Rallies took place in Arnhem, the city where the incident took place, as well as Eindhoven and The Hague.
About 2,500 protesters showed up in Arnhem – many waving rainbow flags.
His partner Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes, who lost teeth in the attack when he was assaulted with a bolt cutter, was in tears during the rally, AFP added.
After their story emerged, Dutch men began uploading pictures of themselves holding hands on to social media to stand against homophobia.
The images were shared via the hashtags #handinhand and #allemannenhandinhand (all men hand in hand).