Monday, October 14, 2019

Amsterdam Comic Con 2019 (Jurassic Park theme)

Saturday and Sunday, August 31 – Sep 1 A cosplayer’s paradise,  the Amsterdam Comic Con features favourite stars from TV, Film, and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and film memorabilia to browse etc. Event details:

Asian Street Food Festival

AUG 31 Sat 1:00 PM – SEP 1 Sun 1:00 PM Asian street food with live entertainment, city beach surrounded by Asian cuisines with dishes from, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and more. Event details:

THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY @ ‘t Blauwe Theehuis

Friday, August 30, 2019 There’s nothing blue about Friday drinks at ‘The Blue Tea House’. And you won’t find a tea-drinking crowd either! Our newest venue is a UFO-lookalike pavilion located right in the famous Vondelpark. Let’s head over this Friday for some Dutch courage! Because you know you deserve it after a long work […]

Sunday Market De Hallen

Sunday, August 25 In a short time De Hallen has become one of the most popular cultural places in Amsterdam. This former tram depot contains a beautiful food court, cinema, a boutique hotel, a library and all kinds of independent creative shops. Kid-friendly event. Event details:

EAST SIDE STORY – Saturday Night Drinks @ LOUIE LOUIE

Saturday, August 24 Join us for our regular Saturday drinks at this former dance school overlooking the Tropenmuseum and nestled between Oosterpark and Artis Zoo. Event:

Frituur Festival Amsterdam

Friday to Sunday Aug 23 – 25 Eat fried food to your heart’s content at a new city beach in Amsterdam. There will be various stands with innovative croquettes, croquettes, various types of fries, fried sushi, Asian snacks, and much more. Location is secret for now. Event details:

Uitmarkt 2019

Friday to Sunday Aug 23 – 25 Now in its 42nd edition, the Uitmarkt marks the opening of the National Cultural Season. For three days you can enjoy a string of free performances in music, theater, art, dance and literature. There’s also the Uitmarkt Junior for the little ones, the annual book market and of […]

Latin Food Festival Amsterdam

Saturday and Sunday, August 17 – 18 Enter the culinary world of Latin America through cuisines from Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Tapas and BBQ. Event details:

Thank God It’s Friday @ De Biertuin

Friday, August 16 THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY… BECAUSE EVERY WEEK NEEDS A HAPPY ENDING 😉 Our regular Friday drinks. Event:

World Cinema Amsterdam

August 15 – 24 World Cinema Amsterdam is Rialto’s film festival that takes you to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean every year. The many beautiful films, often made by young directors, offer you an unforgetable view on life in all these parts of the world. Event details:

PLUK de NACHT Open Air Film Festival 2019

August 14 – 24 This year marks the16th edition of the open-air cinema under the stars. Every summer Pluk de Nacht sets down in several special locations to screen some of the best films that haven’t made it to Dutch cinemas. The festival has free admission and is made possible by a large group of […]


Our Saturday night drinks happening next at this award-winning source of pride for Amsterdam East!Event details:

Flower Parade Rijnsburg

One of the Netherlands’s oldest flower parades, the Flower Parade Rijnsburg runs every year on the 2nd Saturday of August, drawing over 350,000 visitors as 12 floats and music bands make their way through various towns in South Holland. Event details:

Artis Summer Nights

In June, July and August, ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo will be open every Saturday until sunset. There will be workshops for children and performances by famous artists and emerging musicians. Picnic in the grass or order a pizza from our outdoor kitchen. Learn how to make your own compost with the bokashi method or listen […]

The Complete Quentin Tarantino

Entire month of August, various dates (ongoing since July) To celebrate the upcoming release of Quentin Tarantino’s latest – and penultimate – film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, LAB 111, in collaboration with KINO Rotterdam, will be screening the American cult director’s entire works this summer, including collaborations with other directors such as Robert […]

Comedytrain International Summer Festival 2019: Week 5 & 6

Thursday, August 1 – August 10 (ongoing since July) For six weeks in a row, Toomler will be presenting two international comedians selected by their own in-house Comedytrain comedians as part of the annual International Stand-Up Comedy Festival. Our expat group has attended Toomler comedy shows several times in the past and always have a […]

What’s happening in August: The Big Fat List

We constantly get asked recommendations for what to do and where to go, even outside of our own event days. Starting today, you’ll be receiving a specially curated list of activities happening in and around Amsterdam straight to your inbox. From month to month, get clued in on the most interesting events; from comedy shows […]

Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival)

The Grachtenfestival is a ten-day festival in Amsterdam that yearly takes place in August on and around Amsterdam’s canals. From classical music, jazz, and music from other cultures, enjoy 250 concerts at 90 different locations. Event details:

Drijf-in Cinema (Floating cinema)

This is for fans of the Outdoor Cinema experience. Now you can get out on a boat with your friends, park your boat behind a huge screen at the NDSM and watch a movie with other fellow boaters by the water. This is the second year a ‘Drijf-in Cinema’ concept is organized. The event will […]

DOK & Lobster Feest (Lobster party)

Lobster, fresh fish music, BBQ

NEMO Zomerdak – Muziek op het dak (music on the roof garden of the NEMO Science Museum)

From June 21 June to September 5, the roof terrace of the NEMO Science Museum is open daily until 9 p.m. There is live music on the roof every Thursday evening. The roof is accessible to everyone free of charge via the stairs from the street or via the elevator in the entrance hall of […]

Expats Fun Run

Enforce personal training & coaching and Expat help Netherlands – Ri-direction would like you to get to know them, so they are organizing an evening fun run on August 8th. The run will take you through Vondelpark and around the city and is a great way to get to know other expats while exploring Amsterdam. They have a […]

We Love Wednesdays @ Bar Bukowski

Because Wednesday is the new Friday! Join us for our monthly Wednesday drinks at one of our favourite meetup venues, a retro-chic neighbourhood hotspot right across the Oosterpark. Named after the writer Charles Bukowski, who once famously said: “There is always a reason to drink!” Many too, would give you very good reasons to help […]

PRIDE Plastic Fishing 2019

The aftermath of every street party is never a beautiful sight. Mountains of trash strewn all over the streets, and especially plastic littered in our beautiful canals. On the day after the Gay Pride Weekend, the Plastic Whale Foundation wants to involve as many people as possible to fish plastic trash out of the canal […]

Closing Party at Dam Square

Sunday marks the end of Pride festival with a traditional Pride Closing Party at Dam Square. Boasting a line-up with many Dutch and international artists and DJs, expect a mixed gay crowd trying to survive the marathon weekend.For the full range of events taking part in Pride Amsterdam:

Drag Queen Olympics Amsterdam

The hilarious drag queen Olympics are back at the Homomonument, the tournament will take place from 7 to 9 PM. Event details:

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2019

Friday – Sunday, August 2, 3, and 4 The highlight of August has got to be the Gay Pride Weekend. Although Pride festival is from July 27 till August 4, the final three days are considered to be the main Pride weekend, with the famous Canal Parade, street parties and main dance parties taking place throughout […]

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