Welcome to our weekly Amsterdam guide! Let’s look at what the Dutch capital has to offer!
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.
17 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 Elenne May and Stijn van Dalen to perform. The roof of NEMO is free to visit and open to everyone.
11-27 August / Martin Luther Kingpark
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).
11-20 August / Amsterdam canals
The Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival) is a ten-day classical music festival taking place on the beautiful canals of Amsterdam every summer. The concerts are performed on stages by or on the water and the audience gets to enjoy the music from both the streets and boats. The biggest highlight of the festival is the free Prinsengracht Concert on August 19th.
11-25 August / various locations
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.
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.
More in Amsterdam and Around
- ARTZUID Sculpture Route
- Rhythm & Roots at the Tropenmuseum
- Rembrandt and Jan Six the Rembrandt House
- Chris Beekman, De Stijl Defector at the Stedelijk
- Sarah van Sonsbeeck at the Oude Kerk
- Martin Scorsese Exhibition at EYE
- ARTIS ZOOmeravonden in Artis Zoo
- Adam Jeppesen at FOAM
- Aleppo Exhibition at The Tropenmuseum
- In the Forest: Van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot at the Van Gogh Museum
- Small Wonders at the Rijksmuseum
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!