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August is full of music, culture, history and nature!

In August, enjoy music, culture, history and nature. Get to know your own city better by participating in one of the many city walks where passionate guides tell you about the rich history of our city and you can even get a look from the water on one of the classic Italian boats of Si Barone. Or go into the Dordt nature with IVN. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the organ in the Grote Kerk and the carillon of the City Hall.
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Brand Parkies - every Monday night through August 22

In August we simply add an extra day to the weekend and enjoy a wonderful summer evening with live music in the Wantijpark. Parkies is back and many Dordrecht people are very happy about that. "Of course it was exciting whether everyone would come back, but the people of Dordrecht have found us again," says Bas Witlox of the organization about the editions that took place last month. "At the kickoff we couldn't have had better weather either, so that was really enjoyable." In the coming Mondays, there will again be a diverse range of live performances.
Parkies | lineup:
Aug. 1 | Radio negra
Aug. 8 | Dragonfruit
Aug 15 | Jared Grant

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Handsome Poets Parkies

Pasar Malam Istimewa - 7 to 10 August

Taste the Indonesian culture during Pasar Malam Istimewa. If you have forgotten about the event, the delicious smells of food will lure you to the city center during the Pasar Malam Istimewa. For four afternoons and evenings there will be stalls in the city center of Dordrecht serving the most delicious Indonesian and Indian dishes, there will be live music and you can literally and figuratively sample the multifaceted Asian culture.
"Pasar Malam Istimewa in Dordrecht is the largest free pasar malam in the Netherlands," says Marcel Neervoort of the organizing Istimewa Events. "Visitors come from all over the Netherlands to this market for the delicious food, the music and the fun." The organization expects some 60,000 visitors this year, spread over the four days.

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Film in the backyard - August 5 through 27

'The ambiance of the garden adds an extra dimension to the movie experience'. Feel like watching a good movie on a beautiful summer evening? You can do that outside! Cinema The Movies is hosting six screenings in the Cloister Garden this summer, with films such as Licorice Pizza, A Bigger Splash and Le Grand Bain. "As one has come to expect from The Movies, we offer quality cinema," says owner Geert ter Steeg. "The ambiance of the garden at dusk, finely surrounded by the historic setting of our beautiful city, adds an extra dimension to the movie experience." The films are on Friday and/or Saturday evenings and start around 9:30 p.m., but the garden and bar are open as early as 6:30 p.m. "Often visitors settle in early to get a good seat and enjoy a wonderful summer evening," says Mr. K. K. Tickets at 8 euros each are for sale at In case of bad weather, the film will be shown in one of the cinema halls.

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Film in the Kloostertuin Dordrecht

Rockabilly Square - Sunday, August 28

'It promises to be another wonderful, easy-going festival'. Get your petticoats out of the attic, pull out those polka dots and paint your hair, because on the last Sunday of the month we go back to the 50s and 60s. During the festival Rockabilly Square you will hear infectious rock 'n' roll from two stages on the Statenplein and Statenplaats. Chances are you won't be able to stand still. "During this sixth edition, there is again a great lineup of artists," says organizer Wendy Stendert. "What I'm really happy about is that The Voice Kids winner Dax Hovius is coming to sing. I had already asked him for the whole corona event and in the meantime he has become quite well known. There are many local bands and artists playing and food trucks from local entrepreneurs. It promises to be a lovely, convivial festival." The festival begins at 1 p.m.

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