King’s Day or Koningsdag

During King’s Day (formerly known as Queen’s Day) residents and visitors can enjoy Amsterdam’s outdoor entertainments at their fullest. Everywhere in the streets, along the canals, in public parks an...

Remembrance & Liberation Day

National Remembrance Day- 4 May; Liberation Day- 5 May Amsterdam joins the rest of the Netherlands on 4 May when its citizens pause to pay their respects to the victims and fallen soldiers of World W...

Ascension Day

Every second Saturday of May the National Windmill Day takes place in the Northern Netherlands. Windmills are the symbol of the country and during this day many of them can be visited. The program of...

Holland Festival

June Since 1947, the festival has been providing Dutch and international theatregoers with a survey of the newest, best and most widely-acclaimed performance pieces from around the world. The Holland...

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

June to August From June to August 2014, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a three-month programme packed with dance, cabaret, jazz, children’s theatre, stand-up comedy and all genres of...

Uitmarkt in Amsterdam

The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book and film lovers alike in the last weekend of August. Cultural season ...

Gay Pride

Amsterdam Gay Pride is a huge celebration of devotion towards equality for the gay, lesbian and transgender communities, held in late July and early August every year. Read on for more information ab...

The Jordaan Festival

September Established in 1975, the Jordaan Festival celebrates the neighbourhood’s colourful history with open-air performances by Dutch singers at the festival grounds by the bus station near ...

Discovery Festival

Discover a new sort of festival The Discovery Festival programme features new music, scientific experiments, DJs, VJs, cocktails, film, installations, performances, experiments, art, games and presen...

Amsterdam Halloween Festival

Amsterdam Spook has been providing partygoers in Amsterdam with their Halloween fix since 2000. With a list of events longer than Jason’s hit list, you’re in for a packed week of Halloween action. Pr...