Antwerp Pride Exhibition

Antwerp Pride

05-08-2017 - 18-08-2017

10:00 - 16:30

Felixarchief, Oude Leeuwenrui 29, 2000 Antwerpen


Celebrating our 10th anniversary, we invite you to the Antwerp Pride exhibition. With the kind support of Fonds Suzan Daniel and local newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen, we bring you past, present and future of the Pride.

From Pink Saturday to Antwerp Pride, from parties to advocating for LGBT rights. Local and international themes. For up to date info and special activities, check our website.

Closed during weekends and holidays except Sunday August 6th.


Antwerp Pride


13:00 - 16:30

Permeke, De Coninckplein 26, 2060 Antwerpen


From Strangers to allies. A common strive for equality in a hyperdiverse society.

For the Antwerp Pride 10th anniversary, we will focus on the evolution from a struggle by a community in the making to a broad movement aiming to be inclusive and forming alliances. LGB became LGBTQI or LGBT+. A diverse community where not only homophobia but also transphobia, racism and sexism are tackled. Where Pink Saturday evolved to Antwerp Pride.
Academics, artists and advocates for equality will discuss how we can employ strategies to overcome what might divide us to join forces in fighting for equality.

Expo Hoekstenen

Çavaria vzw

01-07-2017 - 13-08-2017


Bibliotheek Permeke, De Coninckplein 26, 2060 Antwerpen

Verenigingen en pioniers verrichten de afgelopen decennia belangrijk werk, dat staat buiten kijf. Toch, héél veel mensen droegen bij. ‘Hoekstenen’ belicht net dat: wat maakt de beweging sterk(er), wat verbindt ons allemaal? Of we out en proud zijn, of niet. Of we zelf holebi of transgender zijn, of niet. Of we aangesloten zijn bij çavaria, of niet. De tentoonstelling kijkt naar het verleden, het heden en de toekomst van de Vlaamse holebi- en transgenderbeweging. Waar liggen onze roots? Waar ligt onze toekomst? Wat zijn de fundamenten waarop we verder bouwen? En wat zijn de hoekstenen die alles staande houden, die we niet uit het oog mogen verliezen?

‘Hoekstenen. Fundamenten voor een sterke Vlaamse holebi- en transgenderbeweging’ komt er naar aanleiding van çavaria’s verjaardag. De koepel met meer dan 120 aangesloten holebi- en transgenderverenigingen in Vlaanderen en Brussel bestaat 40 jaar. Hoekstenen reist een jaar lang doorheen alle Vlaamse provincies en Brussel met bibliotheek Permeke in Antwerpen als eerste halte, na de lancering in Brussel.

AQAF Main Exposition


05-08-2017 - 13-08-2017

12:00 - 17:00

Galerie Verbeeck-Van Dyck, Verbindingsdok-Westkaai 12, 2000 Antwerpen

Never change a winning team. The Antwerp Queer Arts Festival is back at the gallery Verbeeck-Van Dyck. Here we will show works by Daniel Hernández Salazar (Guatemala, 1956). His work has been presented in more than 25 solo exhibitions and more than 35 group shows in North, Central and South America, Europe, Japan and Korea. For his artistic work in service of Human Rights he received in 1998 the Jonathan Mann Humanitas Award from the International Association of Physicians in Aids Care, and was named Knight of the Ordre Des Artes et des Lettres by the French Government in 2005. Since November 2012, his work is included in the permanent collection of the Kazerne Dossin Holocaust and Human Rights Museum in Mechelen, Belgium.

Visit the exposition daily for free from August 5-13 from 12h to 17h

RooF oF LoVe



16:00 - 23:00

Nieuwstad 4

For the second time during ANTWERP PRIDE the partner event on FRIDAY EVENING presented by Café Twilight; ROOF OF LOVE <3 FREE ENTRANCE, THE BEST DJ’s, COVERED DANCE AREA, AFFORDABLE DRINKS & FOOD STANDS… The party will take place underneath Antwerp’s biggest open roof, originally built to cover the markets, which take place there on Saturdays and Sundays. For once however it will cover all the open-minded people of the Antwerp pride.

Queer Arts @ Cartoons


05-08-2017 - 13-08-2017


Cinema Cartoons, Kaasstraat 4, 2000 Antwerpen

Cinema Cartoons, located in the historic center of the city, will program some queer movies for you throughout the festival. Check our website for up to date information on ticket price and screened movies.

The Channel



20:00 - 21:30

Fakkeltheater Zwarte zaal, Reyndersstraat 7, 2000 Antwerpen

VVK: €12

ADK: €15

On a beach near Calais a young refugee prepares himself to swim across the Channel, towards his new future. On the English side, on the chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, a woman bids life goodbye. AQAF is proud to present a music theatre piece produced by Antwerp Queer Arts Festival in coproduction with Muziektheater Transparant, Het Geluid Maastricht, Opera Days Rotterdam. Text is by Gaea Schoeters, music by Annelies Van Parys.

AQAF@Pedrami Gallery


05-08-2017 - 13-08-2017


Verbindingsdok-Westkaai 10, 2000 Antwerpen

Gil (Israel, 1968) & Moti (Israel, 1971) explore identity, the meaning of the individual and social norms that are connected to this. In doing so, they have a clear approach: they wear the same clothing, are together at all times and share one wallet, one phone and one set of house keys.
Tackling subjects like discrimination, social exclusion is personal for them as a gay couple, artists, immigrants, and former Israëli’s.


The Boots



Van Aerdtstraat 22, 2060 Antwerpen

XTREME FETISH” is the new concept at the boots on Friday Night @ the Antwerp Pride weekend, let’s call it the hottest Partner event of “Antwerp Pride” on Friday 😉 and the perfect warm up for “A Hard Night” on Saturday Night. 2 top DJ’s will bring you in the highest  atmosphere, named DJ Paris ‘Topher  and DJ Trippy Gonzales both from France. You won’t leave it unfulfilled, because we go on till early in the morning with the ‘BIG BANG Party, Antwerp’s hottest after party. Hang out with hot guys from all over Europe. Join a brotherhood of men who identify with the levels of fetish filth @ the boots. Share the same passion! Boasting six floors full of play spaces and equipment, this iconic venue goes from strength to strength each year. Respect our dress code.

BIG BANG @ THE BOOTS – (Antwerp Pride afterparty)

The Boots



Van Aerdtstraat 22, 2060 Antwerpen

BIG BANG” party on Friday the new after-party in the boots during Antwerp Pride weekend, starting at 02.00 after the “Extreme Fetish” party. Just € 3 entrance and you can party until early morning, whatever party you’d joined before. Again our 2 resident DJ’s will accompany you throughout the night. Dress code is not the issue on the after party, only the ultimate climax counts here 😉

Pride shopping

Mister B Antwerp



Falconplein 14A

Discounts on selected items!

Gin&tonics @ Gaypride


09-08-2017 - 12-08-2017

11:00 - 18:00

De Burburestraat 17, 2000 Antwerpen


Tijdens de Pride Antwerpen op 12 augustus 2017 serveren we in GIN TONIC SHOP “” the Queer Cocktail “ aan 9 euro. Bestel 1 krijg de 2e gratis.

Maar drink je liever een ander GIN TONIC kan dat natuurlijk ook aan de prijs van 10 euro. Met flyer die tijdens de Pride verdeeld wordt betaal je 9 euro!

Je bent alle dagen welkom vanaf 11:00 tot 18:00 in De Burburestraat 17, 2000 Antwerpen. Vlakbij de Waterpoort waar de Pride Parade  begint.

Gedurende de gehele Pride periode van 9 tot 12 augustus 2017 krijg je bij aankoop van 2 Gin’s waarvan 1 roze Gin, 2 glazen gratis zodat je thuis op het werk of tijdens de Pride altijd drinkt in STYLE!

Cheers Sweety Darling!

Antwerp Pride Tombola

Man Playz


12:00 - 20:00

Sint-Jacobsmarkt 75, 2000 Antwerpen

Naar jaarlijkse gewoonte geven we weer gift cards weg met Antwerp Pride. Elke aankoop geeft kans op een gift card van 10 EUR. Profiteer ook van 5% extra korting op je aankopen.

High Heel Race

regenboog vlag

VZW Meir/Beleef Antwerpen


14:00 - 18:00


High Heel Race op de Meir voor cross dressers en iedereen die ook wil meedoen. Vertrekpunt aan het infopunt Antwerp Pride, Shopping Stadsfeestzaal, Meir.

Twee startmomenten: om 14 uur in één richting en om 16 uur in de andere richting (richting = Teniersplaats of Meirbrug). Buiten de “eer” zullen er nog 2 hele mooie prijzen te winnen zijn: prijzen worden nog bepaald.


VZW Meir/Beleef Antwerpen

11-08-2017 - 12-08-2017

14:00 - 18:00

Meir, Antwerpen

Fontein op Wapper kleurt roze!
Een aantal ledenwinkels van de VZW doen mee met grote roze balonnentrossen aan ingang + binnenin draagt het personeel de rainbowribbons: deze ribbons zijn voor de shoppers ook gratis aan de kassa te verkrijgen.
Wij hangen uiteraard zoals altijd de rainbowvlaggetjes over de hele Meir-as alsook in Shopping SFZ.

Free Refill on Lillet!


11-08-2017 - 13-08-2017


Kleine Koraalberg 8, 2000 Antwerpen

Free Refill on all Lillet-cocktails.
Large sunny terrace. Fingerfood served all day.

Remembering Stonewall Str

Hessenhuis café



Falconrui 53, 2000 Antwerpen

Remembering Stonewall Street party stands for LGBT rights, Unity and Dance Music!
During the Antwerp Pride this street party will take place in the centre of antwerp @ Hessenhuis café.
A great atmosphere, love and tolerance under the Antwerp sun and a sky full of stars.
The Stonewall Riots may not be forgotten.
Even within a gayclub in New York in 1969, you could not feel safe.
The police often came in and arrested people violently.
But one night, the LGBT customers fought back, which marked the start of the LGBT movement: ‘here we are, out and proud’.
Until today, that’s the whole idea of a Pride.
And that’s why we will be partying not within, but in front of Hessenhuis.
Let’s celebrate that we’re able to live, dance and have fun together the way we want in this wonderful city.

Ladies Night

Maurice & Dietrich



Grote Markt 32, 2000 Antwerpen


Ladies Night @ Maurice & Dietrich


Rainbow Solutions

4-08-2017 - 15-08-2017


Draakplaats 34, 2018 Berchem



De tentoonstelling “”Hoera! Wij worden papa!!!”” is tijdens de volledige periode van de Antwerp Pride te bezichtigen in boekhandel Kartonnen Dozen. Voor actuele openingstijden van Kartonnen Dozen, check hun website. Ook tijdens de Mid Summer Party op 10 augustus zal Kartonnen Dozen geopend zijn en kan je de tentoonstelling gaan bekijken.

De tentoonstelling wordt geopend op 4 augustus om 19:00 uur door Ann Brusseel, Vlaams volksvertegenwoordiger.

Naked Underwear Fetish Wear

The Kinky's Club


19:00 - 04:00

Lange beeldekensstraat 10, 2060 Antwerpen


GoodFridayNakedUnderwearFetish Party
Included entrance fee price are locker,condom,lubricant,towel and shower facilities

Going Out

Café Den Draak



Draakplaats 1

Den Draak Onder Stroom

Café den Draak



Club Ampere

VVK: 10€

ADK: 12€


10 jaar Antwerp Pride vieren we met een knal @ CLUB AMPERE

Voor alle nachtraven en dansbenen, be there!

Funky tunes en disco vibes zullen niet ontbreken!

Check voor presale tickets!


Red & Blue


23:00 - 07:00

Lange Schipperskapelstraat 11 - 13, 2000 Antwerpen


One of the most iconic European gay clubs turns into a twink sanctuary. Youngsters and (girl)friends…this is your time to shine and show your pride!

Everyone (MEN & WOMEN, GAY or STRAIGHT) are allowed!

Hessenhuis Pride Edition

Hessenhuis Café


23:00 - 04:00

Falconrui 53, 2000 Antwerpen


Hessenhuis Party Pride Edition

BrokeBack Coyote Bar




Grote Markt 21, 2000 Antwerpen


Presented by Pannekoek
Hosted by House of Katoi
Travel in western style with eastern flavours
Dance in line to booty beats
Hit me baby one more time with shots of sexyness
Join us for a Bumpy ride





Nieuwstad 4, 2000 Antwerp

The terras of Café TWILIGHT will take place for a big summer bar for all the open-minded people of ROOF OF LOVE.