Amsterdam Events Calendar for July

July is one of our favorite months and things are about to get even better! With all these events, we don’t even mind that the rain is pouring down on Amsterdam now and then. Here’s our Amsterdam Events Calendar for the month July.

Summer Nights in Artis
When? June – July – Aug, Artis Zoo
What? Saturday evenings in the Zoo until the sun goes down, free entree!
Artis Zoo let’s people enjoy Saturday evening until the sun goes down by opening up their doors to the public for free. There will be performances, music, storytellers and you can learn about the animals and their nightly activities. Check the website for more info

Zoo nights in Artis

The Art of Banksy
When? 18th of June until 30th of Sept, Beurs van Berlage
What? Work from the legendary street artist Banksy
There will be around 85 art pieces on display at this exposition of street artist Banksy. You can see canvas, paintings, sculptures and installations. Get your tickets here.

The art of banksy Amsterdam
Banksy; Addressing daily issues

De Buurt Camping (The neighbourhood camping)
When? 15th – 17th of July , Rembrandt Park

What? A self build camping with activities in the park
A great chance to get to know your neighbors if you live in Amsterdam West. Rembrants park will transform into a camping that you can help build! Everybody is equal so everybody is welcome. Book your spot and join in the fun!


The Longest Vegetarian Table
When? 15th of July, Museumplein
What? Enjoy great vegetarian food and send positive message to the world!
There are a few reasons why Tivall and the Vegetarian bond organize this event. They want to serve you amazing food, set a record for the longest vegetarian table and show the world that it’s easy and tasty to help the environment a great deal by eating less meat. There is space for 1950 people so if you want a spot at this special table, you should check their Facebook Page for more info. Pay a donation of choice, after all, the message is more important.

Will you join the longest vegetarian table this year?

A Day at the Park
When? 16th of July, Amsterdamse Bos
What? One of the oldest festivals in Amsterdam
This festival has been around for quiet some years and still attracts a good crowd! It always seems to be sunny (well, at least the times we were there!) and it’s one of the best festivals when it comes to the ambiance. Next to the line up and pumping tunes, they offer games, silly karaoke, a chill and champagne area and a carousel! There are still tickets available and you can buy them here:

Hoela land at A Day at the Park

Pop-Up 3D Streetart on Museumsquare
When? 13th – 17th of July, Museumplein
What? 3D streetart interacting with the audience
This summer organisation “Dopper” launches a grand Pop-Up Streetart Project . With the theme ” Water & Waste ” artists in Amsterdam, Berlin and Antwerp create various 3D works that are interactive for visitors . The project kicks off on July 16 at 1pm on the Museumsquare in Amsterdam, where the final result of artists Ruben Poncia and Adry del Rocío will be unveiled. They started the project on the 13th so if you want to see some live action, you can go and have a look already.

Ruben Poncia
3D street art by Ruben Poncia

Kwaku Summer Festival
When? 16th – 17th of July, Nelson Madela Park
What? Suriname food festival with music and dance
If you want to experience Suriname food at it’s best, you should definitely go to Kwaku Festival. As soon as you arrive you smell the BBQ. There will be music you that will make you move your hips and fresh coconuts will be on overload. And the best thing: entrance is free! See Facebook for more info


Edelwise Festival 
When? 30th of July, Rembrandt Park / 1pm – 11pm
What? Edelwise but this time outdoors
You may have heard of Edelwise, a monthly after work party at “Het Sieraad” in Amsterdam West. They are returning their festival this summer at the Rembrandt Park. Get your tickets online or WIN 2 tickets by commenting below why you should win!

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Source: Edelwise Facebook

Buitenkamer at Radion
When? 15th – 20thth of August, Radion (Fri – Sun)
What? Open air cultural paradise
From the 15th of July and for the 6 weeks to follow, there will be film (on Fridays), a market, DJ’s, cocktails, art, food & games at the backyard of Radion in Amsterdam new West. For more info about what’s on on which days, check here.

22Fest, Netherlands
When? 23rd of July Diemerbos, Amsterdam

What? A festival with no commercial headliners but very good music
They first started with their own music discovery platform where you can stream 22 brand new quality songs in 22 different genres that took Europe by storm. Amsterdam, Brussels and London and the rest of the world all go to to find out what the newest tunes are as curated by several DJ’s. The festival is just as cool if not cooler and they enjoyed their first edition last summer. No famous headliners but fully talented performers from DJ’s and bands. It’s an intimate festival with 5000 exclusive tickets so be quick before they go. For more info go to their Facebook page

22fest festivals
Source: 22Fest



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  • nellie freijser
    Posted at 16:55h, 17 July Reply

    Waar om in het Engels geschreven en niet in het Nederlands!!!

    • Wander-lust
      Posted at 23:49h, 17 July Reply

      Omdat wij niemand willen buitensluiten en de meesten mensen kunnen Engels spreken. Wat zou je graag willen weten?

  • Edwin
    Posted at 17:02h, 22 July Reply

    Hey i would really love to kick off my first vacation after i moved to Amsterdam with the Edelwise festival!
    After 2 month you still feel like a tourist and just start to get to know the hole town.
    Would be a great to discover the Edelwise festival and enjoy the sun and listen to Son Mieux in beautiful Rembrandtpark.

  • Laura
    Posted at 00:01h, 28 July Reply

    Hi Wanderlust Team, I would love to win the tickets to the Edelwise Festival. I really love all kinds of music festivals and this would be my first one in the NL.

    • Wander-lust
      Posted at 10:55h, 28 July Reply

      Hi Laura, Great that you will enjoy your first festival in the Netherlands! You will win 2 tickets for Edelwise festival! Please email your details to

  • Ricardo
    Posted at 16:44h, 03 August Reply

    Just FYI: I tried visiting Artis during the evening but they still charge for entry.
    Still, thanks for the tip!

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