Dutch Amsterdam does not provide a complete listing of events in Amsterdam. Instead we highlight some of our personal favorites.
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.
The Holland Festival is Holland’s largest performing arts festival. It features a wide selection of national and international theatre, musical theatre, music and modern dance productions.
The launch of the 2007 World Press Photo tour will take place on April 24, in the Oude Kerk (Old Church) in Amsterdam.
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.
The Amsterdam Dance Event is the biggest club festival in the world with 300 international DJs and artists in more than 30 venues.
Uitmarkt 2006, the Netherlandsâ€™ 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 Amsterdamâ€™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 worldâ€™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.
On 19 and 20 August 2006, Zeedijk once again celebrates the traditional â€˜Hartjesdagenâ€™. This originally medieval national holiday has recently developed into an Amsterdam carnival that draws thousands of visitors each year. An exuberant street gathering that turns the entire Zeedijk upside down and where the men become women and vice versa.
The annual cannabis growers’ bonanza in The Netherlands, the HighLife hemp fair, which is under way until Sunday, has come up in the world since it started nine years ago.