June Amsterdam events and festivals
Booking airport transfer, attraction tickets or guided tours in advance is highly recommended whether you are visiting Amsterdam during a major event or not. You can read more about online tickets resources on our main Amsterdam events webpage.
Holland Festival is a large international artistic festival established in 1947 and taking place each year in Amsterdam. It covers a wide scope of June Amsterdam events from the fields of theater, opera, film, music and dance.
Taste of Amsterdam
This culinary festival is organized by some of Amsterdam's finest restaurants. During a weekend in June, they open stands in the Amstelpark. Giving people a chance to meet their chefs, drink a good glass of wine and taste delicious bites.
Amsterdam Day of Architecture
During this weekend the modern architecture of Amsterdam is promoted. Guided tours are organized to show Amsterdam's newest architecture and to tell about the building projects coming up. You can also take a boat tour or a tour by bike.
The Open Garden Days (Open Tuin Dagen)
Amsterdam's best kept secret is their gardens, as they're mostly not visible from the street. But this June Amsterdam event makes it possible to have a look behind closed doors. During this weekend around 30 gardens can be visited. You buy one ticket that gives you entrance to all gardens and there is a special canal boat to take you from one garden to the other.
World Press Photo
The World Press Photo is with 80.000 photo entries the biggest press photography competition in the world. The exhibit of the best pictures is held in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam at the Damsquare, next to the palace. In this church the Dutch King and Queen got married in 2002.
Vondelpark Open Air Theater
Want a real taste of the atmosphere in Amsterdam? Than you should go to one of the many shows in the Vondelpark. From cabaret to drama to concerts to dance, there is something there for everyone. The open-air theatre is situated next to the large fountain in the park.
ArtZuid is an international sculpture exhibit in the streets of the Southern district of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Zuid). The former curator of the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, Rudi Fuchs, selects more than sixty large sculptures for the exhibit. Renowned artists show their work during this June Amsterdam event. To see who participate this year check the website. A catalog of the exhibit combined with the 1,5 hour guided tour is around €20, but you can also view the sculptures on your own.