August highlights in Amsterdam

Browse I amsterdam's August highlights for an idea of the festivals, performances and other special events in store throughout the month.

Amsterdam festivals, events & exhibitions in August

August in Amsterdam kicks off with flair as Amsterdam Gay Pride festivities fill the streets, clubs and canals. It's also a great month for outdoor cinema and major cultural festivals, including the Uitmarkt in the final weekend of August.



26/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book ...

Amsterdam Gay Pride

A huge celebration of devotion towards equality for the gay, lesbian, transgender and intersex communities, Amsterdam Gay Pride returns to the city fr...

World Cinema Amsterdam

World Cinema Amsterdam
19/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
World Cinema Amsterdam annually brings indoor and open-air screenings to the Rialto cinema and nearby Marie Heinekenplein. For nea...

Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

01/08/2016 - 31/08/2016
Appelsap (Apple Juice) represents everything that's fresh. Spend a Saturday early in August in the Flevopark's fresh air, with a r...

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark Openluchttheater
28/05/2016 - 11/09/2016
From May through September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a programme packed with festivals, dance, cabaret,...

De Parade Theatre Festival

Martin Luther Kingpark
12/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
The Parade travelling theatre festival returns every summer to tour the Netherlands with a rich array of artistic surprises in tow...

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam
12/08/2016 - 21/08/2016
The magnificent Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival), held annually in August on and around Amsterdam’s canals, is one of the cultura...

Pluk de Nacht

Stenen Hoofd
03/08/2016 - 13/08/2016
Amsterdam's open-air film festival Pluk de Nacht (Seize the Night) annually brings a round of free outdoor cinema to Amsterdam's w...

Artis ZOOmeravonden

Natura Artis Magistra
04/06/2016 - 27/08/2016
On Saturday evenings throughout summer, party animals in Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo gather expectantly in their enclosures as the...


Floriadeterrein in Haarlemmermeer
27/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
Each year, the Mysteryland dance festival transforms a patch of land 20 kilometres from Amsterdam into a magical place with fairyt...


Theater Amsterdam
29/05/2016 - 25/09/2016
ANNE is a spectacular theatrical production about the life of Anne Frank, focusing on the two years spent by Anne and her family i...

Encore Festival

Summer is sure to be hotter than ever as the Encore Festival bounces out of its usual club night digs over at the Melkweg for a f...

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