Festivals

HISWA – The successful annual water-themed exhibition taking place at Amsterdam RAI

Add the HISWA Boat Show to your short stay itinerary during the dates of 5 to 9 March, 2014 when it takes place at Amsterdam RAI and features eight different boat worlds that you can visit. We have many Amsterdam apartments in the area to make your commute quick and easy.

Treat yourself with 5 Days Off this March – one of the biggest music events of the year

If you are on a short stay in Amsterdam between 5 -9 March 2014 and you have a soft spot for a good party then you will enjoy the 5 Days Off music festival which is a yearly event with performances, club nights, cultural arts events and workshops at Melkweg, Paradiso and De Balie.

Do the Lovedance

Do the Lovedance! One of the most important events in Amsterdam, surely not exclusively for the gay community, as part of the Wereld AIDS Nacht (the World AIDS Night). A must if you are visiting the city this year towards the last days of November.

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Christmas in Amsterdam

If you’re looking for a fantastic place to spend the “most wonderful time of the year,” look no further: Amsterdam has all the charm and cheer you could ask for, as well as its own quirky Christmas traditions to keep you on your toes.

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

What better way to know a city than through music? Each October, Amsterdam fully embraces electronic music in a city wide hoot called the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Electronica’s biggest festival reins in the global support of performers and enthusiasts during five days, presenting new and integral vibes. Align an early autumn visit to see the Dutch capital in unified artistic jubilation!

Summertime in Amsterdam – Enjoy the great outdoors as Amsterdam shines in the summer.

Amsterdam is packed full of activities that are popular at any time of the year but this small and active city really shines once the sun is out. During a short stay in the summertime is when you can have first-hand experience at some of the great activities that are essentially Amsterdam.

Over het IJ Festival – 11 days of impressive location theatre

Offering fabulous location theatre productions, the Over het IJ Festival is one of Amsterdam’s summertime events which is definitely worthy of a visit. Taking place over 11 days every July, the festival is based within the city’s iconic NDSM shipyard, with extra performances showcasing at various unique locations throughout Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Gay Pride

Paint the city pink and prepare to party at Amsterdam’s infamous annual Lesbian and Gay Pride event which happens annually on the first weekend in August.

Holland Festival – The Netherlands’ leading performing arts festival

Established over 60 years ago, the Holland Festival is Amsterdam’s oldest and most popular festival of performing arts and is an attraction not to be missed whilst visiting the city. Taking place in June of each year within an array of locations across Amsterdam, the festival boasts some truly spectacular productions of music and theatre.

Different name, different date but the same great party! King’s Day, or Koningsdag in Dutch, is a major yearly event every April when hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets of Amsterdam donning their best orange outfits to celebrate the birth of the Dutch King. If you are booking a short stay in Amsterdam for King’s Day then you are in for a lot of fun.