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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 - Oosterdok
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 from 29 July till 6 August 2017 for a huge celebration of devotion towards equality for the gay, lesbian, transgender and intersex c...

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...

Rabo EuroHockey Championships 2017

Rabo EuroHockey Championships 2017
18/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
Catch the best European hockey players in action in Amsterdam this summer, as top national teams compete in the Rabo EuroHockey Ch...

Robeco SummerNights

Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw Amsterdam
01/07/2017 - 31/08/2017
Taking place from 1 July until 31 August 2017, the Robeco SummerNights series is an integral part of Amsterdam's summer cultural c...

Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

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

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark Openluchttheater
30/06/2017 - 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
16/08/2017 - 26/08/2017
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

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
01/07/2017 - 26/08/2017
On Saturday evenings throughout summer, party animals in Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo gather expectantly in their enclosures as the...


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...

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...

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.

Live at Amsterdamse Bos

Amsterdamse Bostheater
10/07/2017 - 15/09/2017
As well as its sport and recreation facilities, the dazzling nature of Amsterdamse Bos is home to a picturesque open-air theatre t...


Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
25/08/2017 - 10/09/2017
Acclaimed Australian director Simon Stone and his dedicated cast tackle this classic tale of jealousy and revenge in performances ...

Adam Jeppesen

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
16/06/2017 - 27/08/2017
Landscape photographer Adam Jeppesen travelled from the North Pole to the South Pole to shoot the stunning scenes featured in his ...


31/03/2017 - 31/12/2017
Experience a now and then view of Aleppo, the war-torn Syrian city, during this exhibition at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, which...

Andy Warhol

Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlage
02/07/2017 - 30/09/2017
This Andy Warhol exhibition features screen prints from the artist's eclectic repertoire – as well as the album covers he designed...


19/05/2017 - 17/09/2017
ARTZUID is a popular international sculpture route that brings the streets of the Amsterdam District of Zuid to life with original...

Body Art

31/03/2017 - 14/01/2018
Running from 31 March to mid January 2018, the ‘Body Art’ exhibition at Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum explores the history, culture and...

Chris Beekman, De Stijl Defector

Stedelijk Museum
08/04/2017 - 17/09/2017
An exhibition that celebrates the life’s work of Chris Beekman, one the lesser-known artists of the De Stijl movement. Amsterdam’s...

Journey in Time. History & Royalty

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
14/07/2017 - 27/08/2017
'Journey in Time. History & Royalty' is a unique time-travel experience that can be experienced at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam fro...

Martin Scorsese

EYE Filmmuseum
25/05/2017 - 03/09/2017
Each year Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum selects an esteemed director as the subject of a major exhibition. In 2017, it celebrates the...

New Realities

17/06/2017 - 17/09/2017
Some of the most intriguing photographs of all time were taken shortly after the invention of the camera in 1839. The exhibition: ...

Romanovs & Revolution

Hermitage Amsterdam
04/02/2017 - 17/09/2017
An exhibition that commemorates 100 years since the Russian Revolution began takes place at the Hermitage Amsterdam in 2017. Roman...

Sea Views

17/06/2017 - 17/09/2017
This summer Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum celebrates the sea with a photographic exhibition on loan from a private collector. The exquis...

Small Wonders

17/06/2017 - 17/09/2017
An exhibition that urges you to take a closer look. 'Small Wonders' is a collection of rare religious artefacts including figurine...

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