July is all about festivals in Amsterdam! Summer is officially underway, and like the old saying goes: When the sun’s out, the Dutch are out. So come and join in, we can make it easy for you to navigate the crowds, and show you a local perspective with one of our local tours. Get in touch with us today to be a part of the summer action!
1: The IJ Festival Amsterdam
Head north of Amsterdam central on a free ferry, and discover the new up and coming area of the city! For 10 days in July, Amsterdam’s northern, formerly industrial cultural hub NDSM-Wharf hosts an outdoor arts festival that involves food, theatre and site-specific performances. The festival’s program covers many different genres, mediums and styles and always includes one-of-a-kind pieces that are tailored around the area’s industrial architecture.
Amsterdam is proud to be one of the most tolerant and liberal cities in the world. So what better city to celebrate and show your support for Pride week. Amsterdam’s Pride celebrations kick off in late July and continue into early August, concluding with an enormous boat parade that trails through the city’s historic canal belt. Many other events related to Pride take place in Amsterdam before the mammoth finales, including drag contests, solidarity marches and street parties.
Join us on a private food tour of Amsterdam with your own local guide. Sample local snacks and delicacies around Amsterdam, and eat like a local. Wash it all down with local wine, beer and Jenever. This experience is 100% adaptable to your own tastes. Your local guide will take you to hidden gems, and you’ll learn about the history behind these cultural treats. Think about bread, Dutch fries, chocolates, humus, bitterballen. We will also visit a local market to see what the locals eat and buy and if you dare we can try the traditional herring. During our time together we will tell you more about the neighbourhoods and share our tips on yummiest places around town. Come with an empty stomach!
4: Vondelpark Open Air Theatre
Why not join us on a private bike tour, and cycle towards the Open Air Theatre in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. Catch summertime performances from children’s acts, classical presentations or the latest Dutch or international pop performer. You’ll find a lot going on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
5: The Parade Theatre Festival
Head to the Hague with us, for this incredible traveling festival. Whether you’re a die-hard theatre devotee or just along for the ride, you’ll find it here no matter what your pleasure is. Once on the festival terrain, you’ll find yourself enticed by artists giving outdoor performances in full regalia. The festival offers visitors a variety of short and full-length performances, as well as performances in open-air and secret locations. There’s always something new and surprising to look out for! Enquire online