Winter Season 2016

As the cooler and shorter days begin in the city, Amsterdam prepares for a fun-packed season.
The City comes into its own in the winter months with a festive atmosphere, cosy pubs and plenty of events to enjoy.
Highlights include the Light Festival, plays and performances and many Christmas and New Years events and parties.

Cannabis City

Every week thousands come to the Netherlands to enjoy a society where cannabis is available to anyone over 18 years of age, and able to identify themselves. Many, coming by car from Belgium, France and Germany, head from the country’s border straight for the nearest town with a Coffeeshop. Starting 2012 this situation has changed, leaving Amsterdam the No.1 visiting city for Cannabis tourism in the world.

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Afrovibes Festival in Amsterdam E-mail

afrovibesAfrovibes presents today’s most surprising, intriguing and extraordinary African artists and creators. Every year, the festival introduces an enormous selection of young, urban and contemporary music, theatre, dance and design, inviting collaborations with young Dutch talent too.



Amsterdam Dance Event E-mail

amsterdam dance eventOctober - The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the leading electronic music conference and the biggest club festival for electronic music. Founded fifteen years ago, ADE first came to light in 1996 as a small conference with a few hundred music professionals and a festival program in 3 clubs with 30 DJs.

ADE has grown to become the ultimate platform to meet international business partners, introduce businesses to a worldwide audience and get in touch with new people, new music and new trends.




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