Weekly Amsterdam Guide: 7-13 August 2017

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

Films with a View: Cruel Intentions

8 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 Cruel Intentions (1999). The entry is free.

Source: Films with a View

NEMO Summer Roof

10 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 The Little Years to perform. The roof of NEMO is free to visit and open to everyone.

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

Movies at NEMO

11-13 August / NEMO

In cooperation with Filmtheater Kriterion, NEMO Science Museum presents movie screenings on the roof: Her (August 11th), Back to the Future (August 12th) and Moon (August 13th). Enjoy a great film along with the magnificent views over the old town of Amsterdam. Tickets are €9,50 or free with Cineville cards.

Grachtenfestival

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 Prinsengracht Concert (free admission).

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.

24Kitchen Festival

12-13 August / De Foodhallen

The whole weekend of delicious food, drinks, snacks and everything in between! The 24Kitchen Festival takes place at De Foodhallen and offers two different programs on Saturday and Sunday. The tickets are €12.50, which includes a one-day entrance, one cooking class and one tasting of your choice, 2 summer 24Kitchen dishes and Meet&Greet with the 24Kitchen chefs.

Source: Where The Food Is

IJ Hallen Flea Market

12-13 August / IJ-Hallen

IJ Hallen is the biggest and the most extraordinary flea market in Europe that sells all kinds of things! Stock up on second-hand clothes and shoes. ‘Dig up’ a vintage bag or an antique lamp that costs less than a cup of coffee. Find everything you’re looking for and even more!

Pure Markt

11 June / Amstelpark

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.

Live At Amsterdamse Bos

10 July – 15 September / Bostheater

Source: Live At Amsterdamse Bos

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

  • World Press Photo at the Nieuwe Kerk
  • 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

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