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Upcoming events in Amsterdam

June 2024

Artis Zoomeravonden| Every Saturday in Summer

Every Saturday in June, ARTIS Royal Zoo extends its opening hours for the Zoomeravonden (Summer Evenings). Visitors can enjoy the zoo in the evening light, with special activities such as live music, storytelling, and guided tours. It’s a magical experience for all ages, allowing you to explore the zoo’s diverse wildlife in a unique, twilight setting.

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Amsterdam Roots Festival | June 23

The Amsterdam Roots Festival is a celebration of world music, featuring artists from around the globe. The festival includes concerts, workshops, and cultural activities at various venues across the city. The highlight is the free open-air Roots Open Air event in Oosterpark, where you can enjoy live performances, food stalls, and a vibrant multicultural atmosphere.

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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre | June 22 - July 5

The Vondelpark Open Air Theatre offers free performances throughout the summer. In June, you can enjoy a variety of shows, including live music, theater, and dance. Bring a picnic, relax on the grass, and enjoy an evening of entertainment in Amsterdam’s most famous park. The open-air theater provides a perfect way to experience culture in a casual, outdoor setting..

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July 2024

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (at Johan Cruijff Arena) | July 4, 5, 6

Taylor Swift, the globally renowned singer-songwriter, is set to bring her spectacular show to Amsterdam in July 2024 as part of her highly anticipated world tour. Known for her captivating performances and an extensive catalog of hits, this concert promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans.

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Amsterdamse Zomer at the Olympic Stadium | July 12 & 13

Amsterdamse Zomer is an exciting music event series taking place at the historic Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. This vibrant festival is designed to bring a summer atmosphere to the heart of the city, featuring a variety of concerts, performances, and cultural activities.

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Kwaku Summer Festival | July 13 - August 4 (Weekends only)

The Kwaku Summer Festival is a multicultural event celebrating music, dance, sports, and food. Held over several weekends, it showcases a variety of performances from reggae and hip-hop to traditional African music.

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Amsterdam Pride Week | July 27 - August 4

Pride Week in Amsterdam is one of the most vibrant and colorful celebrations of LGBTQ+ rights and diversity in the world. This annual event features a variety of activities, including the famous Canal Parade, street parties, cultural events, and educational programs.

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August 2024

Canal Parade | 3 August 2024

The iconic Canal Parade is the highlight of Amsterdam Pride, a celebration of diversity and LGBTQ+ rights. Each year, the colorful boats adorned with enthusiastic participants and spectacular displays draw thousands of visitors to the canals of Amsterdam. The event is not only a party but also a significant reminder of the ongoing struggle for equality and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. Whether you watch the parade from the sidelines or participate in one of the many citywide parties, the Canal Parade is a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Danny Vera (at Ziggo Dome) | August 7

Danny Vera is a Dutch singer-songwriter and musician who has gained widespread acclaim for his soulful voice and heartfelt songwriting. Experience the soulful sounds and captivating performance of Danny Vera at his highly anticipated concert in the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam. Known for his distinctive blend of Americana, rock, and country music, Danny Vera promises an evening of heartfelt lyrics and powerful melodies that resonate with audiences of all ages.

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Loveland Festival Amsterdam | August 10 & 11

Loveland Festival returns to Amsterdam in August 2024, promising two days of electronic music and vibrant atmosphere in the picturesque setting of Sloterpark. This annual festival is renowned for its diverse lineup of international DJ's and electronic music artists, attracting music enthusiasts from around the world.

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Justin Timerlake (at Ziggo Dome)
| August 15, 16 & 19

Justin Timberlake is a global superstar known for his versatile talents as a singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. Prepare for an unforgettable night of pop, R&B, and electrifying performances as Justin Timberlake takes the stage at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and chart-topping hits, Justin Timberlake's concert promises to be a spectacular event for fans of all ages.

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De Parade
(at Martin Luther Kingpark) | August 16 - September 1

De Parade is a traveling theater festival that visits several cities in the Netherlands, including Amsterdam. De Parade brings together a diverse range of performances, including theater, cabaret, dance, mime, and music. It features both established artists and emerging talents, showcasing a variety of genres and styles. De Parade is a significant cultural event in Amsterdam and the Netherlands, attracting both locals and tourists who appreciate arts and culture. It provides a platform for artists to showcase their work in a dynamic and accessible environment.

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Formule 1 Grand Prix of Zandvoort | August 23 - 25, 2024

The Formula 1 Grand Prix of Zandvoort marks the return of the highest level of motorsport to the Netherlands. On the historic Circuit Zandvoort, beautifully nestled among the dunes, the world's best drivers compete for victory. Fans from all corners of the world gather to experience the unparalleled speed, skill, and excitement of a Formula 1 race up close. With its unique corners and challenging layout, Circuit Zandvoort is one of the highlights on the F1 calendar, offering both drivers and spectators an unforgettable racing experience.

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Mysteryland | August 30 untill September 1

Mysteryland is an annual electronic music festival held in the Netherlands. It is one of the longest-running electronic music festivals globally, known for its diverse lineup, immersive stages, and vibrant atmosphere

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September 2024

Noah Kahan(at Ziggo Dome) | September 3

Noah Kahan is an American singer-songwriter known for his folk-infused pop music and introspective lyrics. He gained widespread recognition with his viral hit single "Stick Season," which has achieved Platinum Certification. His music often reflects his New England roots, blending catchy melodies with heartfelt, often self-deprecating lyrics.

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The Amsterdam City Swim | September 8

The Amsterdam City Swim is an annual charity swimming event held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It typically takes place in the city's historic canals, offering participants a unique opportunity to swim through the heart of Amsterdam while raising funds for ALS.

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Jack's World Series of Darts Finals(at AFAS Live!) | September 13, 14, 15

The Jack's World Series of Darts Finals is a prominent darts tournament that is part of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Series of Darts. This series features top players from around the world, including both established professionals and emerging talents. The finals bring together the best performers from various international events held throughout the year.

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Tino Martin (at Ziggo Dome) | September 14

Tino Martin, a popular Dutch singer known for his romantic ballads and captivating performances, is set to perform at the Ziggo Dome in 2024. The Ziggo Dome, located in Amsterdam, is one of the Netherlands' premier concert venues, hosting a wide range of international and local artists.

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Dam tot Damloop | September 21 & 22

The Dam tot Damloop, which translates to "Dam to Dam Run" in English, is a major running race that traditionally takes place in September. It starts in Amsterdam, near the historic Dam Square, and finishes in Zaandam, hence the name "Dam to Dam". The race route spans 16 kilometers, making it one of the largest and most prestigious road races in the Netherlands

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Nick Cave & The Bas Seeds (at Ziggo Dome) | September 26 & 27

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is an influential rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1983. The band is fronted by singer-songwriter Nick Cave, who is known for his deep, baritone voice and intense, poetic lyrics.

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October 2024

Melanie Martinez (at Ziggo Dome) | October 1

Melanie Martinez is an American singer, songwriter, and actress, known for her distinctive musical style that blends pop, alternative, and dark themes. She gained initial fame as a contestant on the third season of the U.S. television show "The Voice" in 2012.

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Jonas Brothers (at Ziggo Dome) | October 3

The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band formed by brothers Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas. They gained widespread popularity in the mid-2000s and became teen icons through their music and appearances on the Disney Channel.

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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) | October 16-20

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is an annual electronic music conference and festival. It is one of the largest and most influential gatherings in the electronic music industry, attracting music professionals, artists, DJs, and electronic music enthusiasts from around the globe. ADE features a comprehensive conference program that includes panels, workshops, masterclasses, and keynote speeches covering various aspects of the electronic music industry. ADE is also a crucial networking event where professionals in the music industry come together to forge connections, discover new talent, and discuss business opportunities.

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Amsterdam Marathon | October 20

The Amsterdam Marathon is a prestigious annual marathon held in Amsterdam. The marathon starts and finishes at the Olympic Stadium, which adds a historical and symbolic element to the event. Runners begin their journey amidst the cheers of spectators and pass by iconic landmarks such as the Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, and Amstel River during the race. The Amsterdam Marathon offers several race categories including the full marathon (42.195 kilometers), a half marathon (21.1 kilometers), and an 8-kilometer race.

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Deep Purple (at Ziggo Dome) | October 29

Deep Purple is a British rock band that formed in Hertford, England, in 1968. They are considered pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal, known for their powerful sound and dynamic performances.

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November 2024

Goldband (at Ziggo Dome) | November 8 & 9

Goldband is a contemporary Dutch pop band known for their catchy, danceable tunes and engaging performances. The band originated in The Hague, Netherlands, and has quickly gained popularity in the Dutch music scene.

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December 2024

Amsterdam Light Festival | December 1 - January 20

The Amsterdam Light Festival is an annual winter event that transforms the city of Amsterdam into a mesmerizing open-air light art exhibition. The Amsterdam Light Festival runs from late beginning of December untill January, illuminating the city during the darker winter months. Each year, the Amsterdam Light Festival revolves around a specific theme that inspires the artists' creations.

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Avond van de Filmmuziek (at Ziggo Dome) | December 14, 15, 16 & 17

'Avond van de filmmuziek translates from Dutch to 'Evening of Film Music' in English. It typically refers to a concert or event dedicated to showcasing and celebrating music from films. These events often feature live performances of popular and iconic film scores, bringing together orchestras, choirs, and sometimes guest soloists to perform pieces from various movies.

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