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 // 9-13 May

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 // 1-3 June

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 // 13-15 July

Veggie Festival Amsterdam

Vegetarians, flexitarians and the veggie-curious are invited to a two-day feast at Amsterdam’s NDSM wharf this summer. Get your fill of veggie goodness, shop for innovative products and lounge around on a sunny terrace. Veggie Festival Amsterdam // 15-17 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 // 24-26 August

De Parade

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 // 17 August-2 September

Vegan Food Festival Amsterdam

No longer limited to one sad menu option or a side salad, vegans of Amsterdam (and food lovers generally) can get their foodie fix at Amsterdam’s first Vegan Food Festival at Westergasfabriek. More than 40 vegan food stands will have you spoiled for choice, along with live music and seminars on green living. Vegan Food Festival // 10-12 August

Het Bacchus Wijnfestival

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 // 8-17 June

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

Tapas Food Festival

As part of a series of themed food festivals, Bohemian beach bar, Dok, brings the sunshine, sand and sangria to Amsterdam. Tuck into tapas from a selection of food trucks and market stalls that transport the flavours of Spain to the lowlands. Tapas Food Festival // 13 May