18 August 2010

SAIL Amsterdam 2010, August 19 - 23

Every five year SAIL, boat festival, takes over the IJ river showcasing impressive "tall ships", naval ships, and modern yachts for a weekend.

On Thursday check out the traditional parade from IJmuiden to Amsterdam from 10.00 - 15.00 where you will see hundreds of ships making their way to thier mooring places and preparing for the ceremonial salute from 13.00 - 15.00 at Sixhaven. Check out the rest of the program for more details and events.

06 August 2010

Pluk de Nacht, outdoor film festival

The best film festival of the year- Pluk de Nacht (loosely translated to: take the night, literally pick the night), August 5 - 15, starts at dark, FREE!

Every evening a new film, some art, a disco, food and beers on het IJ.  Check out the lastest fave o nteh net- Winnebago Man Friday August 13th.

Dragon boat race

European Nations Championship-Dragon Boat Race @ Amsterdamse Bos (bosbaan), August 13 - 15, various times, FREE!!!