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Music Festivals in the Netherlands: Summer 2014

Music Festivals in the Netherlands: Summer 2014

When the warm weather arrives, the Dutch ditch the bars and clubs and head for the pastures, meadows and lakes for some of the best music festivals in Europe.

From big names in electronic to hip-hop heavyweights and legends of classic rock, the summer festivals in the Netherlands are abundant and top-notch. 

If you're still on the fence about where to go, check out our suggestions and get your ticket before they sell out! 

Please note that ticket prices do not include service or membership charges that may be applicable to purchase price. All ticket prices (in euros) are for one-day passes unless otherwise indicated.

Festivals in the Netherlands | May 2014

Pacha Festival

- Date: May 17
- Where: Amsterdam | Java-eiland
- Tickets: 52,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Roger Sanchez, Dennis Ferrer, MK, John Digweed

› 909

- Date: May 31
- Where: Amsterdam | Amsterdamse Bos
- Tickets: 29 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Danny Tenaglia, Laurent Garnier, Nuno Dos Santos

Festivals in the Netherlands | June 2014

› Amsterdam Open Air

- Date: June 7-8
- Where: Amsterdam | Gaasperpark
- Tickets: 44,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Agoria, Tensake, DJ Sneak, Maribou State

› Freshtival

- Date: June 8
- Where: Enschede | Het Rutbeek
- Tickets: 39,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: W&W, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, R3hab, Dyro

Indian Summer Festival

- Date: June 14-15
- Where: Broek op Langedijk | Geestmerambacht
- Tickets: 49 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Lily Allen, Tom Odell, Birdy, Crystal Fighters

› Best Kept Secret Festival

- Date: June 21-22
- Where: Hilvarenbeek | Beekse Bergen
- Tickets: 67,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Franz Ferdinand, Pixies, Elbow, Lykke Li, James Blake

› Nomads Festival

- Date: June 28
- Where: Amsterdam | Riekerhaven
- Tickets: 28,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Kerri Chandler, Chez Damier, Marshall Jefferson, Robert Owens

› Awakenings

- Date: June 28-29
- Where: Amsterdam | Spaarnwoude (Houtrak)
- Tickets: 50 (Day 1) | 45 (Day 2)
- Featured artists: Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Dave Clarke, Sven Väth

Festivals in the Netherlands | July 2014

PITCH

- Date: July 4-5
- Where: Amsterdam | Westergasfabriek
- Tickets: 47,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Massive Attack, Richie Hawtin, Moderat, SBTRKT, Darkside  

› DanceFloat

- Date: July 5
- Where: Rotterdam | Various + On Water
- Tickets: 50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Chuckie, Mark Knight, Kevin Saunderson

› WOO HAH! Festival

- Date: July 6
- Where: Tilburg | Spoorzone
- Tickets: 39 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Method Man, Redman, Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown

› North Sea Jazz Festival

- Date: July 11-13
- Where: Rotterdam | Ahoy
- Tickets: 82 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Outkast, Nile Rodgers

› A Day at the Park

- Date: July 12
- Where: Amsterdam | Amsterdamse Bos
- Tickets: 45 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Paul Kalkbrenner, Matthias Tanzmann, The Magician, Andrea Oliva

› Extrema Outdoor

- Date: July 12
- Where: Eindhoven [Best] | Aquabest
- Tickets: 49 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Fedde Le Grand, Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Nervo

› Bospop

- Date: July 12-13
- Where: Weert | Weert-Noord
- Tickets: 65 | Purchase
- Featured artists: John Fogerty, Simple Minds, Fun Lovin' Criminals, BLØF, Triggerfinger

› Buiten Westen

- Date: July 19
- Where: Amsterdam | Westerpark
- Tickets: 42,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Joris Delacroix, Worakls, Apparat, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Skudge

› Electronic Family

- Date: July 19
- Where: Amsterdam | Amsterdamse Bos
- Tickets: 45 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Armin van Buuren, Andy Moor, Andrew Rayel, John O'Callaghan

› Milkshake

- Date: July 20
- Where: Amsterdam | Westerpark
- Tickets: 42,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Bob Sinclair, Joost van Bellen, many more!

› TikTak Eclectic Music Festival

- Date: July 26
- Where: Amsterdam | Arena Park
- Tickets: 35 (Early) | Purchase
- Featured artists: Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, DVBBS, Carnage

› Welcome to the Future

- Date: July 26
- Where: Amsterdam [Oostzaan] | Het Twiske
- Tickets: 46,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Loco Dice, Groove Armada, Chris Liebing

Festivals in the Netherlands | August 2014

› Dekmantel Festival

- Date: August 1-3
- Where: Amsterdam | Amsterdamse Bos
- Tickets: 42 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Ben Klock, Marcel Dettman, Jeff Mills, Nicolas Jaar, Jamie XX 

› Sky City Festival

- Date: August 2
- Where: Amsterdam | Arena Park
- Tickets: 55 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Avicii, Afrojack, Knife Party, Madeon, Rita Ora

› Dance Valley

- Date: August 2
- Where: Amsterdam | Spaarnwoude
- Tickets: 50-60 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Paul Oakenfold, Dirty South, Steve Angello, Chuckie

› Loveland

- Date: August 9
- Where: Amsterdam | Sloterpark
- Tickets: 44-49 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Boris Werner, Audiojack

› Appelsap Fresh Music Festival

- Date: August 9
- Where: Amsterdam | Oosterpark
- Tickets: 29 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Travi$ Scott, Hudson Mohawke, Typhoon and more TBA

› Lowlands

- Date: August 15-17
- Where: Biddinghuizen | Wilibi World
- Tickets: 195 (3-day) | Purchase
- Featured artists: Queens of the Stone Age, Skrillex, James Holden, Imagine Dragons

› STRAF_WERK Festival

- Date: August 23
- Where: Amsterdam | Riekerhaven
- Tickets: 29,50 (Early) | Purchase
- Featured artists: Tensnake, Âme, Agoria, Finnebassen

› Mysteryland

- Date: August 23
- Where: Hoofddorp | Vormalig Floriadeterrein
- Tickets: 72,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Loco Dice

› Voltt Loves Summer

- Date: August 30
- Where: Amsterdam | NDSM-Werf
- Tickets: 52,50 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Richie Hawtin, Dixon, Gui Boratto, Tiga

› Encore Festival

- Date: August 31
- Where: Amsterdam | NDSM-Werf
- Tickets: 35 | Purchase
- Featured artists: Kid Ink, Mack Wilds, Full Crate x Mar, More TBA

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Raised in Massachusetts. University years in New York City. Graduate school in Utrecht. Amsterdammer by choice. Cultuurliefhebber. Urbanist. Affinity for sarcasm, craft beers, art criticism, stand-up comedy and the Dutch...

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