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

Kwaku Summer Festival

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

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.

July 9 2023 - August 6, 2023

Jazz at the Hermitage

A series of jazz concerts in the Hermitage's scenic courtyard garden

August 12, 2023

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.

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.

August 26, 2023

Bosbaan Swim

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

August 27, 2023

Drag Olympics

Drag Queens and Kings are taking part in events including the Handbag Throw, the 100m Stiletto Sprint and the Limbo.

August 22-27, 2023

World Cinema Amsterdam

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

August 22-27, 2023   exact dates to be confirmed

Opera in the Garden

Special outdoor concert in the great canal house garden of Museum van Loon

August 23-27, 2023

Sunsets - open air screenings

Watch classics outdoors at sunset in the park next to the Eye building.

August 22-28, 2023

Summer Dance Forever

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

August 9-27, 2023

Movies at the Hermitage

Ambient open-air cinema in the courtyard garden of the Hermitage where film lovers can enjoy forgotten classics.

August 26-28, 2023


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

August 23 - September 2, 2023

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.

August 30 - September 2, 2023

Amsterdam Fashion Week

Catwalk shows and exhibitions on Dutch and Belgian fashion organised at galleries, museums, cinemas, shops and clubs throughout Amsterdam.

August 18-September 3, 2023

De Parade

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

May-September, 2023

Vondelpark Open Air Theater

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

May 19-September 24, 2023

Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial Artzuid

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


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.