What’s on in the Benelux and Germany in August?
This month we hand-picked our favorite activities happening in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. From Pride celebrations to Luxembourg’s giant annual funfair and festivals in Belgium, check out our top to-do’s below.
- 25 July 2023
- Posted by: Expat Management Group
- Category: Insights, What to do in NL
🇳🇱 The Netherlands
What: Pride Festival
When: August 4-6
Pride festival is the biggest celebration of the equality, acceptance, and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community. The main Amsterdam Pride weekend is held from August 4 – August 6 and hosts a number of street parties and the famous boat Canal Parade. Keep in mind that this is one of the busiest weekends of the year so make sure to plan ahead of time. The biggest celebration might be in Amsterdam, but you can celebrate freedom, inclusion, and love everywhere and anywhere. Read more about Pride Festival in the Netherlands here.
What: Pride Festival
When: July 29 – August 6
Alongside Amsterdam Pride, the celebration is also held in Hamburg from July 29-August 6. Over 100 events in different locations are held in addition to the central Pride Parade. Check the full program here.
What: Schueberfouer Funfair
Where: Luxembourg City
When: August 23 – September 11, every day from 2 pm – 1 am
The Scheuberfouer is Luxembourg’s largest annual funfair. From late August to early September, both Luxembourgers and millions of visitors alike flock to the fairground at Champ du Glacis to experience the magical atmosphere.
The fair has a long tradition in Luxembourg. John I of Luxembourg founded the Schueberfouer back in 1340, originally an 8-day market in celebration of Saint Bartholomew’s Day on 24 August. It evolved to be a huge success and is today the biggest funfair of Luxembourg and the Greater Region involving a mix of gastronomy, tradition, and fun thrills. Read more about it here.
What: Music Festivals
Where: Various locations
When: August 4-20
In Belgium, there are countless festivals to attend in August. We’ve listed our favorites below: