To see the Dutch go out en masse is a happening that you are able to witness throughout the year. All sorts of fun activities are organized to entertain the locals and form the perfect opportunity for you to experience Holland in a special way.
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The national day of the Netherlands start on the night of April 26th and continues the next day. This is where we celebrate the current King’s birthday and the moment where all the Dutch dress up in orange and the Amsterdam city centre becomes filled with the country’s national colour. There are specific party areas designated for dancing etc but locals will agree that downtown is where you have to be. Wear something orange! April 26 – 27, throughout the city.
May 5th offers another day of partying for the orange dressed Dutchies, as it is the official day WWII ended in Holland when the Netherlands were finally liberated from the Nazis. Again, the centre of the city is packed with people, canals suffer traffic jams of small boats, and dozens of small stages offer a variety of artists to perform throughout the city. Make sure you don’t lose track of each other, as your cell phone might have trouble working in the busy heart of town. May 5, throughout the city.
Amsterdam’s football club Ajax is the country’s most successful team and with two world cups and a total of four European I victories, the club always has an agenda of exciting matches at the Amsterdam Arena stadium. Tickets are available for tourists depending on the risk and popularity of the game so for the ones who fancy seeing a game make sure you check out the club’s website. Throughout the year, Amsterdam ArenA.
Amsterdam Dance Event
The world’s biggest club festival and leading electronic music platform takes place in all sorts of venues all over the city such as roof top terraces, hotels, old warehouses and pubs providing you with a unique perspective to see Amsterdam. If you’ are looking for a memorable party at an unorthodox venue then this festival is right up your street. Mid October, throughout the city. Amsterdam dance event.
The tolerance of Dutch culture is probably best represented during the annual Gay Pride celebrations with a tour of boats holding fabulously dressed men and women all dancing and celebrating diversity. This is where lots of tourists are surprised by the incredible friendliness and openness of fellow visitors and you’ll be bound to make new friends here. Several parties and activities are organised so allow yourself to go with the flow. The event attracts an extra 500,000 visitor to the city every year. August 13, Canal Belt District. Gay pride.
Robeco Zomerconcerten – Robeco Summer Concerts
Each summer during July and August Amsterdam hosts a series of informal classical music concerts at the prestigious Amsterdam Concertgebouw. This is the perfect chance to enjoy classical music in one of the world’s most awesome philharmonic halls. Concertgebouwplein 10. Concertgebouw.