10x the best festivals in the Netherlands

22 May 2024

Summer is coming and that means festival season is open! Nothing planned yet? No problem; we have listed the best festivals in the Netherlands for you.


What is definitely worth visiting is Oerol, which takes place on Terschelling from 7 to 16 June 2024. This ten-day festival annually attracts about fifty thousand visitors of all ages and origins. The special thing about this festival is that it isn't just about music, but also theater, storytelling, street theater and much more can be experienced here!

πŸ“ Tip: stay overnight at Stayokay Terschelling


Ever since 1970, the second largest festival in the Netherlands has taken place in the south of Limburg, namely Landgraaf; Pinkpop. This three-day festival is known not only for its eye-catching pink fisherman's hats, but also for its crazy lineup every year. For example, this year on 21, 22 and 23 June 2024, artists such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Acda and De Munnik and Limp Bizkit will be performing.

πŸ“ Tip: stay overnight at Stayokay Maastricht

Concert at Sea

In the weekend of 27, 28 and 29 June 2024, we can dance again in Brouwersdam, Zeeland, at Concert at Sea! With Dutch artists like BlΓΈf, Suzan & Freek, Davina Michelle and Snelle it will without a doubt be a party here. Watch the sun set behind the main stage or take a break on the beach. Did you know that this famous pop festival was founded by BlΓΈf in 2006?

πŸ“ Tip: stay overnight at Stayokay Domburg

Down The Rabbit Hole

This year on 5, 6, and 7 July 2024, it's time again for Down The Rabbit Hole, for short, DTRH. This three-day festival takes place at De Groene Heuvels recreation park in Beuningen, near Nijmegen and Arnhem. With outdoor and covered stages and different types of music, it's a party for everyone here.

πŸ“ Tip: spend the night at Stayokay Arnhem

North Sea Jazz Festival

The North Sea Jazz Festival began in 1974 with about nine thousand visitors and has since grown into an international phenomenon that attracts around ninety thousand visitors annually. Here you will see your favorite jazz artists perform in Rotterdam Ahoy on 12, 13 and 14 July 2024. Think of Joss Stone, Sting and Raye.

πŸ“ Tip: stay overnight in Stayokay Rotterdam

Pal Mundo

Every year the Zuiderpark in The Hague is the scene of the Pal Mundo festival! With its tropical music, this is truly a festival where the hips are loosened. Different genres like afronation, salsa and caribbean can be heard here. In other words; not dancing is not an option!

πŸ“ Tip: stay overnight in Stayokay The Hague

Milkshake Festival

On 27 and 28 July 2024, it's time again for the Milkshake Festival, which is organised in the heart of Amsterdam. Milkshake isn't a place where people come just for the music, it's also an open-minded space where diversity and acceptance of people is celebrated. With electronic music, hip-hop, dancehall and more genres, it's impossible to not dance!

πŸ“ Tip: stay at Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark or Stayokay Amsterdam Oost


A Camping Flight to Lowlands Paradise, also known as Lowlands, is a three-day festival that takes place from 16-18 August 2024. The music at this festival is very diverse and the genres vary from pop to rock, and from R&B to metal. It's only possible to buy a ticket here for the whole weekend. This way you really feel that fun festival atmosphere!

πŸ“ Tip: stay overnight at Stayokay Apeldoorn or Stayokay Utrecht Centrum


For 30 years, people have been visiting the famous festival Mysteryland, which will take place again this year in Haarlemmermeer. From 30 August to 1 September 2024, the feet will be off the floor to the best electronic music, hardstyle, house and afrobeats. With its many stages, this is one of the most diverse festivals in the Netherlands in terms of music.

πŸ“ Tip: stay overnight at Stayokay Haarlem

Into the Woods

On 20 and 21 September 2024, Into the Woods festival is happening at the Open Air Theater in Amersfoort. During this multi-genre electronic music festival you will be surrounded by trees enjoying the best techno tunes. With its creative art installations, not only the ears but also the eyes will be fed with creative positivity!

πŸ“ Tip: stay overnight at Stayokay Utrecht Centrum or Stayokay Soest

Want to visit a cosy light festival in winter?

Can't get enough of all the festivals in the Netherlands either? Then visit a beautiful light show or light festival this winter! We have already listed the best ones for you in our blog 6x the Most Beautiful Light Festivals in the Netherlands.