QO Amsterdam Ambassador Favorites

Out and about in Amsterdam – July

Our Amsterdam Ambassadors like to share their love and knowledge of the city with you. Offering you insights in things to do, places to visit and people to meet.

We take great pride in curating a list of events each month. When cultivating our list of “Amsterdam Favorites for the Month” we are always on the lookout for that off the beaten track, which in turn opens up a different and inspirational side of Amsterdam to you.

Therefore we connect you to the city and help shape your experience.

The festival season is upon us. Amsterdam is filled with many extraordinary events for you to enjoy. Whether you are in to food, art or music. Our Ambassadors know it all.

Let’s get this party started!

Amsterdam Roots 

One of the most anticipated events on the music calendar for Amsterdam. A sure thing for getting or staying familiar with World Music. Amsterdam Roots is renowned for the culture and music, but the food to go with it is just as good. Meet new upcoming artists and get smitten by their talent and stories.

With the very best in world music.

Amsterdam Roots

Date: 02 – 10 July

Venue: Various Locations

Location: Various Locations

Admission: Free


Live Art 

Be ready for new and experimental theatre by talented and established theatrical producers. Around fifty inspiring and rebellious performances will take place at adventurous locations throughout Amsterdam.

Pairing the old with the new guard guarantees innovative and experimental theatre.

Over Het IJ Festival

Date: 5 – 7 July

Venue: NDSM – werf

Location: NDSM – werf

Admission: 15 euro

Food for every mood! 

Amstelpark is without a doubt one of Amsterdams most beautiful parks and when the food truck festival comes to town it’s a match made in heaven. Many different food trucks from all over will be bringing their culinary wizardry to Amsterdam in one big food festival. Whilst ordering your first drink, you will receive an environmentally friendly glass that you can use throughout the festival. After your second, third or fourth drink or simply lost count. Swap your glass for a new clean one at the bar!

Food Trek Festival

Date: 12-14 July

Venue: Amstel Park

Location: Amstel Park

Admission: Free

Green concert 

The tranquility of the botanic gardens will be the backdrop for a series of concerts from young talent. On various evenings throughout July a classical concert will be held. Sit back and relax whilst listening to unique music in a beautiful garden.

Concerts in the Greenhouse

Date: 18 July – 1 August

Venue: Hortus Botanicus

Location: Plantage Middenlaan 2a

Admission: 19,50 euro

Shake it till you make it 

One of Amsterdams most flambouyant parties with internationally renowned DJs in bulk and some serious stage setups. This is one not to be missed and coincides perfectly with Pride Amsterdam. Milkshake is for everyone who loves love.

Milkshake Festival

Date: 27 – 28 July

Venue: Westerpark

Location: Westerpark

Admission: 60 euro

Artis ZOOmeravond 

Artis, Amsterdam’s Zoo plays host to summer night concerts. For a perfect evening with animals, whom are also part of the crowd enjoying the bands and artists during the specially curated event.

There is also a lovely selection of food, so you can turn your evening into a musical outdoor picnic with friends and relatives.


Date: Every Saturday evening throughout July

Venue: Artis

Location: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40

Admission: 23 euro

Pride Amsterdam

Without a doubt one of the biggest parties in Amsterdam that culminates in one of the most extravagant canal parades in the world. With parties happening all over the city this is certainly a celebration not to be missed.

Pride Amsterdam

Date: 27 July – 3 August

Venue: Pride Amsterdam

Location: Prinsengracht route

Admission: Free

Summer Island 

Why not get out of Amsterdam and enjoy the summer breeze on one of Amsterdams most famous forts in the middle of the Ijsselmeer. Zomerlicht is a pop up restaurant that is a real highlight in the summer schedule and is a very different way to see Amsterdam and it’s beautiful surrounding areas.

Pampus Zomerlicht

Date: Various Dates

Venue: Pampus

Location: Pampus Island

Admission: 92,50 euro

Dancing with a view 

Noorderlicht is presenting Funkyard Soundsystem. With their very own greenhouse and outdoor stage it’s the perfect setting to get down, boogie, dance, chill or even bust a move. You’ll will listen to golden era hip-hop, disco, dub and more interesting beats.

Dance the night away with a beautiful 360 view over ‘t IJ and the city.

Funkyard Soundsystem

Date: 27 July

Venue: Noorderlicht

Location: NDSM-Plein 102

Admission: Free


Music lovers unite in the forest  

Dekmantel situated in the beautiful Amsterdamse Bos is a music aficionados dream. It’s well thought out programming brings you some of the best underground artists EDM has to offer. Most of these artists have been an instrumental force to EDM and it’s success.

Not ready to go home? Various after party’s will be organized at different locations in Amsterdam.

Dekmantel Festival

Date: 31 July – 4 August

Venue: Amsterdamse Bos

Location: Amsterdamse Bos

Admission: 61 euro