Four reasons to visit Amsterdam in June

Hello June, hello summer! From early sunny mornings to long, balmy evenings – there is no time to waste during this first month of the summer season. Amsterdam has plenty of activities in store, so grab your agenda and mark the following events:

 Architecture Month Amsterdam

Amsterdam is best known for its 17th & 18th century canal houses and iconic gables. But there’s so much more architecture to admire. And the entire month of June is dedicated to just that. The theme of this year is the North-South metro line, which took several years to realize and is planned to be completed in July. From exhibitions to special walking and cycling routes, there’s something for all ages. Would you like to have more information? Go to

When: 10th, 17th & 24th of June
Where: Dag van de Architectuur Amsterdam, Prins Hendrikkade 600, 1011 VX AMSTERDAM

Taste of Amsterdam

Taste of Amsterdam returns to Amsterdam’s Amstelpark this year from June 1st until June 3rd. The event brings together restaurants, producers and food enthusiasts. What makes this event so special, you ask? Different established chefs and new talents from some of Amsterdam’s best restaurants will create their signature dishes through interactive demos. An excellent opportunity to discover Amsterdam’s culinary scene.

When: 1st, 2nd & 3rd of June
Where: Amstelpark, 1083 HZ AMSTERDAM

Holland Festival

Art enthusiast? Then June is your month! This international performing arts festival offers high-level shows since 1947. Experience dance, opera and theater in various art styles. But there is more! They present fine arts, literature and architecture. Let’s say; something for everyone! You can find the entire program on the following website

When: From 7th of June to the 1st of July
Where: Various locations in Amsterdam

Open Garden Days

As we mentioned before – Amsterdam is renowned for its iconic canal houses. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that behind most of these beautiful facades, lies a hidden oasis. Amsterdam reveals these secret gardens during the Open Garden Days! During three days, more than thirty canal houses open their gardens to welcome you. For all participating gardens and more information, please visit

When: 15th, 16th & 17th of June
Where: Various canal gardens, Herengracht, 1017 BZ AMSTERDAM


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