Discover the Best Things to Do in Amsterdam During Summer 2024


Ready to soak up the summer vibes in Amsterdam? Sleep can wait – there's too much fun to be had! Whether it's exploring in the sunshine or partying the night away with your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket, this city is buzzing with action. Dive into culture, hit the hottest spots, shop 'til you drop, and experience summer like a local!

What can you do in Amsterdam during the summer?

The days are longer, and the trees are greener - summer is here! What's better than a city trip to Amsterdam to enjoy the beautiful summer days: strolling along the canals filled with boats, eating ice cream in Dam Square, cycling through Vondelpark... Oh, but you've already done all that? No worries. We'll offer an accurate guide to the best things to do in Amsterdam in summer so that you will be energised! 

TIP: Learn about our locations and different districts in Amsterdam. Read our Amsterdam Nightlife blogs to find out  what you can do with yourAmsterdam Nightlife Ticket including food recommendations and more. Learn about  all the different ways to get the most out of your experiences!

The Season of festivals has started

For festival enthusiasts, we've created a list of places that should please you! There's nothing better than dancing to good music while enjoying the summer sun and refreshing drinks. Festivals in Amsterdam are diverse, especially during this time! There's one every week or several times a week. We're here to help you choose what suits you best:


On May 31 and June 1, 2024, the 13th edition of VESTROCK, an intimate festival celebrating friendship with live music, theater, education programs, and exclusive performances on a beautiful island in Hulst, will offer a unique experience with diverse acts, food, drinks, and camping.

Amsterdam Rocks! Festival 

On June 6, 2024, Amsterdam Rocks! at Q-Factory will feature legendary Dutch rock acts like MY BRAINBOX FT. JAN AKKERMAN, FOCUS, WILD ROMANCE, and more, along with a talent contest for young rock musicians, promising an unforgettable experience for rock fans.

Housequake Festival

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 9, 2024, for the House of House Festival, a mini-festival by Housequake at the scenic Noorderlicht site (NDSM), offering a 9-hour extended set, cocktails, delicious food, and good vibes in a picturesque waterfront location just a 10-minute ferry ride from Amsterdam Central.

Spang Festival 

The SPANG! Festival on June 29, 2024, at the Corendon Village Hotel in Amsterdam features reggae legend Cutty Ranks, renowned artists, energetic live performances, exciting contests, and exclusive VIP opportunities in a luxurious setting.

Wilde Weide Festival

The Wilde Weide Festival, from July 5-7, 2024, at Netl de Wildste Tuin in Kraggenburg, features a diverse lineup of emerging bands and niche acts across various genres, with three live stages, two DJ stages, and a co-curated program by musicians like Donald Madjid, Sophie Straat, Suze Ijó, and Willem Smit, offering a unique blend of music and a relaxed holiday atmosphere.

Under The Bridge

Under The Bridge Festival is coming to Spijkenisserbrug in Spijkenisse, Rotterdam, on July 6, 2024, featuring six areas, over 40 artists, food trucks, and a make-up and strass stand.

The Promised Land 

On July 6, 2024, The Promised Land at De Ven near Amsterdam will attract electronic music enthusiasts worldwide with renowned DJs, stunning light shows, and an electrifying atmosphere, offering an authentic immersion into techno, acid, house, and rave music.

Smèrrig Zomer Festival

The Smèrrig Zomer Festival, on July 27, 2024, promises a love-filled event with the hottest R&B, hip-hop classics, and nostalgic hits, featuring multiple stages including the main stage with today's hits, the Billenbende stage with R&B favorites, and themed hosts to keep the energy high, all set in the beautiful locations of Den Bosch for an unforgettable experience.

High Tea Festival 

On August 24, 2024, the High Tea Festival, Amsterdam's only Drum and Bass festival this summer, will offer 9 hours of music by the water at IJland with three stages, a silent disco, food, activities, and improved ventilation for extra comfort.

Party On The Water: Discover Amsterdam's Canals With Supper Cruise!

Would you rather leave the land behind and sail the waters? That's doable, too! When you think of Amsterdam, you think of canals - it's party time on the boat! Upon arriving in Amsterdam, you'll immediately witness how lively the canals are, just like the city streets. The water isn't always calm when people are in the mood to party! If you're looking for a stylish and original way to explore the city of Amsterdam, you can do it with Supper Cruise. Supper is already well-known for its trendy hotel, elegant restaurant, and exclusive club, but it also offers a luxurious cruise with gourmet meals and a relaxing city tour! If you're looking for something more festive, check out our party calendar, as we regularly add various Special Events, and the Party Boat season is quickly approaching!

Uncover Amsterdam's Tranquil Side With Friendship Cruise

But, of course, it's not all about partying. Amsterdam is also a city for reflection, relaxation, and self-connection. Still, on the canals, you'll find Friendship Cruise, an authentic and friendly experience to be noticed during your visit to the city, especially in summer! This open boat tour allows passengers to discover the picturesque beauty of the city from the water. What truly sets Friendship Cruise apart is its warm and intimate atmosphere. The boats are of moderate size, creating a friendly atmosphere and allowing passengers to enjoy a more personal experience. Passionate local guides share fascinating stories about Amsterdam's history, culture, and iconic sights, providing a unique city perspective.

Exploring Amsterdam's Summer Gems

The creative minds at WONDR Experience and Amsterdam Nightlife have teamed up to bring you an unforgettable series of summer parties at the one and only Pink Beach in Amsterdam!

Dates: July 6th (Kick-0ff), August 3rd, August 17th, August 31st, and September 7th 2024
Time: Starting from 6 PM
Dress code: Beach Party
Location: Pink Beach by WONDR, Meeuwenlaan 88-A, Amsterdam (open in Maps)

A short 8-minute trip from the city centre, Pink Beach is your perfect escape to paradise without leaving Amsterdam. Join us at the one and only Pink Beach in Amsterdam for the ultimate celebration where the summer vibes never end! 

For more information & book your ticket, click here

Urban Oasis

If Pink Beach is too extravagant for you and you'd like to return to something more natural, we highly recommend taking a stroll in Vondelpark! It's like Amsterdam's Central Park. Whether for jogging, walking, cycling, or simply lying down and letting the sun caress your skin, this park is large enough to accommodate everyone who wants to visit! What's excellent about Vondelpark is its proximity to the city centre. Indeed, as soon as you exit the park (through the main entrance), you arrive at Leidseplein, the hotspot for trendy bars in Amsterdam. Or, if it's too early for a beer, you can quickly grab a burger at the Hard Rock Cafe nearby. It has a spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the canal. After enjoying a good meal and soaking up the last rays of sunlight, why not try your luck at the Holland Casino just across from the Hard Rock Café? Everything is conveniently located, isn't it?

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Have a Drink on a Terrace

But we know exactly what you want to do during the summer in Amsterdam: sit on a terrasse! And you're right because Amsterdam is full of bars and cafes with outdoor seating. Here's a short list of our favourite places to sip on an Aperol Spritz or a good local beer:

Club Smokey Rembrandtplein 18-20 Free Welcome Shot Click here
The Bulldog Palace Leidseplein 15 Free Welcome Shot Click here
The Waterhole  Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 49 Free Entry Click here
Bar Weber Marnixstraat 397 2 For 1 Drink Click here
Lux Marnixstraat 403 2 For 1 Drink Click here
Hard Rock Cafe Max Euxeplein 57-61 Unlimited Happy Hour Click here
Delirium  Piet Heinkade 4-6-8 Double-Up Your Beer Click here



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