by Tanja
Sail Amsterdam 2020

Amsterdam Events August 2021

August in Amsterdam is full of summer celebrations on the water: from the Canal Pride Parade, to the Grachtenfestival, a classical music festival in the Canal Belt. Below a complete list of things to do in Amsterdam in August 2021. 

Events will be added to the Amsterdam events calendar when a specific date has been set. Want your event listed? Invite me! Mention the date, place & website for the event.

For an overview of temporary art exhibitions in Amsterdam’s museums, please check the Amsterdam Art Exhibitions Calendar.

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Coronavirus rules in Amsterdam

In 2021 the coronavirus is still in The Netherlands. Most indoor and outdoor public spaces are open again from July 2021. Events and festivals are held, but rules apply to keep the public safe:

  • Wash your hands
  • Stay 1.5 meters away from other people
  • If you have symptoms, stay at home and get tested
Tourists from other European countries need a COVID certificate. If you can’t get one, you can get tested free of charge at an official test centre in The Netherlands. If you attend an event, make you understand and follow the rules. Testing may be organized before entering the event space. More info

Amsterdam in August 2021


Vondelpark Festival @ Vondelpark 
Every weekend music and performances

7 August 2021
Pride Walk (boat parade is cancelled) @ start at RAI (FREE)
Annual Pride (LHBT-movement)

13 August 2021
Amsterdam City Beach Festival @ DOK
Ibiza, Deep-Tech and Funky House

13 – 22 August 2021
Grachtenfestival @ Various locations around the Amsterdam canals
Classical music and jazz concerts 

14 August 2021
Amsterdam Foodies Festival @ Prinsengracht

14 – 30 August 2021
De Parade @ Martin Luther Kingpark
Annual festival of theatre, dance and mime

18 – 22 August 2021
Movies at the Hermitage @ Hermitage Amsterdam
Intouchables; Before Sunrise; Snatch

19 August 2021
Amsterdamse Terrassen Festival @ Rembrandtpark
Festival with drinks, bands, live-acts, dj’s , quizzes and games

20 – 22 August 2021
Amsterdamse Waterspelen @ Marineterrein (FREE)
Water games and lessons surfing, sup, sailing and canoe for kids aged 8 – 16

20 – 22 August 2021
Landjuweel @ Ruigoord
Annual festival of theatre, dance and mime

20 – 25 August 2021
Sunsets @ Eye Film Museum
Open air cinema

21 – 25 August 2021
Movies at the Hermitage @ Hermitage Amsterdam
Open air cinema: Moonlight; Simon; Lion

26 – 28 August 2021
Movies at the Hermitage @ Hermitage Amsterdam
Open air cinema: Boyz ‘n the hood; A star is born; Kontiki; Big Fish

27 – 29 August 2021
Uitmarkt 2021 @ Museumplein (FREE)
Showcase of cultural events

28 August 2021
Circusbende Festival West @ Erasmuspark (FREE)
Experimental circus and music for all ages. Language no problem.

29 August 2021
Amsterdam City Swim @ Amsterdam canals

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