Festivals in the Netherlands
An incredible music festival is never very far away in the Netherlands. They serve up an array of genres in truly unique venues. You can reach most major festivals in the country by train, and organisers make an effort to ensure that shuttle buses help you cover the last few miles to the festival grounds.
Check out one of these music festivals in the Netherlands.
Best Kept Secret
Dates: 12 – 14 June 2020
Location: Hilvarenbeek, in the south of the Netherlands
Headliners: The National, The Strokes, Massive Attack
In just 5 years, Best Kept Secret has grown to feature one of the strongest music festival line-ups in the Netherlands. You'll get artists from a range of genres, including rock, electronic and hip-hop.
Dates: 19 - 21 June 2020
Headliners: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Post Malone, Marshmello, Guns N' Roses, Twenty One Pilots, Kensington, 5SOS
PinkPop is one of the most famous outdoor music festivals in the Netherlands, and it just keeps getting better: in 2019 they celebrate their 50th anniversary! The festival takes place in the south of the Netherlands. Four massive campsites provide space for 50,000 revelers.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Dates: 3 July – 5 July 2020
Location: De Groene Heuvels, Ewijk
Headliners: Tyler the Creator, Disclosure, BECK, FKA twigs, HAIM, Kacey Musgraves, Wilco
Down the Rabbit Hole is a three-day music festival located in the De Groene Heuvels (The Green Hills) park. Since the 1960s, DJs, artists, filmmakers and designers have disappeared down the Rabbit Hole along with thousands of party-goers.
North Sea Jazz Festival
Frequency's headline acts cover a range of genres, including dance, rock and indie music. Placebo, Oasis, Radiohead, Alt-J and The Prodigy have all featured in past lineups.
Dates: 10 – 12 July 2020
Headliners: John Legend, Alicia Keys, Jazzmeia Horn, Ibrahim Maalouf, Herbie Hancock
Despite what the name suggests, the North Sea Jazz Festival features musicians from multiple genres. This popular festival has been drawing crowds since 1973. It continues to feature as one of the best live music events in the world.
Dates: 21 – 23 August 2020
Location: Walibi Holland, Biddinghuizen
Headliners: The Chemical Brothers, Foals, Lewis Capaldi, Liam Gallagher, Bring me the Horizon, Typhoon
A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise, or simply Lowlands, is a popular 3-day music festival in Flevoland province. The festival draws large crowds and impressive artists, including the likes of Alt-J, Mumford and Sons, Flume and Bastille.
Dates: 28 – 30 August 2020
Location: Haarlemmermeer, near Amsterdam
Headliners: DJ Snake, Timmy Trumpet, Armin van Buuren, Sam Feldt, Lucas & Steve, Mike Williams
Enjoy 300 artists on 17 different stages at colourful and energetic Mysterland. Expect the best in electronic music, along with fireworks and a lot of creativity!
Welcome to the Future
Date: 25 July 2020
Location: Het Twiske, near Amsterdam
Headliners: Benny Rodrigues, Chris Stussy, De Sluwe Vos, Joris Voorn, Prunk, SpaceAndTime, William Djoko
Looking to do a 1-day festival? Get your dance on at Welcome to the Future, located in a forest near Amsterdam. Good vibes and great music are waiting for you!
Explore the Netherlands with Interrail
Keen to go to one of these festivals in the Netherlands? Why not get an Interrail Benelux Pass? It'll get you closer to an epic event, and you'll be free to explore more of the Netherlands by train. It's also valid in Belgium and Luxembourg!