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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

Oosterdokskade 143
1011 DL AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
24/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book ...

Pride Amsterdam

One of the world's biggest celebrations of LGBTI equality returns from 29 July until 6 August 2017. Pride Amsterdam lights up the city in all the colo...

World Cinema Amsterdam

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1072 MH AMSTERDAM
World Cinema Amsterdam
17/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
Every August World Cinema Amsterdam brings indoor and open-air screenings to the Rialto cinema and nearby Marie Heinekenplein. For...

Robeco SummerNights

Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN AMSTERDAM
Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw Amsterdam
01/07/2018 - 31/08/2018
Taking place from 1 July until 31 August 2018, the Robeco SummerNights series is an integral part of Amsterdam's summer cultural c...

Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

Kramatweg
1095 KD AMSTERDAM
Flevopark
11/08/2018
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 5A
1071 AA AMSTERDAM
Vondelpark Openluchttheater
05/05/2018 - 09/09/2018
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
1079 RL AMSTERDAM
Martin Luther Kingpark
10/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
The Parade travelling theatre festival returns every summer to tour the Netherlands with a rich array of artistic surprises in tow...

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

Diverse Locaties
1017 PN AMSTERDAM
Grachtenfestival
10/08/2018 - 19/08/2018
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, Westerdoksdijk
1013 BX AMSTERDAM
Stenen Hoofd
15/08/2018 - 25/08/2018
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 15
1047 HH AMSTERDAM
Ruigoord
01/08/2018 - 05/08/2018
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

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ AMSTERDAM
Natura Artis Magistra
02/06/2018 - 25/08/2018
On Saturday evenings throughout summer, party animals in Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo gather expectantly in their enclosures as the...

Mysteryland

Paviljoenlaan 1
2131 LZ HOOFDDORP
Floriadeterrein in Haarlemmermeer
25/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
Each year, the Mysteryland dance festival transforms a patch of land 20 kilometres from Amsterdam into a magical place with fairyt...

Encore Festival

Neveritaweg 15
1033 WB AMSTERDAM
NDSM-werf
18/08/2018
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

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1017 SG AMSTERDAM
Summer Dance Forever
14/08/2018 - 22/08/2018
The international Summer Dance Forever festival fixes the spotlights firmly on urban dance in the heart of Amsterdam.

Live at Amsterdamse Bos

De Duizendmeterweg 7
1182 DC AMSTELVEEN
Amsterdamse Bostheater
08/07/2018 - 14/09/2018
As well as its sport and recreation facilities, the dazzling nature of Amsterdamse Bos is home to a picturesque open-air theatre t...

Aleppo

Linnaeusstraat 2
1092 CK AMSTERDAM
Tropenmuseum
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...

Body Art

Linnaeusstraat 2
1092 CK AMSTERDAM
Tropenmuseum
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...

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