2016 Events in Netherlands

New Years Eve in Amsterdam

31 December annually

On New Year's Eve locals and tourists pack into the streets and squares of central…

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Holland Festival

June 2017 TBC

The Holland Festival is a yearly trend-setting and innovative presentation of…

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Amsterdam Roots Festival

June to July 2017 TBC

Now a major event on the global music calendar, Amsterdam's Roots Festival started…

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Amsterdam Pride

23 July to 7 August 2016

One of Europe's most popular and well-attended 'gay pride' festivals, Amsterdam's…

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26 - 28 August 2016

Every year Uitmarkt heralds the official beginning of the cultural season in…

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ING Amsterdam Marathon

16 October 2016

This popular marathon is one of the top twelve in the world and part of the IAAF…

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Arrival of St Nicholas

12 November 2016

If you are travelling to Amsterdam with kids in November witnessing the arrival…

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Cannabis Cup

November 2016 TBC

Amsterdam is as famous for its relaxed attitude towards marijuana as it is for…

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23 March to 21 May 2017

The world's largest garden (32-hectares), also often said to be the most beautiful…

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