Everything is turned up a notch in Amsterdam in August! Read all about what’s on in Amsterdam in August. The streets and canals are packed with festivals, concerts, and markets. We will take all the stress out of it for you!
We cannot wait to have you here in summer, and celebrate the festivities with you, in the most beautiful city in the world.
1: Amsterdam PRIDE!!!
Amsterdam is proud to be one of the most tolerant and liberal cities in the world. So what better city to celebrate and show your support for Pride week. Amsterdam’s Pride celebrations kick off in late July and continue into early August. They’ve conclude with an enormous boat parade that trails through the city’s historic canal belt. Many other events related to Pride take place in Amsterdam before the mammoth finales, including drag contests, and solidarity marches.
2: Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival)
What a romantic way to spend the evening. Wine and cheese on the edge of a canal, listening to world-class classical music. Every year in mid-August hundreds of classical music concerts are held on the canal belt. It is an annual, ten day festival called Grachtenfestival. Many of the performances take place on custom-built stages that are mounted onto barges, and set afloat on the city’s canals. Others are orchestrated inside prestigious concert halls like de Concertgebouw.
3: Jordaan Festival
Another great thing thats on in Amsterdam in August is the Jordaan Fesitval! Without a doubt, the Jordaan is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Amsterdam. After your visit to the Anne Frank House, or your private walking tour of the Jewish Cultural Quarter with us, why not go to the festival! As its name suggests this annual folk music festival celebrates the neighborhood’s heritage and culture. The festival started over 40 years ago and mainly revolves around forlorn Amsterdam-style crooning and other variants of traditional Dutch folk music.
4:Visit The Van Gogh Museum
On your own private tour, join your guide, an art historian, and explore the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam has 200 paintings, over 400 drawings, and 700 letters. Van Gogh is one of the most recognisable artists from the 20th Century, and his stunning works, full of colour and texture, changed the course of the visual arts forever. Learn about his life, his work, and the creative influences he drew from, such as the Impressionists, Pointillists, and Japanese Prints. A trip to Amsterdam isn’t complete without a visit to this incredible collection!
5: Cruise on the Canals
Do you want to experience Amsterdam in the most authentic way? Join our local guide on your own private boat experience with snacks and drinks. Step aboard our luxury open boat and discover the city like a local. On our boat we will sail to the quiet canals, pass several drawbridges, lots of canal houses, all while drinking local drinks and tasting our best local Gouda Cheeses. We will tell you about the Amsterdam history and our Dutch traditions. Book with us and see what is on in August in Amsterdam!