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  • Weekly Amsterdam Guide: 21-27 August 2017

    Welcome to our weekly Amsterdam guide! Let’s see what the Dutch capital has to offer!

    NEMO Summer Roof

    24 August / NEMO

    Great news the roof of NEMO Science Museum is now open daily until 21:00, and every Thursday visitors can enjoy live music starting from 17:30. This week the museum invited Eelke Ankersmit and Pitou to perform. The roof of NEMO is free to visit and open to everyone.

    Source: NEMO Zomerdak FB Page

    New Market

    25 August / Nieuwmarkt

    The new deli and lifestyle market on the Nieuwmarkt takes place every last Friday of the month. Stop by to buy groceries for the week, try the delicious street food and treat yourself to a piece of freshly baked cake. The entrance is free. Visit the New Market FB page for more information.

    World Cinema Amsterdam in the Open Air

    11-25 August / various locations

    Source: World Cinema Amsterdam

    World Cinema Amsterdam presents their free movie screenings in the open air: Esteban (August 12th & 25th), Newton (August 11th, 18th & 24th), Mawlana (August 19th & 25th) and Wallay (August 12th & 23rd). All movies are shown with English subtitles and start after the sun sets. The locations include The Vondelpark, The Marie Heinekenplein and De Tropen Café.  

    Jordaan Festival

    25-26 August / Marnixstraat

    The Jordaan Festival takes over the Marnixstraat and the Appeltjesmarkt every summer to celebrate the colorful history of the Jordaan neighbourhood. Join in to sing along with the Dutch singers this Friday and Saturday!   

    Source: Jordaan Festival

    Pluk de Nacht

    16-26 August / Stenen Hoofd

    Pluk de Nacht is an annual open-air film festival offering a chance to discover movies that have not been released in the Netherlands and remain largely unseen (Language No Problem). The festival is volunteer-based and all of the screenings are free. Check out the program for 2017 here.

    Kip Festival

    25-27 August / Rembrandtpark

    Source: Manify

    From the chicken to the egg and vice versa! Stop by the Rembrandtpark this weekend to taste delicious chicken and enjoy good music, dance and many other activities. The entrance fee is €5.00. See here for the tickets.

    25-27 August / Oosterdok

    Uitmarkt is one of the most popular Amsterdam cultural events that attracts over 450,000 theatre, music, film and book lovers annually. All of the performances (more than 300 this year!) are free since the organizations involved volunteer their time. See here for the list of events.  

    Source: Uitmarkt

    Pure Markt

    27 August / Park Frankendael

    Pure Markt is a place to explore and taste delicious organic food of Holland and the rest of the world. Pick a few dishes to eat on the spot, stock up on foods for home, enjoy the sun and music. For the youngest visitors, there is a solar-powered merry-go-round! The entry is free.

    De Parade

    11-27 August / Martin Luther Kingpark

    Source: Voordekunst

    The annual theater festival De Parade comes back to the Netherlands for the 27th time! Kicking off in Rotterdam, the festival then travels to The Hague, Utrecht and Amsterdam to present over 80 theater, dance and music performances. Check out the link above for the full program (performances in English are marked with a Language No Problem logo).

    Live At Amsterdamse Bos

    10 July – 15 September / Bostheater

    Live At Amsterdamse Bos is a series of outdoor concerts and theater performances taking place during the summer season at one of the Amsterdam hidden gems – the Bostheater. The theater is in Dutch, but music has no language barriers! See the line-up and full program on the link above.

    Source: Live At Amsterdamse Bos

    More in Amsterdam and Around

    Seems like that’s all for this week! Did you like our Amsterdam guide? Stay with us for more, we promise to create a similar one every week!


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