4 June-29 Sept 2006. Free entertainment for young and old is on offer over summer in Amsterdams central Vondelpark, with cabaret, dance, theatre and music from hip hop to classical. Highlights include Portuguese fado singer Maria de Ftima (23 July), the Summer Breeze Latin Festival of samba, salsa and tango (30 July), African sounds with Atongo Zimba and Jimmy Omonga (6 Aug) and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (18 Aug). Childrens theatre performances are presented three times weekly (Weds 13.30 & 15.30, Sat 15.00). On Fri nights (28 July-29 Sept) the Filmmuseum presents the Sunsets 2006 season of classic films at its open-air cinema in the park, including Woody Allens Zelig (4 Aug), Orson Welles The Third Man (25 Aug), Jaques Tati in Mr Hulots Holiday (1 Sept) and Steven Spielbergs Duel (15 Sept). Films start after sunset and refreshments are available at the nearby Caf Vertigo. Admission Vondelpark festival free. Weds-Sun. For times and events see website (in Dutch). Friday night films 3. Programme details www.filmmuseum.nl.

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Address The Vondelpark is parallel to Overtoom off Surinameplein, close to the Rijksmusem. By tram lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 & 20. Tel. + 020 4283360 info@openluchttheater.nl

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Vondelpark summer festival.

The Vondelpark is parallel to Overtoom off Surinameplein, close to the Rijksmusem. By tram lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 & 20. Tel. + 020 4283360 info@openluchttheater.nl