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From Bansky to Pride

From Bansky to Pride

A brief selection of things you might not want to miss this summer in A’dam.

By Dave Thomas

Big events

Picture by photographer Benjamin Arthur

Picture by photographer Benjamin Arthur

European Athletic Championships (6 to 8 July) at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam South

Gay Pride (23-25 July) – need I say more?

Grachtenfestival  (12-19 August) a feast for lovers of classical and contemporary music. The jewel in the crown is the Prinsengracht concert (which is free). This year it will be held on 20 August from 21.00 to 23.00 outside the Pulitzer Hotel.

Uitmarkt (26-28 August) a diverse selection of cultural appetizers to meet all tastes from young to old and hip hop to jazz.

 

Museums (until at least the end of August)

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait

Catherine the Great at the Hermitage

Modern Japan at the Rijksmuseum

Second skin – the human body explored through photo and film – at Museum van Loon

Amy Winehouse a family portrait at the Jewish Historical Museum

Bansky and Warhol at Moco museum

 

Food

REM Eiland North Sea prate radio platform turned restaurant

REM Eiland
North Sea prate radio platform turned restaurant

Can’t compete with our in-house food experts. So instead I’m setting you a challenge. Try one of these 10 unusual A’dam dining experiences and if you’re impressed review it for Zine

 

Vondelpark

The Vondelpark Open Air Theatre (site Dutch only) has a great selection of music over the summer period. And the restaurant at the Vondelpark Pavilion  is open again.

 

Film

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Between 8 July and 31 August Steven Speielberg fans can feast their eyes and enjoy 20 of his films being shown at EYE.