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FESTIVAL AGENDA – Cultural Events in Amsterdam

Cultural EventsCultural Events: Festivals define a vibrant summer, right? If you came to Amsterdam to visit Festivals, you’ll get more than you can handle!
We’ll have more than 300 for you! For your convenience, the Cheaper Amsterdam Hostel Sarphati compiled a festival agendawith all the main ‘must-see’ festivals in and around Amsterdam during this summer, organized by date. We added all kinds of them; Arts, Music, Theatre, Food, Culture & Lifestyle. Some events last a single day, others last the whole month or even more.
It’ll be easy to find out what cultural events occur during your stay at our hostel, from which all events are easily reachable. You can also look here for [LINK]other things to do[/LINK] while staying with us. Any questions? Let us know. Check our site regularly  for other things to do and find out that we organise all kinds of usefull information for travellers on our websites.

Cultural Events: MAY

Liberation Day Amsterdam (music & culture to celebrate our freeedom) 5 may
Vondelpark Open Air Theatre (music, dance, cabaret, stand-up comedy, children’s comedy) 1 jun – 24 aug

Cultural Events: JUNE

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre (music, dance, cabaret, stand-up comedy, children’s comedy) 1 jun – 24 aug
Holland Festival (theatre, performance arts) 1 – 29 jun
Amsterdamse Bostheater (music, theatre) 3 jun – 6 sep
Artis ZOOmeravonden (sunset openings; learn what the animals get upto after sunset) 7 jun – 30 aug
Open Garden Days (cultural, excursion; Amsterdams best kept secrets) 20 jun – 22 ju
ITs Festival (Amsterdam International Theatreschool; young theatre talents on stage) 20 – 27 jun
Taste of Amsterdam (food festival) 4 – 7 jun
Mystic Garden Festival (music) 21 jun
Shoeless Open Air (music, dance) 21 – 22 jun
Pandemonium (music; hardcore) 21 jun
EkoTown (lifestyle; organic) 21 – 22 jun
WESTwaARTS (fun-activities, series of mini-festivals) 22 jun – 20 jul
Defqon.1 (music; electro) 27 – 29 jun
Awakenings (music; techno) 28 – 29 jun
Robeco SummerNights (music; classics, jazz, pop) 28 jun – 31 aug
Viva Las Vega’s Food Festival (lifestyle; vega) 29 jun

Cultural Events: JULY

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre (music, dance, cabaret, stand-up comedy, children’s comedy) 1 jun – 24 aug
Amsterdamse Bostheater (music, theatre) 3 jun – 6 sep
Artis ZOOmeravonden (sunset openings; learn what the animals get upto after sunset) 7 jun – 30 aug
Keti Koti Festival (culture; suriname) 1 jul
Amsterdam Roots Festival (music; world/roots)Amsterdamse Bostheater (music, theatre) 2 – 6 jul
WESTwaARTS (fun-activities, series of mini-festivals) 22 jun – 20 jul
Robeco SummerNights (music; classics, jazz, pop) 28 jun – 31 aug
Julidans (dance; modern/contemporary) 1 – 12 jul
Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival (film) 1 jul – 1 aug
Over het IJ Festival (theatre, music & food) 3 – 13 jul
Comedytrain International Summer Festival (stand-up comedy) 2 jul – 2 aug
Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek (fashion) 4 – 14 jul
Pitch Festival (music; electro) 4 – 5 jul
Luminosity Beach Festival (music; trance) 4 – 6 jul
Sensation (music; dance) 5 jul
De wereld draait buiten (theatre, culture, music & poems) 6 jul
Turn up the Beach (music; dance) 12 jul
Kwaku Summer Festival (multicultural festival) 12 jul – 10 aug
A day at the Park (music; house, techno & disco) 12 jul
18 hrs Festival (music; rock) 12 jul
Wu-Stock (music; rap) 17 jul
Viva Brasil Festival (music; latin) 18 – 20 jul
Electronic Family Festival (music; dance & trance) 19 jul
Milkshake Festival (music & lifestyle; respect, freedom, love & tolerance) 20 jul
Hortus Festival (music; classical) 23 jul – 3 sep
Klamme Handjes Festival (music; dance) 26 jul
Amsterdam Live on Stage (music) 26 jul
EdelWise Festival (music) 26 jul
TIKTAK Eclectic Music Festival (music; eclectic) 26 jul
C.R.A.F.T. Festival (music; dance) 26 jul
Amsterdam Gay Pride (lifestyle; gay & lesbian) 26 jul – 3 aug

 

Cultural Events: AUGUST

Amsterdam Gay Pride (lifestyle; gay & lesbian) 26 jul – 3 aug
Comedytrain International Summer Festival (stand-up comedy) 2 jul – 2 aug
Vondelpark Open Air Theatre (music, dance, cabaret, stand-up comedy, children’s comedy) 1 jun – 24 aug
Amsterdamse Bostheater (music, theatre) 3 jun – 6 sep
Artis ZOOmeravonden (sunset openings; learn what the animals get upto after sunset) 7 jun – 30 aug
Robeco SummerNights (music; classics, jazz, pop) 28 jun – 31 aug
Kwaku Summer Festival (multicultural festival) 12 jul – 10 aug
Hortus Festival (music; classical) 23 jul – 3 sep
Dekmantel Festival (music; electronic) 1 – 3 aug
Sky City Festival (music; edm & pop) 2 aug
Dance Valley (music; dance) 2 aug
Pluk de Nacht (film) 6 – 16 aug
Landjuweel Festival (music & lifestyle; recommended!) 6 – 10 aug
De Parade Theatre Festival (theatre; travelling festival) 8 – 24 aug
Loveland Festival (music; dance) 9 aug
Appelsap Fresh Music Festival (music; hiphop, electro) 9 aug
Latin Village Festival (music; eclectic) 10 aug
World Cinema Amsterdam (film) 14 – 24 aug
GrachtenFestival (music; recommended!) 15 – 24 aug
BijlmerBios (film) 20 – 23 aug
Summer Dance Forever (music; dance) 21 – 28 aug
Magneet Festival (music & theatre) 22 – 24 aug
the Brave Festival (music; indie, singer/songwriter, folk) 23 aug
Mysteryland (music; dance) 23 aug
Bollywood at the Park (film; india) 29 – 30 aug
UITmarkt (cultural festival; theatre, music, books & film) 29 – 31 aug
Voltt Loves Summer (music; electronic) 30 aug

 

Cultural Events: SEPTEMBER

Amsterdamse Bostheater (music, theatre) 3 jun – 6 sep
Dutch Theatre Festival (theatre) 4 – 14 sep
Amsterdam Fringe Festival (theatre; stage arts) 4 – 14 sep
West Beach Filmfestival (film) 5 – 27 sept
Valtifest (music; dance, electro, house) 6 sep
West’ival (film, photography, music & food) 12 – 14 sep
Amsterdam Fotoweek (photography) 12 – 21 sep
International Jewish Music Festival (music) 13 – 16 sep
Amsterdam Heritage Days (culture/architecture) 13 – 14 sep
Jordaan Festival (music; folk) 18 – 20 sep
Klassiek op het Amstelveld (music; classical) 20 sep
North Sea Surf Festival (music; surf) 20 sep

Because there are more than 300 festivals in Amsterdam during the year, it’s not possible to display it all in this festival agenda, but there is a Amsterdam Festival Guide with more info about our fair city’s cultural highlights.n You can also visit iAmsterdam.com regularly to stay updated.

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