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Festivals

Nov 18, 2020 - Mar 1, 2021

Amsterdam hosts international festivals suitable for all audiences all year roundFrom sustainable cocoa to dance music, from documentary to street food, you name it: there’s a festival for everyone! Whatever takes you to this buzzing city, there’s always a good excuse to squeeze in one of these great events in your agenda.  

Check out some of the festivals that are happening this year:  

  • IDFA: the world's largest documentary film festival, hosted in cinemas throughout Amsterdam. This year includes an online special edition from November 18th to Dec 6th.
  • Amsterdam Light Festival: the city turns into a light spectacle for the festive season. Walk along the canals between December 10th and January 4th, 2021 to watch the magic light up!
  • Tulip Day: every 3rd Saturday of January since 10 years, Dam Square turns into a colourful urban garden to mark the opening of the tulip season. Thousands of tulips will be waiting to be picked up for free!
  • Horecava: The international trade fair for the hospitality and facility industries is a steady appointment every January. This year's edition will be held online.
  • Chocoa Festival: every February Amsterdam hosts Chocoa, an international event about sustainable and quality cocoa and chocolate. ‘Good cocoa, better chocolate’ is not just a motto: it's a promise!

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