June is the month Summer officially starts! Start enjoying the sun and check out the 10 things to do in Amsterdam.
The most impressive, popular and international sculpture route, Artzuid is back this year. Take a stroll along the Apollolaan and the Minervalaan and marvel at the sculptures. The aim is to bring the art pieces to life. This year it will connect to the theme from Mondriaan to Dutch Design.
When? 19 May-17 September 2017
Where? Minervalaan 1, Amsterdam
2. Holland Festival
Since 1947 the international Holland Festival is returning to Amsterdam every year. Do you like theatre, music, dance, opera, movies or performing arts? You should definitely go. Dutch and international theatre guru’s come together to provide you the best shows.
When? 3-25 June 2017
Where? Various places in Amsterdam
3. Open Gardens Day
Behind the canal houses shelter the most beautiful gardens. During Open Gardens you can visit the gardens of private owners and public institutions which otherwise would not be open to the public. Enjoy the pretty sight of the green oasis and colorful flowers. You can buy a three-day pass and visit them all.
When? 16-18 June 2017
Where? Various places downtown Amsterdam
4. Flying Dutch
The music scene knows a lot of Dutch DJ’s. The Flying Dutch festival compels three stages in three different cities. You can see the world’s biggest Dutch DJs on each stage. Helicopters will fly them to Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Amsterdam. Welcome Afrojack, Hardwell, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero and many more on stage.
When? 3 June 2017
Where? Olympic Stadium
5. Obsession with Jude Law
Finally! After London the play Obsession is heading to Amsterdam. The Stadsschouwburg wasn’t large enough so they had to move it to Royal Theatre Carré. Not only is Obsession coming to Amsterdam, but also Jude Law! He is going to tell us the story about an attractive vagabond and an unhappily married woman, performed by Halina Reijn.
When? 8-18 June 2017
Where? Carré Theatre
6. Architecture Day
Discover the Amsterdam architecture in a unique way. In recent years Amsterdam gained some architecture feats. Buildings that are normally closed for public, will open their doors on Architecture Day so we can all have a look around. Join the walking tours or boat tours along the building or visit one of the lectures.
When? 18 June 2017
7. Mystic Garden Festival
The name of the Mystic Garden Festival hints to a mysterious location where fairytales come to life. Submerge into a magical music performance and fairytale-like theatre acts. For now the line-up is Alex Niggemann, Anil Aras, Christian Wünsch, Cuartero, Dispar Vulgo and Edu Imbernon.
(credit image: iamsterdam.nl)
When? 17 June 2017
Where? Sloterpark, Amsterdam
8. Unesco World Heritage Weekend
Discover the stories about The Netherlands and the Dutch people on the basis of our World Heritage. There are multiple routes you can walk, bike or see by boat. The World Heritage properties will open their doors for you.
When? 10 – 11 June 2017
Where? Various places
9. Taste of Amsterdam
This one is especially for food lovers! Make sure not to miss Taste of Amsterdam! Enjoy the most delicious dishes at this food festival. You can also join one of the cook demonstrations, go to a master class, do some wine tasting or just enjoy a day at the park with friends and family. Also take some local products home with you.
When? 2-5 June 2017
10. Samples Sales Amsterdam
Have a look at our Sample Sale Guide for the upcoming sample sales in Amsterdam in June.
By Linda Joosen