Festivals in Amsterdam

Hosting in excess of 300 festivals every year, Amsterdam’s festival agenda spans all tastes and genres. The range of festivals is broad, powerful and diverse, attracting both Dutch and international festivalgoers.

The festival calendar is packed with everything from outdoor film extravaganzas to (multi-day) dance music parties, from kid’s festivals to art and fashion events and from culinary fêtes to chamber music in Golden Age canal-side houses.

Browse the I amsterdam festival agenda below for our selection of upcoming festivals and view the Festival Guide 2014.

Check out short video clips and interviews with festivalgoers from our Festival Reporters and follow on Instagram for all the latest reports on the festival season!

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World Cinema Amsterdam
Two weeks of indoor & (free) outdoor screenings of the best international cinema.
14-24 August | More...


Uitmarkt
The Uitmarkt rings in the new cultural season with theatre, music, books and film!
29-31 August | More...


Valtifest
The wild child of the summer festival programme returns for more fancy dress antics.
6 September | More...