Holland Festival: This June event is the Netherlands’ biggest international performing arts festival held annually in Amsterdam. Music, opera, dance, theater and a host of other performances are drawn from all over the world. Films and art are also showcased, and conferences and workshops are organized.
Gay Pride Parade: First weekend of August. A huge gay pride festival, include a canal parade down the river on boats.
Koninginnendag (Queen’s Day): In month of April. This is a national holiday and a “free market” day, so everyone sells everything on the streets. There are games, concerts, performances, and parties on boats in the canals.
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE): In month of October.
Amsterdam Halloween Festival: From 25 to 31 October.
Cinekid Festiva: In month of October from 12 to 25 October.
Amsterdam Marathon: In month of October from 12 to 25 October.
Camera Japan: Fom 1 to 6 October.
Buddhist Film Festival Europe: Fom 1 to 4 October.
Museum Night Amsterdam: Takes place on 2nd November.
Arrival of ‘Sinterklaas’: Takes place on 17th November.
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam(IDFA): Takes place from 20th November to 1 December.
PAN Amsterdam: Takes place from 24th November to 1 December.
Amsterdam Light Festival: Takes place from 28th November to 19 January.