Amsterdam is known for the hustle and bustle of the city centre. There are always plenty of things to do, see and visit. But did you know that not all events take place in the city centre? You will find fun things to do at various locations in the city as well as in the neighbourhoods of YAYS. We've created a short-list of must visits when being in Amsterdam this month.
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'Aardappeloproerfestival' (June 29th - July 2nd)
The 'Aardappeloproerfestival' takes place for the 100th time in 2017 and commemorates the residents of the neighbourhood 'Oostelijke Eilanden', which is where Yays Oostenburgergracht is situated. The festival shows the power of the neighbourhood where all locals can share what connects and inspires them. It is a unique opportunity to meet the locals and get to know more about the neighbourhood and its history. You can enjoy theatre performances, take a walk by the monumental buildings or hidden yards, visit the 'Werkspoormuseum' or have a picknick at the 'Marineterrein'.
Holland Festival (June 3rd - 25th)
A variety of Dutch, and the very best, in opera, classical music, world music, theatre, dance, ballet, art and multimedia performances. Holland Festival takes over Amsterdam in the early summer of 2017 by broadcasting a wide range of the above on various locations throughout the city.
Church Night (June 23rd - 25th)
A variety of churches in Amsterdam will be in the spotlight during this weekend in June. It doesn't matter if you're religious or not; this weekend offers you the perfect opportunity to visit every impressive, or small and precious, church. Admire the beautiful buildings, experience the interior, take a tour and let locals inspire you with their stories.
Architecture Day (June 18th)
The Architecture Day Amsterdam takes place on Sunday June 18th. The event will be held at 'Amstelkwartier', after successful editions at other locations. A variety of buildings, which are normally not accessible for guests, will open-up her doors. You will be surprised by the new and modern architecture in an undiscovered area of the city.
Bacchus Wine Festival (June 9th - 11th & June 16th - 18th)
Bacchus strikes down at 'Amsterdamse Bos' with a wine festival. The festival presents wines from all over the world, in combination with good food, DJ's and live music. Well-known merchants from Amsterdam and its surroundings will present themselves on the festival plaground. Lectures on wine will be given, restaurants provide culinary pairings and sommeliers introduce you to the world of wine.
Amsterdam Roots Festival (June 19th - 25th)
The Amsterdam Roots Festival is an annual celebration with a variety of international stars performing. The fascinating diversity in music, artists and people will ensure a great week representing globalization, talent and the differences between tradition and renewal.
Pure Market (June 25th)
Pure Market takes place at Park Frankendael and features more than 80 vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. You will find plenty of delicious food, toys, furniture candles and cosmetics. Pure Market is a place to explore, discover, taste and learn about the food & beverages from the different cultures living in Amsterdam. Try some Dutch cheese or order an organic beer to go and take a seat on one of the many terraces.
Open Garden Days (June 16th - 18th)
For one weekend only, you can enter the best-kept secrets of the beautiful houses along the Amsterdam canals; the gardens. Normally, just a few of the gardens are open to public, but one weekend per year more than 30 will open-up during the Open Garden Days. Step into a complete different world! You may expect classical gardens, romantic gardens and way more. You can purchase tickets at the website of 'Museum va Loon'.
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