Erasmus Pride
The LGBTQIA+ student association of the Erasmus University


Hey there LGBTQuties! 

On this page, we will provide all the info and resources you need as an LGBTQIA+ person in Rotterdam.


Rotterdam had some of the world’s first gay bars opening in the 1910s and 20s, and in 2001 the Netherlands became the first country to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriage. Rotterdam has even frequently been named one of the most LGBTQIA+ friendly cities in the world, and the queer community can enjoy the freedoms of living in one of the most diverse and inclusive cities in the Netherlands!


Our partner organisation GayRotterdam made a map with all the LGBTQIA+ amenities and events one could wish for. If you are new to the city you should definitely have a look, but it's also worthwhile if you have been around for some time. They also have a list of hotspots that are worth visiting. Next to the hotspots, GayRotterdam are the party whisperers. They know about all the LGBTQIA+ events organized in the city and can tell you everything about them. On the rare occasion that we haven't planned an activity, you can check their calendar to see how you can spend your evening in rainbow style. 

We ourselves are a student association, which means that our activities are mainly focused on students (who knew)? We can tell you anything you need to know about the Erasmus University Rotterdam. More information about student life and Rotterdamwell-being at EUR and gender and sexual health can be found on their own pages.


Please have a look around, being educated never hurt anybody.