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.

 

Uitmarkt

Museumplein
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

Flevopark
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
05/05/2016 - 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...

Mysteryland

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...

Anne

Theater Amsterdam
04/05/2016 - 26/06/2016
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

NDSM-werf
28/08/2016
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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