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July in Amsterdam

 July facts 
  • Big tourist crowds are strolling the streets. Lines to the most popular attractions can be quite long.
  • Many seasonal events take place.
  • Airfare and hotel rates are at their heighest.
  • Hotels are usually full to capacity. Make your reservations in advance.
  • July is Amsterdam's warmest month on average.
  • Be prepared for rain, even if the sun is out when you start your day! July is one of the rainiest months in Amsterdam.

 July Festivals & Events 
June 29-July 3, 2016 | 19th edition
Amsterdam Roots Festival
Based on 3 routes (Africa Crossover, Balkan Beats and Urban Gypsy Night) Amsterdam Roots presents the major developments within contemporary world music. The mix of ethnic backgrounds, music styles and the contact between the different population groups has become essential for the festival.

Amsterdam Roots Festival
Ana Moura at Amsterdam Roots Festival 2008

July 5, 2016 | 1st edition
Amsterdam Magic Show
International theater show dedicated to magic and comedy.

Amsterdam Magic Show

June 30-July 10, 2016 | 26th edition
Summer festival for international contemporary dance with work of well-known choreographers as well as up and coming talents.


April 16-July 10, 2016 | 62nd edition
World Press Photo
the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest and exhibition of award-winning and often shocking photojournalism.

World Press Photo

July 16, 2016 | 9th edition
A Day at the Park
Yearly outdoor dance event in the Amsterdamse Bos.

A Day at the Park

July 8-17, 2016 | 24th edition
Over het IJ Festival
Theater, music, and visual art in the northern part of Amsterdam.

Over het IJ Festival

July 27-August 7, 2016
Cirque √Čloize
World top circus in Theatre Carré with a balanced mix of top acrobatics, urban dance and high-tech video projections

Over het IJ Festival

July 1-August 31, 2016 | 28th edition
Robeco SummerNights
Annual festival in the Concertgebouw, considered as one of the finest concert halls in the world because of its highly regarded acoustics. All concerts are low priced and the atmoshphere is informal.
Robeco Zomerconcerten Amsterdam

April-October, 2016
Electric Tram Museum Amsterdam
Go back in time with a ride on a historic tram from Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Vienna or Prague.


Tram Museum

May 5-September 11, 2016
Vondelpark Open Air Theater
Free dance, music and cabaret performances in the park's band shell.

Vondelpark Open Air Theater

July 23-August 7, 2016
Amsterdam Gay Pride / EuroPride
one of the biggest and most special gay prides around the globe! With street parties all weekend long, the best club circuit parties and of course the famous Canal Parade on Saturday.

Amsterdam Gay Pride

Strandzuid (Biergarten-restaurant)
Trendy city beach next to the RAI in the south of Amsterdam (Amsterdam-Zuid), with several lounges, table tennis, table football, restaurant and a German-style Biergarten next to the water.

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Festivals & Events

Temperature (in July)
Average high: 22°C   72°F
Average low:    13°C   55°F

Sunrise - Sunset (in July)
July 1:    5:22 am - 10:06 pm
July 31:  5:58 am - 9:35 pm

Exhibitions Agenda

read what's on in the Amsterdam museums

Friday Night Skate

Friday Night Skate The whole year round!

July tip

Sitting in the Vondelpark and watching passer-bys is an ideal way to spend a lazy summer day.

Things to do with kids

12 suggestions to for activities with kids

Practical information

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