So you and your friends have it all figured out. You’ll be flying into Amsterdam in July and no matter what the hell’s going down, you’ll be partying. Well, you’d be surprised how a little more preparation can enhance your trip to The Netherlands. Once you’ve read this blog, you’ll know all about the secret festival locations, hidden party treasures in and outside Amsterdam. Get off the beaten path and discover our top 5 of the best festival locations for July 2016!
Het Ruigoord Manifestival | Saturday July 2nd.
Secluded and hidden away, at a stone’s throw from Amsterdam, is the artist village of Ruigoord. It’s one of the most creative places in Amsterdam, and it’s going down for a massive party on July 2nd. Everyone’s accepted here, and freedom is the most valued thing – worth a celebration. Party organization DOOR! hosts its own stage at the Ruigoord Manifestival, with all kinds of techno blasting through the speakers. DJ’s & live-acts like Luis Flores, Albert van Abbe and Holger Hecler can be found on the line-up, but there’s many other stages and crazy things going on there. You can’t miss it!
Wildeburg Festival | 15,16 & 17th of July.
Want to get away from everyday life? Well, Wildeburg Festivals brings you to a completely different world – so you’re welcome to join and lose yourself into it. Far away from the big city of Amsterdam, at a recreational area called Netl – De Wildste Tuin or Kraggenburg, near a village called Emmeloord, you’ll find the festival village of Wildeburg. Bring your tents, because with more than 70 artists performing on 4 stages, you don’t miss out on anything. Marcus Meinhardt, Barnt, Koffie, Michael Mayer, Harvey Mckay and more, will be rocking you. But there’s more than just music. You can doze off in the dunes, go to the beach, float away to a little island and lose yourself in the bamboo forest. This one will be one for the books.
In Retraite – Kloosterfestival | July 8, 9, 10 & 11
Head to the South of Holland and you’ll experience a completely different trip to The Netherlands. Leave that tourist trail in Amsterdam behind and go for the ‘In Retraite’ Festival, located at an ancient old monastery in Ottersum, Limburg. For no less than 4 days, you and your friends can camp in the forest next to it, and enjoy parties that last until the sun rises. DJ’s like Dax J, Alex.Do, FunkinEven, Moscoman, Florian Kupfer, Cinnaman, Reza Athar and many more, are part of its line-up. A truly unique location, with quality deep house and techno. You bet that’s going to be a weekend in The Netherlands to remember.
Welcome To The Future 2016 | Saturday July 23rd
Not far from Amsterdam, in the beautiful recreational area called ‘Het Twiske’ in Oostzaan, you’ll find the Welcome To The Future festival. A yearly highlight for techno and deephouse lovers, with names like Andhim, The Martinez Brothers, Chris Liebing, Carl Craig, Len Faki, Paco Osuna and many more on the dazzling line-up. If you’ve got no clue what to do in Amsterdam on July 23rd, head off to WTTF 2016 and you’ll have a splendid weekend, no matter what.
Ohm Festival 2016
It’s not a secret location, but it sure is a hidden gem. The Lijm & Cultuur factory in Delft. Stuck between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, you’ll find the historic city of Delft. Skip the Delft’s blue and go for techno, at Ohm Festival. On July 30th, Ben Sims, Surgeon, Steffi, Optimo, Marcel Fengler and many more will perform at this rare location, an old glue factory which maintained most of its industrial character. Perfect for techno galore with you and your friends!