Welcome to our weekly Amsterdam guide! Let’s look at what the Dutch capital has to offer!
29 July – 6 August / various locations
The world-known Amsterdam Gay Pride returns to town in early August to celebrate LGBTQ equality and light up the city streets in all colors of the rainbow. For nine days starting from the 29th of July, Amsterdam offers a full schedule of parties, exhibitions, concerts, movie screenings, debates and other events. See the link above for the highlights of the celebration.
1 August / Pllek
From early June till late August, cafe-restaurant Pllek presents their new summer open-air movie program in collaboration with Cine and Films with a View. The screenings take place every Tuesday after the sunset, provided that the weather allows. This week on the agenda is American Beauty (1999). The entry is free.
1 August / Paleis van de Weemoed
The Amsterdam Magic Show is the first and only English magic and comedy show in the Dutch capital. Entry includes a glass of Prosecco, a stage show and an after-party. Welcome to the wonderland where everything is possible!
3 August / NEMO
Great news – the roof of NEMO Science Museum is now open daily until 21:00! Moreover, every Thursday from 17:30 to 21:00, visitors can enjoy live music. This week, the museum invited Jamsmi to perform. The roof of NEMO is free to visit and open to everyone.
4-6 August / NDSM-werf
Food festival at the seaside, what can possibly be better? The NDSM festival is a small-scale friendly event that goes beyond what food festivals usually offer. Along with mouth-watering snacks and exceptional drinks, every food truck contributes something to the festival like a music band, a game, a cooking workshop or an exhibition.
6 August / Westergasfabriek
Held on the first Sunday of every month at Amsterdam’s lively Westergasfabriek, the Sunday Market is the place to be on Sunday afternoon. Offering a chance to shop for art, fashion, design and food at the same time, this beloved market brings together all foodies, rummagers and art lovers of the Dutch capital. The entrance is free.
6 August / Dok Amsterdam
Love meat from the grill, good beer and chill vibes? Join the Amsterdam BBQ Festival at Dok Amsterdam this Sunday! There is gonna be lots of juicy steaks, spareribs and burgers, plenty of vegetarian options, delicious drinks and several lounge areas to enjoy all of the above. Let’s hope for sunny weather!
6 August / Dok Amsterdam
Farfalle, rigatoni, conchiglie fettuccine, prosciutto e funghi… Does it all sound like music to your ears? Come to the very first Pizza & Pasta Festival in the Netherlands and spend the whole day enjoying delicious Italian cuisine, wine, prosecco and gelato, of course!
6 August / Volkshotel
Imagine yourself sitting in an open-air hot tub, with a drink in your hand, listening to live music and staring at beautiful views of Amsterdam. Sounds great, doesn’t it? And what is even more surprising – the event is free. All you need to do is come early enough to get a spot!
5-6 August / Nelson Mandelapark
The multicultural Kwaku Festival is known for bringing people together through music, dance, sport and food. Over the course of 4 weekends, the festival attracts around 300,000 visitors. One day of the festival costs €5 (or €7 at the door), and a passe-partout for the entire festival is €27.50 (available online).
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
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