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Amsterdam’s a true music city and its music festival agenda has something for every taste. There are week-long electronic music events and classical music festivals that see arias performed on the canals and chamber music in Golden Age mansions. There’s festivals dedicated to instrumental surf music and traditional Dutch folk, a cello biennale, experimental and new music, outdoor hip-hop extravaganzas and a lot – and we mean a lot! – more.

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Hemeltjelief Festival

NDSM-plein 61
1033 WB AMSTERDAM
NDSM
21/05/2020
This family festival steals the show every Ascension Day with an enormous musical and theatrical line-up and plenty of events and ...
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Roef Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
12/06/2020 - 13/06/2020
Amsterdam's Roef Festival returns with a mix of crowd-pleasing events high above the city's canals. Dance the evening away to live...

Griffioen Cursus Try-outs

Uilenstede 106
1183 AM AMSTELVEEN
Griffioen, Cultuurcentrum VU
16/09/2019 - 19/09/2019
Do you want to enroll for a course, but are you not sure which one? The Griffioen, the cultural centre of the Vrije Universiteit A...
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WinterParade

Zuiderkerkhof 72
1011 WB AMSTERDAM
Zuiderkerk
18/12/2019 - 29/12/2019
The winter version of the classic festival full of live acts and performances at the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam.

ADE Beats 2019

Lijnbaansgracht 234A
1017 PH AMSTERDAM
Melkweg
18/10/2019
ADE Beats, the international platform for hip-hop, bass and beats at Amsterdam Dance Event, returns to the Melkweg with an excitin...

Front Row Festival

Oosterdokskade 143
1011 DL AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
28/09/2019
We believe in relentless art We believe in uncompromising theatre We believe in difficult music We believe in borderless images We...
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SMKBLVRD

Meer en Vaart 300
1068 LE AMSTERDAM
Theater De Meervaart
28/06/2020
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Record Store Day

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
11/04/2020
Get back in the groove for Record Store Day, which dominates Amsterdam's musical landscape every April. This international event p...
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Music in the Seven Bridges Quarter

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
01/10/2020 - 04/10/2020
The Music in the Seven Bridges Quarter festival brings a collection of romantic chamber music to the beautiful ‘Seven Bridges’ nei...
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Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam 2020

Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR AMSTERDAM
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
25/01/2020 - 01/02/2020
Celebrate the powerful intimacy of the string quartet at the Strijkkwartet Biënnale Amsterdam will return in 2020 (String Quartet ...