Looking for your next party and wondering what the biggest and BEST music festivals in the Netherlands are? Well, look no further, as I’ve put together this incredible guide to the most iconic upcoming Netherlands festivals in 2023.
I actually used to live in the Netherlands, and it will forever be one of my favorite countries, especially because the Dutch festival scene simply has it all figured out. The atmosphere, stage production, venues, crowd, etc – there is arguably no better destination in the world for music festivals (especially for the electronic music industry).
The Netherlands is the home ground to some of the greatest DJs of all time and Dutch festivals have a reputation for being well organized and an absolute blast. You can expect names like Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Afrojack, Hardwell, and Oliver Heldens (for EDM fans at least). What more could convince you that the Netherlands’ festivals are the best music celebrations out there, hands down.
You can attend a festival every weekend during the summer (and have your pick between 3-4 to choose from honestly)! While this list was hard to narrow down, here’s what I think are the BEST 22 Netherlands Music Festivals you need to add to your bucket list!
From Amsterdam techno festivals, 3-day pop festivals, beachside trance events, and magical camping weekend getaways – there’s a little something for everyone here in Holland!
1) Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)
When: October 19-23, 2023
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the leading conference and festival for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres, with more than 1000 events spread out over almost 200 venues.
ADE’s multiple conference tracks offer the ultimate business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, featuring dedicated programming for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers. In 2018 the conference welcomed 600 speakers and 9000 representatives of the worldwide electronic music industry.
ADE’s festival program covers the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,500 artists performing in 140 of Amsterdam’s finest music and nightlife spaces. In 2018 the festival attracted 400,000 festival visitors from over 90 countries, which…