This dance festival takes place in the beautiful surroundings of the Amsterdamse Bos and venues along the banks of the River IJ. The programme boasts a line-up of genre-bending live performances and sets from the world’s biggest DJs and hottest emerging talents in everything from techno to electro. Standouts on this year’s roster include Orbital, Thundercat and Jamie xx. This year marks the introduction of the UFO stage, featuring darker, more underground sounds.
1–5 August, various locations
Mysteryland, the world’s longest-running electronic music festival, is a pioneer in dance music, having helped launch the careers of many DJs since its first event in 1993. Featuring more than 250 DJs and live acts on 16 futuristic stages, Mysteryland should be on the bucket list of any EDM lover.
24–26 August, Haarlemmermeer
This night delivers a weekly dose of raving; every Tuesday, locals and visitors alike celebrate life and flaunt their techno appreciation.
Every Tuesday, Melkweg
Wicked Jazz Sounds
If you've ever fancied a club night that fuses dance music and jazz, look no further than Wicked Jazz Sounds. Every Sunday, DJs and musicians join forces to create a dance-inducing mix of jazz, hip-hop, funk and more.
Every Sunday, Sugarfactory
Amsterdam’s premier hip-hop and R&B night plays everything from old-school tracks to the newest beats around. Every Saturday, expect to hear everything from classic hits to newer tracks – as well as some incredible live performances.
Every Saturday, Melkweg
With an eclectic mix of hip-hop, rock, dance and electro, Noodlanding! is the city’s longest-running alternative dance night. Having featured special guests Girltalk, Z-Trip and Cut Copy in the past, it’s the perfect night for people looking to start their weekend early.
Every Thursday, Paradiso
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