Four reasons to visit Amsterdam in August

Sunny days, pleasant temperatures & little rain (for Dutch standards). With other words: the perfect conditions to discover our beloved capital. August in Amsterdam is bustling with events, exhibitions and activities all month round.

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam
Don’t miss out on this annual musical festival! For ten days straight, you can enjoy performances at unique locations in the city center, Amsterdam North, the IJ waterfront and even Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district. The event provides a stage (or multiple stages actually) for talented musicians. The absolute highlight is the Prinsengrachtconcert, a classical music concert hosted on a pontoon on the Prinsengracht canal. Find the full program on

When: From 12th until 18th of August
Where: Various canals in Amsterdam

Nemo museum
Learning is fun! And that’s exactly what you can do in the Nemo Science Museum. People from all ages can discover the world of technology and science through playful tests and experiments. Obtain more knowledge about the universe, innovations and much more. After your visit you can enjoy a drink and/or bite on Nemo’s rooftop with a splendid view over the city.

When: Daily opened from 10.00 until 17.30 o’clock
Where: Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX AMSTERDAM

Pluk de Nacht
Seize the night at Amsterdam’s Open Air Film Festival ‘Pluk de Nacht”, showing the best not-yet-released movies in the open air. Beach chairs, drinks and good company; holiday feeling guaranteed. Which movie will you watch:

When: From 15th until 25th of August
Where: Westerdoksdijk 705-c, 1013 BX Amsterdam

Amsterdam by bike
Did you know that there are more bicycles in Amsterdam than citizens? For a true local experience, you should rent a bike to explore the city. Look further than the city center and enjoy Amsterdam’s beautiful parks and lively neighborhoods. Cycle in style on one of the bicycles from Pulitzer Amsterdam and ask our Concierge for a personal cycle route.

When: All day
Where: Amsterdam and surroundings