26 June 2018


Vondelpark Open air theater

Every summer you can go to the Vondelpark Openluchttheater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for surprising performances and concerts: dance, youth theatre, cabaret, classical and pop music. With big names and young talents. And, all performances are free!

When: every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all summer long
Where: Vondelpark
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Keti Koti Festival

On 1 July 1863, slavery was abolished in the former colonies of Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles. Amsterdam, with its many inhabitants of Surinamese and Antillean origin, celebrates this more extensively than any other city, and hosts the Keti Koti Festival every year. On various stages you’ll find multicultural music and dance performances and on the square one can enjoy traditional food and drinks, lectures, films, a Caribbean market and art.

When: Sunday 1 July from 3 pm till 9 pm
Where: Oosterpark
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Amsterdam Roots Festival

Here you can discover the most beautiful music from all over the world. This annual world music festival attracts international top artists to Amsterdam and usually closes with a large open-air festival.

When: from 1 till 8 July
Where: Melkweg, Tolhuistuin, Bimhuis, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and Jungle
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Robeco SummerNights

In July and August, Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw will once again be dominated by the annually recurring Robeco SummerNights. The many concerts where top artists and upcoming musicians perform in the genres of classical, jazz, pop and world music, are part of the cultural summer agenda in Amsterdam every year.
When: Saturday 30 June until the end of August
Where: Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw Amsterdam
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Julidans is a renowned summer festival for international contemporary dance, which takes place annually at various locations in Amsterdam. Both renowned choreographers and young talents show their latest creations with several world premieres on the program.

When: from 2 July till 15 July, from 8 pm
Where: various locations in Amsterdam
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Comedytrain International Summer Festival

Comedytrain brings a huge load of stand-up comedy to Toomler for the Comedytrain International Summer Festival. Get ready for international top comedians who settle in Amsterdam!

When: every Wednesday till Saturday from July 4 till July 28 (at 8:30 pm)
Where: Toomler
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Over het IJ Festival

Over het IJ Festival is a theatre festival at the top of Amsterdam. Cycle from the North or take the ferry across the IJ and you will reach the bustling festival at the NDSM shipyard. In 2018 the festival will celebrate its 26th edition!

When: from Friday, July 13 until Sunday, 22 July – from 12:30 till 23:30
Where: NDSM Werf
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Buiten Westen

Under the smoke of Amsterdam, music, creation and free spirits unite for the seventh year in a row. With 6 stages, a perfect line-up, traditional food and a diverse fringe program, everyone is this summer’s friend of the good life. Electronic music is a central element to this versatile festival.

When: Saturday, July 14 from 12h to 23h
Where: Buiten Westen, Ouderkerkplas
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Kwaku Summer Festival

The Nelson Mandelapark in Amsterdam Zuidoost is dominated by culture, music, dance, food and drinks during the Kwaku Summer Festival (formerly Kwakoe Festival) every summer for four weekends.
When: 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28 and 29 July
Where: Nelson Mandelapark
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Wonderfeel is a brand-new festival for classical music on the estate of a stately home, about 25 kilometers southeast of Amsterdam: Schaep and Burgh nature reserve in ‘s-Graveland. Wonderfeel provides dozens of concerts, lectures, documentaries, children’s activities and delicious snacks.
When: Friday, July 20 till Sunday, July 22
Where: Schaep and Burgh nature reserve
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Welcome to the Future

Welcome to the Future is an intimate and friendly festival. Small corners with hammocks and swings make for cooling and at the water you can sit or enjoy organic burgers, fresh fruit or mojitos. National and international DJs are at your service on 8 different stages. Whether you are a techno rabbit, a hipster or a house lover, everyone is welcome!

When: Saturday, July 21, from noon to midnight
Where: Recreation area Het Twiske (Landsmeer)
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Hortus Festival

The Hortus Festival is the summer festival for early twentieth-century chamber music. On summer evenings, you can enjoy classical concerts in the special botanical gardens in Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht, Wageningen and Haren.

When: from July 25 until August 11
Where: Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam
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EdelWise bij Thuishaven

Blink a few times with your eyes. The biggest Friday afternoon drinks EdelWise and Thuishaven have joined forces. Music, acts, DJs and more entertainment are coming your way!

When: Friday, July 27 from 5 pm to 3 am
Where: EdelWise at Homeport, Contactweg 68
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Milkshake Festival

Milkshake Festival is a collaboration between Air and Paradiso, two of the biggest clubs in Amsterdam, with many different stages. The idea nothing has to be done, everything is allowed ‘ is a priority during the festival. Milkshake celebrates the city and its initiatives and is committed to more courtesy and love for each other. Expect sparkling decors, spectacle and a wide variety of performances and visitors.

When: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, from 12h to 23h
Where: Westerpark
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Pride Amsterdam

Pride Amsterdam is one of the largest Pride events in Europe with its 350,000 visitors of its kind. Moreover, Amsterdam is the only city in the world that celebrates Pride with an exuberant boat parade, the Canal Parade, through the canals. Gay Pride offers a range of events in both gay and straight places, from dance parties to film festivals, sporting events, culture and more.

When: from Saturday, July 28th till Tuesday, July 31st
Where: different locations in Amsterdam
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Source: https://www.iamsterdam.com/nl/uit/maand-agenda/juli


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