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 2018-2019

The annual Amsterdam Light Festival is a winter event that combines light, art and — of course — water.

The organization promotes boat-, walking-, and bicycle tours along the 30 art installations.

Now in its seventh year, the previous two editions drew 900.000 visitors each.

However, the festival leaves us (among others) underwhelmed.

We suggest an excellent alternative.

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.