Every year, Amsterdam is home to hundreds of amazing festivals that attract world-famous DJs to their magical settings. With all of genres of music being showcased in the Dutch capital - from electro and techno, to jazz and disco - there definitely is something for everyone here.
And as the leaves have begun to appear on the trees, it’s time to look ahead to the Summer and the upcoming calendar of festivals that will be taking over Amsterdam in the next few months.
Below you can find Party with a Local’s Top Picks for the months of May, June and July, so you can keep dancing all Summer.
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Party with a Local Top Picks
Friday 27th May. Amsterdamse Bos, Amsterdam.
Diynamic does it again! Bringing you a sick line of up DJs including Solomun, Adriatique and Kollektiv Turmstrasse, you can get lost in nature at Diynamic Festival, held in Amsterdam Bos. With two custom stages being built especially for this event, you can expect an awesome display to go with the German-style techno and deep house.
Amsterdam Open Air
Saturday 4th- Sunday 5th June. Gaasperpark, Amsterdam.
After 5 sold-out editions, Amsterdam Open Air returns to Gaasperpark this June to bring you a real ‘collaboration of friends’, as the highlights of Amsterdam’s nightlife scene come together to put on this wild weekender. Let STRAF_WERK, Format, GirlsLoveDjs, The Pineapple Club and more take you on a musical, culinary and cultural adventure.
By the Creek
Saturday 9th July. Recreatiegebied Middelwaard, Utrecht
(Not quite in Amsterdam - but close enough!).
This July, Amsterdam labels Zeezout, Vunzige Deuntjes, KLEAR and BASIS are working together to organise By the Creek Festival. For many, this is already enough info to buy a ticket, as you can only expect a line up of the very best house, electronic and techno artists (and more)! With your sunglasses in one hand and a beer in the other, there is no better way to spend your Saturday because ‘Life is better By the Creek’.
With so much on offer this Spring and Summer, Amsterdam is the place to be when it comes to the best European festivals.
Looking for more information on Amsterdam's nightlife? Check out our Ultimate Amsterdam Nightlife Guide.