Category: Events

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

Uitmarkt returns to the city centre

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.

Grachtenfestival expands: nine days and new locations

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.

Hartjesdagen at Zeedijk

On 19 and 20 August 2006, Zeedijk once again celebrates the traditional ‘Hartjesdagen’. 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.