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...

Festival overview

The Amsterdam festival calendar is packed with everything from outdoor film extravaganzas to (multi-day) dance music parties, from kid’s festivals to ...

Cello Biënnale 2020 – Sneak preview

Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR AMSTERDAM
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
25/10/2019
The world’s biggest cello festival returns to Amsterdam in October 2020, and this preview evening takes the form of a miniature ve...

Brokken Festival 2019

Piet Heinkade 3
1019 BR AMSTERDAM
Bimhuis
29/12/2019
‘Ladies first‘ on this innovative festival curated by Corrie van Binsbergen. ‘The Brokken Festival lets you look beyond your own p...
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Awakenings Easter Special

Polonceaukade 27
1014 DA AMSTERDAM
Gashouder, Westergas
10/04/2020 - 12/04/2020
An institution in the Netherlands, Awakenings are behind some of the country’s most legendary techno events and they’re back to he...
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London Calling

Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG AMSTERDAM
Paradiso
25/10/2019 - 26/10/2019
The twice-yearly music festival at the Paradiso called London Calling helps give Amsterdam's indie kids and music lovers an insigh...
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Junior Grachtenfestival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1017 PN AMSTERDAM
Diverse locaties
07/08/2020 - 16/08/2020
An integral part of the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam (Canal Festival), the Junior Grachtenfestival offers all kinds of fun musical a...