Party Top 10 in The Netherlands (14 Aug – 20 Aug)

Each week Party with a local brings you the Top 10 Party and Festival selection of The Netherlands. Quality music, pure sound, good atmosphere. You're welcome!

Psy-Fi Festival


Wed 16th Aug 10.00 to Sun 20th Aug 23.00

w/ Rinkadink, Elements, Ace ventura, Astrix, Middle mode, Ticon, Zyce, Braincell, ...

Genre: Trance, Psy, Goa

5 days and 4 nights of Psychedelic Trance which is supposed to suck dancers into its spell. Several stages and a 24/7 outdoor area with beaches, free camping, campfires, art installation, mushroom ceremonies, head shops and lots more which only The Netherlands can offer. It's all about trance, ambiance and dance. Don’t miss this one!!

De Zomernacht

De School, amsterdam

Fri 18th Aug 23.00 - 7.00

w/ Johanna Knutsson and DJ Normal 4

Genre: Spacey House, Minimal Techno

Another Zomernacht, another fine line-up. Swedish wunderkind Johanna Knutsson takes on the decks this time with spacey house and deeper techno, followed by DJ Normal 4.

Northern Electronics

Shelter, Amsterdam

Fri 18th aug 23.00 - 7.00

w/ Abdulla Rachim, Evigt Mörker, Kancheli, Mirella Kroes

Genre: Hypnotic Techno

Dark, deep, immersive, hypnotic. Code words for swedish techno imprint Northern electronics, founded by Abdullah Rachim and Evict Mörkter. Joined by Amsterdam local Mirella Kroes (warmer techno sounds from out of space) and Georgia talent Kancheli.

Antal & Dekmantel Soundsytem

Republiek Bloemendaal, Bloemendaal

Sat 19th Aug 17.00 - 0.00

w/Antal, Dekmantel Soundsytem, Kaap

Genre: Disco, House

Strandbloesem met Antal and Dekmantel Soundsytem. Does Antal still need an introduction? This Amsterdam native, founder of Rush Hour music, is a true modern master of the House and Disco genre. Exotic, eclectic, soulful, raw and spiritual. Followed by Dekmantel Soundsystem, the original selectors, the founding fathers of Dekmantel.

Rotterdam Rave

Lloyd Multiplein, Rotterdam

Sat 19th Aug 12.00 - 23.00

w/ Jeff Mills, Len Faki, Nicole Moudaber, Speedy J, Paula Temple & more

Genre: Deep House, Techno

This summer Rotterdam Rave is back at Lloyd Multiplein for their second outdoor festival. On August 19th, the harbor city welcomes heavyweights of the techno music scene such as Jeff Mills, Len Faki, and Speedy J. The festival offers three areas with nothing less than the best quality of techno and house. 

Straf_Werk Festival

Blijburg aan zee, Amsterdam

SAT 19TH AUG 12.00 - 23.00

w/ ÂME, Todd Terje, Hot since 82, Maya Jane Coles, Route 89, Nuno Dos Santos, Cinnaman & more

Genre: Deep House, House, Techno, Tech-House

An array of underground house and techno heroes take turns to bring the party vibes across five stages and eleven hours in the summer sun of the Dutch capital. As well as playing host to internationally renowned stars of the scene, the festival prides itself on its commitment to providing a platform for upcoming acts and exciting local talent.

Paradijs Day & Night Festival

Noorderlicht, Amsterdam

SAT 19Th Aug 13.00 TO SUN 20Th Aug 16.00

w/ Max Abysmal, Telephones, San Proper, Woody, Serge Clone

Genre: Disco, Electronica, Deep House

It starts at noon on Saturday and finishes at sunrise the next day. Enter a texturised and colourful musical world. The Noorderlicht café is known for its intimate feel and outdoor scenery. Watch the sun set and rise on Amsterdam with music by a mostly locally curated line-up.

Lowlands Festival

Walibi holland, Biddinghuizen

FRI 18th Aug 13.00 to Sun 20th Aug 23.00

w/ Moderat, Solange, Alt-J, Nicolas Jaar, Iggy Pop, Ben Klock, Dixon, The xx, Tove Lo, Flume, Cypress Hill & more

Genre: All (Electronic,  Indie, Rock, Alternative, Live, ...)

Lowlands is 3-day festival which took place for the first time in 1993! Championed by the Dutch themselves as the event of the summer, it’s difficult to disagree, with a broad selection of music, art and media that caters to everyone’s tastes.

Decibel Outdoor Festival

Beekse BErgen

FRI 18TH Aug 13.00 TO SUN 20Th AUG 23.00

w/ Adrenalize, Angerfist, Atmozfears & Audiotricz b-freqz live, Brennan eart, Code black, Coone

Genre: Hardstyle & Hardcore

Another festival highlight of the summer. Decibel outdoor is a hard dance festival with over 200 artists, performing on 15 impressive stages, all the harder styles are represented.

Hidden Garden Festival


SAT 19TH AUG 13.00 - 23.00

w/ Nick Curly, OXIA, Sébastien Léger, EgbertLIVE, Eelke Kleijn, Guy Mantzur, Reinier Zonneveld & more

Genre: Electronic Spectrum

Second edition for a small festival at a unique and scenic location. Enjoy the sunlit flowers, beautiful lawns and shade of hundred year old trees, while dancing to the finest DeepHouse, TechHouse, Techno and Progressive.

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