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 euro's. 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.

Festival in Amsterdam

Festivals in Amsterdam: What to see in 2023

This article will be structured in the following way: Amsterdam Festivals in 2023, the best places to party throughout the year. 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.

Awekenings 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 2023 will happen twice this year, having their Spring edition on may 17th, and 18th,  and their second ever Summer edition take place July 7th, 8th and 9st. 

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.


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.


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Spang Festival

If you are in pursuit of a vibrant and energizing atmosphere, then Spang Festival on the 24th of June 2023 is a must-attend. This festival brings together music lovers in a celebration of rhythm and beats.

Unlike typical music festivals, Spang offers an eclectic mix of live music, attracting fans of various genres. Though it still retains a strong emphasis on electronic music, the festival also caters to rock, pop, and indie fans.

The 2023 edition will unfold at the heart of Amsterdam, promising an unforgettable experience for those who dare to join the pulsating crowd. Check availability here

Chin Chin Festival

If you have a knack for tasting global cultures in one place while grooving to some fantastic beats, then Chin Chin Festival on the 1st of July 2023 is your ultimate destination. This festival is a perfect mix of music, art, and cultural elements that provide an immersive experience.

Chin Chin is not just a music festival, it's a cultural fiesta that offers you a chance to explore different traditions through music and art. While primarily centered around electronic dance music, the festival also showcases local and global talents.

The 2023 edition will take place in Amsterdam, promising a cultural extravaganza like no other. Check availability here

The Promised Land

Experience the fusion of art, music, and creativity at The Promised Land festival on the 8th of July 2023. This event offers a unique and vibrant environment for attendees to engage in a transformative experience.

The Promised Land is no ordinary music festival. It aims to blur the lines between reality and fantasy, with various stages showcasing a multitude of genres, from electronic music to indie and everything in between.

The 2023 edition will be held in Amsterdam, inviting an enthusiastic crowd of music lovers and free thinkers. Check availability here

Oh My Festival

If you are someone who loves to combine the thrill of summer with the electrifying energy of music, Oh My Festival on the 15th of July 2023 is where you should be. This festival is a true embodiment of joy and warmth that the summer season brings.

Distinct from usual music festivals, Oh My Festival showcases not only a variety of music genres but also celebrates cultural diversity, which gives it a unique and inclusive aura.

The festival will occur at a stunning location in Amsterdam, welcoming a lively audience eager to make the most of the season. Check availability here

Nooit Meer Naar Huis Beach Festival

For those who like their music served with a side of sun, sea, and sand, the Nooit Meer Naar Huis Beach Festival on the 15th of July 2023 is an ideal choice. This festival provides a unique blend of summer fun and rhythmic beats, all in an exquisite beach setting.

Unlike other music festivals, Nooit Meer Naar Huis not only offers an impressive line-up of music performances but also gives its attendees a chance to enjoy beach activities and games.

The festival will take place on a beautiful beach near Amsterdam, providing a charming and relaxed atmosphere for its attendees. Check availability here

Latin Village 

Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of Latin music at the Latin Village festival, taking place on the 19th and 20th of August 2023. This festival is a true celebration of Latin culture and music, offering a unique opportunity to experience the passionate spirit of Latin America.

Latin Village is not just any music festival, it's a cultural spectacle that transcends borders. While predominantly focusing on Latin beats, it also showcases a range of other musical genres to cater to a diverse audience.

The 2023 edition will be held in Amsterdam, luring thousands of music lovers who appreciate the fiery rhythms and vibrant energy of Latin music. Check availability here

Summer of Love Festival

Feel the freedom and warmth of the summer at the Summer of Love Festival on the 19th of August 2023. This festival is a true homage to the spirit of the '60s, embodying the ethos of peace, love, and unity.

The Summer of Love Festival is not just another music festival. It offers a unique fusion of live music, art installations, and creative activities, making it a perfect festival for those looking for a distinctive experience.

Held in the city of Amsterdam, the festival will once again bring together thousands of free spirits for a day filled with love, unity, and excellent music. Check availability here

Baila Dembow Festival

Dive into the infectious rhythms and lively spirit of reggaeton at the Baila Dembow Festival on the 5th of August 2023. This festival is a must for fans of Latin urban music, offering an electrifying atmosphere that’s hard to match.

Baila Dembow is more than just a music festival. It's a cultural experience that perfectly blends music, dance, and social interaction. Although primarily featuring reggaeton and Latin trap, the festival also includes other popular genres that will keep you moving all day long. Check availability here


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 2023. 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 2023 edition will take place from July 29th & 30th in Westerpark, and will once again gather thousands of people that think outside the box into a one of a kind party experience. 


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.

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 2023 edition will take place on August 12th. The festival has 8 stages with every type of music including Hardstyle, Techno, Trance, Urban Eclectic, Open Format, Pop&Dance and House. 

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.

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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