Rolling Kitchens

Marking the start of many food festivals to come, Rolling Kitchens transforms Westergasfabriek into a foodie paradise, where mobile kitchens turn out plate after plate of delicious local fare. Eat, drink and dance your heart at out at the festival that parties long into the evening. Rolling Kitchens // 29 May-2 June

Taste of Amsterdam

Taste of Amsterdam in Amstelpark falls towards the fine-dining end of the food festival spectrum. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample dishes from the restaurants you’ve dreamed of going to (without the haute cuisine price tags). Taste of Amsterdam // 31 May-3June

Trek Food Truck Festival

Specialist food vendors from all around the country join in this annual ‘trek’, setting up shop in Amsterdam in July. Tempt your taste buds with everything from sushi to Surinamese cuisine and don’t forget to visit the beer bus or the mobile cocktail bar. Trek Food Truck Festival // 12-14 July  

Bollywood & Indian Food Festival

Bollywood Indian Food Festival

The heady flavours of India and the beauty of Bollywood come together at Amsterdam’s biggest celebration of Indian music and cuisine. Taste a variety of Indian dishes (including a large range of vegetarian, vegan and halal), watch live entertainment on stage and connect with Amsterdam’s thriving Indian community. Bollywood & Indian Food Festival // 15 & 16 June

ProefPark Haarlem

Retreat to the sun-soaked Kenaupark in Haarlem for the annual food truck festival that’s among the best in the Netherlands. Pack your picnic blanket and sample tasty bites, comfort food and cuisine from all around the world at this family-friendly day out. ProefPark Haarlem // 23-25 August

De Parade

De Parade Amsterdam

Go for the theatre and stay for the food at this artsy celebration in Amsterdam’s Martin Luther Kingpark. Alongside the intriguing live performances - food stalls, bar tents and barbeques will keep you coming back for more. De Parade // 9-25 August   

Het Bacchus Wijnfestival

Bacchus Wine Festival

The Bacchus wine festival in the beautiful Amsterdamse Bos is a tribute to one of the most important food groups. But since we can’t survive on wine alone – a selection of pop-up restaurants and food trucks are at your service. Het Bacchus Wijnfestival // 7-16 June

Sushi & Ramen Food Festival

Sushi & Ramen Festival

Held at a secret location on the water, Amsterdam’s Sushi and Ramen Festival is day dedicated to Japanese cuisine. Expect delicious sushi in every form and flavour (including sushi burgers and donuts), a huge selection of sake and Japanese craft beer, a spicy ramen challenge for those who can handle the heat, and karaoke and J-pop performances lasting into the night. Sushi & Ramen Food Festival // 7-9 June

Eten Op Rolletjes

Eten op Rolletjes Food Festival

Follow this travelling food truck festival across the Netherlands to locations like Alkmaar, Hilversum, Purmerend and Haarlem. Setting up in spacious parks, the family-friendly event combines mouthwatering food and drinks with performances by local bands and plenty of kids’ entertainment – puppet shows, face painting and more. Eten Op Rolletjes // Various dates & locations

Pure Markt

Pure Markt

Pure Markt is a monthly market that hordes of hungry locals follow around the city, from Amstelpark to Park Frankendael and the Amsterdamse Bos. The impressive variety of food stalls (hello, oysters, crêpes and craft beer) is matched by the craft stalls and entertainment. Pure Markt // Various dates