A brief selection of things you might not want to miss this summer in A’dam.
By Dave Thomas
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)
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
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
Between 8 July and 31 August Steven Speielberg fans can feast their eyes and enjoy 20 of his films being shown at EYE.