What to do in August

THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam Pride

July 30th – August 8th 2021

The Pride Amsterdam Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! While the main festive celebration for the anniversary has been postponed to 2022 due to Covid,  many small activities will still take place. For example, the exhibition Celebrating Diversity takes place from July 21st to August 10th, at the Vondelpark. The exhibition looks back on 25 years of Pride in Amsterdam with images that recall the highs and lows of the festival. You can find the full schedule and updates on what events are still happening on the Amsterdam Pride website. 

You can find more information and the schedule of the festival here: https://pride.amsterdam/en/

 

Utrecht’s Finest Festival 

August 20th – August 22nd 2021

€7,50 entrance fee

On Friday, August 20th the Utrecht’s Finest Festival, the city’s most prolific beer festival, will start once again! Throughout the weekend, one of Utrecht’s most beautiful city squares will be packed with high-quality Dutch beer, live music, food, and a special Sunday program for children. Keep an eye on the website for updates on the schedule, with the changing Covid measures.

You can find tickets and updates for the festival here: https://janskerkhof-festivals.nl/utrechts-finest/

 

Groningen Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival

August 12th – August 22nd 2021

Noorderzon Festival of Performing Arts and Society is usually known as a unique blend of a cutting-edge international art celebration and a large-scale summer festival in Groningen. This year’s edition will be different than usual, a bit smaller, but still recognizable as Noorderzon! Noorderzon is both a performing arts festival and a summer city festival, with many international performers and theatre and dance companies attending. The performances take place under festival tents, on Groningen’s streets, and in cultural locations throughout the city. Keep an eye on the website for updates on the schedule, with the changing Covid measures.

You can find tickets and updates for the festival here: https://www.noorderzon.nl/en/programma

 

BELGIUM

Banksy: Genius or Vandal?

Thursday 10 June 2021 – Thursday 30 September 2021

Grand-Place of Brussels

It’s time, art lovers! Banksy: Genius or Vandal?, a new interactive exhibition dedicated to the famous and enigmatic British artist, is on display in the Belgian capital. The experience immerses you in the mysterious world of the Bristol-based street artist and provides a one-of-a-kind journey through 70 authentic works loaned by private collectors from around the world. The exhibition includes a one-of-a-kind VR experience that adds a new dimension to the artist’s work and takes you on a multi-sensory journey that will leave no one indifferent.

Find more information through this link: https://banksyexpo.com/bruxelles/fr/.

 

Leuven Botanical Garden

June 20, 2021 – September 2021

Kapucijnenvoer 30, 3000 Leuven

Leuven’s beautiful Botanical Garden is turning 200, and it deserves to be celebrated! During this festive season, the Leuven Botanical Garden and its rich history are highlighted.

You can come and visit the garden until September 2021.

 

Music in the park

Every Friday night until August 27, 2021

OLT Rivierenhof

Turnhoutsebaan 246

2100 Deurne

This summer, the district of Deurne and the cultural centre will treat music lovers to a series of (almost free) Friday concerts in the Rivierenhof Open Air Theatre. Concerts are planned not only in the evening, but also in the afternoon. There is something for everyone on the programme: covers, Flemish music, pop, classical music, oldies, ….

Buy your tickets at https://www.oltrivierenhof.be/nl/.

 

LUXEMBOURG

Open Cinema: In The Heights

August 1, 2021 at 9.30 PM

1a Rue du Centenaire

L-3475 Dudelange

Washington Heights, located in the heart of New York City, is a neighborhood full of possibilities. Usnavi, the owner of a small café in the neighborhood, wishes to reconnect with his Dominican roots. But everything changes when he meets Vanessa, a young woman who aspires to be a fashion designer. Their encounter, set against a backdrop of dance and music, will turn their lives upside down in an unexpected way.

For more information, please check out https://opderschmelz.lu/agenda/1744_1579.

 

Wine Hike

July 31, 2021 – August 21, 2021

1 Route du Vin

L-5549 REMICH

Come on a scenic tour of the local vineyards. During the hike, take in the scenery of the Moselle valley, sample some Moselle wines, and learn more about the various types of grapes that grow along the river. The guided tour is ideal for a group of friends or families and should be reserved ahead of time. The tour begins on the first floor of the Remich Centre.

To buy your tickets, go to http://visitremich.lu/lb/que-faire/gefeiert-touren/3930-2/.

 

Open-Air Gallery

August 2, 2021 – August 7, 2021

Pont du Deich

During the first week of August, Sumo, Luxembourg’s best-known graffiti artist, will create the largest open-air gallery under the Deich Bridge with 16 internationally renowned street artists.

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