Summer Season 2015

Summer in Amsterdam. As the warmer and longer days begin in the city, Amsterdam prepares for a hopefully sunny and certainly fun-packed season. Besides the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre and the many music festivals, the city is buzzing with art and culture. Of course a picnic in the park or a ride through the canals are perfect in the summer sunshine.

Cannabis City

Every week thousands come to the Netherlands to enjoy a society where cannabis is available to anyone over 18 years of age, and able to identify themselves. Many, coming by car from Belgium, France and Germany, head from the country’s border straight for the nearest town with a Coffeeshop. Starting 2012 this situation has changed, leaving Amsterdam the No.1 visiting city for Cannabis tourism in the world.

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Vondelpark Open Lucht TheaterThe Vondelpark Open-Air Theatre lies in one of the best-known parks in the Netherlands: Vondelpark, a unique part of Amsterdam.
Nowhere else will you find so many different people of different ages, backgrounds and nationalities and from so many different parts of town.

In June, July and August the open-air theatre presents a varied programme featuring around 125 free performances. In these summer months around 100,000 people visit the open-air theatre.

 
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Gay ParadeThe Gay Pride - Gay Pride Amsterdam, a.k.a. the ‘Gay Parade’, is one of the most popular gay pride celebrations in the world. The weekend's  organized street parties and club events draw more than 350,000 visitors each year. Gay and straight locals and visitors flock to the city centre for a  truly unforgettable sight on the first Saturday in August. Dozens of decorated boats filled with extravagantly costumed revellers float through the  Prinsengracht canal, towards the Amstel river. The thousands of spectators and hundreds of boats meet up, and keep the part going on the river near  Waterlooplein.

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