Outdoor Summer Festivals in Amsterdam

Looking for things to do in Amsterdam this summer? Here's the Red Map Amsterdam's list of the major outdoor arts and music festivals taking place in this charming city of canals.  Warm Weather, Great Food, You're There!

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre
Open Lucht Theater in Vondel Park
May 5 - September 27
At the center of Amsterdam's central park is an open-air stage for music and comedy, also known as as the Vondelpark Happenings.

Pluk de Nacht
Throughout the City
August 1 - August 31
Open-air movie screens are setup around the city to watch comedies and horror movies - the film genre transcends language, so everyone can enjoy the show. Check out the schedule.

Milkshake Festival
Westerpark
July 19
A wonderful music festival with a beautiful theme of Love, Respect, Freedom and Tolerance - perfect that it happens in amazing Amsterdam.

Amsterdams Hortus Festival
Botanical Gardens of Amsterdam
July 22 - August 30
Listen to live classical music on a summer evening as you stroll the flowering paths of Amsterdam's botanical gardens.

Amsterdam Gay Pride
Throughout the city
July 25 - August 2
This is one of the biggest, over-the-top gay pride parties in Europe, with a famously entertaining flotilla of themed boats and parties.

Uitmarkt
Museumplein
August 28 - August 30
This is the big Amsterdam cultural event that kicks-off their autumn season.  Over 450,000 people will come to hear music performed throughout the city by over 2,000 artists.

IAMsterdam
Amsterdam's Official Website
Don't forget to maximize your stay by checking out Amsterdam's official city site.

Images are from event groups' websites.  Top: Hortus Festival; Vondelpark OpenLuchtTheater. Bottom: Pluk de Nacht; Milkshake; Gay Pride Amsterdam