At this year's Pink Saturday in Venlo, Jet Valk, the President of Stichting Roze Zaterdagen Nederland (RZN) annouced that the Pink Saturday 2021 (Roze Zaterdag) will take place in Rotterdam. Next year, the event will be organised in Leeuwarden.
COC Rotterdam Rijnmond RZN has managed to convince the board with her enthusiasm and plans. The motion with which the Rotterdam city council supported the Pink Saturday in Rotterdam was, according to RZN chairman Jet Valk, another important reason for selecting Rotterdam.
RZN expects that the collaboration between, among others, COC Rotterdam-Rijnmond and Rotterdam Pride should result in a great event. According to Jet Valk, organizing a Pink Year in Rotterdam can also be a good incentive for municipalities in Rijnmond to organize more activities for the LGBTI community in 2021.
It is the second time that Pink Saturday will be held in Rotterdam. The first one was organised by the city exactly 20 years ago. In 2001, the city was also the European Capital of Culture and hosted the annual meeting of ILGA Europe, the umbrella organization of all European LGBTI organization.