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Check http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/whats-on/events/june and http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/whats-on/events/july for more information.

Summer has arrived and Amsterdam is a buzz with action through the long days and warm nights. Canals are bustling with boats and terraces are filled through the night. June also kicks off a busy festival period. Open air music festivals such as IJazz, and Amsterdam Roots Festival fill the soundwaves, the Holland Festival is a cultural explosion and there's great live performances at the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre.


Holland Festival  
Vondelpark Open Air Theatre  
Taste of Amsterdam
ITs Festival
Sloterpas Festival
Latin Village - Spaarnwoude
Over Het IJ Festival


Electronic music festivals

Dirty Dutch Vs The World
Pleasure Island


Sights and sounds of the World Cup

During the FIFA World Cup 2010 Amsterdam is filled with African themed cultural events, from films to dance and music. See website.

World Cup events in Amsterdam

This June the world goes football fanatical and all eyes turn to South Africa as the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off. Find where your team is playing in Amsterdam.  See website.

 Live Music

Amsterdam has one of the best live music scenes in the world, ranging from large concert halls to more intimate venues.  Here is a list of some links to check for shows, and below that you will find a short listing of some specific shows that some of us are interested in.

Popular music:

Classical music:

Modern Music Hall:


Ballet, Music, Theater, Opera:

Some specific music concerts:

  • Vinicio Caposella  Thurs 24 jun @ Paradiso
  • Black Keys Mon 28 jun @ ParadisoDown By Law, In Stiches, Break Character Wed 30 jun @ Winston Kingdom (punk/post punk)
  • Angus & Julia Stone Thu 1 Jul @ Tolhuistuin (Australian folk/acoustic/indie)
  • Aka Moon, Baba Sissoko & Black Machine Thu 1 Jul @ Bimhuis (jazz funk/afrojazz)
  • Faithless Fri 2 Jul @ Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek (Triphop/electronic/dance)
  • The Moi Non Plus, Space Siren &Those Foreign Kids Fri 2 Jul @ De Nieuwe Anita (indie)
  • Strange Boys, Here We Go Magic & Chief + others Sat 3 Jul @ Tolhuistuin (mixed indie, mini festival)
  • El Gran Silencio @ Melkweg (manu-chao-esque/mexican indie)
  • The Legendary Shack Shakers Sun 4 Jul @ Paradiso (hillbilly/country/punk)
  • Dragged Into Sunlight & Aderlating Sun 4 Jul @ OCCII (doom metal/black noise)
  • Scissor Sisters & Little Dragon Mon 5 Jul @ Paradiso (pop/indie)
  • The National Tue 6 Jul @ Paradiso (indie)
  • The Morning Benders Tue 6 Jul@ Paradiso, small room (britpop)
  • Dweezil Zappa plays Zappa Fri 9 jul @ Melkweg (jazz/experimental/pop)

Over Het IJ festival:  1-11 July @ NDSM wharf across the river (http://www.overhetij.nl/index.php?page=_&Language=en)   > 25 performances of theatre, dance etc, a bit experimental, food & drink etc...


The best beer in town is made in small batches at a windmill brewery not far from the school, Brouwerij 't IJ.  It's not really a bar, but you can go to the windmill and join tons of other locals drinking the handcrafted brews (also to be found in many local bars), outside, but only open until 20:00.  Here is the link to the brewery (you can also take a tour): www.brouwerijhetij.nl