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

August 2, 2019   date to be confirmed

Drag Queen Olympics

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

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July 20-Aug 11, 2019

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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July 27-August 4, 2019

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 10, 2019

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 8-13, 2019   date to be confirmed

Opera in the Garden: La Voix Humaine

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

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August 9-18, 2019


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 20-28, 2019

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 15-24, 2019   date to be confirmed

World Cinema Amsterdam

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

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August 24, 2019   date to be confirmed

Bosbaan Swim

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

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August 23-25, 2019


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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August 23-26, 2019

Jordaan Festival

Enjoy 3 days of live Amsterdam folk songs and great Dutch artists.

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June 29-September 1, 2019

Robeco SummerNights

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

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August 9-25, 2019

De Parade

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

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May-September, 2019

Vondelpark Open Air Theater

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

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May-October, 2019

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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