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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
25/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book ...

Amsterdam Gay Pride

Gay Pride returns in summer 2017 for a huge celebration of devotion towards equality for the gay, lesbian, transgender and intersex communities.

World Cinema Amsterdam

World Cinema Amsterdam
18/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
Every August World Cinema Amsterdam brings indoor and open-air screenings to the Rialto cinema and nearby Marie Heinekenplein. For...

Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

Flevopark
12/08/2017
Appelsap (Apple Juice) represents everything that's fresh. Spend a Saturday in August in the Flevopark's fresh air, with a refresh...

Robeco SummerNights

Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw Amsterdam
01/07/2016 - 31/08/2016
Taking place from 1 July until 31 August 2016, the Robeco SummerNights series is an integral part of Amsterdam's summer cultural c...

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark Openluchttheater
04/05/2017 - 10/09/2017
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
11/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
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
11/08/2017 - 20/08/2017
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
02/08/2017 - 12/08/2017
Amsterdam's open-air film festival Pluk de Nacht (Seize the Night) annually brings a round of free outdoor cinema to Amsterdam's w...

Landjuweel Festival

Ruigoord
02/08/2017 - 06/08/2017
The vibrant Landjuweel Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year in Ruigoord, a village that was squatted by a group ...

ARTIS ZOOmeravonden

Natura Artis Magistra
03/06/2017 - 12/08/2018
On Saturday evenings throughout summer, party animals in Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo gather expectantly in their enclosures as the...

Mysteryland

Floriadeterrein in Haarlemmermeer
26/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
Each year, the Mysteryland dance festival transforms a patch of land 20 kilometres from Amsterdam into a magical place with fairyt...

Marten & Oopjen

Rijksmuseum
02/07/2016 - 02/10/2016
Early this year, two Rembrandt portraits were bought together by parties from the Netherlands and France. From 2 July to 2 October...

Catherine, the Greatest

Hermitage Amsterdam
18/06/2016 - 15/01/2017
A collection of more than 300 paintings, sculptures and personal objects of Catherine the Great make their way from St Petersburg ...

Encore Festival

NDSM-werf
27/08/2017
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...

Summer Dance Forever

Summer Dance Forever
15/08/2017 - 23/08/2017
The international Summer Dance Forever festival fixes the spotlights firmly on urban dance in the heart of Amsterdam.

Energetica

NEMO Science Museum
22/04/2016 - 01/01/2017
Harness the elements and learn all about generating energy from renewable resources at NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam. This ener...

Live at Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdamse Bostheater
12/09/2016
As well as its sport and recreation facilities, the dazzling nature of Amsterdamse Bos is home to a picturesque open-air theatre t...

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