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Keukenhof

Keukenhof

The world's largest garden (32-hectares) bursts with colour during this eight week spring season. This showcase of flowers (particularly the elegant tulips and daffodils) attracts some 800,000...

Queen's Day

Queen's Day

The Queen Mother's birthday is a very festive occasion in the Netherlands, and Amsterdam goes all out to celebrate staging a street party which starts the night before and keeps going well into...

Amsterdam Pride

Amsterdam Pride

One of Europe's most popular and well-attended 'gay pride' festivals, Amsterdam's Pride takes place annually in early August. The highlight is the Canal Parade on the Saturday in which about...

Amsterdam Roots Festival

Amsterdam Roots Festival

Now a major event on the global music calendar, Amsterdam's Roots Festival started in 1983 as a celebration of African music. Today the annual programme draws top artists from everywhere...

Holland Festival

Holland Festival

The Holland Festival is a yearly trend-setting and innovative presentation of the dramatic arts, the highlight of the cultural season in the Netherlands. During the month of June each year...

Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam Dance Event

Europe's main electronic and dance music conference brings together more than 1,300 professionals from the international dance music community for a daytime conference and night time festival...

New Year's Eve in Amsterdam

New Year's Eve in Amsterdam

On New Year's Eve locals and tourists pack into the streets and squares of central Amsterdam to celebrate before heading to one of the city's many bars and clubs. Dam Square and the...

Arrival of St Nicholas

Arrival of St Nicholas

The true story of Santa Claus began in the 3rd century when St Nicholas (the Bishop of Myra) dedicated his life to helping the poor and needy. Through the centuries many stories and legends...

Holland Flowers Festival

Holland Flowers Festival

A huge plant and flower show, the Holland Flowers Festival is an annual riot of colour and fragrance with a vast array of tulips, irises, daffodils and other blooms covering the halls....

Uitmarkt

Uitmarkt

Every year Uitmarkt heralds the official beginning of the cultural season in Holland and is a celebration and introduction to the forthcoming cultural activities in the city. Stages are...

Cannabis Cup

Cannabis Cup

Amsterdam is equally famous for the relaxed attitude towards marijuana as it is for tulips, canals and Van Gogh; and the Cannabis Cup is a celebration of the narcotic that attracts...

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

One of the top documentary festivals on the international calendar sees over 180 entries and over 60,000 film fanatics, industry professionals and passers by in attendance. The films focus on...

Dance Valley Festival

Dance Valley Festival

There is no denying the popularity of this hugely important festival on the dance calendar. The top names in the international electronic music scene enthral the 60,000 odd fans for whom this has...

ING Amsterdam Marathon

ING Amsterdam Marathon

The popular marathon is one of the top twelve in the world and part of the IAAF Golden League. Runners from all over the world enjoy the flat terrain, stunning architecture and little traffic that...

De Parade

De Parade

De Parade is a travelling theatre festival that visits Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht for about 6 weeks in total before culminating with 17 days of performances as one of the highlights of the...

Canal Festival

Canal Festival

The Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival) is nine days of classical music appreciation along the canals of the capital city and a few indoor areas. A number of concerts are performed culminating in...

PAN Amsterdam

PAN Amsterdam

The leading national art and antiques fair of the Low Countries has an incredible variety to offer collectors. Whether an antique in the business or a newcomer just browsing, one may happily...

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