About PANN

The most fun LGBTQIA+ event in the Netherlands!

PANN is a Utrecht-based LGBTQIA+ organisation, founded in 1969, with the aim of contributing to the emancipation of LGBTQIA+ people and LGBTQIA+ young people in particular. PANN therefore organises monthly parties and social events to let young people with connect with each other in a social and accessible way.



PANN was founded in 1969 by six students from Utrecht who were fed up that there was no space in their city for LGBTQIA+ youth. The students decided to change this.

At the time, Article 248-bis of the Penal Code criminalised homosexual relations between adults. For this reason, the COC did not allow visitors under 21 years of age. The students decided to change this. Despite the section of the law, the public prosecutor had no objection to holding a Tuesday night social for gay youths.

This gave birth to the first PANN event on 15 April 1969.

Fight for emancipation

Especially in the 1960s and 1970s, PANN actively campaigned for gay emancipation and regularly organised protest actions, such as group marriages on the steps of the Utrecht city hall.

In the 1980s and 1990s, PANN decided to turn radical campaigning into providing grants.

After 2000, PANN increasingly developed as a professional organisation. Besides providing grants, it also picked up its own social projects.


PANN Utrecht

Found every third Saturday of the month at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.

PANN 25+

Several times a year to be found in The Slope for our 25+ target group.


For all PANN events outside regular parties.


HartjePANN is PANN's social team. It deals with providing grants and organising social events.


Our festival is the first outdoor LGBTQIA+ festival in Utrecht and has been organised since 2019.

Utrecht Pride Street Party

Every year after the Utrecht Canal Pride, PANN organises its own street party in the centre of Utrecht.



PANN consists entirely of volunteers eager to engage with LGBTQIA+ community. With around 70 volunteers, we put on over 20 events a year. In doing so, we try to create a safe environment in which everyone can be themselves and explore. Being a volunteer at PANN is also a great way to gain more social contacts and professional experience.

Board members

Maartje Bakker (Chairman)
Joes de Jonge (Treasurer)
Guillaume Holvoet (Secretary)
Robin Vrolijk (General board member)
Brenda in 't Veld (PANN50)
Kim Leenart (PANN50)


Don't you feel safe on PANN?
Then email to: onveilig@pann.nl


Questions about our socials, photos and or press
Then email to: media@pann.nl


Do you have general questions about PANN?
Then email to: info@pann.nl

Postal address:
Reactorweg 17
PO Box 8585
3542 AD Utrecht

Business data:
PANN Foundation is registered with the Chamber of Commerce under number 41180980.

IBAN: NL38RABO0364243198.