August in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Events Calendar

Monthly calendar for Amsterdam with festivals, special events, concerts, cultural happenings, fairs, film & media arts, sports and entertainment. Exhibitions in museums and galleries are listed in the Exhibitions Calendar

July 15-Aug 6, 2023   date to be confirmed

Kwaku Summer Festival

Multicultural festival in the Nelson Mandelapark in Amsterdam Zuidoost with street food vendors, music, dance and football tournement.

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August 4-6, 2023

Amsterdam Gay Pride

One of the biggest and most special gay prides around the globe, with street parties all weekend long, the best club circuit parties and the famous Canal Parade on Saturday.

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August 12, 2023   date to be confirmed

Dance Valley

Biggest and most popular open air summer dance festival in the Netherlands, just outside of Amsterdam. Free buses available from Station Amsterdam Sloterdijk.

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August 11-20, 2023


Largest classical music festival in the Netherlands. Stage for young musicians from all over the world, with smaller scale concerts in houses and monuments in the historical centre of Amsterdam and along the banks of the River IJ.

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August 17-25, 2021

Summer Dance Forever

Inner city urban dance festival where dancers from around the world gather, with dance performances, next level battles and workshops.

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August 19-28, 2021

World Cinema Amsterdam

Watch the best independent films of Africa, Asia, Latin-America and the Carribean, in- and outdoor.

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August 22, 2021   cancelled

Bosbaan Swim

Annual recreational swimming competition in the open waters of the Bosbaan at the Amsterdamse Bos.

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August 27-29, 2021


Opening event of the cultural season in Amsterdam, with free previews of upcoming theater, cabaret, musical and concerts at outdoor and indoor stages.

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July 1-August 29, 2021

Robeco SummerNights

Annual festival in the Concertgebouw, with low priced concerts in an informal atmoshphere.

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August 13-29, 2021

De Parade

A travelling circus full of performances, theatre, dance, magic, art and music of all kinds.

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August 25-September 4, 2021

Open Air Film Festival   Pluk de Nacht

As the sun sets, sit in your deckchair and enjoy a slice of undiscovered documentaries, animation, short and feature films that were never released in the Netherlands. All films are either English spoken or have English subtitles.

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May-September, 2021

Vondelpark Open Air Theater

Free dance, music and cabaret performances in the park's band shell.

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May 19-September 24, 2023

Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial Artzuid

Outdoor art exhibition with more than 60 figurative sculptures and spatial installation art

August 29, 2021

Amsterdam City Swim

2000 meter swim in the canals of Amsterdam for ALS

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April 15-August 14, 2022

World Press Photo Exhibition

World's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest and exhibition of award-winning and often shocking photojournalism

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May-October, 2021

Electric Tram Museum Amsterdam

Go back in time with a ride on a historic tram from Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Vienna or Prague.

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