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The Best 2019 Music Festivals In The Netherlands

Published Monday August 12, 2019 (12:14:13)


For music lovers and festival fans, the Netherlands is a great place to be. The country loves music and boasts an impressive list of popular DJs such as Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Nicky Romero. Even better, festival ticket prices are usually far cheaper than they are in the UK, where you’ll be looking at an average of around £250 a pop.

In fact, the Netherlands is considered one of the top music and party destinations in Europe, with many seeing Amsterdam as the prime hub of electronic music. The festival season kicks off in April and ends in September, so if you haven’t hopped on board yet, there’s still plenty of time to catch a gig and immerse yourself in the Dutch music scene.

What Festivals And Music Events Are On For The Rest Of 2019?

There’s still a chance to get a slice of the action! Check below for dates, genre, location, and price...


August is the powerhouse month of music festivals in the Netherlands and includes Gay Pride (considered to be one of the best Pride celebrations in Europe) and the increasingly popular Mysteryland, which is touted as the oldest dance festival in the country. The Uitmarkt Culture Festival, the largest cultural event in Amsterdam, is also hotly anticipated.

Dates: 16th - 18th August
Music: Rock, pop, dance, hip hop and alternative
Location: Biddinghuizen
Ticket Prices: €210

Mysteryland 2019
Dates: 23rd - 25th August
Music: Electronic
Location: Amsterdam
Ticket Prices: Sat €82.50; Sun €67.50
Weekend (excl camping): €119.50
Weekend (incl camping): €189.00

Uitmarkt Culture Festival
Dates: 23rd - 25th August
Music: Multi-genre
Location: Amsterdam
Ticket Prices: FREE

Drumcode Festival
Dates: 24th - 25th August
Music: Techno
Location: Amsterdam
Ticket Prices: Sat € 39.50 - €53.00; Sun €29.50 - €36.50
Weekend: €66.50 - €79.50
There’s a detailed pricing structure here.

Reggae Lake Festival
Dates: 24th - 25th August
Music: Reggae
Location: Amsterdam
Ticket Prices: Sat €39.94; Sun €36.99
Weekend: €66.99.

Into the Great Wide Open
Dates: 29th August - 1st September
Music: Pop-cultural / indie
Location: Vlieland
Ticket Prices: €150.00


Lief is considered the ultimate farewell summer party and the eclectic Zsa Zsa Su! lets you enjoy the last of those sunshine vibes with its Caribbean dance vibe.

Lief Festival 2019
Dates: 7th September
Music: Electronic, house, techno
Location: Utrecht
Ticket Prices: €37.50

Zsa Zsa Su! Festival 2019
Dates: 8th September
Music: Caribbean, dub, electronic
Location: Amsterdam
Ticket Prices: €28.16


The two final festivals of the season in October offer one last hurrah to those not ready to let go of summer and the party scene, or for those unfortunate ones who had to work over the summer. The ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) sees some 2500 artists from around the world performing in nearly 200 of the best club venues in Amsterdam. AMF (Amsterdam Music Festival) is the biggest indoor festival of the season.

Amsterdam Dance Event
Dates: 16th - 20th October
Music: Electronic dance
Location: Amsterdam
Ticket Prices: €40.25
See the full list of venues here.

AMF (Amsterdam Music Festival)
Dates: 19th October
Music: Electronic dance
Location: Amsterdam
Regular ticket: €74.00
Late bird: €84.00

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