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

Uitmarkt

Museumplein
The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book ...

Uitmarkt

Museumplein
20:00

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...
19/08/2016 - 28/08/2016

World Cinema Amsterdam

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

World Cinema Amsterdam

World Cinema Amsterdam
01/08/2016 - 31/08/2016

Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

Flevopark
Appelsap (Apple Juice) represents everything that's fresh. Spend a Saturday early in August in the Flevopark's fresh air, with a r...
13/09/2015

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark
From May through September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a programme packed with festivals, dance, cabaret,...
12/08/2016 - 28/08/2016

De Parade Theatre Festival

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

De Parade Theatre Festival

Martin Luther Kingpark
15:00
12/08/2016 - 21/08/2016

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

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

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam
19:00
03/08/2016 - 13/08/2016

Pluk de Nacht

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

Pluk de Nacht

Stenen Hoofd
15:00
04/06/2016 - 27/08/2016

Artis ZOOmeravonden

Natura Artis Magistra
On Saturday evenings throughout summer, party animals in Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo gather expectantly in their enclosures as the...

Artis ZOOmeravonden

Natura Artis Magistra
15:00
27/08/2016 - 28/08/2016

Mysteryland

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

Mysteryland

Floriadeterrein in Haarlemmermeer
11:00
19/05/2017 - 17/09/2017

ARTZUID

Artzuid
ARTZUID is a popular international sculpture route that brings the streets of the Amsterdam District of Zuid to life with original...
10/04/2016 - 26/06/2016

Anne

Theater Amsterdam
ANNE is a spectacular theatrical production about the life of Anne Frank, focusing on the two years spent by Anne and her family i...

Anne

Theater Amsterdam
13:30
30/08/2015

Encore Festival

NDSM-werf
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...
01/07/2016 - 07/08/2016

Comedytrain International Summer Festival

Toomler
The world-famous Comedytrain International Summer Festival steams into town every summer for six weeks of sensational stand-up com...

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