These are the best summer festivals of 2024

Festival season has really started! That can only mean good vibes, cold drinks and summery outfits. A day of partying with your friends, who doesn’t like that? Do you have no festival plans yet, or are you looking for inspiration? In this article, you will find the best Dutch festivals to add a festive touch to your summer.

Milkshake Festival
Milkshake Festival in Amsterdam is one of the most inclusive events in the Netherlands. Every year, thousands of people flock to Amsterdam. They enjoy music and celebrate love and diversity. With its unique ambience and positive vibes, Milkshake Festival provides a safe space for everyone to be themselves and enjoy themselves freely.

One of the highlights of Milkshake Festival is its impressive line-up of artists and DJs. From house to techno, pop to R&B, there is something for everyone. The various stages offer all kinds of music styles, allowing visitors to dance to their favourite beats. There are also art installations and performances celebrating the creativity and expression of the LGBTQ+ community.

Besides music and art, Milkshake Festival is also a place for fashion and style. Besides music and art, Milkshake Festival is also a place for fashion and style. From colourful and bold outfits to lavish make-up and accessories. Festival-goers are encouraged to showcase themselves with their outfits and costumes. With its positive vibes and unique atmosphere, Milkshake Festival is the place to be for everyone who loves a party full of acceptance, respect and fun!

Milkshake Festival takes place every year in the Westerpark. From Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre the festival is easily accessible. From the centre you can walk in one straight line to the Westerpark. Do you prefer travelling by public transport? There are many options with buses and trams to reach the festival.


Festival Strand
The name says it all: Festival Strand is a festival with a summery touch. Festival Strand (beach in Dutch) takes place at a beautiful location on the – you guessed it – beach of the Haarrijnse Plas in Utrecht. The event is on Friday 25 August and Saturday 26 August. Fans of 90s dance music should go on Friday. The line-up of artists on stage includes Paul Elstak, Vengaboys and Alice DJ. On Saturday, there will be pop and rock music by BLØF, Nick Schilder and Chef Special, among others. Stroll around the Ibiza market and drop by various food trucks on the food boulevard. And enjoy the music of top Dutch artists.


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After such a day at the ‘Beach’, a refreshing 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 options for complete relaxation, such as a bubble bath, rain shower or even a private sauna. On the eleventh floor of the hotel there is also a swimming pool at Spa Dôme.

Mysteryland is the largest electronic music festival in the Netherlands, bringing together different dance styles. From 30 August to 1 September, this huge event takes place in the Haarlemmermeer Bos in Hoofddorp. With 22 stages playing house, techno, trance, EDM, hardstyle and hardcore, but also Latin, pop, R&B, hip-hop and Afrobeats, there is something for everyone.


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Mysteryland is so large that it even has its own campsite. But be honest, what sounds better after showing off your dance moves all day: sleeping on a mat in a tent, or chilling out in your own bubble bath and/or private sauna? Book an overnight stay at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre or Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Landmark and completely unwind. From Hoofddorp station you can easily reach the hotels by public transport.en kom helemaal tot rust.


Live on the Beach

Does Dutch music on the beach sound appealing to you? Then you won’t want to miss the next party! On the beach in Scheveningen, Live on the Beach takes place Thursday 29 August to Sunday 2 September. Every day, well-known Dutch artists will perform.

On Thursday evening, Acda and De Munnik take to the stage. With Van Dik Hout and De Kast as support act. Fans of Dutch music can indulge themselves.

The next day, The Hague rock band KANE is back where it all started. KANE is still one of the all-time great bands in the Netherlands with hits like: Rain Down On Me, So Glad You Made It, Fearless, Something To Say, Shot of a Gun and No Surrender. In addition to KANE, this evening’s supporting act will also include The Hague bands The Indien and Prins S en de Geit.

On Saturday 1 September, we will celebrate Het Grootste Zomerfeest van Nederland. This beach party will feature, among others, ANOUK, Suzan & Freek and Flemming. Kris Kross Amsterdam will close this summer day with a spectacular show.

Tino Martin, André Hazes and Mart Hoogkamer will give a concert together on Sunday evening. Never before have they given a concert together. The evening is opened by Mart Hoogkamer, after which André Hazes takes over. Tino Martin closes this summer evening.


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Enjoy these musical evenings and then crawl straight into your bed, there’s no better way. Inntel Hotels The Hague Marina Beach is just 500 metres from the venue. The ideal base after a day of swinging. Our hotel package gives you access to one of the concerts and an overnight stay at Inntel Hotels Den Haag Marina Beach. Wake up in the morning with a breakfast buffet and get a breath of fresh air on the beach. This makes a concert experience feel like a luxury mini-holiday!


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