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Here you can find our selection of events to attend during August.

Comedytrain International Summer Festival

During one month, the Toomler Comedy Club invites the best stand-up talents from every English spoken country. A lot of comedians from all over the world start their career in this place, maybe you'll see the next shining star! Tickets are from €14 to €18.50. You will find more details on the website.

When? 

From the 4th of July until the 4th of August 2018

Where? 

At Amsterdam's Toomler comedy club: Breitnerstraat 2, 1077 BL Amsterdam. 

Pride Amsterdam

Amsterdam becomes one giant rainbow during one week in August. This event is one of the biggest celebrations of equality for the LGBTI community all around the world. You must celebrate the Gay pride with us!

When? 

From the 28th of July until the 5th of August 2018

Where? 

All around the city. On the 28th of July at 11:00, a powerful speech will take place at Homomonument on Westermarkt and after that you’ll just have to follow the lead! You must see the Canal Pride on the 4th of August, it's the place to be in Amsterdam. This colorful and happy event will start at 12:30 pm at the Scheepvaart Museum, be there or be square! 

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

Do you know something better than wander around the canals of Amsterdam while listening to young and wonderful classical music artists? We don’t! For a week you will find various performances throughout the city. 

When? 

From the 10th until the 19th of August 2018

Where? 

Amsterdam’s canals. Don’t skip the opening night on the 10th of August at 21:00. It will take place at the Festivalcentrum Het Compagnietheater Kloveniersburgwal 50.   

World Cinema Amsterdam

Are you a lover of foreign films? Travel around the world by watching the most beautiful Latin American, Asian and African movies. 

When? 

From the 16th until the 25th of August 2018

Where? 

All around the city, visit the website to find out more!

De Parade Theatre Festival

Theatre by local theatre groups, dance in the silent disco, enjoy all the festival food and especially live music… there is something nice to see or do for everyone! Young or old. The logo LNP (Language No Problem) will be the sign that the show is not only for Dutch people, otherwise it is. Click on this link to see the entire program.

When? 

From the 10th until the 26th of August 2018

Where? 

At the Martin Luther Kingpark

Pluk de Nacht

Summer nights are the best to enjoy this open-air film festival! Bring a chair, your lover or a blanket to keep warm under the shooting stars of the city and watch the most wonderful movies from all over the world (in English or English subtitled).

When? 

From the 16th until the 26th of August 2018

Where? 

At Stenen Hoofd

Live at Amsterdamse Bos

Theatre performances and concerts will be given by local artists at the Amsterdamse Bostheater. An open theatre in the middle of the forest. It will take about 30 minutes to go there by car or taxi, but sitting in the open air with warm temperatures and a great performer will heat up the night! Here you can find an evening schedule of your likes.

When? 

From the 14th of July until the 27th of August 2018

Where? 

In Amsterdamse Bostheater

Robeco SummerNights

The best musicians of the world are gathering in Amsterdam to provide you wonderful concerts from classical to jazz music. Visit the website to buy your tickets and to see what kind of concerts you like the most.

When? 

From the 30th of June until the 31th of August 2018

Where? 

In the Koninklijk Concertgebouw of Amsterdam at the Concertgebouwplein

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Since 30 years, some open air shows are freely proposed to locals and tourists. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday you must go to the cultural hotspot of Amsterdam. Enjoy a dance show, live music or even children’s acts!

When? 

From the 8th of June until the 16th of September 2018

Where? 

Obviously in the Vondelpark at the Openluchttheater. You can find more information on their website.