The best summer festivals in the Netherlands of 2023

It’s almost summer which probably means you’ve got your sunglasses, hats and caps, bum bags and breezy clothes ready: the festival season is coming! Who doesn’t love a day of partying with friends? Don’t have any festivals planned yet, or do you need some inspiration? In this article you’ll find the best Dutch festivals to give your summer a festive touch.

Fan of tasty food? And do you like good music? Then CuliNESSE is perfect for you! At this three day festival in Rotterdam both known and unknown Dutch artists will perform. Think of names like Miss Montreal, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, DI-RECT, Suzan & Freek and Guus Meeuwis. In addition, your taste buds will be pleased with the culinary delights present. No foodtrucks or standard greasy snacks, but renowned restaurants from the region will spoil you. The festival will take place on 24, 25 and 26 August, at the Zevenhuizerplas.

Finished eating and singing? Then you end your day at Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Centre or Mainport by Inntel Hotels. Continue your culinary adventure at one of the hotels with a fresh breakfast buffet, a hearty lunch or an extensive dinner!

Festival Beach
Festival Strand is a festival with a hint of summer. Strand takes place at a beautiful location on the beach of the Haarrijnse Plas in Utrecht. Live music by, among others, DI-RECT, Jaap Reesema, DJ Jean, Paul Elstak and The Dirty Daddies, guarantees a swinging party. For a tropical holiday feeling, walk around the Ibiza market and the food boulevard. The event takes place on Friday 25 August and Saturday 26 August. Lovers of 90’s dance music best go on Friday, pop and rock lovers on Saturday.

After such a day at Strand, a nice shower or warm bath is the perfect way to relax. You can do this at Inntel Hotels Utrecht Centre. The Spa and Wellness Rooms have the best facilities to fully relax, like a Whirlpool, Rain Shower or even a private sauna.


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The biggest and oldest electronic music festival in the Netherlands, where various dance genres come together… we’re obviously talking about Mysteryland. From August 25th to 27th, this massive event takes place in the Haarlemmermeerse Bos (in Hoofddorp). With 22 stages featuring house, techno, trance, EDM, hardstyle, hardcore, as well as Latin, pop, R&B, hip-hop, and Afrobeats, there’s something for everyone here. Dance your heart out and sample the different music genres.”

Mysteryland is so big that it even has its own campsite. But let’s be honest, what sounds better after a day of showing off your coolest dance moves: sleeping on a mat in a tent, or completely relax in your own whirlpool and/or private sauna? Book an overnight stay at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre or Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark and be spoilt. From Hoofddorp station, it is easy to reach the hotels by public transport.


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Milkshake Festival
Milkshake Festival in Amsterdam has established itself as one of the most inclusive events in the Dutch festival scene. This annual event attracts thousands of people from all over the world to the Dutch capital to enjoy music and celebrate love and diversity. With its unique atmosphere and positive vibes, the Milkshake Festival provides a safe space for people of all backgrounds to be themselves and freely enjoy.

One of the highlights of the Milkshake Festival is its impressive lineup of artists and DJs. From house to techno, from pop to R&B, there is something for everyone. The different stages offer a variety of music styles, allowing visitors to dance to the beats that resonate with them the most. Additionally, art installations and performances are showcased, celebrating the creativity and expression of the LGBTQ+ community.

In addition to music and art, the Milkshake Festival is also a platform for fashion and style. Visitors are encouraged to express themselves through their outfits and costumes. The extravagance and creativity of the festival-goers are an integral part of the event’s unique atmosphere. From colorful and bold outfits to extravagant makeup and accessories, the Milkshake Festival celebrates the freedom of self-expression. With its positive vibes and unique atmosphere, the Milkshake Festival is a must-visit for anyone looking for a party centered around acceptance, respect, and fun!

The Milkshake Festival takes place every year in Westerpark. From Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre, the festival is easily accessible. From the city center, you can walk straight along one road towards Westerpark. If you prefer public transportation, there are many options with buses and trams to reach the festival.

Het Grootste Zomerfeest van Nederland
Does Dutch music on the beach sound appealing to you? Then you don’t want to miss the next party! On the beach of Scheveningen, the second edition of Het Grootste Zomerfeest van Nederland (the biggest summerparty of the Netherlands) will take place on Saturday 2 September. The party is a collaboration between Live on the Beach and Qmusic. With performances by Guus Meeuwis, Kris Kross Amsterdam, Suzan & Freek Diggy Dex and Emma Heesters , this sultry beach party will definitely be a succes. Can you see yourself with a Desperados in your hand and sunglasses on your nose?

Partying on a Saturday evening and jumping straight into bed afterwards, it doesn’t get any better than that right? Because Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach is located at about 500 metres from the beach party, this is the ideal base after a day of swinging. Our special package includes two regular tickets for Het Grootste Zomerfeest and an overnight stay at Inntel Hotels The Hague Marina Beach with benefits.

You’ll be surprised