Festivals in the Netherlands
An incredible music festival is never very far away in the Netherlands. They serve up an array of genres in truly unique venues. You can reach most major festivals in the country by train, and organisers make an effort to ensure that shuttle buses help you cover the last few miles to the festival grounds.
Check out one of these music festivals in the Netherlands.
Best Kept Secret
Location: Hilvarenbeek, in the south of the Netherlands
In just 5 years, Best Kept Secret has grown to feature one of the strongest music festival line-ups in the Netherlands. You'll get artists from a range of genres, including rock, electronic and hip-hop.
PinkPop is one of the most famous outdoor music festivals in the Netherlands, and it just keeps getting better: in 2019 they celebrate their 50th anniversary! The festival takes place in the south of the Netherlands. Four massive campsites provide space for 50,000 revelers.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Location: De Groene Heuvels, Ewijk
Down the Rabbit Hole is a three-day music festival located in the De Groene Heuvels (The Green Hills) park. Since the 1960s, DJs, artists, filmmakers and designers have disappeared down the Rabbit Hole along with thousands of party-goers.
North Sea Jazz Festival
Despite what the name suggests, the North Sea Jazz Festival features musicians from multiple genres. This popular festival has been drawing crowds since 1973. It continues to feature as one of the best live music events in the world.
Location: Walibi Holland, Biddinghuizen
A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise, or simply Lowlands, is a popular 3-day music festival in Flevoland province. The festival draws large crowds and impressive artists, including the likes of Alt-J, Mumford and Sons, Flume and Bastille.
Welcome to the Future
Location: Het Twiske, near Amsterdam
Looking to do a 1-day festival? Get your dance on at Welcome to the Future, located in a forest near Amsterdam. Good vibes and great music are waiting for you!
Explore the Netherlands with Interrail
Keen to go to one of these festivals in the Netherlands? Why not get an Interrail Benelux Pass? It'll get you closer to an epic event, and you'll be free to explore more of the Netherlands by train. It's also valid in Belgium and Luxembourg!