Amsterdam Event Calendar for August 2017

Pretty August, you have been quite unpredictable so far. You give us rain, sunshine and thunderstorms. But we don’t mind, as long as you have some cool events for us this month! And August has good news because there are plenty! Enjoy our Amsterdam Event Calendar for August.

Andy Warhol Expo, Beurs van Berlage
When? From the 2nd of July until the 30st of Sept
What? Portret, soup cans and coke bottles from the famous artist

Summer Nights in Artis (Zomeravonden)
When? June – July – Aug, Artis Zoo
What? Saturday evenings in the Zoo until the sun goes down.
Artis Zoo let’s people enjoy Saturday evening until the sun goes down by opening up their doors to the public. There will be performances, music, storytellers and you can learn about the animals and their nightly activitie.

Zoo nights in Artis

Vondelpark Open Air Theater
When? from the 5th of May throughout summer
What? Concerts, performances and fun for children
This open air theater in the middle of the famous Vondelpark has been organizing music performances since 1974. For the next 5 months you can enjoy performances and concerts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Amsterdam Pride
When? 4th – 6th of August 
What? Amsterdam is turning pink
Unicorns, glitter and rainbows will color the city this weekend when the Pride comes to Amsterdam. There are too many parties and events to mention so we’ve made a separate Pride Guide for you so you don’t miss out on the action!

Amsterdam Pride Guide, Wander-Lust

Sunday Market
When? 6th of August, Westerpark
What? Our favorite market at the beginning of each month!
It’s the first Sunday of a new month, so this means that the famous Sunday Market is here! It’s great to bring your kids too!

Urban Camp Site, Science Park
When? Until the 31st of August
What? Sleep in a work of art
If you’re into camping, you’re going to love this camping site! Sleep in various works of art that all have their own unique little secret or function. All objects are transformed in a little hotelroom. Be quick as bookings go fast! For more info and our review check Eva’s article!


Pride Plastic Fishing
When? 6th of August at NEMO
What? Cleaning up the canals after the Amsterdam Canal Pride
Parties like Koningsdag and the Amsterdam Pride are nice, but they also leave a lot of plastic and trash into our canals. Every year the organisation Plastic Whale organizes a day where you can help cleaning up the canals by “fishing” plastic. If you have your own boat you can join but they also have (recycled) boats available. Just send us an email at 


On The Roof 
When? Until the 15th of August
What? Music with a view
Enjoy jazz sounds and world music on top of the Op Zeezand with a fantastic view over ‘T IJ. Ticket are available from €14,-. The capacity is limited with only 100 seats per show, so make sure to book your tickets in time.

Pluk De Nacht
When? 16th until the 26th of August, Stenen Hoofd
What? Open Air Cinema
Movie lovers get enjoy summer nights in front of a big screen around the corner of Amsterdam Central station. National and international movies will be played and there will be some foodtrucks. Entrance is free. 


When? 25th – 27th of August, various locations
What? Cultural festival in Amsterdam
It will be the 4oth edition of the Uitmarkt this year where you can enjoy theater, music and art. It will be the kick off of the cultural season and is hosted at a new location this year, the Oosterdok. Check the website for all the info.

Grachten Festival
When? 11h – 20th of August, around the canals
What? Classical music around the canals of Amsterdam
If you love the canals of Amsterdam combined with classical music, this is your festival! Music on the water always sounds good but add beautiful lights and decor and you have the Amsterdam Grachten Festival.

grachtenfestival 2017

Icarus Festival
When? 29th of August, Cafe Ceuvel

What? Inspiring festival
The pressure to perform at work or in our private lives is huge nowadays. This festival is all about embracing your failures and laughing it. There will be music, peptalks, theater and workshops. Get ready to be inspired! Tickets are available from €15,-

Enjoy August!



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