Welcome to our weekly Amsterdam guide! Let’s look at what the Dutch capital has to offer!
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.
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.
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).
11-13 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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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