One of the many great memories of Gay Games Amsterdam 1998 that stands out for Hans Willemsen:
‘Halfway through the Games, I take a cab home at 5 in the morning after one of the many parties. A typical Amsterdam cab driver with a fat Amsterdam accent. We get to talking. Of course he starts talking about all the gays and lesbians in town.
‘”I don’t know about you and frankly I don’t care, but I can tell you 1 thing. There are I believe half a million of those folks in town, I’ve been on the cab for over 25 years and I’ve never experienced my town so nice. From me they can all stay.”‘
until 1 August 2023, exactly 25 years after the start of the Gay Games Amsterdam 1998