Queen’s Day is Amsterdam’s alternative to carnival. Here are some tips on how and where to celebrate it.
Dutch Amsterdam does not provide a complete listing of events in Amsterdam. Instead we highlight some of our personal favorites.
“Pluk de Nacht” (Seize the Night) is an annual outdoor film festival held at the Stenen Hoofd, a man-made beach near Amsterdam Central Station
Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and a large contingent of heterosexuals put on their brightest plumage Saturday, and a rainbow fleet sailed through Amsterdam’s historic canals, as the city celebrated its annual Gay Pride festival.
Spencer Tunick captures nude figures through film and video, with public space as his decor. On June 3, 2007, he will shoot an installation in Amsterdam. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of naked men and women will spill into some of the Amsterdam streets and squares.
Details about Amsterdam’s 2nd Annual Open Day in the Red Light District.
Uitmarkt 2006, the Netherlands’ largest cultural open air event, will take place from 25 through 31 August 2006. For the first time in many years, it will be held in Amsterdam’s city centre, in theatres, concert halls and open air stages between Dam square, Nieuwmarkt and Waterlooplein.
In nine years, the Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam has developed into one of the world’s most extraordinary music festivals. The basis of the Grachtenfestival is classical music at unique locations along the canals in Amsterdam, such as historic canalside houses, courtyards and other locations with unusual cultural-historical value. Renowned solo artists and ensembles in unprecedented combinations in exclusive performances.