The Ultimate Amsterdam Festival Guide 2024

The Amsterdam festival scene is amazing, there is so much to choose from! As locals who've been to almost all the festivals Amsterdam has to offer, we've made you the perfect list for the entire 2024!

DGTL Festival – March 29 until 31

DGTL Festival at Amsterdam’s NDSM docklands is the ultimate electronic festival and also the start of festival season! Brace yourself for amazing tunes, futuristic vibes and an eco-conscious extravaganza. The lineup this year is amazing!

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VERKNIPT Easter – March 30th

Looking for an Easter rave? Look no further! The VERKNIPT indoor edition is set to host 10 different artists with a lineup that truly promises an unforgettable experience.

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King’s Day Festival – April 27th

Of course, this party day can’t be missing from our list! In fact, the entire city center will feel like one big orange festival as we celebrate the King’s birthday. On our social media channels and in the newsletter, we will provide you with many tips for the best party locations on this day, so stay tuned

Is this your first time celebrating King’s Day? Check out our post on mistakes you won’t want to make during this grand celebration.

Tulip Festival Amsterdam – April 1 until 30 

The yearly Tulip Festival in Amsterdam is a mesmerizing event that makes the city so colorful. Canals, parks, and squares are adorned with lots of beautiful tulips. Visitors can enjoy picturesque walks through floral displays, partake in various activities and immerse themselves in the rich tulip tradition. 

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Amsterdams Verbond – May 5th

On the 5th of May we of course celebrate Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag)! And what better way to do it than by heading to the Amsterdams Verbond Festival, right?! With fantastic vibes, multiple stages and lots of happy people.

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Rollende Keukens Food Festival – May 8 until 12

A food lover’s paradise with around 100 food trucks. The event transforms the Westergasfabriek area into one big open air restaurant where you can try all kinds of international cuisines. Expect live music and a lively atmosphere! It’s one of our favorite events of the year.

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Don’t walk, run! It’s still there untill the 21st of May😍🤤 and otherwise it will be back next year! #amsterdamguide #amsterdamtips #amsterdamlocal #amsterdamfood #rollendekeukens2023

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Lente Kabinet – May 18 & 19

A two day festival where you can reunite and reconnect: with music, with the arts, with nature and—through all of the above—with each other. You can expect music from house to futuristic pop, from bass to R&B.

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Het Amsterdamse Lente Terras – May 16 until 20

Experience the city’s largest Spring Terrace during Pentecost. Gather your friends, loved ones, or family and enjoy the sunshine!

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De Zon Festival – May 19

With a diverse lineup of artists, the festival creates a lovely vibe where you can dance under the sun (hopefully!).

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Summer Breeze Latin Festival – June until August

Happening every Thursday from June to August, this is an amazing place to be if you love some Latin culture. Pay a small entrance fee and enjoy free dance lessons, join the dance floor with various salsa styles and dance the night away at the silent disco.


Guys this is truly so much fun💃🏼🫶🏼. You pay entrance only and you can join all the dancing classes. The Latin nights are still there until August 31. #amsterdamguide #amsterdamtips #amsterdamlocal #thingstodoamsterdam #salsadance #latinnight

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Amsterdam Open Air Festival – June 1 & 2

We have been coming here for over 10 years, and we still love it! The festival takes place at Gaasperplas and is always beautifully decorated. With many different stages, there’s something for everyone. You can choose between a one-day or a weekend ticket!

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909 Techno Festival – June 1 & 2

909 Festival is named after the Roland TR-909 drum machine and is known for its harder techno music. The festival showcases some of the best techno acts from the scene.

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Mystic Garden – June 16th

Mystical vibes in the woods! Expect captivating performances, interactive experiences and lots of festival lovers! Whether you’re a fan of techno, house, or trance,their diverse music selection will keep you dancing all day long.

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Red Light Jazz Festival – June

The Red Light Jazz Festival is organized every year in the iconic Red Light District. It harmoniously blends the city’s rich jazz heritage with its vibrant cultural scene. Featuring a mix of local and international jazz talents, the festival transforms the historic neighborhood into a lively open-air concert! Check out their website for the specific dates

Kwaku Summer Festival – July 13th to August 4th

During Kwaku Summer Festival we celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of Amsterdam’s multicultural community. The festival embraces the rich cultural heritage of the city, particularly focusing on the contributions of the Surinamese community. We celebrate their traditions, cuisines, music and arts. It’s a really fun event that brings people together!

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Georgie’s Wundergarten at Ruigoord – July 19 & 20 

Join the magical world of Georgie’s at our ‘’free spirited village’’ Ruigoord. This vibrant little town has evolved into a haven for artists, fostering a unique blend of alternative lifestyles, cultural expression and community spirit.

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No Art – July 27th

Very popular festival and a paradise for House and Electronic lovers. They always keep the line up secretive but alway host some of the best around the world!

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Milkshake Festival -July 27 & 28

Milkshake Festival in Amsterdam is a celebration of diversity, self-expression and acceptance. Embracing the motto “Nothing is too crazy, and the entire LGBTQIA+ spectrum is welcome,” the festival promotes an inclusive atmosphere where people of all backgrounds come together to revel in music, art and freedom. Expect vibrant stages, extravagant outfits and performances and a commitment to breaking down stereotypes!

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Canal Pride Amsterdam – August 3rd

Another one on the list that you absolutely can’t skip! Canal Pride Amsterdam transforms the entire city into an open-air festival, with the city center turning into one big party. The highlight is the spectacular boat parade, where people take to the streets with their drinks, creating a vibrant and joyous atmosphere to celebrate diversity and equality.

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The Parade Theater Festival – August 16th to September 1st

The biggest open-air terrace during the summer, surrounded by a lot of small stages where you can enjoy different theater performances. It’s such a fun activity to do in summer!

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Strafwerk Festival – August 17th

Popular House & Techno event! Always a very chill vibe.

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Dekmantel – August 2nd until 6th

Worldwide, this festival is considered one of the most leading in the realm of electronic music!

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Open-Air Movie Festival Pluk de Nacht – August 2nd until 10th

We know this festival as nothing other than perfect summer nights featuring the best movies on a big screen, beach chairs, cozy blankets, bonfires and drinks!

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Jordaan Festival – September 3rd & 4rd

Such a fun neighborhood festival! This vibrant party showcases local culture through a diverse range of music! 

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Parels van de Stad – September 14 & 15

The perfect finale to the Amsterdam festival season! Hiphop, urban, house, pop and afro beats across 7 different stages featuring more than 125 artists.

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Amsterdam Dance Event – October 16th until 20th

For many Duchies this is a true tradition in October. All the night clubs, party places and even restaurants will arrange big big parties and amazing performances. The whole city will feel like a festival!

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