Events in Holland this August
If you’re visiting Holland in August then you’ll probably want something that isn’t just wondering round the major tourist sites. Below are just some of the enjoyable ways that you can spend your time in Holland during August.
For those looking for something a little different to the usual night life just an hour away on public transport is the Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival taking place between the 15 – 23 of August, this is an event that is fun for everyone. Teams from around the world compete in creating the best fireworks show with each time taking roughly 11 – 13 minutes to complete each set. But it’s not just looking up the entire evening there are fire dancers and live music to go along with the night’s entertainment. vuurwerkfestivalscheveningen.com
But if fireworks aren’t what you want then you may be interested in Grachtenfestival, a 10 day classical musical festival in Amsterdam from the 15 – 24 August featuring acts from all over the world. Over the 10 days there will be 150 concerts in different locations varying from private gardens, roof terraces to traditional canal houses. Many of the concerts are low cost and often free and offer shows for all age groups. www.grachtenfestival.nl/gf/start.vm
However if you can’t make your trip until the very end of August don’t worry you’ll be arriving just in time for Uitmarkt taking place over 29 -31 in Amsterdam. With 450 different acts by 2,000 people made even better by the fact that this cultural festival is completely free and offers something for everyone, whether you enjoy theatre, film or music. www.uitmarkt.nl
Stena Line operates twice-daily six-hour return crossings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland, fares starting from £59 per person return from Harwich with a car.