These are the best parties in Amsterdam on May 5th

After Kingsday we have one more celebration that we should highlight as it keeps on getting bigger each year. Celebrating our freedom after the 2nd world war, May 5th is a great day in Amsterdam. Once every 5 years people get a day off but this year we are just as lucky as last year because it falls on the same day as “hemelvaart”. Where to go? Well, these are the best celebrations in Amsterdam on May 5th:

Vrijland Festival
When & Where? 12pm – 11pm Blijburg aan Zee
Tickets €35,-
This party is always a good option with a great line up such as Zwart Licht, Tom Trago, Axel Boman, Swindle and other performances from Reggea & Dub to Bass and Beats, Techno and Bands. Blijburg aan Zee is renewed and has a great view over the lake. Facebook

VOL ontmoet Amsterdam
When & Where? Starts at 9am / Amsterdam Museum
Free Entree
Amsterdammers and refugees meet eachother for breakfast to get to know eachother. We love this! Breakfast is cooked by Syran chef Kamal who cooks daily for over 200 men in a refugee camp in the Havenstraat in Amsterdam. Do something different today!

Yummya Food Festival
When & Where? 5th -8th May from 12pm / Jaap Edenbaan
Free Entree
This is about food. good food and a lot of food. It’s the first edition and it will be a streetfood themed festival where you can feast your taste buds and enjoy the joyful ambiance. Several old and new foodtrucks will be present at this new location. A perfect festival for families, couples and friends!

curry up at Yummya festival
Curry up will be at Yummya

Hemeltjelief Freedom Picknick
When & Where? 12pm – 11pm / NDSM Werf
Free Entree after 11pm 5 euro’s
A Picknick, music and activities make this celebration a perfect option for everyone from families with children to groups of friends. The picknick is until 8pm with the music until 11pm. The big party continues at Noordenlicht (also at the NDSM Werf) until 3am!

A sweet party for all!

Bevrijdingsfestival / Het Vrije Westen
When & Where? 11am – 11pm / Westerpark
Free Entree
The Westerpark features big stages with upcoming talent in dance, music and art. This is the largest “freedom” party in Amsterdam with a mix of music from Rock to acoustic. Entrance is always free and drinks and food is widely available.


Het Amsterdams Verbond
When & Where? 12pm – 11pm / Sportpark de Eendracht
Tickets €30,-
Expect a young crowd dancing to the tunes of Kris Kross Amsterdam, Vunzige Deuntjes, La Razza and more.

Amsterdam on may 5th

Bevrijdingsdag zonder Entree
When & Where? 11am – 1am / DOK Amsterdam
Free Entree
Celebrate freedom with lovely music, enough food to go around and in the sand with a campfire at night. Facebook

Amsterdam on May 5th
Dance on the dock

Bevrijdingsdub 2016
When & Where? 1pm – 11pm / NDSM Werf
Tickets €8,50,-
There isn’t too much info about this party but it was a succes last year so bring your dancing shoes and warm jacket for the evening! 

“Let’s remember our freedom in Amsterdam on May 5th”

Rebellion, Het Vrije Westen
When & Where? 11am -11pm / Westergasterras
Free Entree
Besides the various live venues on the Klönneplein ext door, this stage is for the Westergas Terras hosted by Rebellion. They have a wonderful line-up in store for you. Kids and grandmothers are welcome, just bring them some earplugs. Facebook

Amsterdam on May 5th
Busy but nice!

Curated by David August
When & Where? 11pm – 5am The Marktkantine
Tickets €15,-
It been a while since David full curated a DJ set in Amsterdam but the wonder boy is back. We saw him in Barcelona and his music is amazing. This time he brings 2 extra DJ’s to the stage called Damiano von Erckert and Paquita Gordon. Don’t miss it! Check for more info on Facebook

Enjoy and don’t forget to enjoy your freedom!



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