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

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!

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.


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.

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.  

Latin Breeze

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!

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.

Enjoy the event calendar this month!



*This calendar will be updated weekly

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