Festivals in Amsterdam

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 festivals is broad, powerful and diverse, attracting both Dutch and international festivalgoers.

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Amsterdam festivals for all audiences

Amsterdam Parade festival Toyah Boer

Cultural festivals

Culture. It’s a big deal. It covers the full spectrum of what it means to be human: art, history, dance, sand sculpture, craftsmanship, tulips, ...
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Amsterdam Dance Event ADE Ziggodome club music, Johan Vivie

Dance music festivals

Dance music is a big deal in Amsterdam, and the dance festival season stretches from the beginning of summer through to the end of autumn.
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Desire van den Berg

Music festivals

From jazz on roofs, to classical concerts on canal barges, to Bowie on church harpsicords, through to electronic beat-filled fields, the local music f...
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Culinary festivals & events

In terms of taste, Amsterdam is home to many cultures and flavours. Check out I amsterdam's selection of upcoming culinary events in and around Amster...
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Children's festivals

Dutch children and teens have been rated by UNICEF as the happiest in the world. One reason: they are given a lot of freedom to explore their interest...
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Film festivals

Amsterdam has massive and globally acclaimed festivals dedicated to documentaries and animation – along with more intimate ones related to subje...
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Hans Hijmering

Theatre festivals

While Amsterdam has plenty of Dutch-language theatre, the city also harbours a rich dance tradition, as well as a whole scene that prefers the visuall...
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B M C SiteVisits NC

Fairs & events

Amsterdam is a convention town. It hosts events that range from tribal art to AI-driven MedTech, along with other fairs that focus on everything from ...
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SCS Soenar Chamid

Major sporting events

From the Amsterdam's streets to its stadiums, the city is an iconic sporting location. Swimmers and rowers can be seen racing in the canals, Amsterdam...
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