Summer is right around the corner, which means that festival season is starting again soon. In the Netherlands, you can choose from a diverse range of festivals of all colors, scents and (music) tastes – here are just a few of our recommendations:
Pleinvrees Festival – Amsterdam
The iconic NDSM wharf on the banks of the IJ is the scene of Pleinvrees Festival on June 8th. You’re guaranteed to find amazing music from global stars and lesser-known gems alike, with acts and artists like Bob Moses, Lane 8 and much, much more. Just like last year, this festival is completely cashless, so there’s no need to stock up on notes to pay through the weekend – just like on an Uber ride!
Parkpop – The Hague
On June 30th, visit the Zuiderpark in The Hague for the 39th edition of Parkpop, one of Europe’s largest and most fun free festivals. This year you can enjoy performances by Ilse DeLange and Ronnie Flex & Deuxperience at Parkpop.
The Sun Festival 2019 – Amsterdam
Attention, fans of electronic, house, disco and generally having a good time! Put the dates for Pentecost in your agenda because the super tropical party De Zon festival will also be gracing Amsterdam June 9th. You can dance along the banks of the NDSM wharf to some of the latest and greatest hits and enjoy tropical attractions in the summer heat. Just don’t forget to bring your swimming trunks for the Primo Disco Swimwear party!
Awakenings Festival – Spaarnwoude
The Spaarnwoude Recreation Area lies between Haarlem, Hoofddorp and Amsterdam. If you’ve never been, now’s the time as the Awakenings Festival is returning to Spaarnwoude again for the 29th and 30th of June. Join over 80,000 other visitors for the greatest music from the Netherlands’s thriving techno scene, with performances by more than 100 DJs over the weekend.
Delfshaven – Rotterdam
Do you prefer your festivals full of music, poetry, acrobatics and tasty snacks rather than thumping basslines? On the weekend of the 7th, 8th and 9th June, head to Rotterdam for a journey of cultural discovery at the Werelds Delfshaven, You can enjoy a vibrant mix of entertainments and acts at the festival taking plan on Rotterdam’s Coolhavenkade.
And with that, there’s only one thing left to say: have fun and let loose this festival season!