By Nadeche van Eldijk
The first things that come to mind when people think about the Netherlands are without a doubt Amsterdam, weed, mills, wooden shoes, tulips, etc. But what most people forget is the music scene. For instance, most of the number 1 DJ’s in the world the last few years are from the Netherlands. Think about DJ’s like Hardwell, Martin Garrix and Armin van Buuren.
But also don’t forget the many music festivals that take place every year. In 2017 there was about 470 music festivals, which is a lot for a such a small country. Below I will mention a few popular ones
The oldest electronic music festival in the world! The first edition took place in 1993 and since then it has been influencing the music scene all over the world. Because of its success there are nowadays also editions in Chili and America.
Music genres which are typical for Mysteryland are: techno, house, trance, dance, hardstyle, urban, hiphop and electro.
This year’s edition will take place from the 25th and the 26th of august.
The Flying Dutch
1 festival, 3 cities! It is the largest outdoor dance festival in which the biggest Dutch DJ’s are united. The DJ’s fly back and forth between Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam in helicopters! This is what makes the festival unique.
This year’s edition will take place on the 2nd of June.
A Campingflight To Lowlands Paradise is exactly what it promises to be: a true backpacker’s Garden of Eden and Holland’s most adventurous cultural outdoor event. For three days, 55,000 people come together to enjoy everything Lowlands had to offer: twelve stages, about 250 different acts and performances, food and drinks from all over the world, markets, saunas, etc. You name it and it’s there. During these three days the visitors can stay at 7 luxury campsites nearby the festival.
This year’s edition will take place from the 17th until the 19th of August.
Another event that deserves mentioning is ADE; Amsterdam Dance Event. For five days and nights, the city of Amsterdam is all about electronic music. Over 2,500 artists will perform at 160 different locations. It is basically the world’s biggest club festival. The Amsterdam Dance Event takes place from the 17th till the 21st of October. So, if you ever have the change to visit Amsterdam, compare it with ADE. It will take your trip to the next level.