Festivals in Amsterdam

The range of different Festivals in Amsterdam is huge. There is something fun to find for every Festival-goer. With an Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket you have the option to add a number of these festivals to your Nightlife Ticket package for free, starting at just 10 euros. So whether you go out for the usual night out, or if you want to try something different, nothing will stop you anymore!

Amsterdam Festivals

In a country like the Netherlands where dance music is literally life, you can expect that there are hundreds of festivals every year. Events take place across the country all year round even outside the usual festival season during the hottest months.

It’s easy to guess which city is the party center of the Netherlands. Amsterdam – a city that has been known for centuries as Europe’s liberal party paradise. With 2022 just having begun, and COVID-19 restrictions starting to disappear, festivals are back and stronger than ever. Therefore, if you plan on visiting the city in the upcoming months, get ready for the best music festivals Amsterdam has to offer.

With this said, our mission today is to give you a complete list of the best festivals in Amsterdam which are happening in 2022, with a detailed guide about each.   

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For your information, the ticket gives you unlimited free access to over 30 clubs and venues for one day for the incredibly low price of €10, with options of two and a weeks worth of the best nightlife to experience in Amsterdam. You also get discounts at key tourist and party locations, as well as a long list of additional extras that you can see here.

Last but not least, the Nightlife Ticket gives you the opportunity to experience some of the best NYE parties. You can read about the NYE festival event here.

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Festivals in Amsterdam: What to see in 2022

This article will be structured in the following way: Amsterdam Festivals in 2022, the best places to party throughout the year, and the NYE Festival Event. Keep in mind that these are our personal choices and there are literally dozens of other festivals happening each year. Nevertheless, we believe that you can trust us having that partying is our way of life.

Awakenings Festival

What other festival to start with than the largest electronic music event in Amsterdam and definitely one of the most epic techno parties worldwide. When you think about Awakenings you should think about the biggest names in the business, a wild party including tenths of thousands of people, and overall simply unforgettable days.

Awakenings 2022 will happen twice this year, having their Easter edition be on April 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, and their first ever Summer edition take place July 29th, 30th and 31st. 

Both of their editions have some of the biggest names as well as upcoming talent which we highly suggest techno lovers experience in person. Line-ups, prices, and extras are already available on their website as well as social media accounts.

Dance Valley

There is no way to miss mentioning the oldest electronic music festival in the Netherlands – Dance Valley. Throughout its 27-year history, the festival has become home to the biggest names in dance music and will continue in the future as it remains to be one of the most popular and beautiful Amsterdam dance festivals of the year.

Although the festival is not located exactly in Amsterdam, the short trip north to Velsen Valley is well worth it. Besides the obvious quality selection of artists, you will be left amazed by the extraordinary special effects that complete the entire party experience.

Their 2022 edition will take place on August 13th. The festival has 8 stages with every type of music including Hardstyle, Techno, Trance, Urban Eclectic, Open Format, Pop&Dance and House. We suggest registering on their website as soon as possible before they’re last ticket drop goes live.


If you are searching for once in a lifetime experience in the Netherlands, then you should consider visiting Amsterdam at the end of April or more specific – around the 27th. You may not know but this day is a national holiday called King’s Day and is a countrywide party.

It doesn't really matter if you are in Amsterdam or in any other city. On this day, many of the Dutch citizens from around the country dress in orange and go out in the streets to join hundreds of fun events. Particularly in Amsterdam, you can join the incredible Kingsland festival.

The festival that takes place in RAI Amsterdam will satisfy every type of party taste as there are numerous different stages with artists and tunes from various genres. They’re even including an ANTS stage, where you’ll get to experience Ibiza’s leading house and techno party, here in Amsterdam. Overall, Kingsland is an incredible opportunity to experience the culture and party life of Amsterdam and the Netherlands altogether.


If you are all about gender and racial equality and carry the liberal vibes of the Netherlands everywhere with you, then you should definitely join Milkshake Festival in 2022. This extraordinary festival is all about freedom and unlimited self-expression.

As you can already feel, Milkshake is not your average music festival. When you take out the extraordinary concept and all the curious additions, it has multiple stages like any other festival and is primarily focused on electronic dance music.

The 2022 edition will take place from July 30th & 31st in Westerpark, and will once again gather thousands of people that think outside the box into a one of a kind party experience. Take a look at their website for information on their afterparties as well as their multiple package options.


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Amsterdam Music Fesival (AMF)

As one of the most important dance festivals in Amsterdam, AMF takes place later than your regular major event – in October. In fact, the 2022 edition will happen on October 22nd. This festival holds a special place in the world of EDM as it is also the event at which the Top 100 DJs list is announced every year.

Other than that, the line-ups for each edition of the festival include only the biggest names in the business which guarantees a good time. In addition, the special effects are absolutely out of this world, including the psychedelic laser show and the abundance of pyrotechnics.

A signature part of the festival is the DJ II=I concept. Every year, two renowned artists take on the stage together and combine their talents into one unique performance. In the 2022 edition, we are expecting the incredible Mariana Bo who combined forces with the exceptional dynamic duo from the Netherlands – W&W.

Mystery Land

Not far from Amsterdam takes place the most magical festival on earth, Mystery land. Combine the biggest names in Electronic Dance music with stage of the art special effect shows, and nonstop surprises and you get the once in a lifetime experience Mysteryland will give you. You do not want to miss out on this one.


Have you ever wondered what the biggest party in the world looks like? How about a festival with more than 1000 events spread out in almost 200 venues. That's the Amsterdam Dance Event. There’s so much to cover about this festival we actually made a whole Blog for you to be completely ready for such experience. Click here if you want to take a look at it.

The NYE Festival Event

I think we all know how expensive a New Year’s Eve celebration can be. Fortunately, this year you have the opportunity to choose where to celebrate without worrying about the starting price.

The Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket is partnering with Delirium for New Year’s Eve and now is your chance to book early access to one of the amazing parties. If you want to become one with a crowd of over 1000 people and incredible music on NYE 2022, you should choose Delirium Amsterdam. Early bird tickets will be available soon. Find out more here.

Festivals In Amsterdam

Innovation in the Dam

Innovation in the Dam is a one-weekend music festival that focuses on drum & bass music. Quite interestingly, it takes place in two special festival venues – Melkweg and The Box. The parties begin at night and continue until the morning.

Tickets and dates are not available for purchase, but you will have quite a few options to choose from including vip packages and more.

For your information, Melkweg is one of our partner clubs. This means that even if you miss out on this incredible festival, you can take advantage of your Nightlife Ticket and enter  for free during the regular weekly parties and festivals that happen there.

Valhalla Festival

Valhalla festival is another one of those atypical electronic dance music events that take place in Amsterdam. Prepare to be surrounded by a surreal carnival decorated in the most extraordinary way and people dressed as mythical and mysterious creatures everywhere around you.

Of course, the core of the event is the amazing music that will not disappoint you despite the lack of seriously big names in the EDM scene. Valhalla festival does not have the dates set yet.

As we already said, the party never stops in Amsterdam and Valhalla is the perfect way to end the year at a high dancing note, as it will occur near the end of the year.

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