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Amsterdam's very best dance festivals in 2024

Attending a dance festival is among the most enjoyable outing of the summer for many Amsterdam residents. Every year, dozens of electronic music festivals are organized in Amsterdam. From edgy festivals with new talent to two-day mega-festivals with the biggest DJ names on the lineup.

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When it comes to dance festivals, Amsterdam is the place to be. The cradle of the dance scene and birthplace of many world-renowned dance festivals such as DGTL, Mysteryland, Dance Valley, Amsterdam Open Air and Dekmantel. Nowhere in the world are so many dance festivals organized as in Amsterdam. Amsterdam Magazine tips the best festivals.

May 5, 2024
Amsterdam Covenant: A festive get-together

Location: Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Covenant returns with an explosion of music and culture on May 5! This year, the Olympic Stadium once again promises to be the epicenter of festive vibes and unforgettable moments. With a lineup that brings together the best local talents and international acts, this is one celebration you won't want to miss.

May 5, 2024
Liberté Liberté: Enjoy freedom!

Location: Lofi

On May 5, Liberté Liberté celebrates freedom with a unique blend of lofi sounds and cultural surprises. Keep your calendar free and get carried away by the enchanting beats on this special day.

May 11 & 12, 2024
Music On Festival: Two-day Technofest with Marco Carola and friends

Location: Lake Park

Get ready for a musical journey during the two-day Music On Festival May 11 & 12. This festival promises an array of electronic sounds and an unforgettable atmosphere for all dance lovers.


May 18 & 19, 2024
Awakenings Upclose: Intimate experience of techno

Location: Houtrak, Amsterdam

Dive deeper into the world of techno at Awakenings Upclose on May 18 & 19. With an intimate setting and top artists, this festival promises to be a unique experience for all lovers of electronic music.

May 18 & 19, 2024
The Spring Cabinet: dancing in nature

Location: Het Twiske, Amsterdam

Embrace spring during The Spring Cabinet on May 18 & 19. Amid the natural splendor of Het Twiske, this festival brings an eclectic mix of music and magic.

May 19, 2024
The Sun: Radiant Partying in the Gardens of West

Location: Gardens of West, Amsterdam

On May 19, The Sun shines bright in the Gardens of West. Expect a day full of dancing, laughter and unforgettable moments under the radiant skies of Amsterdam.


May 31 and June 1, 2024
Gardens of Babylon: Mystical experience at the NDSM Wharf

Location: NDSM Werf, Amsterdam

Get ready for a mystical journey during Gardens of Babylon on May 31 and June 1. This festival brings a unique blend of music, art and spirituality to the industrial NDSM Wharf.

June 1 & 2, 2024
Amsterdam Open Air: Dancing in Gaasperpark

Location: Gaasperpark, Amsterdam

Immerse yourself in the electronic beats of Amsterdam Open Air on June 1 & 2. With a lineup full of leading artists and a beautiful location in Gaasperpark, this festival promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.

June 1 & 2, 2024
909 Festival: The ultimate Techno experience

Location: Amsterdam Forest

Join the techno community at the 909 Festival on June 1 & 2. With a carefully curated lineup of international and local talents, this festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for all lovers of the genre.

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June 8, 2024
Happy Feelings: dancing with joy

Location: Homeport

Happy Feelings brings an explosion of joy to Thuishaven on June 8. Get carried away by the uplifting beats and positive vibes at this festival. With a lineup full of surprising acts, this promises to be a day full of dancing and happiness.

June 8, 2024
Mystic Garden Festival: Magical Experience in Sloterpark
Location: Sloterpark, Amsterdam

Enter the enchanted world of Mystic Garden Festival on June 8. Amid the greenery of Sloterpark, this festival brings a mix of music, art and mysticism. Be swept away by the magic of the moment.

June 8, 2024
Mosaic Festival: partying on the Polder Hill
Location: Polderheuvel, Amsterdam

On June 8, Mosaic Festival will celebrate the diversity of electronic music on Polder Hill. With a colorful lineup, this festival promises to be a mosaic of sounds and experiences for all dance lovers.

June 8, 2024
Festifest: A festive gathering
Location: NDSM-Werf

On June 8, Amsterdam will come together for Festifest, a celebration of music, friends and fun. Keep your calendar clear and prepare for a day of festive surprises.

June 9, 2024
Housequake Festival
Location: NDSM Wharf

On Saturday, June 9, the 'Housequake - History of House' tour with a festival concluded at the NDSM Werf in Amsterdam Noord. The gentlemen will then be behind the deck from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. with their well-known, energetic houseset.

July 6, 2024
Guilty Pleasure: Dancing like there's no tomorrow
Location: Gaasperplas, Amsterdam

Leave your guilt behind and embrace your Guilty Pleasure on July 6 at Gaasperplas. This festival promises a day full of forbidden pleasures and unforgettable moments.

July 13, 2024
Vunzige Deuntjes Festival: tunes in Amsterdam Forest
Location: Amsterdamse Bos, Amsterdam

On July 13, Vunzige Deuntjes Festival brings the hottest tunes to the Amsterdam Forest. Get ready for a day full of dancing, fun and uncomplicated entertainment.

July 20, 2024
Cut up: Confusion at Johan Cruyff Stadium
Location: Johan Cruyff Stadium, Amsterdam

Verknipt brings confusion and excitement to the Johan Cruyff Stadium on July 20. With an eclectic lineup, this festival promises to be a day full of musical surprises and crazy moments.


July 27, 2024
No Art Festival: Creative expression in Flevopark
Location: Flevopark, Amsterdam

On July 27, the musical duo ANOTR celebrates their No Art Festival in the green heart of Flevopark. Get inspired by art, music and surprising encounters at this unique festival.

July 27 & 28, 2024
Milkshake Festival: A mix of flavors in Westerpark
Location: Westerpark, Amsterdam

Milkshake Festival returns to Westerpark on July 27 & 28 for an explosion of color, diversity and creativity. With a lineup full of diverse artists and an inclusive atmosphere, this festival promises to be a unique experience for all visitors.

Aug. 2, 3 & 4, 2024
Dekmantel Festival: groundbreaking musical discoveries
Location: Amsterdam Forest

Dive into the world of groundbreaking music at Dekmantel Festival on Aug. 2, 3 & 4. With a lineup that transcends the boundaries of genres, this festival promises to be an adventurous journey for all music lovers.


Aug. 10, 2024
Dance Valley: Dutch oldest dance festival reinvented
Location: Velsen-Zuid, Amsterdam

On Aug. 10, Velsen-Zuid will be transformed into a dance paradise during Dance Valley. With a lineup full of top artists and breathtaking scenery, this festival promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.

Aug. 10 & 11, 2024
Loveland Festival: Love for music and each other in Sloterpark
Location: Sloterpark, Amsterdam

Let the love of music blossom at Loveland Festival on August 10 & 11. With a diverse lineup and a beautiful location in Sloterpark, this festival promises to be a romantic dance spectacle.

Aug. 17, 2024
Punishment: dancing without repentance
Location: Harbour Park

On August 17, you can dance without remorse during Strafwerk. This festival brings the best electronic beats to Amsterdam for a day of naughty fun.

Aug. 17, 2024
Melody Garden: A garden full of electronic melodies
Location: Thuishaven, Amsterdam

On Aug. 17, Thuishaven will be transformed into a Melody Garden, where music flourishes and dancing thrives. Prepare for a day of enchanting melodies and magical moments.


Aug. 18, 2028
LatinVillage Festival: Latin American party
Location: Spaarnwoude Park, Amsterdam

On August 18, LatinVillage Festival brings the best of Latin American partying to Spaarnwoude Park. Get carried away by the rousing rhythms and colorful atmosphere at this vibrant festival.

Aug. 31, 2024
Sea Salt Festival: Waves of electronic music
Location: Gardens of West

Zeezout Festival returns on Aug. 31, bringing waves of music to Amsterdam. On this day, the festival promises to be an unforgettable experience with a mix of electronic sounds and summer vibes. Don't miss this celebration of music and dance!

August 30 to September 1, 2024
Mysteryland: The ultimate festival adventure
Location: Haarlemmermeer, Amsterdam

From August 30 to September 1, Mysteryland will take you on the ultimate festival adventure in the Haarlemmermeer. With a lineup full of top artists and a wide range of activities, this festival promises to be a magical experience for all visitors.

Sept. 14 & 15, 2024
Pearls of the City: discover the treasures of the dance
Location: Riekerhaven, Amsterdam

On September 14 & 15 you can discover the treasures of Riekerhaven during Parels van de Stad. This festival brings a unique mix of music, art and culinary delights to one of Amsterdam's most special locations. Don't miss it!


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