Category: Events

Dutch Amsterdam does not provide a complete listing of events in Amsterdam. Instead we highlight some of our personal favorites.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-2017

Amsterdam doesn’t do Christmas well. But it does have the annual Amsterdam Light Festival — a fantastic winter event that combines light, art and — of course — water.

Now in its fifth year, the Amsterdam Light Festival has quickly become a very popular attraction. Last winter it drew 850.000 visitors — 100.000 more than in the year before.

Advance ticket sales promise another record for the 2016-2017 version.

SAIL Amsterdam: Fleet of Tall Ships in Amsterdam Harbor

Amsterdam SAIL 2010 Once in every five years Amsterdam harbor — one of Europe’s busiest ports — become the backdrop for one of the largest maritime manifestations in the world: SAIL

For five days, from August 19th through August 23rd, the whole IJ (pronounced as: Ay) harbor behind Amsterdam’s Central Station will be filled with music, culture and some 600 boats, including many historic vessels and a huge number of impressive tall ships from all over the world.