Amsterdam Event Calendar for July 2019

Hello July! Full of sunshine, flipflops, shorts and skirts. (ok, we will experience the occasional rain, because it’s a Dutch summer after all) But we are happy that July has arrived because there are so many cool events in Amsterdam! Here are our favourites!

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

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Zoo nights in Artis

Vondelpark Open Air Theater
When? from the 5th of May throughout summer
What? Concerts, performances and fun for children
This open air theater in the middle of the famous Vondelpark has been organizing music performances since 1974. For the next 5 months you can enjoy performances and concerts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Chin Chin Festival
When? 6h of July at Tuinen van West
Enjoy the second edition of the ChinChin Festival in the sunny Tuinen van West in Amsterdam. With 6 stages and music from all different genres, this is going to be a good one. Limited tickets are available for €43,-.

International Kids Festival
When? 7th of July DOK Amsterdam | 12.00 – 19.00
Did you know that there are many expat families living in Amsterdam? Kids can sometimes find it hard to adjust to the busy Amsterdam life, with Dutch being a difficult language to learn. This weekend, there is an International Kids Festival for kids of all ages and cultures. DJ’s, food & drinks and activities will bring kids from all walks of life together!

Sunday Market
When? Sunday 7th of July, Westergasterrein
Our favourite market in Amsterdam is back this month with local goods, foods and activities for young and old!

Rooftop Movie Nights
When? 5th & 6th of July, Floor 17
Sit down and relax in our comfy chairs by TERAPY while enjoying some good food & drinks on the rooftop of Ramada’s Hotel, Floor 17. This weekend you can pick rom 2 movies; The Silence of the Lambs on Friday and The big Lebowski on Saturday. Reserve your spot here!

Amsterdam event calendar for july 2019

Kwaku Summer Festival
When? 13th of July, Nelson Mandela Park

More than 100 tropical food stands, music that will make your hips (and bum) move, and it’s on every weekend up until the 5th of August. It used to be free but now you pay a small fee of 6 to 9 Euro that is so worth it! www.kwakufestival.nl

Trek Food Truck Festival
When? 12th – 15th of July, Amstel Park
What? Mobile trucks with great food
This weekend, the Amstel Park, one of our favorite parks by the way, is transformed into a food truck market with lot’s of delicious meals to choose from! This food festival is a moving festival and the Dutch capital is just one of the cities where they will strike down. www.festival-trek.nl

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Streetfood Festival
When? 13th & 14th of July, Johan Mynskenpark 12
Another food festival? Yes, but this one is new! It will be an open-air StreetFood paradise and if we have to believe the organisors, it will be a varied range of foodtrucks with a variety of dishes such as pokebowls, Surinams, vegetarian, organic pizza’s, royale BBQ and much more. Entrance is free!

For all the food festivals in The Netherlands this summer check our food festival guide!

On The Roof 
When? From the 12th of July up until the 7th of Sept
What? Music with a view
Enjoy jazz sounds and world music on top of the Op Zeezand with a fantastic view over ‘T IJ. Ticket are available from €14,-. The capacity is limited with only 100 seats per show, so make sure to book your tickets in time. www.on-the-roof.com

Summer Breeze Latin Night
When? 11th of July, Westergas
Every Thursday night, you can shake your hips at this outdoor latin party at westergasterrsas. (with rain it’s usually cancelled). You can learn and participate in Salsa, Zouk, Bachata and Kizomba dancing. Entrance is free and dancing outside starts at 7pm and moves indoor at 11pm.  

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Climate Tribe by Wicked Thoughts
When? 18th of July at Wicked Grounds Warehouse
An evening filled with music, inspirational talks, real food and group meditation to heal ourselves and the world. Funds raised will be donated to If Not Us Then Who. Reserve your spot here!

Milkshake Festival
When? 27th & 28th of July in Westerpark

What? LGTB Festival for all
If your milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, you’re at the right address because this LGTB friendly festival is bright, pleasantly shocking and fun! www.milkshakefestival.com

Pride Walk Amsterdam
When? 27th of July, Amsterdam
Every year, by tradition, Pride Amsterdam is opened by the Pride Walk. With the Pride Walk we want to draw attention to the situation of LGBTIs in countries where homosexuality is included in the penal code, by carrying the flags of those countries. www.pride.amsterdam

Enjoy the event calendar this month!

Love, 

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated weekly

Amsterdam Event Calendar for August 2017

Pretty August, you have been quite unpredictable so far. You give us rain, sunshine and thunderstorms. But we don’t mind, as long as you have some cool events for us this month! And August has good news because there are plenty! Enjoy our Amsterdam Event Calendar for August.

Andy Warhol Expo, Beurs van Berlage
When? From the 2nd of July until the 30st of Sept
What? Portret, soup cans and coke bottles from the famous artist

Summer Nights in Artis (Zomeravonden)
When? June – July – Aug, Artis Zoo
What? Saturday evenings in the Zoo until the sun goes down.
Artis Zoo let’s people enjoy Saturday evening until the sun goes down by opening up their doors to the public. There will be performances, music, storytellers and you can learn about the animals and their nightly activitie.

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Zoo nights in Artis

Vondelpark Open Air Theater
When? from the 5th of May throughout summer
What? Concerts, performances and fun for children
This open air theater in the middle of the famous Vondelpark has been organizing music performances since 1974. For the next 5 months you can enjoy performances and concerts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Amsterdam Pride
When? 4th – 6th of August 
What? Amsterdam is turning pink
Unicorns, glitter and rainbows will color the city this weekend when the Pride comes to Amsterdam. There are too many parties and events to mention so we’ve made a separate Pride Guide for you so you don’t miss out on the action!

Amsterdam Pride Guide, Wander-Lust

Sunday Market
When? 6th of August, Westerpark
What? Our favorite market at the beginning of each month!
It’s the first Sunday of a new month, so this means that the famous Sunday Market is here! It’s great to bring your kids too! www.sundaymarket.nl

Urban Camp Site, Science Park
When? Until the 31st of August
What? Sleep in a work of art
If you’re into camping, you’re going to love this camping site! Sleep in various works of art that all have their own unique little secret or function. All objects are transformed in a little hotelroom. Be quick as bookings go fast! For more info and our review check Eva’s article!

 

Pride Plastic Fishing
When? 6th of August at NEMO
What? Cleaning up the canals after the Amsterdam Canal Pride
Parties like Koningsdag and the Amsterdam Pride are nice, but they also leave a lot of plastic and trash into our canals. Every year the organisation Plastic Whale organizes a day where you can help cleaning up the canals by “fishing” plastic. If you have your own boat you can join but they also have (recycled) boats available. Just send us an email at join@plasticwhale.org. 

 

On The Roof 
When? Until the 15th of August
What? Music with a view
Enjoy jazz sounds and world music on top of the Op Zeezand with a fantastic view over ‘T IJ. Ticket are available from €14,-. The capacity is limited with only 100 seats per show, so make sure to book your tickets in time. www.on-the-roof.com

Pluk De Nacht
When? 16th until the 26th of August, Stenen Hoofd
What? Open Air Cinema
Movie lovers get enjoy summer nights in front of a big screen around the corner of Amsterdam Central station. National and international movies will be played and there will be some foodtrucks. Entrance is free. 

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Uitmarkt
When? 25th – 27th of August, various locations
What? Cultural festival in Amsterdam
It will be the 4oth edition of the Uitmarkt this year where you can enjoy theater, music and art. It will be the kick off of the cultural season and is hosted at a new location this year, the Oosterdok. Check the website for all the info. www.uitmarkt.nl

Grachten Festival
When? 11h – 20th of August, around the canals
What? Classical music around the canals of Amsterdam
If you love the canals of Amsterdam combined with classical music, this is your festival! Music on the water always sounds good but add beautiful lights and decor and you have the Amsterdam Grachten Festival. www.grachtenfestival.nl

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Icarus Festival
When? 29th of August, Cafe Ceuvel

What? Inspiring festival
The pressure to perform at work or in our private lives is huge nowadays. This festival is all about embracing your failures and laughing it. There will be music, peptalks, theater and workshops. Get ready to be inspired! Tickets are available from €15,-

Enjoy August!

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for February 2017

Hello February! Lot’s of markets, dinner and other cool events this month, enjoy!

Thuishaven Wintercircus
When? 26th of February at Contactweg 68

What? Techno in a tent
This edition will be pretty awesome because Joris Voorn is the headliner this Sunday. Other DJ’s are Ici Sans Merci and Tim Engelhardt. Tickets are sold out but always last minute available if you check on their FB Page.

Secret Rooms at Volkshotel
When? 26th of February at the Volkshotel
What? A Theatre Festival inside the Volkshotel
Once a year, Volkshotel transforms into one big stage where bright, new theatre makers go wild. Expect a festival where you might bump into a little band in the elevator, join a theater-genius in an intimate hotel room or get lost in the smokey basement. Tickets are between €7,50 and €12,50 per show. Available online at www.volkshotel.nl/secretrooms

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The Morning at ZOKU
When? 26h of February at ZOKU
What? Winter wellness
On the 26th of February we once again invite you to join us for The Morning, a new breakfast experience where locals, travellers and other like-minded folks meet over a delicious three course breakfast. After the sell-out first edition at The Hoxton, The Morning crew will prepare another epic feast, this time at the stunning Zoku Amsterdam. Ticket are 20 euro and include three courses, one juice, unlimited coffee, tea and water. 
www.billetto.nl/nl/events/the-morning-zoku

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Go With The Glow Pop-Up Restaurant
When? 27th of February at Thirty5ive Wine & Foodbar

What? Meatless Monday has never been so sexy
You may have heard of the Go With The Glow girls before. These sexy vegans are hosting a pop-up vegan lunch every month and this time they have a pop-up restaurant at Thirthy5ive wine & food bar. Enjoy the choice of 2 juice vegan burgers including salad and wedges, made by ROOTS. Add a ice cold beer and you will never miss meat again! (at least on Monday!) To order your spot for 20 euro, visit the Facebook Page.

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Club Crescendo Pop Up
When?
24th of February, Stadhouderskade 5
What? Good Italian food with friends
The Amsterdam event venue People’s Place organized in the months of February, March and April, a three-piece pop-up evening dinner – dance style: Club Crescendo. An Italian menu with amazing wine, live music and a DJ at 10pm. The Pop-Up will be there on the 24th of Feb, 24th of March and the 21st of April. Do you want to join this exclusive Italian feast? Send an email to clubcrescendo@peoplesplaceamsterdam.nl to reserve your table! For more info go to their website.

Enjoy this February in Amsterdam! 

Love,

Wander-Lust

6 Cool New Year’s Eve Parties in Amsterdam

It’s the same story every year..Where are you going to celebrate New Year’s Eve? Well, we did some research for you and we think these are some of the best new year’s eve parties in Amsterdam!

PARTY OF THE YEAR
Where: Westerunie, Klönneplein 4-6
Co-Hosted by our friends from Fat Kids Cake, this might be the party of the year if we have to believe them! The line up includes Vic Crezée, Abstract (who recently represented The Netherlands in the Red Bull Thre3style world title), Phalerieau and more. There will be several area’s so space enough to get your groove on! Tickets are sold out but check the Facebook page or Ticketswap and you might get lucky.

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ELROW
Where: Scheepsbouwloods, TT. Neveritaweg 15
If you feel like a real crazy party with confetti, attributes and costumes, you must visit the El Row new years eve party. Originated from Barcelona, this infamous techno club is now making waves all over the world with parties in Amsterdam, Dubai and New York. This years theme is Brazilian Carnaval. It was sold out in minutes but I managed to get in during ADE so anything is possible! Find a ticket on Facebook or Ticketswap. Watch the video from 0:53 seconds to get a good impression!

IGNITION – NEW YEARS EVE 2016
Where: Generator Hostel, next to Oosterpark
From Amsterdam to London, Barcelona to Berlin and every other spot around the globe. They want to bring back the good old days with this party. You can expect balloons, bubbles, great music, fireworks, party people and good vibes. Tickets cost 25 euro and are still available! Score them quickly here.

PLLEK
Where: At Pllek, Tt. Neveritaweg 59
Dinner reservations are full but the dancefloor is ready and the entrance is free! They organize the drinks, music, atmosphere and you will make it happen! Bring your own fire works and enjoy the waterfront and campfires. Mind you, the last ferry towards the NDSM will depart at 19:45 so don’t be late or you need to take the car. The party starts at 6pm and if you don’t have dinner reservations you can still enjoy bar snacks until 10pm. For more info check the Facebook page.

W NEW YEAR NO RULES
Where: W Amsterdam, Spuistraat 175
This is the place with one of the best views to see the fireworks and the place if you want to treat yourself to a posh new year’s eve experience. On the rooftop of the W Hotel you can look out over the whole city including Dam Square. Ticket are available for 50 euro or 70 euro at the door. It starts at 8pm until 3am. Get your tickets here.

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Posh and high up at the W hotel

ANY HOUSE PARTY
Where: All over Amsterdam
Yes, we are serious. House parties (and we mean the one with a roof on top of it) are the best parties around. Check your friends (or friends of theirs) and try to crash as many home parties as you can! Make a sport out of it, trust me, you will have a great night with adventure, new friends and different impressions. At midnight, remember to go outside and enjoy it the Dutch way. (lot’s and lot’s of fire works!) Always remember to stay friendly and bring a bottle of bubbles or oliebollen and you should be fine! Entrance should be free but bring some means of trade just in case 😉

Have a great New Year’s Eve you guys!

Love,

Elke