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Below you’ll find some of the biggest festival events happening in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and elsewhere in Holland and the Netherlands…

FESTIVALCITYMONTHDESCRIPTION
EUROSONIC NOORDERSLAGGroningenJanuaryEuropean music festival
INTL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAMRotterdamJanuaryInternational Film Festival Rotterdam
MOVIES THAT MATTERAll CitiesMarchFilm festival on human rights
BOLLENSTREEK FLOWER PARADEBulb Region/HaarlemApril40km flower parade Noordwijk to Haarlem
KEUKENHOFLisseMar-MayTulip gardens and flower expos
THE LIFE I LIVEThe HagueAprilKing's Night music festival
KING'S DAYAmsterdamAprilBiggest King's Day festival
POETRY INTERNATIONALRotterdamMayPoetry festival
LIBERATION DAYAmsterdam
The Hague
Rotterdam
MayCelebrates Netherlands WWII liberation
NATIONAL WINDMILL DAYAllMayNational windmill day
NORTH SEA REGATTAScheveningenMaySailing races
OPERADAGEN ROTTERDAMRotterdamMayOpera festival
TONG TONG FAIRThe HagueMayEurasian culinary and culture festival
MOOI WEER SPELENDelftJuneCircus arts festival
TASTE OF AMSTERDAMAmsterdamJuneCulinary festival
HOLLAND FESTIVALAmsterdamJuneDance festival
DAKENDAGENRotterdamJuneRooftop Days festival
FESTIVAL CLASSIQUEThe HagueJuneClassical music festival
PINKPOPLandgraffJunePop/Rock music festival
LAKEN FEESTENLeidenJuneCelebration of Leiden's past
CONCERT AT SEABrouwersdamJunePop/Rock music festival
PARKPOPThe HagueJunePop/Rock music festival
DE PARADERotterdam
The Hague
Utrecht
Amsterdam
June - AugustOutdoor theater festival
METROPOLIS FESTIVALRotterdamJulyMusic festival
WESTERPOPDelftJulyPop/Rock music festival
WERFPOPLeidenJulyPop/Rock music festival
NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVALRotterdamJulyJazz music festival
BOSPOPWeertJulyPop/Rock music festival over 3 days with Dutch and international acts.
ROSE MAANDAGTilburgJulyLGBT festival
SUMMER CARNIVALRotterdamJulyCaribbean carnival festival
DELFT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVALDelftJuly - AugustClassical music festival
NORTH SEA SUMMER FESTIVALKatwijkAugustMusic and beach festival
VARENDCORSO WESTLANDRijnland
Westland
Delfland
AugustFloating flower parade
AMSTERDAM GAY PRIDEAmsterdamAugustFestival and boat parade
SAIL AMSTERDAMAmsterdamAugustTall ship festival (every 5 years)
PLEINBIOSCOOPRotterdamAugustOutdoor cinema festival
INTL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL The HagueAugustFireworks festival
JAZZ IN DE GRACHTThe HagueAugustLive jazz music performed on passing boats in the canal.
WORLD PORT DAYSRotterdamSeptemberMaritime harbour festival
UITFESTIVAL DEN HAAGThe HagueSeptemberDance, music and theater festival
EMBASSY FESTIVALThe HagueSeptemberMulti-cultural festival
REDHEAD DAYSBredaSeptemberFestival celebrating redheads
HERITAGE DAYSAll citiesSeptemberCelebration of Dutch heritage
PRINSJESDAGThe HagueSeptemberBudget Day with 'golden carriage' royal procession.
VLIEGERS FESTIVAL SCHEVENINGENThe HagueSeptemberInternational kite festival
NEDERLANDS FILM FESTIVALUtrechtOctoberDutch film festival
3OCTOBERLeidenOctoberLiberation of Leiden festival
AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENTAmsterdamOctoberDance festival
LEIDEN INTL FILM FESTIVALLeidenNovemberLeiden International Film Festival
NIGHT OF LIGHTSDelftDecemberHoliday festival with tree lighting
GOUDA BY CANDLELIGHTGoudaDecemberHoliday festival with tree lighting
NYE NATIONAL FIREWORKSRotterdamDecemberNew Year's Eve festival

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