Event Calendar August: What’s on in Amsterdam
The summer is finally here! And with the weather getting sunnier and the beach days getting longer we don’t want you to miss out on all the fun things to do next month: August. So we present you with what’s on: Exhibitions, Events and Festivals, for August in this event calendar.
Romanovs & Revolution at the Hermitage (till 17 September)
The exhibition about the Russian revolution is only on for two more months at the Hermitage but definitely worth visiting. Travel back in time to 1917 and relive the story of Russia’s last imperial family through the collection of clothing, art and precious objects belonging to Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra before the revolution.
Rembrandt and Jan Six: The etching and friendship at the Rembrandthuis (till 3 September)
One of the most famous stories from the seventeenth century concerns the friendship between Jan Six and Rembrandt van Rijn. This connection was expressed in an intimate portrait of Jan reading at the window, which soon became the highlight of Rembrandt’s graphic oeuvre. The exhibition depicts the image of a friendship in the seventeenth century and the mastery that was created was translated into the etch.
Visit the exhibition at the Rembrandthuis.
Gaypride – Canal Parade (5 August)
Amsterdam Pride is one of the biggest International events celebrating Gay Pride. With 80 boats the canal parade is one of the highlights of the Pride week. This year the route is turned around, starting from the Oosterdok Harbor, through the Nieuwe Herengracht, the Amstel and the Prinsengracht to the end of the Westerdok harbor where the last boat will arrive at 17.00.
The Parade (11-27 August)
The Parade is touring between different cities in the Netherlands and in August it’s coming to Amsterdam. Visit one or more of the 60 theater, dance, mime or music performances. Most performances take around 30 minutes so you can even see multiple shows in one day. The Parade is not only for adults, the organization has also thought of the youngsters with an extensive children’s parade with theater performances, music shows and workshops.
Photo: Amsterdam Travel Guide
Uitmarkt (25-17 August)
The Uitmarkt is a yearly event marking the beginning of the Dutch cultural season. It attracts arround 500.000 visitors each year. This year the event takes place at a new location: The Oosterdok.
Festivals in August
Dekmantel (4-6 aug)
Sleep in a tent in Amsterdam’s largest forest? It can be done during the multi-day festival Dekmantel! The music styles range from disco and hip-hop to techno
Kwaku (4-6 aug)
Kwaku is a festival where everything is possible. Food, Good music and even some sport activities are the main ingredients of this ultimate summer festival.
Loveland (12 aug)
Loveland is an 18+ festival. The festival is held for the twelfth time in a row in the Amsterdam Slot Park. Enjoy 6 fun-dressed stages where all beats Techno to house are present on.
Appelsap (12 aug)
A festival in the Netherlands where even Hiphop as R & B passes you, you won’t find that quick. But with Appelsap 2017 you won’t have to search anymore! With 4 stages and the world’s largest artists, this festival is worth it. This year is the main act of Lil Wayne!
Dancevalley (12 aug)
The oldest dance festival in the Netherlands turns around with all its different electronic dance styles, entertainment and decorations make for a unique experience every year. Dance Valley has been the absolute top of the festival world for over two decades.
Dutch Valley (19 aug)
The best artists of Dutch soil all at one festival, that’s Dutch Valley! With 7 different stages there is something for everyone at this one-day festival
Voltt loves summer (26 aug)
On August 26. 2017 the NDSM Shipyards will be the stage again for the next edition of VOLTT Loves Summer Festival! Get ready for a full day of techno! The industrial and rugged appearance of NDSM with summer temperatures creates a unique experience in Amsterdam North.
Mysteryland (26-27 aug)
Mysteryland, the mother of electronic music festivals. Born many moons ago in 1993. During a 3 day and night spectacle, over 100.000 visitors are invited to embark on a musical journey and discover more than 200 artists and live acts on 17 breathtaking stages.