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

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.

Source: Pluk de Nacht

NEMO Summer Roof

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.

Foto: DigiDaan

De Parade

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).

Source: Voordekunst


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.

Source: I amsterdam

World Cinema Amsterdam in the Open Air

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.  

Source: World Cinema Amsterdam

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

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