Amsterdam is a city with an exciting, rich and diverse array or year-round festivals. With more than 70 festivals going on every year, there really is something for everyone. Here’s a taste of festival events that will be taking place this summer.
<h2>Amsterdam Roots Festival</h2>
Top musicians from around the world will perform at the city’s Oosterpark for this free outdoor event, which takes place from 23-26th June. This year more than 20 bands will perform across five stages. The festival was first held in 1998 and is now attracting 60,000 music lovers.
This is one of the biggest gay and lesbian festivals in Europe bringing together a vibrant mix of music, culture and dance. It takes place between the 4-7th August and includes the world famous Canal Parade, a fantastic floating display of around 80 garishly decorated boats.
<h2>Amsterdam Canal Festival</h2>
The canal festival celebrates classical music from around the world along two of the city’s main canals. The festival includes 70 concerts over ten day from the 12-21st August.
Ijmuiden Harbour Festival
The harbour festival is a cultural and nautical event, which takes place at Ijmuiden fishing harbour from the 27-28th August.
<h2>Uitmarkt Cultural Festival</h2>
This family favourite attracts over 500,000 visitors annually making it one of Holland’s most popular cultural events. The festival, which takes place from 26-28th August, celebrates music, theatre, films and books.
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