The Best Music Festivals in Amsterdam

If you love a good rave, dancing 'til your legs hurt, and throwing up the occasional gun finger, you’ll love Amsterdam’s music festivals.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 22nd May 2024

If you know anything about electronic music, you’ll know The Netherlands is up there with Berlin in terms of having a super impressive, enviable music scene. 

Many brilliant DJs are from The Netherlands including Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Angerfist, Shermanology, Reiner Zonneveld, Lady Bee, Joris Voorn, and Ferry Corsten, so, naturally, the capital is overflowing with electronic music festivals. 

If you’re ready for a proper rave, check out the best music festivals in Amsterdam in 2024 below. 


The Jungle Weekender - Amsterdam Festival


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When: Friday 7th - Sunday 9th March 2025

Where: Club Panama in Amsterdam

2025 lineup: TBA

Okay, now, Jungle Weekender has sadly already wrapped up for this year but it’ll be back again in 2025! And with tickets already on sale, it’s never too early to start planning future adventures.

Inviting ravers to get "Amsterdamaged" to jungle, DnB, reggae, and dub, the weekender brings some of the best-loved names in the game to the 'Dam's Club Panama and intimate boat parties. On top of that, this year, they teamed up with a string of coffee shops to get discounts for attendees, and chances are they'll do the same next year. 

With General Levy, Randall, Bladerunner, Mrs Magoo, Aphrodite, and loads more at this year's party, you can rest easy knowing 2025's party will have an incredible lineup. 


For tickets and more info on The Jungle Weekender - HERE



ABODE in the Dam 2024


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When: Friday 29th November - Monday 2nd December 2024

Where: multiple venues in Amsterdam

2024 lineup: TBA

Promising “three nights of mayhem” in lovely little Amsterdam, ABODE brings all sorts of house and tech house madness to ravers at the end of the year - the perfect early Christmas present, if you ask us. 

For this one, they’ll be blessing us with warehouse raves, club takeovers, afterparties, coffee shop takeovers, and boat parties. Having enlisted some of the biggest artists for their various events, while we don’t have a lineup yet, we’re certain it’ll be incredible 


For tickets and more info on ABODE in the Dam 2024 - HERE



Don't Let Daddy Know


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When: TBA 2025

Where: Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam

2025 lineup: TBA

DLDK is another festival that sadly has already passed this year. But it’ll be back, and since it’s easily one of the best Amsterdam music festivals, we couldn’t leave it off our list. 

DLDK originally started in Ibiza as a club night before becoming a festival in The Netherlands, then spreading the love to over 18 countries. If that isn’t a testament to how amazing this fest is, we don’t know what is. 

As one of the biggest EDM fests in the world, it only makes sense that the lineup is equally huge. In March 2024, the fest welcomes Hardwell, Blasterjaxx, Nicky Romero, Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, Lucas & Steve, and more. So sit tight for 2025’s lineup! 



Loveland Festival


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When: Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th August 2024 

Where: Sloterpark in Amsterdam 

2024 lineup: Eric Prydz, Honey Dijon, Chris Stussy, Camelphat, Marlon Hoffstadt, Marco Carola, Mochakk, Salute & DJ Boring, Sama' Abdulhadi, Loco Dice, and more

Going since 1995, Loveland returns once again in summer, and it’s looking ace with over 80 house, techno, and dance names. 

In a park surrounded by trees, essentially a forest festival, Loveland promises huge artists plus stunning scenery and even a lake that you can explore via pedalo. Often drenched in sunshine, you can grab free water and suncream onsite to stay cool and protected from the sun so you can continue to enjoy some of the most well-known DJs and hot up-and-comers spinning tunes over state-of-the-art sound systems. 





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When: Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th July 2024 

Where: Westerpark in Amsterdam 

2024 lineup: Jessie Ware, Sugababes, Denis Sulta, Absolute., Angel D'Lite, Lady Bee, Horse Meat Disco, Lexxi., Jodie Harsh, DJ Paulette, DJ Fuckoff, CC:DISCO!, and more

Easily one of the best music festivals in Amsterdam in 2024, Milkshake attracts music fans from all over and is a favourite of many LGBTQ+ fans. Colourful open-minded, and friendly, Milkshake celebrates music and people, in all their forms. 

Here, you can enjoy some gorgeous house, techno, disco, electro, pop, trance, R&B, afro, and dancehall with the occasional splash of hip-hop and experimental sounds. Alongside some of the best-loved music artists on the scene, you’ll also find drag artists, dancers, and other performers. 

This year, it all kicks off with a grand opening party hosted by Mighty Hoopla the day before the festival starts. Towards the end of the year, Milkshake will also have an indoor fest in Rotterdam.



Amsterdam Dance Event


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When: Wednesday 16th - Sunday 20th October 2024

Where: multiple venues in Amsterdam

2024 lineup: TBA

You’ve probably heard of this one, and for good reason.

For starters, ADE is absolutely massive. Each year, it brings the hottest electronic artists to the capital for over 40,000 people to enjoy across almost 200 venues. Almost 2,000 artists were confirmed for last year's event. ADE covers just about every genre and sub-genre of electronic music, so you're certain to find something you'll love. 

ADE also brings the most influential conference in electronic music each year. Perfect for music professionals and aspiring artists, the conference includes panel discussions, tech showcases, lectures and more, creating a “solid foundation for future generations of electronic music professionals.”





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When: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August 2024 

Where: Amsterdamse Bos in Amsterdam

2024 lineup: Ben UFO & Joy Orbison, Cakes Da Killa, Goldie, VTSS & DJ Spit, Marcel Dettmann, Call Super, Palms Trax, Jeff Mills, Job Jobse, JYOTY, Dr Banana, and more

Not just one of the best in the city, but one of the best music festivals in Holland, Dekamtel celebrates its tenth anniversary this year by giving us ten days of music in total from 26th July - 4th August. But if you want to stick to the core festival (2nd - 4th), you’ll still have a great time. 

Dekmantel encourages its artists to do things differently and explore the depths of their creativity, making it many DJ's favourite festival to play. 

Another reason Dekmantel is unique is its limited capacity. For such a cracking festival that everyone, both artists and attendees, enjoys, the capacity is limited to around 10,000. Sounds brilliant, right? That’s because it is! 

Head over to discover quality house and techno plus plenty of other genres including DnB, electro, dub, bass, EBM, acid, dubstep, jungle, rap, industrial, and a splash of trance.


For more info on Dekamtel - HERE



DGTL Amsterdam


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When: Friday 18th - Sunday 20th April 2025

Where: NDSM Docklands in Amsterdam

2024 lineup: Âme & Dixon, Artbat, BonoboChris StussyMarlon Hoffstadt, Maribou State, Major League DJz, Hector OaksDenis Sulta, I Hate Models, Kobosil, Eliza Rose, and more

DGTL has already wrapped up this year but we had to put it on your radar because it’s so good! We’ve kept the 2024 lineup above for you to get a feel of what to expect here.

A huge brand that hosts events all over the globe, you know you can trust DGTL to put on a killer fest. DGTL perfectly balances big names with underground rising stars, delivering over 90 artists across a broad spectrum of electronic music.

Art is also crucial to DGTL’s identity, so you’ll find art installations and performances to explore during your time there. And with the goal of becoming the world's first regenerative event, DGTL is a festival that prioritises sustainability.



Amsterdam Open Air


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When: Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd June 2024 

Where: Gaasperpark in Amsterdam

2024 lineup: Cera Khin, Ida Engberg, Kerri Chandler, Mau P, Litmus, Partiboi69, X-Coast, Waacking by Boubou, Vunzige Deuntjes Soundsystem, Shug La Sheedah, Phia, Mark Broom (hybrid live show), and more 

AOA is about more than just music, with celebrations extending to the appreciation of the arts and food, too. But still, AOA focuses on music, delivering underground artists you’ve never heard of, hotshots running the scene, and those in between. 

Spread across ten stages, they've enlisted 160+ artists this year including legend Kerri Chandler plus plenty of smaller names across house, techno, tech house, hip-hop, Latin, afro, amapiano, and other genres.  





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When: 30th August - 1st September 2024

Where: Haarlemmermeer, near Amsterdam

2024 lineup: Adam Beyer, Sam Divine, 999999999Nicky Romero, Meduza, Charlotte De WitteArtbat, Kolsch, Franky Rizardo, Warface, SOSA, Max Dean B2B Luke Dean, Sub Zero Project, East End Dubs, and more

Okay, we might be cheating a bit with this one as it’s on the outskirts of Amsterdam, but it’s such a biggie it’d feel wrong not to include it. For 30 years now, Mysteryland has brought the best in electronic music to The Netherlands. 

This year, they have 22 stage hosts and 14 stages, including the main stage, Hardstyle Elite, elrow, Trance Energy, Vunzige Deuntjes (R&B, dancehall, and afro), JOY (house music), and Drumcode, covering a huge range of genres. So you can genuinely expect every corner of electronic music plus music outside the electronic umbrella.

The site itself is located among rivers, ponds, and forest hills near Amsterdam, and will see over 100,000 music fans travelling from countries all over the world. Stunning.  





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When: 19th October 2024 

Where: Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam

2024 lineup: TBA 

Formerly known as Amsterdam Music Festival, AMF is one of the city’s biggest EDM festivals that goes down every year in Amsterdam’s biggest stadium. Thanks to its location, ticketholders will never miss their favourite artist or suffer the pain of trying to choose between two equally brilliant acts as all artists perform on the same stage. 

As you'd imagine, such a massive event could only be headlined by the best in the game. AMF's past lineup posters are flooded with music titans, including David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Nervo and more. As one of Amsterdam’s biggest music events of the year, AMF is positioned high on many raver's bucket lists. 






When: Saturday 17th August 2024 

Where: Havenpark in Amsterdam

2024 lineup: Fisher, Amelie Lens, Paula Temple, SyreetaFranky Rizardo, Sam Paganini, Samuel Deep, Spacer Woman, and more 

What started as an afterparty morphed and mutated into one of the biggest music festivals in Amsterdam, brought to us by the brand that’s recognised as a leading dance brand in The Netherlands. 

When the festival made its debut, the idea was to bring a focus to dancing, having a sick time, and enjoying the sounds of deeper house. Much remains the same, except SWF now welcomes many sub-genres of house and techno.

Another festival with incredible cultural significance, STRAF_WERK is definitely one you should check out if you have the opportunity.  



Marco Carola presents Music On


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When: Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th May 2024

Where: Meerpark in Amsterdam

2024 lineup: Marco CarolaChris Stussy, Alisha, Cloonee, Jamie JonesLoco Dice, East End Dubs, Dennis Cruz, Seth Troxler, and more

Sold out for 2024 (but you never know, you might find some last-minute resellers), Music On is a festival by Italian label owner and DJ Marco Carola. With someone so knowledgeable about music as the main force behind the festival, you know you’re in for a treat. Carola carefully curates the best names in techno and house to showcase to a lucky crowd in the beautiful across the weekend. 

This year’s lineup is looking glorious with big names such as the man himself, Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati, Vintage Culture, and Manda Moor set to perform. There’ll also be afterparties on both nights of the festival! 



Breakin Science Amsterdam 2024


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When: Friday 22nd -  Sunday 24th November 2024

Where: Club Panama in Amsterdam

2024 lineup: TBA

DnB specialists Breakin Science take the family over to Amsterdam for a proper weekender towards the end of the year. Spread across two clubs, The Other Side and Panama, both nights start at 9pm and bring pure heat until 5am. 

Bringing good vibes and filthy beats for three days, on the Sunday, the party moves to a 600-capacity, four-hour-long boat rave. With the clubs away from the more touristy areas but close to Centraal Station, they’ve promised a more friendly welcome and loads of fun at one of the best drum and bass festivals this year.


For tickets and more info on Breakin Science Amsterdam 2024 - HERE



909 Festival


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When: Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd June 2024 

Where: Amsterdamse Bos in Amsterdam 

2024 lineup: Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, Ben Klock B2B Marcel DettmannJeff Mills, Sama' Abdulhadi, Mall Grab, Anfisa Letyago, Laura Van Hal, and more 

909 is a celebration of techno that was first gifted to us in 2011. It goes down in Amsterdamse Bos, or “Amsterdam Forrest”, and welcomes some huge names on the scene (as you can see from the lineup above) plus some lesser-known artists. These artists perform across three stages to die-hard techno fans over two days in a lush outdoor setting where you can even take a dip if you get a bit hot. 

Despite growing over recent years, the team behind the fest prioritise maintaining the intimate atmosphere it always had. A fest that sticks to its roots is one you can trust.  





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When: Saturday 31st August 2024 

Where: Tuinen van West in Amsterdam 

2024 lineup: Interplanetary Criminal, MalugiMall Grab, Anetha, Narciss, Sally C, OG Karin, Lola Edo, and more 

Staying true to themselves, while ZeeZout could expand, they’re keeping their gathering on the intimate side. Their goal is to make people dance, align with the history of dance music, and bring people together. 

ZeeZout as a brand was founded by friends in 2011. Created from a love of the scene and music, it’s all about passion. This house and techno festival is spread across four stages, and this year, they’re celebrating its tenth anniversary.

ZeeZout Festival is known for its pretty site, sunshine, and good organisation, and generally attracts a younger crowd (20s). You'll be able to find chill-out areas and might even see some planes flying by overhead! 



If you’re a fan of electronic music, Amsterdam music festivals are like paradise. There are massive events with all the pyro you can imagine to melt your face off and smaller, more intimate settings that are perfect for appreciating the music and discovering new artists. No matter what vibe you’re after, Amsterdam’s got it.

Looking for more fantastic festivals? Check out the best house and techno, trance, or UK dance festivals. Or use our festival guide to find your dream fest. 



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.








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