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Six Unmissable Music Festivals in the Netherlands in 2024!

It’s only a country where bud is legalized that can dream up and create such epic parties as these. Grab your friends and your local Dutchy, strap down and hold tight for a crash course of the sickest music festivals in the Netherlands.

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Amsterdam Music Festival – Sat, 19 Oct 2024

Via the AMF website

Amsterdam is considered the home of EDM/electronic beats, and many world-famous DJ’s heat up the Johan Cruijff Arena at the AMF. A sea of people then experience a reverberating storm in front of a state-of-the-art stage that is custom designed each year.

What’s more, some of the best names in the EDM world cast these artful spells. To name a few: Afrojack, Axwell, W&W, Armin van Buuren, and Purple Disco MAchine. During the AMF, the Top 100 DJs as per DJ Mag are also announced, as well as the number one DJ in the world!

Best Kept Secret – Fri, 07 Jun 2024 – Sun, 09 Jun 2024

A non-stop mix of tunes, traditions, and food. This three-day event takes place annually on the banks of a lake at the back of Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the south of the Netherlands.

Presenting sounds from indie, folk, rock, hip-hop, and electronics, Best Kept Secret rocks a lineup that switches between big names and fresh up-and-comers. Experience the best best Dutchy chill-out vibes here. A self-proclaimed “ear-pleasing mouth-watering heart-warming” journey, this fest is a MUST.

Pinkpop Festival – Fri, 21 Jun 2024 – Sun, 23 Jun 2024

Dedicated to brining the best of pop and rock to its four stages, Pinkpop has blasted attendees away with the best of pop and rock since the 1970s. In fact, this three-day event is the oldest continuous annual pop music festival on the planet (Guinness World Records)!

This golden oldie has kept its OG vibes and with the times. Performers have ranged from Marilyn Manson, Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Muse, to Arctic Monkeys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, P!NK, Ed Sheeran, Avril Lavigne, and many more legendary artists.

What started in 1970 has since grown to attract 180 000 people each year, with daily ticket sales capped at 60 000. Experience a retro twist on the finest pop and rock tunes. Pack your tent, shades, and get set for a blast with beer, good times, and music.

Liquicity Festival – Fri, 19 Jul 2024 – Sun, 21 Jul 2024

Via the Liquicity website

Reach out your hands and feel that bass! Known for its camaraderie and good vibes, this epic event gives all the warm feels with bass, drums, and friendship. Plus, a bunch of cool festival stuff like volleyball and hot tubs sets the perfect holiday ambiance.

The liquid drum & bass subgenre started off as a YouTube channel, and quickly gained a huge global following. Since then, the genre has evolved into an annual three-day drum & bass experience across multiple stages. Liquicity 2024 will take place in Geestmerambacht, the Netherlands and the line-up includes Netsky, Wilkinson, DJ Marky, and more.

Mysteryland – Fri, 30 Aug 2024 – Sun, 01 Sep 2024

The world’s oldest dance fest and an EDM leader goes down in the Netherlands every August. Mysteryland 2024 will take place at Floriade Terrain in Haarlemmermeer and welcomes all over-18s to throw down to the best of EDM, house, techno, trance, and hardstyle.

Whimsical and hedonistic with a staggering number of stages (22 in 2022!), each decked out in unique and fantastical themes, this is the place to expand both your mind and musical tastes. Legends let loose here – Illennium, Avicci, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, Headhunterz, Timmy Trumpet, and many more.

Elrow Town Amsterdam – Sat, 29 Jun 2024

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Possibly the most asylum-worthy party in the Netherlands, this is a no-holds-barred musical madness meltdown. Taking place in one night in Eersel, the Netherlands, every moment’s set to teleport you into a dreamscape utopia.

Line-ups keep evolving to include a mix of international headliners, local remixers, and new names that are on the upswing. Calling all house and techno lovers: let yourself run wild in creative spaces, unique games and themes throughout the festival.

Can’t get enough of the party?

Inge Strauss