sexual diversity in all its appearances: Let’s Celebrate Love.

The story of Moonlight focusses on 3 chapters of the life of the main character, an Afro-American man: his youth, his puberty and his maturity. He grows up in the turbulent black community in the city of Miami. The movie won 3 Oscars in 2017 for best movie, best supportive male actor and best scenario. The movie was also nominated for Oscars for best supportive female actress, best director, best original music, best camera and best film editing.

Some backgroundinformation about Moonlight:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot9DX5S8aHk

The movie is free to watch.
The movie will start at 22.30/10.30pm and ends at 23.45/11.45pm.
At the square there s a limited number of seats available. You can bring your own seat.
For your own convenience it may be wise to bring a pocket light.
The language spoken in the movie is English, with Dutch subtitles.
The movie will be in the open air, so check the weatherforcast.

Interested in other programmed events of Midzomergracht?
https://midzomergracht.nl/?lang=en

Hope to see you in Utrecht June 22nd!
Please keep your RSVP updated.

Kitesurfweekend in Zeeland

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Friday, 05 Jul 2019 8:00

Join us at this beautiful location along the lake on the inside of the North sea dam in Brouwersdam Zeeland.

Travelwomen is organizing a sporty beachweekend. Last years were a lot of fun so this year I am going again. I’ll probably have some places left in my car if you want to hitch a ride.

Travelwomen is organizing a complete weekend of 3 days and 3 nights at comfortable beachlodges. breakfast and dinner are included.
Lessons, clinics and gear can be booked aditionally.
No wind? No problem!
We’ll go for a SUP tour, windsurfing or sailing on the lake, sun bathing, swimming, powerkiting… Or take an Osprey longboard to go cruizing around the area.
Wanna take your friend who can’t swim? No problem, she is welcome to join.
here is some more info: http://www.travelwomen.nl/site/Kitesurf_kamp.html

sign up before friday 7th june at the travelwomen website.

Book Club (#1): Call me by your Name

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019 7:30

For our first edition of the Book Club we will be reading and exchanging ideas about: Call by you Name by André Aciman.

This book is an extraordinary, poetic, and deeply beautiful reminder of the emotion coming with the existence of loving for the first time or out of love for the last time.

“Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between the young Elio and Oliver, a summer guest at his parents’ cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them.”

**About the Book Club in the ‘Gay & LesBian Social The Netherlands’ Meet up Group**

This event will never feel like a literature lesson, but a fun and cozy event. Its purpose is of connecting like-minded people through literature. We are a group of literature enthusiasts, home readers and those willing to improve their reading habits.

A short overview of the regular event is:
– Welcome drinks with selected music chosen for the book
– Short Introduction of the month Book
– Reading of selected central pieces of the book and main quotes
– Open conversation about the main topics of the book and personal impressions
– Selection of the book of the following month
– Final reading and Goodbye drinks

Next books will be selected democratically in the end of every session and are always a pro-LGBTQ or friendly material.

Due to the limiting amount of people for this event, please make sure to update your participation. People on the ‘waitlist’ will be automatically included.

Please buy/borrow your own copy of the selected book. Ideally everyone will have read the book before the session, but not mandatory. Support a local book shop whenever possible.

Event will be hosted at my place located in the Regulierdswarstraat, Amsterdam Center. I will send the exact address in a private message some days before.

Edjackson

Gay Pride Amersfoort

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 6:40

Cannot get enough of LGBT+ Pride Parties? For years the city of Amersfoort has the tradition to organise it’s own Gay Pride. The fixed date is the Thursday previous to the Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade.

Amersfoort does it with a cityrun, a Pride Walk and a free open air music festival at Groenmarkt.

We will meet up 18:40h/6.40 pm at Amersfoort Central Station and make our way towards the Pride Walk (it should start at 19:00/7 pm.), after that we can stay in the city center and enjoy the vibe and music.

Hope to see you July 25th in Amersfoort.

Bike tour “Romeinse Limesroute” (Part 2 – Utrecht/Arnhem – 88 km)

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Saturday, 13 Jul 2019 10:30

Hello Bikers,
the winter is over, so it’s the perfect time to take our bikes and spend a day out, enjoying the Dutch nature and a bit of culture.

This tour is a part of a longer route (220 km) from Katwijk, on the North Sea coast, to the German border at Millingen (passing through Leiden, Woerden, Utrecht, Arnhem and Nijmegen), that follows the Dutch section of the Limes – the border of the Roman Empire – which ran along the old River Rhine. In 2nd century AD – when the empire was at its greatest – the Limes ran from the North Sea at Katwijk along the rivers Rhine and Danube all the way to the Black Sea.
Along the border Romans built twenty forts and a series of watch-towers (castella), interconnected by roads. Unfortunately, not many evidences remain, but we will see modern reconstructions and information boards (in Dutch).

Tour starts at Utrecht Centraal Station and ends at Arnhem Centraal Station.
Since tour ends at a different location, please bring your own bike on the train (supplement of €6.90 needed).
The route includes two river crossings by ferry. I didn’t find any information about the cost of the ticket and type payment, so bring some cash money to pay the ride.
After the tour we may relax a bit in Arnhem, having a drink close to the station. You can also leave at 18, just after ride, if you prefer.

We will have packed lunch somewhere on the way. Bring some sandwiches or your favourite food and enough water.

Last, but not least! Dutch weather is unpredictable, so in case of bad weather, the day before I will cancel this meetup.

Looking forward to meet you and cycle together!
Giovanni

P.S.: This meetup is cross-posted on Gay&Lesbian Social The Hague Meetup.

Bike tour “Romeinse Limesroute” (Part 2 – Utrecht/Arnhem – 88 km)

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Saturday, 13 Jul 2019 10:30

Hello Bikers,
the winter is over, so it’s the perfect time to take our bikes and spend a day out, enjoying the Dutch nature and a bit of culture.

This tour is a part of a longer route (220 km) from Katwijk, on the North Sea coast, to the German border at Millingen (passing through Leiden, Woerden, Utrecht, Arnhem and Nijmegen), that follows the Dutch section of the Limes – the border of the Roman Empire – which ran along the old River Rhine. In 2nd century AD – when the empire was at its greatest – the Limes ran from the North Sea at Katwijk along the rivers Rhine and Danube all the way to the Black Sea.
Along the border Romans built twenty forts and a series of watch-towers (castella), interconnected by roads. Unfortunately, not many evidences remain, but we will see modern reconstructions and information boards (in Dutch).

Tour starts at Utrecht Centraal Station and ends at Arnhem Centraal Station.
Since tour ends at a different location, please bring your own bike on the train (supplement of €6.90 needed).
The route includes two river crossings by ferry. I didn’t find any information about the cost of the ticket and type payment, so bring some cash money to pay the ride.
After the tour we may relax a bit in Arnhem, having a drink close to the station. You can also leave at 18, just after ride, if you prefer.

We will have packed lunch somewhere on the way. Bring some sandwiches or your favourite food and enough water.

Last, but not least! Dutch weather is unpredictable, so in case of bad weather, the day before I will cancel this meetup.

Looking forward to meet you and cycle together!
Giovanni

P.S.: This meetup is cross-posted on Gay&Lesbian Social The Netherlands Meetup.

Benefit, classical music concert, pre-Pride

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Friday, 07 Jun 2019 8:00

The benefit is being organised to raise money for LGBT refugees – to sponsor their travel costs to events like Pride The Hague.

https://cochaaglanden.nl/algemeen/benefietconcert-ten-bate-van-lhbti-vluchtelingen-in-haagse-pride-week/

Datum: vrijdag 7 juni 2019
Aanvang: 20.00 uur
Entree: €10,00
Adres: Dienstencentrum Copernicus, Daguerrestraat 16, Den Haag
www.dccopernicus.nl | Facebook: @dcopernicus | dccopernicus@gmail.com | 070-3603232

Healthy Adulting with Morning Yoga

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 9:15

Hey Guys, lets try some healthy adulting with a morning Yoga with friends this Saturday near Olympiaplein.

Short and simple, everybody with all fitness levels is welcome. We start with some breathing exercises and gradually move to straneous moves. The session starts at 9 am so I will keep an eye on the app until then. Please try to be on time as its more fun to start with a sync. The sesion ends at 10:30 am. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Address: Hygiëaplein 7, 1076 Amsterdam
Fee: 10 Euro (to pay for the rented space)
Notes: Wear comfortable clothing, you dont need to bring anything. We will have enough Yoga mats for everyone at the venue.

After the session we move to Bagel Nosh next door for a post yoga breakfast together.

Looking forward to some healthy fun!

Cheers
Kanak

Healthy Adulting with Morning Yoga

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Saturday, 01 Jun 2019 8:45

Hey Guys, lets try some healthy adulting with a morning Yoga with friends this Saturday near Olympiaplein.

Short and simple, everybody with all fitness levels is welcome. We start with some breathing exercises and gradually move to straneous moves. The session starts at 9 am so I will keep an eye on the app until then. Please try to be on time as its more fun to start with a sync. The sesion ends at 10:30 am. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Some of us might go to Utrecht pride later so feel free to join! No promises made for pride just in case of sore muscles 😉

Address: Hygiëaplein 7, 1076 Amsterdam
Fee: 10 Euro (just to pay for the rented space)
Notes: Just wear comfortable clothing, you dont need to bring anything. We will have enough Yoga mats for everyone at the venue.

Looking forward to Saturday!

Cheers
Kanak