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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World Minimal Music Festival

Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR AMSTERDAM
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
05/04/2019 - 09/04/2019
The World Minimal Music Festival is a renowned biennial music festival at Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, presenting a series of special c...
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Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

Diverse Locaties
1017 PN AMSTERDAM
Grachtenfestival
09/08/2019 - 18/08/2019
The magnificent Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival), held annually in August on and around Amsterdam’s canals, is one of the cultura...
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Welcome to the Future

Pikpotweg
1121 HZ LANDSMEER
Recreatiegebied Het Twiske
20/07/2019
Underground electronic music festival Welcome to the Future returns to Het Twiske recreational area, just north of Amsterdam. Next...
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Awakenings ADE Special

Polonceau-kade 27
1014 DA AMSTERDAM
Westergasfabriek
17/10/2018 - 21/10/2018
As one of the country's largest techno events, Awakenings is an institution in the Netherlands. Alongside a summer appearance in S...

Vunzige Deuntjes Festival

Wethouder van Essenweg 1
1047 AV AMSTERDAM
N1 Park
13/07/2019
This fun and filthy festival (vunzige deuntjes means ‘dirty tunes’) celebrates raw dance music.
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Wonderland Festival

Elementenstraat 25
1014 AR AMSTERDAM
Warehouse Elementenstraat
16/02/2019
Follow the white rabbit every February, when the Wonderland Festival in Amsterdam serves up a menu of rumbling house and techno be...

Red Light Jazz Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
31/05/2019 - 02/06/2019
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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Junior Grachtenfestival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1017 PN AMSTERDAM
Diverse locaties
09/08/2019 - 18/08/2019
An integral part of the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam (Canal Festival), the Junior Grachtenfestival offers all kinds of fun musical a...

It's EPI night at Paradiso

Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG AMSTERDAM
Paradiso
07/11/2018
To celebrate the publishing of ANDY, Typex’s visual novel about the life of Andy Warhol, the Paradiso is hosting a night of film, ...