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 (and a much needed alternative)

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 20 light art installations.

The 2020-2021 edition marked the festival’s 9th year . Due to the coronavirus measures it took place in a different format than usual

The festival still 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.