Colouring the Atlas

What does Napoleon have to do with the Netherlands’ present-day liberal attitudes toward homosexuality? How did this tiny nation create a ripple effect on inclusivity in the rest of the world?

In this video, find that out and what the Dutch have done in the last fifty years to become an LGBTQ+ powerhouse — and how Amsterdam shattered the gay glass ceiling with its many “firsts”.

Something to do with a ring, how a triangle was transformed from a symbol of shame to a manifestation of pride, what the Olympics has to do with tucking, and how police involvement looks like at Amsterdam’s Pride celebrations.

Feel inspired?

Let us know when you come over. Mail us for our Award-Winning Private Walking Tour, sit down at the Gay monument with our Goodie food Box or take the DIY Food tour. Or simply browse through our selection of Finest Original Experiences.

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