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.

Pride Amsterdam

One of the world's biggest celebrations of LGBTI equality returns from 28 July until 5 August 2018. Pride Amsterdam lights up the city in all the colo...

World Cinema Amsterdam

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1072 MH AMSTERDAM
World Cinema Amsterdam
15/08/2019 - 24/08/2019
Go see the world at World Cinema Amsterdam! In August the city is transformed into the stage of world cinema. At World Cinema Amst...
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Robeco SummerNights

Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN AMSTERDAM
Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw Amsterdam
29/06/2019 - 01/09/2019
Taking place from July and August 2019, the Robeco SummerNights series is an integral part of Amsterdam's summer cultural calendar...
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Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

Kramatweg
1095 KD AMSTERDAM
Flevopark
10/08/2019
Appelsap (Apple Juice) represents everything that's fresh. Spend a Saturday in August in the Flevopark's fresh air, with a refresh...
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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark 5A
1071 AA AMSTERDAM
Vondelpark Openluchttheater
09/06/2019 - 15/09/2019
From June through September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a programme packed with festivals, dance, cabaret...
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De Parade Theatre Festival

Martin Luther Kingpark
1079 RL AMSTERDAM
Martin Luther Kingpark
17/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
The Parade travelling theatre festival returns every summer to tour the Netherlands with a rich array of artistic surprises in tow...
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Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

Diverse Locaties
1017 PN AMSTERDAM
Grachtenfestival
09/08/2019 - 18/08/2019
The magnificent Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival), held annually in August on and around Amsterdam’s canals, is one of the cultura...
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Pluk de Nacht

Stenen Hoofd, Westerdoksdijk
1013 BX AMSTERDAM
Stenen Hoofd
15/08/2019 - 25/08/2019
Amsterdam's open-air film festival Pluk de Nacht (Seize the Night) annually brings a round of free outdoor cinema to Amsterdam's w...
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ARTIS ZOOmeravonden

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ AMSTERDAM
Natura Artis Magistra
01/06/2019 - 31/08/2019
On Saturday evenings throughout summer, party animals in Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo gather expectantly in their enclosures as the...
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Mysteryland

Paviljoenlaan 1
2131 LZ HOOFDDORP
Floriadeterrein in Haarlemmermeer
24/08/2019 - 25/08/2019
Each year, the Mysteryland dance festival transforms a patch of land 20 kilometres from Amsterdam into a magical place with fairyt...
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Encore Festival

Neveritaweg 15
1033 WB AMSTERDAM
NDSM-werf
24/08/2019
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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Summer Dance Forever

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

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