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Amsterdam’s top tech events

Each year, Amsterdam hosts an impressive array of events for tech talent, offering plenty of opportunities for local and international tech professionals to learn new skills, meet leading lights in their fields and broaden their horizons. Some of the biggest events return year after year. 

Here’s our overview of Amsterdam’s top annual tech events. Make sure you also check out our list of annual startup events focussing on business development and networking.

GOTO Amsterdam

GOTO Amsterdam is a multi-day software development conference designed for developers, team leaders, architects and project managers. Experts, industry leaders and authors gather to discuss topics such as machine learning, design thinking, DevOps, Agile, quantum computing, cloud programming languages, AI and data science.  


Codemotion presents various online and in-person editions each year and has been a constant in Amsterdam for many years. Experts from the tech community discuss different aspects of software development such as front-end development, cybersecurity and DevOps in AI. The conference is well-known for encouraging some serious out-of-the-box thinking while diving into new subjects every year.  

JSWorld Conference, VueJS Amsterdam and React Live

Passionate People, a Netherlands-based JavaScript consultancy, helps developers grow, scale and gain insight into today’s evolving tech ecosystem by hosting major conferences and community events. Since 2017, more than 50 000 people have attended one of their recurring Amsterdam events, JSWorld Conference, VueJS Amsterdam, React Live and Angular, which are considered to be among the biggest in the world and a must-attend for developers. 

React Summit 

Thousands of front-end and full-stack engineers from around the world gather at this hybrid conference (with Amsterdam as its base). Not only does the React Summit feature high-quality talks from experts, but it also hosts various workshops with interactive entertainment as well as in-person and remote chat rooms and gaming tournaments to make networking much more fun.

devopsdays Amsterdam

Some of the brightest minds in the DevOps community gather at the devopsdays Amsterdam. The two-day event sees pioneers and experts from the field talk about management and culture, transformation and cloud and serverless operations.

The Things Conference

Billed as the world’s largest event about LoRaWAN, The Things Conference’s flagship event sees top IoT professionals and industry leaders gather for an extensive programme of well-curated keynotes and workshops. Attendees also get the all-important real-life experience with devices, plus gain exclusive access to The Things Certifications programme.

European Women in Technology

European Women in Technology was started to create a meeting place for women in the industry and has become Europe’s biggest event of its kind. More than 5000 attendees join each edition as tech leaders shine a spotlight on the people and businesses that are driving new developments in tech. Featuring live keynotes, presentations and workshops tailored towards tech professionals plus a careers advice clinic, it’s an absolute must for women in the field.

Appril Festival

At the Appril Festival, creative minds gather discuss, share and learn about the process of app development. This ranges from product and design, to the business side of launching a winning digital application. For their 2022 edition, Appril Festival joined forces with Appdevcon, who also host their own events for developers in the industry. 

Startup event calendar

Need tips on developing an effective pitch deck, information on funding or advice on how to find staff? Are you hoping to get introduced to investors, do you want to take part in a tech seminar or are you a graduate looking for career advice? For an overview of upcoming startup events, be sure to check out our startup event calendar. Event organisers can also submit their event to be listed.