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Top 10 Things to do in Amsterdam in September 2019

Are you planning a trip to the Dutch capital in Amsterdam? Keep up to date with the best things to do in Amsterdam with our monthly round up of what's on each and every month. There's always something exciting going on in Amsterdam whether it's music festivals, markets, exhibitions, sports events, public holidays or seasonal events. We'll keep this page updated so you're covered whatever month you visit the city...

Looking for a hostel in Amsterdam? Check out The Winston, right in the heart of the city by the Red Light District


September 2019

Valtifest 

7th September

Valtifest isn’t just a giant music festival, this year it’s gonna involve shouting about plastic - raising awareness to give up plastic by creating the whole festival out of, you guessed it, recycled plastic. Expect dance, electro, house, dubstep, hip hop and punk artists all taking to the Valtifest stages. Dress up in your own recycled plastic creations, just make it as colourful as you can!

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Live at Amsterdamse Bos 

Until 27th September

It’s your last chance to catch Live at Amsterdamse Bos! After a summer full of live music and theatre in the open air theatre, it all packs up on 27th September. Buy tickets quick for what’s left - whatever it is, it’s guaranteed to be great.

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Amsterdam Fringe Festival 

5th - 15th September

Know all about Edinburgh Fringe? Well Amsterdam’s got its very own version coming to town! For 10 days in September, expect comedy, dance, theatre, art and more live performances happening all across Amsterdam. Buy your tickets in advance to the best shows on the programme and enjoy the best of Dutch entertainment.

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Open Monuments Day 

7th - 8th September

For 2 days in September, Amsterdam will be celebrating the city’s rich history by opening the doors of important monuments, buildings, and private homes for free to the public. Spend time exploring and learning about these different places and why the city thought it was a good choice to include in Open Monuments Day. Then make the most of lectures, walks and boat and cycling tours on offer, too.

Amsterdam City Swim

8th September

On 8th September, nearly 2,000 people will be jumping into Amsterdam’s canals and swim to raise money for motor neurone disease. If you want to show your support, only the start of the route requires tickets, otherwise find a spot along the canal and cheer on the swimmers to live DJs.

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Klassiek op het Amstelveld 

14th September

This free festival on Amstelveld Square is a perfect day out if you enjoy classical music. A number of up-and-coming talents as well as established musicians will take to the stage to perform amongst choirs and orchestras with food stalls going on alongside it all.

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Unseen Amsterdam 

20th - 22nd September

Unseen Amsterdam is a cutting-edge photography exhibition showcasing work by local and international photographers. The exhibition at Westergas will display new, contemporary forms of photography and how the camera can capture the most important issues in modern society.

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Dam tot Damloop 

21st - 22nd September

Every September, thousands of runners take to the roads of the Netherlands to complete the 10 mile course stretching from Amsterdam to Zaandam. Show your support and go along for the awesome atmosphere it brings every year with live music and entertainment all day long.

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August 2019

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Until 8th September

Festivals, dance, cabaret, stand-up comedy, live music… Get down to Vondelpark Open Air Theatre to make the most of the final weeks of incredible entertainment in Amsterdam’s most famous park. There’s still loads to come!

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Live at Amsterdamse Bos

Until 27th September 

Summer’s here, so sit outside and enjoy some incredible theatre acts and musicians in the great open air! The Amsterdamse Bos Open-Air Theatre is a great spot to spend a hot summer’s evening, so check out their website to see what’s on until it shuts up again in late September.

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Comedytrain International Summer Festival

Until 10th August

Amsterdam’s best comedy acts will be showing the city how it’s done by bringing all the laughter to Comedy Train International Summer Festival. The famous stand-up comedy fest line-up is packed with unbelievable talent who’ll make you cry with laughter. If you’re a fan of good live comedy, this is for you!

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Pride Amsterdam

Until 4th August

Celebrate Pride in Amsterdam until August 4th in one of the best cities in Europe! There’s tons of things going on in this year’s Pride from a Canal Boat Parade (on 4th August) to street parties and various events around the city.

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Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

9th - 18th August

Grachtenfestival is Amsterdam’s annual music festival showcasing some of the best up-and-coming talent to the world of classical music. For 10 days, the festival is spread out at various locations around Amsterdam, so you’ll never be too far away from some incredible young rising stars.

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De Parade Theatre Festival

9th - 25th August

Theatre festival with interesting acts, outdoor performances, food and drinks.

August means it’s time for De Parade Theatre Festival, bringing a whole host of hilarious, interesting and heartwarming acts to Amsterdam. Enjoy the performances in the great outdoors with a bottle of wine and something to eat. The festival is only from 9th to 25th August so make sure you book tickets soon!

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Appelsap Fresh Music Festival 

10th August

Appelsap Fresh is one of Amsterdam’s most popular music festivals, welcoming a massive line-up of hip hop, r&b and bass acts to the stages. Located in east Amsterdam at Flevopark, book your tickets now before they’re a sell out.

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World Cinema Amsterdam

15th - 24th August 

Screenings of the best independent movies from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, in and outdoors, World Cinema Amsterdam is one of a kind. For those fascinating about film, this 9 day festival is a must.

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Pluk de Nacht

15th - 25th August

One of the best ways to spend a balmy August evening? A free outdoor cinema by Amsterdam’s waterside. Pluk de Nacht is an open-air film festival introducing some incredible films which were showcased at international film festivals, but never made it to the Dutch big screen.

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Summer Dance Forever

20th - 28th August 

Dance battles, workshops, club nights and more… Summer Dance Forever is one for the dance lovers to enjoy. Watch some unreal dancers take to the stages at Paradiso, Melkweg, OBA and more.

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Mysteryland 

24th - 25th August 

Just a short train away from central Amsterdam, Mysteryland is one for the music lovers this summer. The fairytale surroundings, themed stages, open fields, exhibitions, acts… It all makes up what real festival lovers are looking for! Expect big names like Martin Garrix, Diplo, Sam Feldt, Alison Wonderland and way more on the line-up list.

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July 2019

Pride Amsterdam

27th July - 4th August

Amsterdam is one of the best cities in Europe to celebrate Pride. It’s the only city in the world with a Homomonument. This year, Pride Amsterdam will have the usual multi-coloured street parties with people hopping onto the canal and bringing a sea of colour to the city. Celebrate equality and join the LGBTQ community for one of the biggest parties in Amsterdam!

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Live at Amsterdamse Bos

Until 27th September

Sit back and enjoy a theatre show or some music at the Open Air Theatre Festival in Amsterdam. Just a short trip outside the main part of the city, the crowd is always buzzing at the shows in Amsterdamse Bos, especially on a warm summer’s evening with a drink in hand. Check out their website to see what’s on.

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ARTIS ZOOmeravonden

Until 31st August

Artis Zoo stays open until sunset every Saturday for visitors to experience the zoo after closing times combined with live acts, storytelling and park tours.

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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Until 8th September

The Open Air Theatre festival in Vondelpark with festivals, dance, cabaret, children’s theatre, stand-up comedy and music. There are different events for each day of the week so whether you fancy a dance to live music or you’d rather sit and watch a show, there’s something on for everyone.

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Amsterdam Roots Festival

2nd - 10th July

Roots Festival prides itself on its incredible diversity in music and cultures from around the world. Every year it welcomes new, up and coming talent as well as some big names you might’ve heard before. Check out their website for the line-up in 2019.

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Comedytrain International Summer Festival

3rd July - 10th August

Fancy a laugh? ComedyTrain is a famous international comedy festival with stand-up comedy performances that’ll have you in tears. Showing at Amsterdam’s best comedy club, Toomler, check out their website to get your ticket in advance.

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Over het IJ Festival 

5th - 14th July

Hop on the free ferry to Amsterdam Noord (north) and you’ll find yourself in amongst Over Het IJ Festival. This one is a theatre festival that combines performance with food - could it get any better?

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TREK Food Festival

12th - 14th July

TREK food truck festival is back for another year, grilling, frying, steaming and whipping up some of the tastiest street food in Amsterdam. Combining food and drink with live music, theatre and more, this is one for everyone.

Kwaku Festival

13th July - 4th August

Kwaku Festival is a traditional multicultural gathering bringing people and cultures together with food, drinks, dance, music and sports. Held on Nelson Mandelapark, the vibrant, multicultural gathering is always a hit. Buy your tickets online.

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Milkshake Festival 

27th - 28th July

Milkshake Festival is Amsterdam’s annual 2-day music festival brought by two of the biggest clubs in the city. Paradiso and AIR know how to throw a party, so expect some unreal music with an awesome festival atmosphere.

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June 2019

Taste of Amsterdam

Until 3rd June

A three day food festival with culinary dishes, drinks, entertainment, music, tastings, workshops and food markets.

Open Garden Days

14th - 16th June

Private gardens of canal houses are open for visits for one weekend only. If you're in the city make the most of it!

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Architecture Day Amsterdam

14th - 16th June

On this day visitors can experience the city’s architectural highlights via tours and  special events.

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Het Bacchus Wijnfestival

7th - 16th June

Wine festival where visitors can enjoy wines from all over the world, mobile catering, DJ acts and live music.

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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

2nd June - 8th September

Theatre festival in Vondelpark with festivals, dance, cabaret, children’s theatre, stand-up comedy and music.

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ARTIS ZOOmeravonden

1st June - 31st August

Artis Zoo stays open until sunset every Saturday for visitors to experience the zoo after closing times combined with live acts, storytelling and park tours.

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dOeK Festival

14th - 16th June

Are you a jazz lover.? This Jazz festival plays host to some of the city's best jazz musicians that deliver improvisation acts.

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Roef Festival

7th - 8th June

Want something fun to do this summer? Check out this Rooftop festival in Amsterdam taking place in different ocations with live music, theatre acts and silent disco’s.

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Live at Amsterdamse Bos

Until 27th September

Open air theatre festivals with theatre acts, singer-songwriter acts and pop acts.

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May

Taste of Amsterdam Festival

31st May - 3rd June

Head to Amstel Park for four days of eating and drinking. Food lovers will absolutely love this festival where some of Amsterdam’s best chefs serve up small plates of their most popular, famed dishes. This is your chance to experience a flavour explosion. There will also be wine tasting, entertainment and a farmers market. Tickets to one day is €12.50.

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Hemeltjelief Festival

30th May

This fun family festival takes place every Ascension Day with an enormous musical and theatrical line-up and plenty of events and activities taking place at the NDSM Wharf. Ascension Day in the Netherlands marks the time when Jesus ascended to heaven for the final time following his crucifixion and resurrection. It takes place on a Thursday each year and is a national public holiday. The Hemeltjelief Festival is open from 11:00 until 23:00.

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Springsnow Festival

Throughout April and May

A true celebration of Spring and nature. In the April-May, the city’s streets are covered with a beautiful pink blanket of blossom - and that’s when the Springsnow Festival returns. To get a look at the pretty ‘Spring snow’, there will be an Elm route to follow - an 8km route where you can choose to either walk or cycle to enjoy the blossom from the elm trees. The route starts from the elm arboretum in Amsterdam Noord, and ends at the Hortus Botanicus one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world.

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Keukenhof Gardens

Open until May 19th

Keukenhof Gardens opens again where you can head to Lisse and experience the blossoming of colourful tulips in spring time. Keukenhof Gardens is perfect day trip from Amsterdam and it’s only open for eight weeks each year - so don’t miss it if you’re lucky enough to be in the Netherlands during this time. In fact, you can explore the full Flower Strip by bike, one of the most colourful cycle routes in the world where you can see even more flora.

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Head to the city’s parks

In March, the weather warms up nicely in Amsterdam making it perfect for a walk in the city parks. The Dutch capital is home to several beautiful parks where flora will be blooming and trees blossoming come springtime. Head to Amsterdam Bos for a nature packed cycle, have a tasty BBQ in Oosterpark or sit by the lake in Vondelpark after a few hours of museum hopping.

Where to Watch the FA Cup Final

The FA Cup Final will be held at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 19 May 2018 but if you’re in Berlin that day, don’t worry. Belushi’s will be screening the match live!

909 Festival (pictured)

May 26th

Fancy a techno music festival under the sun? Make sure you buy tickets to the electric 909 Summer festival taking place in the forested park of Amsterdamse Bos at the end of May. With a killer lineup of artists and DJs in the techno scene taking the stage, it’s the perfect way to enjoy music, nature and summer. Tickets are €39.50. It’s set to be big.

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Remembrance and Liberation Day

4th - 5th May

Liberation Day follows the day after Remembrance Day and is a public holiday in the Netherlands. Liberation Day is a national day of celebration throughout Amsterdam and the Netherlands so if you’re in the city on the 5th, expect a wide variety of entertainment and events taking place around the city to commemorate the liberation of The Netherlands during World War II. With big concerts (the Amstel concert), music, giant feasts and more, this day is all about celebrating freedom.

Rolling Kitchens

Food on wheels has never tasted so good. This May, the rolling kitchens are literally rolling on four wheels to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam for this 5 day culinary festival. Think dozens of food trucks and mobile kitchens open for business, all in one place - the perfect place for foodies to enjoy traditional Dutch delicacies or food from around the world. We’re most excited for the street pizzas and seafood. Entry to this open-air food fest is free, just bring some money for the grub!

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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Running throughout summer

Every summer, the Open Air Theatre arrives in Vondelpark, where you can catch an outdoor performance or concert for free! The large stage hosts a range of talent from stand up comedians, up-and-coming musicians, classical music and theatre productions. The perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. While the open-air theatre is free, voluntary donations are accepted.


April 2019

King’s Day

27th April

King's Day (Koningsdag) is held on 27 April every year in Amsterdam for the King’s Birthday. It’s one of the biggest and colourful annual festivals in the whole country, full of fun traditions. There will be Kings Day parties at night, day time events, street markets, open-air fun and brightly decorated boats going down the city’s canals. Different neighbourhoods will be hosting different events, so there will be something going on wherever you are. People come from all over the world to celebrate King’s Day so get involved!

Read 10 Facts About King’s Day in Amsterdam

Springsnow Festival

Throughout April and May

A true celebration of Spring and nature. In the April-May, the city’s streets are covered with a beautiful pink blanket of blossom - and that’s when the Springsnow Festival returns. To get a look at the pretty ‘Spring snow’, there will be an Elm route to follow - an 8km route where you can choose to either walk or cycle to enjoy the blossom from the elm trees. The route starts from the elm arboretum in Amsterdam Noord, and ends at the Hortus Botanicus one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world.

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DGTL Festival

19th - 21st April

DGTL is the first massive festival of the year, playing host to a mix of well established artists, up-and-coming DJs and live acts who will be taking to 6 different stages over the festival period. Taking place on bank holiday weekend, the festival will be serving up some big house sounds. It’s set to be epic.

If you have tickets and need a comfy bed close to the festival grounds, we’ve got you covered. Check out the 10 reasons why you should stay at St Christopher’s at the Winston (our award winning hostel) during the festival for a much needed rest in between the music - or to continue the party after.

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Imagine Film Festival

10th - 20th April

One for the movie lovers. The Imagine Film Festival is an international film festival in Amsterdam screening a huge selection of imaginative films at selected cinemas for a week. The Imagine Film Festival offers the capital more than 50 feature films and 35 short films with the fantastical at heart.

Tickets are now on sale.

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Tulip Festival

Throughout the whole of April

The Tulip festival celebrates the blooming tulips inside the city of Amsterdam. The aim of the festival is to plant one tulip for each individual citizen of Amsterdam. To reach that goal, over 800.000 tulips have been planted in the city. Many Amsterdam museums participate in the Amsterdam Tulip Festival, to make sure you will see a great amount of tulips in bloom during Easter in Amsterdam. The tulips can be found at 85 different locations around the city.

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IAMExpat Fair 2019

6th April 2019

Here’s one for you expats! If you have a passion for travel and planning to move to Amsterdam, The IamExpat fair in a one-day event connecting the expat community in Amsterdam with various stands, workshops and presentations. Taking place at the Westergasfabriek, the fair will be holding 90 workshops to give you advice on renting properties, mortgages in the Netherlands and meeting with hundreds of recruiters if you’re looking for work in the city.

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Easter Monday

If you’re visiting Amsterdam over Easter weekend there are plenty of fun things to do. Use our guides to make your Easter holiday full of fun. Check out our video on How to Spend 48 Hours in Amsterdam.

Keukenhof Gardens

Opens 21st March

Keukenhof Gardens opens again in March where you can head to Lisse and experience the blossoming of colourful tulips in spring time. Keukenhof Gardens is perfect day trip from Amsterdam and it’s only open for eight weeks each year - so don’t miss it if you’re lucky enough to be in the Netherlands during this time. In fact, you can explore the full Flower Strip by bike, one of the most colourful cycle routes in the world where you can see even more flora.

Find out more

Head to the city’s parks

In March, the weather warms up nicely in Amsterdam making it perfect for a walk in the city parks. The Dutch capital is home to several beautiful parks where flora will be blooming and trees blossoming come springtime. Head to Amsterdam Bos for a nature packed cycle, have a tasty BBQ in Oosterpark or sit by the lake in Vondelpark after a few hours of museum hopping.


March 2019

Keukenhof Gardens

Opens 21st March

Keukenhof Gardens opens again in March where you can head to Lisse and experience the blossoming of colourful tulips in spring time. Keukenhof Gardens is perfect day trip from Amsterdam and it’s only open for eight weeks each year - so don’t miss it if you’re lucky enough to be in the Netherlands during this time. In fact, you can explore the full Flower Strip by bike, one of the most colourful cycle routes in the world where you can see even more flora.

Find out more

Head to the city’s parks

In March, the weather warms up nicely in Amsterdam making it perfect for a walk in the city parks. The Dutch capital is home to several beautiful parks where flora will be blooming and trees blossoming come springtime. Head to Amsterdam Bos for a nature packed cycle, have a tasty BBQ in Oosterpark or sit by the lake in Vondelpark after a few hours of museum hopping.

CinemAsia Film Festival

5th - 10th March

The perfect festival for film buffs who want to learn more about Asian cinema. Book tickets to the CinemAsia Festival where you can experience films from 40 filmmakers from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia & Vietnam. With documentaries, short films, feature films and more, you can buy tickets from €8.

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Amsterdam Coffee Festival

1st - 3rd March

Coffee lovers will be excited to be in Amsterdam at the start of March for the Coffee Festival. Taking place over 3 days, you can expect to be amidst 100 artisan roastmasters, equipment makers, gourmet street food stalls, live DJs and more. Some of Europe’s best baristas are set to host workshops and tastings, with hot things to watch (and drink); we recommend the Latte Art Live show or Coffee mixologists shaking things up. What better way to get a caffeine fix? Entry price: €12.

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Open Tower Day

23rd March

After a successful run last year, Amsterdams’ Open Tower Day is back. For one day only, tourists and locals will be able to have access to amazing panoramic views from the city’s most monumental towers that are opening its doors to the public. You’ll be able to climb a selection of participating historical and modern towers, including churches, spread throughout the city - and it’s free. Some towers have limited space so be sure to register first...

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LGBTQ Film Festival

14th - 24th March

Taking place at Amsterdam's Westergasfabriek and the Ketelhuis cinema every March, the LGBTQ Film Festival (better known as Roze Filmdagen) has earned a fantastic reputation for producing the very best of LGBT cinema. You can watch quality LGBT cinema in the form of short films, feature films and documentaries that caters to a broad audience, a chance to see a side of movie making that mainstream cinema lacks. Check out what’s on below.

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Opera Fast Forward Festival

1st - 10th March

The Opera Fast Forward Festival in Amsterdam is a wonderful opportunity to witness the magic of an opera at the city’s best theatre and ballet venues. As part of the festival, there will be also be talks, DJ events, performances and more Tickets from €17.

Free things to do

There are plenty of free things to do in Amsterdam so save some euros and follow our tips on how to boss the city on a budget. From free museums, attractions and beautiful green spaces, the best things in life really are free.

St Patrick’s Day

17th March

Wherever you are in Europe, you will almost always be able to find an Irish party and sea of green on St Patrick’s Day, and Amsterdam is no exception. As always, an Irish parade, hoards of leprechaun hats and plenty of Guinness and whisky is the plan for this year, so Irish or not, head to some of the best Irish pubs in Amsterdam.


February 2019

Ice Amsterdam (pictured)

Until 3rd February

Your last chance to take to the ice for a skate. Ice Amsterdam will stay open until the 3rd February. Get your skates on and hit the spectacular ice rink on Museumplein in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum.

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Free things to do

There are plenty of free things to do in Amsterdam so save some euros and follow our tips on how to boss the city on a budget. From free museums, attractions and beautiful green spaces, the best things in life really are free.

Valentine’s Day

14th February

Heading to Amsterdam on Valentine’s Day? The city definitely has a romantic side so wine and dine your loved one and the best restaurants and bars in the city. Or do something extra special and take a canal cruise under the stars. Check out the best things to do in Amsterdam for Valentine’s Day...

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Chinese New Year

5th February

Head to Dam Square on 5th February to celebrate Chinese New Year. Expect fantastic celebrations and colourful displays. If you want to do something a little more peaceful, retreat to the Fo Guang Shan He Hua, one of Amsterdam’s Buddhist temple’s, which usually has a special programme going on every Chinese New Year. When you feel peckish head to one of Amsterdam’s many Chinese restaurants; we recommend the Sea Palace, a floating chinese eatery. Just make sure to book in advance.

Where to watch the Six Nations

6 Nations kicks off on February 1st. Need somewhere epic to watch the rugby in Amsterdam? Well, Belushi’s Bar right in the heart of the city has you covered. The bar will be hosting the longest Happy Hour (running from open ‘till midnight on game days with 2for1’s on selected beers and spirits). The bar and kitchen will be open serving up delicious burgers, wings, bar snacks as well as international and local brews.

Things to do in Amsterdam on a Rainy Day

In February, there’s a good chance it might rain when you visit Amsterdam but not to worry. There are some really cool things to do indoors if the heavens decide to open. To help you guys, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in Amsterdam on a rainy day...

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6 Best Museums in Amsterdam

February is one of the best times to go museum-hopping in Amsterdam. Being off peak season, the crowds and queues have died down and the whole museum experience becomes more relaxing. These are the best museums in visit in Amsterdam...

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Go for a long cycle

When in Amsterdam do like the locals do and get on a bike. In a city that has more bikes than cars, it would be rude not to. There are some really awesome cycle routes in Amsterdam, so rent a bike from Black Bikes and get some fresh air on either a short bike round through the city or a longer countryside cycle. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro cyclist, we’ve got cycle route for everyone...

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January 2019

Amsterdam Light Festival

Until 20th January

At The Amsterdam Light Festival you can witness 35 illuminated artwork creations in all their glory dotted around the city and its canals. You’ll get to experience the city in a whole new light with colorful and beautiful lights everywhere. To experience the festival in the best way possible, there are two specific routes you can take to follow the trail of lights. One perfect vantage point is from the water with a Canal cruise, and the other is back on solid land at the Marineterrein Amsterdam.

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National Tulip Day

19th January

January officially marks the start of the Dutch tulip season. Dutch tulip growers create a massive garden on Dam Square just for the even, bursting with around 200,000 colourful tulips. Head to Dam Square on the 19th January and join thousands of people who pick their own tulip to celebrate the day.

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Last chance to see ‘80 Years’ War’ exhibition at Rijksmuseum

Until 20th January

If any culture vultures are coming to Amsterdam in January, you won’t want to miss your last chance to see the 80 Years War Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. Closing on the 20th January, get in there before it’s too late to discover how violence, rebellion, civil war, religious persecutions and refugees led to the emergence of the present Netherlands and Belgium.

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Ice Amsterdam

Until 3rd February

It’s starting to feel like the festive season with Amsterdam’s best ice rink opening its doors in November. Get your skates on and hit the spectacular ice rink on Museumplein in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum. Open until 3 Feb 2019.

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Last chance to see Van Gogh Dreams at the Van Gogh Museum

Until 13th January

If you’re a Van Gogh fan, it’s your last chance to see the incredible Van Gogh Dreams exhibition. This narrative installation allows people to see inside the mind and heart of Vincent Van Gogh. It’s your turn to really get to know of the world’s best Dutch artists to have walked the planet…

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New Year’s Day

1st January

On New Year’s Day, the Dutch like to take part in an annual tradition called the New Year Dive where thousands of people from the Netherlands take to the ice cold sea and lakes wearing orange hats. In Amsterdam, people brave the cold and take a dip into the Amstel River. Are you gonna join in?

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Paradiso Choir Days

19th and 20th January

Usually Paradiso is one of Amsterdam’s best nightclubs playing hosts some of the coolest DJ’s, parties and live sets in the city. But for two days each year the pop venue transforms into a home for choirs - and we’re not surprised because this popular spot was formerly a church. There will be around 140 choir performances throughout the weekend of 19th January. The audience can enjoy new music every 15 minutes!

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Australia Day at Belushi’s Bars

Aussies! Just cos you’re on the other side of the world for Australia Day 2019, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on an epic Australia Day party in Europe! Join us at Belushi’s Bars in Amsterdam on Saturday 26th January for the time of your life surrounded by awesome people, unreal music and live sport straight from Straya. Belushi’s will have DJs at night plus plenty of Aussie Beers and Food on offer.

Free things to do

There are plenty of free things to do in Amsterdam so save some euros and follow our tips on how to boss the city on a budget. From free museums, attractions and beautiful green spaces, the best things in life really are free...

Jumping Amsterdam

24th - 27th January

One for the horse lovers. Jumping Amsterdam in an international equestrian event that takes place in the city every January. Bringing in the best horse riders from around the globe, Jumping Amsterdam will combine a mix of dressage, show jumping, evening entertainment and plenty of bars and food options.

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December 2018

Pure Winter Market

Sunday 19th and Sunday 23rd December

This popular winter market in Amsterdam has announced its dates for December which will be Sunday 19th (Amstelpark) and Sunday 23rd (Frankendael). There will be over 90 vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. You’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as Christmas gifts and wintery treats!

Ice*Amsterdam (pictured)

From 17th November - 3rd February

It’s starting to feel like the festive season with Amsterdam’s best ice rink opening its doors in November. Get your skates on and hit the spectacular ice rink on Museumplein in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum. Open 17 Nov 2018 until 3 Feb 2019.

Christmas tree on Dam Square

8th December lights turn on

The elaborate 20m tree on Dam Square is truly impressive. Towering high, this tree has been decorated by 40,000 LED Christmas lights. That’s 4000 METRES. Aka the size of the some of the world’s highest mountaintops. The lights are turned on the 8th December 2018.

New Year’s Eve

31st December

Planning on celebrating New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam? Well, good choice. The city is hosting some of the best parties in Europe. The official countdown to the New Year will take place at Kop van Java where the sky will light up with fireworks. DJs will be playing from 11pm. Beer tents and DJs will get you in the mood for the biggest countdown in Amsterdam and set you up for the best NYE ever. Then head to party at Belushi’s bar and enter 2019 with good vibes!

Christmas Markets

Get festive at Amsterdam’s Christmas markets where you will be sure to feel the cosy, warm and happy vibes of Christmas. There are several brilliant Christmas markets taking place in and around Amsterdam for 2019. Check them out.

5 Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Amsterdam Light Festival

Until 20th January

You’ll definitely want to take photos if you’re in Amsterdam during the Light Festival where you can witness 35 illuminated artwork creations in all their glory dotted around the city and its canals. A spectacular Amsterdam where you’ll get to experience it in a whole new light. To experience the festival in the best way possible, there are two specific routes you can take to follow the trail of lights. One perfect vantage point is from the water with a Canal cruise, and the other is back on solid land at the Marineterrein Amsterdam.

Where to watch the Premiere League

You’ll want an awesome venue to watch your team play in the Premier League. Head to Belushi’s sports bar in the heart of Amsterdam for the best atmosphere, cheap drink deals and full live coverage of every single game in the tournament. Belushi’s also serves up the best pre-game grub from wings, nachos, badass burgers and other tasty bar snacks.

Amsterdam Winter Paradise

21st - 30th December

From 21st - 30th December, The RAI in Amsterdam will transform into a beautiful winter wonderland for you to enjoy and have some fun with your friends. This delightful Christmas event is not just a market, but a whole festive experience including ice skating (with 2 huge ice rinks this year), amazing views of the city from a ferris wheel, bonfires and snow sledding.

Christmas shopping

Get some Christmas shopping done in Amsterdam amongst the twinkling fairy lights and extravagant window displays. The Nine Streets Christmas Lights are beautiful, Nine Streets (Negen Straatjes) is the place to head for your Christmas shopping. This is the prime shopping spot in Amsterdam where boutiques and clothing shops line the city’s 3 main canals.


November 2018

Museum Night Amsterdam

Saturday 3rd November

The Museum Night Amsterdam is an evening event that culture vultures have all been waiting for. Taking place on the first Saturday in November every year, around 50 museums in the city open their doors after dark from 19:00 to 02:00, with special events, workshops and tasty food. It’s an opportunity to see some of the most famous museums in Amsterdam in a whole new light including the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and Artis Aquarium. €19.95 for a ticket for access to all participating museums.

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Affordable Art Fair

1st - 4th November

The Affordable Art Fair located at the Kromhouthal is perfect if you’re an art fan on the hunt for a beautiful piece of art that won’t break the bank. With over 1000 pieces of contemporary art to fall in love with as well as refreshments and workshops to enjoy, if you have always wanted to buy a fantastic art piece, this event is for you. Browse paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures from local, regional and international galleries, all priced between €100 – €6,000.

Entry from €7.50

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Turn on the Lights

15th November

Amsterdam lights up for the festive season. The free event on Amsterdam’s Dam Square sees the illumination of hundreds of thousands of energy-efficient LED lights on the outside of the of the luxury department store, the Bijenkorf. Watch the lights switch on on the 15th November, accompanied by a firework display.

Amsterdam Art Weekend

22nd - 25th November

All things arty comes to Amsterdam in November for the Amsterdam Art Weekend. From 22nd - 25th November you can enjoy over 100 exhibitions, performances, tours and screenings spread across 50 of the city’s contemporary art spaces.

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Sinterklaas arrives in Amsterdam

18th November

Sinterklaas aka Saint Nicholas comes to Amsterdam in mid-November with a horse parade going through the city. When Sinterklaas arrives, it officially marks the start of the festive season. This much-loves Dutch character look a lot like Father Christmas bringing presents and special treats for the children. Sinterklaas travels all the way from his home in Spain to come to Amsterdam where he stays until early December.

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Where to watch the Premiere League

You’ll want an awesome venue to watch your team play in the Premier League. Head to Belushi’s sports bar in the heart of Amsterdam for the best atmosphere, cheap drink deals and full live coverage of every single game in the tournament. Belushi’s also serves up the best pre-game grub from wings, nachos, badass burgers and other tasty bar snacks.

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Welcome to the Future Festival

Saturday November 24th

An epic indoor techno and house festival in Amsterdam that takes place on over 3 stages. Welcome to the Future Festival is the perfect event for house heads that starts at 12am and ends at 2am. The line up includes some of the hottest DJs including Nastia, Pig & Dan, Wesley Roberts, Space and Time + more. The early bird and regular tickets have sold out but latecomer tickets are still available at €42.75.

Movember Run Amsterdam

November 24th

The Movember Run raises money for prostate and testicular cancer research. Taking place on 24th November, watch participants take to the streets to help the cause. Better yet, join the race to raise awareness if you’re feeling up to running 5k. The theme is Wild Wild West so expect runners to be rockin’ up as cowboys and cowgirls. Show them your support and watch the race!

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Ice*Amsterdam

From 17th November - 3rd February

It’s starting to feel like the festive season with Amsterdam’s best ice rink opening its doors in November. Get your skates on and hit the spectacular ice rink on Museumplein in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum. Open 17 Nov 2018 until 3 Feb 2019.


October 2018

AMF Amsterdam

20th October

One of the EDM lovers. The AMF Festival is an electronic dance music celebration in Amsterdam and this year has some of the world’s hottest DJ’s taking to the indoor stage. David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike will all be headlining. Regular tickets are €69.

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Halloween

Wednesday 31st October

It’s the spookiest month of the year and in Amsterdam there are plenty of thrilling haunts to get you into the Halloween mood. The city plays host to countless Halloween parties but the best (and messiest) one has to be at Belushi’s. The bar always throws a killer theme each year, so keep an eye out on the website when more information is released.

If you want to get some real scares, head to the Amsterdam Dungeon. This scary attraction takes you on a journey underground - and it is not for the faint hearted. This Halloween is darker, scarier and more extreme than ever.

Or take the Amsterdam Ghost Walk to learn more about Amsterdam’s haunted past.

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Camera Japan

4th - 7th October

Anime fans are in for a treat. The Camera Japan festival celebrates exciting and unusual Japanese film and it’s coming to Amsterdam for its 13th edition this October. There will be over 40 screenings, representing the best in Japanese filmmaking at the Kriterion and Eye Filmmuseum. See the full programme breakdown here to see what’s on. Entry to the venues is free but you have to buy tickets to see a movie.

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Where to watch the Premiere League

You’ll want an awesome venue to watch your team play in the Premier League. Head to Belushi’s sports bar in the heart of Amsterdam for the best atmosphere, cheap drink deals and full live coverage of every single game in the tournament. Belushi’s also serves up the best pre-game grub from wings, nachos, badass burgers and other tasty bar snacks.

TCS Amsterdam Marathon

Sunday October 21st

The Amsterdam Marathon arrives to the city on October 21st where thousands of runners take part in the race. If you’re going to be in the city during the marathon, you’re bound to see the sea of runners at some point.

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Amsterdam Dance Event

17th - 21st October

One of the world’s biggest electronic music events. For 5 days, Amsterdam sees over 2500 artists from all over the world performing in 140 of the best clubs in Amsterdam. While the festival is essentially a massive techno party, The Amsterdam Dance Event also consists of conferences during the day. You can buy tickets to both the conferences and club nights on the website.

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Read My World

This literature festival is not one to miss if you’re a bookworm. More than 70 journalists, writers, poets and artists from The Netherlands and Turkey will be there to celebrate the contemporary voices and faces of literature and the arts over a 5 day period. See the full programme on the website.

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IGPOTY 2018 at Hortus Botanicus

Until 31st October

The Amsterdam Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus) has something special on for the autumn months. Check out the  IGPOTY exhibition - an international garden, plant and flower photography exhibition held in the gardens. IGPOTY is the world’s first and only competition specialising in garden and plant photography.

Amsterdam City Walk

20th October

In support of the marathon runners, why not take part in the Amsterdam City Walk. This a wonderful opportunity to see the best of Amsterdam on foot. There are different walks to choose from depending on how far you want to walk; 12k, 18k, 21k and so on. Each of the different routes takes you through beautiful parts of the city.

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September 2018

City Swim & Dam tot Damloop (pictured)

9th September

Every September, the Amsterdam City Swim takes place where 3000 brave swimmers, including kids, take to the city’s canals to raise funds for ALS (motor neurone disease). Go out in to the city and support the swimmers from Amsterdam’s bridges and along the canals. The City Swim takes place on September 9th and you can catch the participants in several locations in the city water including the River Amstel and Keizersgracht.

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Open Monuments Day

8th and 9th September

For two days only, about 4000 of the city’s most famous monuments open their doors for Open Monuments Day. Celebrate the rich culture of the Dutch capital and visit important buildings, monuments and private homes, all free of charge during this festival. You can explore their remarkable interiors and learn the history that comes with the fascinating buildings that make up Amsterdam’s cultural landscape.

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Amsterdam Fringe Festival

6th -16th September

The Amsterdam Fringe Festival is one of September’s highlights where the city comes to life in celebration of performing arts. As summer comes to an end, the entire city turns into a stage where you can catch theatre productions, plays, quirky choreography and all kinds of entertainment delivered from the most talented in the business across several venues in Amsterdam. You can buy tickets for the shows or even catch free street performances around the city.

Where to watch the Premiere League

With the football season back in full swing, you’ll want an awesome venue to watch your team play in the Premier League. Head to Belushi’s sports bar in the heart of Amsterdam for the best atmosphere, cheap drink deals and full live coverage of every single game in the tournament. Belushi’s also serves up the best pre-game grub from wings, nachos, badass burgers and other tasty bar snacks.

Unseen Amsterdam

21st - 23rd September

One for the photography lovers. Unseen Amsterdam is a contemporary photography exhibition that takes place at the Westergasfabriek. A day ticket is £21.50 and with this you’ll be able to lose an afternoon enjoying the very best modern photography captured by some of the best up-and-coming talent.

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Valifest

1st September

Head to the NDSM Wharf and go wild at the Valifest festival in Amsterdam. Essentially a giant outdoor party, this colourful festival boasts a heavyweight line-up of DJs playing dance, electro and thumping house as well as dubstep, hip-hop and punk. It’s set to be crazy. Tickets are €44.

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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Running until late September

Every summer, the Open Air Theatre arrives in Vondelpark, where you can catch an outdoor performance or concert for free. The large stage hosts a range of talent from stand up comedians, up-and-coming musicians, classical music and theatre productions. The perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. While the open-air theatre is free, voluntary donations are accepted.

Where to watch the NFL

There’s only one place to watch the NFL in Amsterdam and that’s Belushi’s sports bar, right in the heart of the city. Belushi’s is the home of American Football in Amsterdam. They’ll be showing the top NFL and NCAA College Football and they will have the Red Zone on so you won’t miss a touchdown, interception or tackle.

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August 2018

1 Applesap Fresh Music festival

11th August

The Applesap Fresh Music Festival returns for summer on 11th August in Flevopark. Showcasing the freshest music in the business, this year’s line up includes Famous Dex, MadLib, DJ Deeon, Wiley, Amy Becker, Daniel OG and many more.

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Need a hostel for the festival? Get a bed at St Christopher’s Inns

2 Pride Amsterdam

Until 5th August

A massive celebration of the LGBT community, Pride Amsterdam arrives in the Dutch capital with the massive Pride Parade taking place on 4th August. There will be fun events taking place (see the programme here) throughout the first week of August.

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3 World Cinema Amsterdam

16th - 25th August

If you’re a movie lover coming to Amsterdam towards the end of August, try to catch one of the best independently produced films of Africa, Asia, Latin-America and the Caribbean from August 16th until 25th.  The World Cinema Amsterdam festival consists of open air cinema screenings spread across different locations such as Vondelpark and Oosterpark, the perfect way to enjoy a warm evening.

4 Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Running throughout summer

Every summer, the Open Air Theatre arrives in Vondelpark, where you can catch an outdoor performance or concert for free. The large stage hosts a range of talent from stand up comedians, up-and-coming musicians, classical music and theatre productions. The perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. While the open-air theatre is free, voluntary donations are accepted.

5 Mysteryland Festival

24th, 25th and 26th August

Electro fans, don’t miss Mysteryland Festival in Haarlemmermeer, close to Amsterdam. Camping, sun and Electronic dance music. Sounds like the perfect place to make summer memories to us.This year’s line-up is epic with massive names taking to stage like Cheat Codes, Fatboy Slim, Alesso, Hannah Wants, Galantis and more.

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6 Robeco SummerNights

Throughout July and August

Robeco SummerNights is perfect for music lovers, with two months of wonderful concerts, from classical music to jazz, and from cabaret to film soundtracks. Some of the best musicians from the Netherlands and around the world will play you their favorite classical music. This festival takes place at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with a Robeco restaurant and summer cafe to fill your stomachs during the festival.

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7 Encore Festival

25th August

Head to Amsterdams NDSM Wherf for the Encore Festival. If you love the best hip-hop, R&B, soul & bass music then this is the festival for you. This year, the line-up is killer with J Hus, Lil Pump, Abstract, Flava, TLM and way more artists taking to stage. This year it’s bigger than ever as its Encore’s first ever festival held at the massive NDSM Wherf venue instead of the nightclub Melkweg (it’s usual location). Tickets are from £43.

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8 Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo Summer Saturday’s

Every Saturday evening during August, Amsterdam’s Artis Royal Zoo opens its doors to guests after hours. Head to the zoo and see some of the animals shaking off the last bit of energy before bed. Get up close and personal with the enclosure and check out what the animals get up once the zoo quietens down.

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9 Films with a View

Until 28th August

Urban beach Pllek is hosting an open-air cinema for the summer. Snuggle up on a bean bag and a blanket, order a drink and watch a movie with the beach as your backdrop. The summer open-air screenings take place every Tuesday and begin after sunset, so usually between 22:00 and 22:30. What’s more chilled out than movies by the sand?

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10 Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

10th -19th August

Grachtenfestival is a 10-day classical music festival that takes place on Amsterdam’s canals. A really cool sight to see as locals and tourists gather in boats to enjoy the best of classical music, with more than 150 musical performances taking place from barges. Young musicians really show what they can do, with the beautiful Amsterdam as their backdrop to the music.

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July 2018

Pride Amsterdam

28th July - 5th August

A massive celebration of the LGBT community, Pride Amsterdam arrives in the Dutch capital on 28th July. There will be fun events taking place (see the programme here), building up the colourful Pride Parade on 4th August. On the 28th July, join in on the Pride Walk with 7000 others where the start of Pride will open in Vondelpark.

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Heading to Amsterdam during Pride and need accommodation? Check out St Christopher’s Inns

Over het IJ Festival

13th July - 22nd July

The annual theatre festival is back for another summer at the NDSM Wharf. Over het IJ takes place waterside in Amsterdam on the northern shore of the River IJ, with a fun festival ground playing host to theatre, poetry, improvisations, scripted theatre or dance. You can take a short ferry from Amsterdam Centraal that goes straight to NDSM Wharf.

Robeco SummerNights

Throughout July and August

Robeco SummerNights is perfect for music lovers, with two months of wonderful concerts, from classical music to jazz, and from cabaret to film soundtracks. Some of the best musicians from the Netherlands and around the world will play you their favorite classical music. This festival takes place at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with a Robeco restaurant and summer cafe to fill your stomachs during the festival.

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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Running throughout summer

Every summer, the Open Air Theatre arrives in Vondelpark, where you can catch an outdoor performance or concert for free. The large stage hosts a range of talent from stand up comedians, up-and-coming musicians, classical music and theatre productions. The perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. While the open-air theatre is free, voluntary donations are accepted.

Films with a View

Until 28th August

Urban beach Pllek is hosting an open-air cinema for the summer. Snuggle up on a bean bag and a blanket, order a drink and watch a movie with the beach as your backdrop. The summer open-air screenings take place every Tuesday and begin after sunset, so usually between 22:00 and 22:30. What’s more chilled out than movies by the sand?

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Kwaku Summer Festival

14th July - 5th August

Kwaku is all about music, dancing, LOADS of food and celebrating cultural diversity in the city of Amsterdam. Spend a summer’s day dancing to epic music, watching incredible dancers on the festival’s 4 different stages, and eating from 100 food stalls from around the world. We can’t think of anything better.

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Amsterdam Roots Festival

1st - 8th July

Amsterdam Roots Festival is a celebration of music from all over the world. Head down to listen to up-and-coming musicians to famous artists from their homeland. Entrance to some of the locations are free, such as Pllek on the 1st, Rootszoekers on the 2nd and Tarmonica on the 8th. Otherwise tickets start at €15.

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TREK Food Truck Festival     

13th - 15th July

Hungry? For a tasty meal on wheels head to the outdoor Trek Food Truck Festival in Amsterdam’s Amstelpark from 13th to 15th July. You can also enjoy some live music and entertainment whilst treating yourself to some traditional Dutch food.

Comedytrain International Summer Festival

Until 18th July

For a night of comedic genius, grab some tickets for a night at the Comedytrain International Summer Festival at Toomler, a theatre cafe on Breitnerstraat. Stand-up talent from the UK, US, Canada and Australia will be taking to the stage - two comedians on one week and another pair the next. If you don’t speak the local lingo, don’t worry as every act will be spoken in English. You’re in for a howler of a night here!

Milkshake Festival

28th -29th July

Located in Westerpark, the Milkshake festival is the perfect place to go this summer to enjoy music from top name DJ’s to drag acts and performance art. There are plenty of stages to suit anyone’s taste, so a great couple of days for some festival fun when in Amsterdam!

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June 2018

Taste of Amsterdam (pictured)

1st - 3rd June

A foodie heaven in Amstel Park. The Taste of Amsterdam festival is celebrating its 10th year and gives you the chance to get up close and personal to World Class chefs and salivate over their culinary creations. At this festival you can also take part in workshops, masterclasses as well as sampling 20 of Amsterdam’s best restaurants who will be there selling their grub! Most dishes at Taste range between €5 and €7,50, however some extra special dishes may be more. Oysters, steak, sushi and more - for just €12 to enter we think it’s sooo worth it if you appreciate good food.

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Running throughout summer

Every summer, the Open Air Theatre arrives in Vondelpark, where you can catch an outdoor performance or concert for free. The large stage hosts a range of talent from stand up comedians, up-and-coming musicians, classical music and theatre productions. The perfect way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. While the open-air theatre is free, voluntary donations are accepted.

Mystic Garden Festival

16th June

The Mystic Garden Festival is a magical festival that takes place under the sun at Sloterpark. Party beneath the trees and make the most of 5 different stages that will all be hosting plenty of pumping music throughout the day and night. Think positive hippy vibes, costumed flamethrowers, face paint, colourful forest-theme sets, confetti, dancers and insane DJ’s to get the crowd feeling free. Tickets are €42.50 and they’re almost sold out.

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Last Chance: the High Society Exhibition

Until 3rd June

June 3rd marks the last day you can catch the High Society Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. See 35 life-size portraits of high society members (the good, the great or just plain rich) painted by renowned artists from Cranach, via Rembrandt to Manet. Pretty cool.

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Open Garden Days

15th - 17th June

More than 30 gardens across the city open its doors to the public, including exquisite private gardens that are closed for the rest of the year. This is your only time you’ll get to discover the most exclusive, beautiful gardens in the city. Tickets from €18.

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Where to watch the Football World Cup

The 2018 Football World Cup kicks off in June and there’s only one place in Amsterdam that you’ll wanna watch the live coverage. Belushi’s aka the best sports bar in town. With a big screen projector, 13 flat screen TVs and English language commentary, Belushi’s will be screening every single match from Russia. Plus make the most of the Happy Hour with 2 for 1 drinks, a late kitchen serving up our infamous range of juicy burgers and pre-game bar snacks.

Veggie Festival

15th June

Calling all vegetarians, vegans and food lovers! Amsterdam’s veggie festival at NDSM Wharf is gonna be big (and super tasty). There will be veggie burgers, curries, delicious salads, wraps and BBQ’s to feast on under the sun at this converted industrial shipyard across the water.

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Cannabis Liberation Day

17th June

The 10th Cannabis Liberation Day is almost here! Get yourself to Amsterdam’s Flevopark for a chilled day dedicated to celebrating cannabis culture. The whole vibe is relaxed and enjoyable, plus it’s free entry. The event includes a fantastic musical line-up and top speakers and cannabis activists taking to stage. And of course, there will be weed everywhere. Wander around the Hemp market, enjoy the DJ’s and learn about the special plant.

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Amsterdam Open Air

2nd - 3rd June

For the perfect weekend of sunshine and music, head to the Amsterdam Open Air festival at Gaasperpark. This festival combines Amsterdam’s nightlife scene with the great outdoors, brought together by MTV, ClubAir and more. Celebrating Amsterdam’s electronic music scene, techno head should definitely get tickets to this summer event. Did we mention there will be food? Reserve a spot at the Chin Chin Club pop up restaurant for seated dining, the summery menu looks fab).

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Films with a View

Until 28th August

Urban beach Pllek is hosting an open-air cinema for the summer. Snuggle up on a bean bag and a blanket, order a drink and watch a movie with the beach as your backdrop. The summer open-air screenings take place every Tuesday and begin after sunset, so usually between 22:00 and 22:30. What’s more chilled out than movies by the sand?

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Awakenings Festival

30th June - 1st July

You could call this the biggest electronic event of the year, Awakenings Festival is the most epic techno party in the world. The setting itself is already pretty mega being in Halfweg, but you only need to take a look at the awesome line up to be sold on this event of the year. Dax J, Raresh, Nina Kraviz and Carl Cox are just a couple of big names hitting one of the 8 stages of Awakenings for 2018’s 2 day party. There’s still a chance for you to grab day tickets, just get in there quick or your June 30th could be looking like a weekend with nan.

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Article by Shereen Sagoo

Posted on 21 Feb 2018

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