Festivals & Events

 

Holland is home to a diverse range of national and international events. Festivals in Holland are seen as the most accessible in all of Europe. As most events are close to or in Amsterdam, it’s easy to combine a festival in one of Holland’s favourite cities with a trip to another European cultural destination.

The variety and quality of festivals in Holland are amongst the best in Europe. Some excellent examples are the renowned North Sea Jazz Festival and Holland’s oldest and largest international performing arts festival, Holland Festival.

Some other exceptional examples are the extraordinary opera performances at surprising locations in the city of Rotterdam during the Opera Days, the annual Museum Nights - a perfect chance to explore a wide range of memorable museums at night - and travelling fun-factor theatre festival De Parade during the summer.

Rotterdam

Architecture Biennale

International urban research biënnale
The Hague

Movies That Matter

Engaging and meaningful cinema
Utrecht

Holland Animation Film Festival

National and international animation platform
Amsterdam

Cinedans

Letting boundaries between dance and film fade
Amsterdam

5 Days Off

Cutting-edge electronic music festival
Rotterdam

International Film Festival Rotterdam

From short films to innovative cinema
Amsterdam

Amsterdam Light Festival

An illuminated wonderland
The Hague

Holland Dance Festival

Largest international dance festival
Utrecht

Le Guess Who?

Artistic pop music festival
Amsterdam

Amsterdam Art Weekend

A wide array of amazing art
Amsterdam

IDFA

Leading documentary film festival
Amsterdam

Amsterdam Dance Event

Gateway to the electronic music scene
The Hague

TodaysArt

Tap into the global Zeitgeist
Rotterdam

Internationale Keuze

Intriguing international theatre festival
Utrecht

Gaudeamus Music Week

International music festival featuring young composers