music festival

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.


Festivals & events

Hosting in excess of 300 festivals every year, Amsterdam’s festival agenda spans all tastes and genres. No matter the time of year, the range of festi...
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Afrovibes Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
03/10/2019 - 11/10/2019
Afrovibes is an African cultural and performing arts festival that tours the Netherlands every autumn, traditionally stopping off ...
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Flamenco Biennale

Diverse locaties
1017 PT AMSTERDAM
Flamenco Biënnale
17/01/2021 - 09/02/2021
The rich tradition of flamenco dance returns to the Netherlands in January 2021 The Flamenco Biennial showcases traditional dance ...
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Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

Rokin 75
1012 KL AMSTERDAM
Grachtenfestival Amsterdam
08/08/2019 - 18/08/2019
The magnificent Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival), held annually in August on and around Amsterdam’s canals, is one of the cultura...

Red Light Jazz Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
07/06/2019 - 09/06/2019
Red Light Jazz is an annual festival that celebrates Amsterdam's position as a true jazz city. Every year on the first weekend of ...
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Cross-linx Festival

Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR AMSTERDAM
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
14/03/2020
This annual, multi-city festival straddles musical boundaries by promoting refreshing combinations of indie and classical music. T...

Guilty Pleasure Weekender

Valburgdreef 1001
1108 AW AMSTERDAM
Recreatiegebied De Gaasperplas
27/07/2019 - 28/07/2019
As the name suggests, Guilty Pleasure is a celebration of all those 80s, 90s and 00s songs that make you hit ‘Private Session’ on ...
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WESTwaARTS

Erasmuspark
1056 LE AMSTERDAM
Erasmuspark
13/06/2019 - 14/07/2019
Every summer Amsterdam’s Erasmuspark is filled with fun activities thanks to the vivacious family-friendly WESTwaARTS festival. Lo...
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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark 5A
1071 AA AMSTERDAM
Vondelpark Openluchttheater
09/06/2019 - 15/09/2019
From June through September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a programme packed with festivals, dance, cabaret...
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Uitmarkt

Damrak -
1012 LP AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties
23/08/2019 - 25/08/2019
The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book ...