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July in Amsterdam


July in Amsterdam

Festival month

A new month, a new blog!

By now it is already July and the first rays of sunshine have already fallen. This month is all about summer, sun and festivals, so if you want to know where you should be then read on!

This month we made a list of things you should see, do and know about the month of July in our capital.


Trips in Amsterdam

To celebrate the summer, there are a number of festivals in Amsterdam that you can visit in the month of July. We have already listed one of the best festivals for you.


Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

During the whole month of July you can enjoy all kinds of musical art in the Vondelpark. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays you can go to the Open Air Theatre to watch contemporary forms of dance, music, cabaret and youth theatre.

There will be no entrance fee, but you will be asked for a donation.

More about the Open Air Theatre can be found here.


BankGiro Loterij ZomerConcerten

Until 31 August, the ConcertGebouw is the place to be for a wide range of music pieces. They have done some music history and listed 80 concerts, from Bach to Broadway and back again!

For more information, please visit the website of the Concertgebouw.


Amsterdam Roots Festival

From 2 to 10 July Amsterdam Oost hosts the 'Amsterdam Roots Festival'. During the festival you can listen to music and personal stories, watch performances and urban arts and taste all kinds of different snacks, for seven days. The multidisciplinary festival is all about connecting and discovering yourself.

Would you like to know more about all the cultures that have found a place in Amsterdam? Check out their website for more information.


Over het IJ Festival

From the 5th of til the 14th of July there will be the 27th edition of the 'Over het IJ Festival' at the NDSM Werf. The Over het IJ Festival is all about summer theatre and delicious food. For ten days you can enjoy the talent of the future and established theatre makers. From Amsterdam Central Station it's easy to reach by bike or by foot, there are also several places in Noord where you can park your car.

For more information, click here.


ARTIS Zoomeravonden

Every Saturday in July and August, ARTIS offers a variety of activities from 3 p.m. until sunset. Think of workshops for children and musical performances by up-and-coming talents. You can also visit our own adopted toucan, enjoy a picnic in the grass or order pizza in their outdoor kitchen. Finally, you can take a guided tour in a breathtaking twilight park.

For more information, please visit their website.


Spartan Stadion Run

For our sporty types there is a Spartan Race on Saturday 20 July in the Johan Cruijff Arena. Here everyone, from beginners to advanced, can show off their skills in one of the most challenging races in terms of muscle power, endurance and speed.

For more information and registration, please visit their website.