Hello young people! The academic year is almost finished and while some of you are busy with resits and trying to catch up on studying, others are beginning to plan their summer holiday. If you don’t have the chance to travel, no worries! This blog provides you with all the best music festivals you can find in the Netherlands.
As you probably guessed, most of the festivals are techno music. The earliest is Awakenings, it takes place the 29th and 30th of June. Awakenings is one of the biggest outdoor techno festivals with 80.000 visitors. Its incredible scenery in the middle of the woods on top of the lighting game will release all the stress of the past year. However, tickets are already sold out, keep your eyes open on any new tickets available on Ticketswap.
Another classic is Thuishaven. If you live in Amsterdam you’ve probably heard of it. Originally, Thuishaven was a circus. Now there is still the tent but added to it are a shelter and lots of recycled decoration with a ground covered in sand. During summer, Thuishaven hosts events every weekend. However, the most popular ones are the Wonderland Festival and the Techno Special. The Wonderland Festival takes place on the 13th of July with an Alice in Wonderland theme: time to wear those crazy and colorful clothes. For a crazier party, there is the Techno Special during the weekend of the 10th of August. It is the perfect occasion to party day and night for 2 days with the best techno and house DJs.
Last but not least, you can participate in the 2019’s edition of Mysteryland. The festival has been going on for more than two decades, and will this year take place from the 23rd to 26th of August in Haarlemmermeer. Mysteryland is a magical scenery with fairytale surroundings, hosting hundreds of international DJs such as Martin Garrix and Diplo. From the many stages it hosts, some of them are Pop and R&B.
Hip Hop & Others
If techno is not your thing, there are still a few music festivals that you can attend.
Firstly, there is the Oh My! music festival during the 29th and 30th of June. The festival has urban pop artists coming from all over the world. Originally the festival was supposed to be only the 29th, but it sold out so fast that it got extended a day more.
Guilty Pleasure Festival
Secondly, the weekend of the 27th and 29th of July you can attend the Guilty Pleasure Festival. It is all about fun and nostalgia. This festival celebrates music from the 80s until the 00s across 6 stages, with many activities such as a foam party and karaoke room.
Finally, for the salsa lovers, there is the Latin Village festival. Hosted in Vested on the weekend of August 17, the Latin Village is a mix of dance and authentic salsa. The colorful and extravagant decorations bring a Rio Carnival vibe that will make you move your body all day long!
We hope you liked the selection of music festivals. Keep in mind that this is just an overview. Amsterdam has plenty of festivals all summer long. Besides music festivals, there are also movie, food, and cultural festivals: all you need to spend a fun and memorable summer. In the meantime, you still have to study. If you are feeling anxious and stressed about your last exams, check our blog on how you can overcome the stress.