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10 Things to do in Amsterdam in June (2024)

July 13, 2023

Summer has arrived in Amsterdam and we couldn’t love it anymore if we tried! Here’s Clink’s top picks for things to do in Amsterdam in June!

Why Visit Amsterdam in June?

June in Amsterdam is fantastic! The weather is lovely, perfect for wandering around the city’s picturesque streets and enjoying the many outdoor cafes. It’s a great time to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and explore the city’s parks and gardens. Plus, June is packed with exciting events and festivals, so there’s always something fun happening. Whether you’re into art, music, or just want to experience the lively Dutch culture, June is the perfect time to visit Amsterdam!

Read: 35 Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

Top 10 Things to Do in Amsterdam in June

1. Holland Festival

When? 6-29 June
Where? Various locations is Amsterdam

The Holland Festival started in 1947, and has been hosted in Amsterdam once a year since, in June.
It is the largest of all Holland’s festivals due to the range of its events. As a result, it draws thousands of locals and tourists (it is recommended to book accommodation in advance). The festival’s outstanding quality in music, opera, theatre, and dance is well renowned among the world’s specialists.

Large Holland Festival sign in sunshine beside the river
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2. Amsterdam Open Air

When? 1st and 2nd of June
Where? Gaasperpark

For the past ten years, Amsterdam Open Air (AOA) has been held at Amsterdam’s Gaasperpark on the first weekend of June. A group of creative trailblazers collaborate to produce a fashion forward festival that highlights the capital city’s nightlife and art scene while also providing a platform for local talent.

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Colourful concert stage at Amsterdam Open Air (AOA) in Amsterdam's Gaasperpark
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3. Mystic Garden Festival

Where? Amsterdam Sloterpark
When? June 15th

Mystic Garden Festival in Amsterdam is a magical experience that combines music, art, and nature in the heart of the city. Surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant flowers, the festival creates a mystical atmosphere that transports you to a different world. Dance to the beats of electronic music from top DJs, explore interactive art installations, and enjoy delicious food and drinks from local vendors. Join us at Mystic Garden and immerse yourself in a day of music, art, and enchantment!

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People enjoying the Mystic Garden Festival in Amsterdam

4. Open Garden Days

Where? 25 gardens in Amsterdam
When? 14-16 June

There are several private gardens in Amsterdam, many of which are not open to the public. However, in June 2024, you can visit several of these as part of Open Garden Days. Ticket price €20.

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Private garden in front of a house as part of Open Garden Days in Amsterdam
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5. Bacchus Wine Festival

When? 7-9 June & 14-16 June
Where? Amsterdamse Bos
How much? Tickets from €20

Consider attending this festival in the Amsterdamse Bos on the weekends of June 7th – 9th and 14th – 16th, 2024, if you’re looking to discover new wines. Taste more than 300+ different wines from all over the world, and combine it with the tastiest dishes and best stories.

Large crowd under colourful lights at Bacchus Wine Festival
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6. IJ Hallen

When? 1-2 June & 29-30 June
Where? NDSM-Plein 1, 1033 WC Amsterdam-Noord

IJ-Hallen is a huge warehouse in Amsterdam’s Noord district that is home to Europe’s biggest flea market. In the summer, when the weather is good, most of the stalls are outside, so bargain hunters can rummage around for treasure in the sunshine. Glorious!

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Outside looking at IJ-Hallen warehouse flea market building in Amsterdam’s Noord district
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7. Visit Hortus Botanicus

When? Open all year
Where? Hortus Botanicus, Plantage Middenlaan 2a
How much? Tickets €8.50

Amsterdam’s botanical garden is one of the oldest in the world and home to around six thousand kinds of tropical and indigenous trees and plants. Wander around the huge green houses and open air gardens and enjoy the welcome respite of this green oasis. If you’re looking for a little insider knowledge make sure you join the free tour which takes places every Sunday at 2pm.

Looking up through the plants in Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam's botanical garden
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8. Europe’s Highest Swing

Where? Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam
When? Whenever you like!
How much? Tickets from €14.40

Scared of heights? Then this one isn’t for you… Just a minutes’ walk from ClinkNOORD in A’DAM Tower in Amsterdam Noord, you’ll find ‘Europe’s Highest Swing.’ This activity is not for the faint hearted – but it is a whole lot of fun. Promise! Grab your best friend, get strapped in and swing away, soaring over the city. If you can bear to open your eyes, the views are pretty spectacular too. If you’re staying at ClinkNOORD, make sure to ask reception about our discounted rates. 

9. Westergas Market

When? On Sundays
Where? Haarlemmerweg 8-10. 1014 BE Amsterdam

You’ll find stalls selling housewares, ceramics, apparel, vintage items, jewellery, accessories, illustrations, affordable art, kids’ products, and delicious organic food and drinks. Along from shopping and munching, there’s much for both children and adults to do, such as creative classes, live music, and, of course, enjoying the nearby park.

10. Friday Night Skate Amsterdam

When? On Friday night – weather permitting
Where? Vondelpark

Friday Night Skate in Vondelpark, Amsterdam is an exciting event that takes place every Friday evening from April to October. Thousands of skaters from all over the Netherlands, and even beyond, come together in the beautiful Vondelpark to skate under the stars. The event is completely free and it is a great way to get outside and get active.

Top Tips to Visit Amsterdam in June

Visiting Amsterdam in June is a fantastic idea! The weather is lovely, perfect for exploring the city’s picturesque streets and enjoying outdoor cafes. To make the most of your trip, book your accommodation early, pack layers for the unpredictable weather, and consider renting a bike to easily navigate the bike-friendly streets. Don’t miss the beautiful parks like Vondelpark and Westerpark for a relaxing afternoon. Explore the iconic canals with a boat tour or pedal boat rental. June is also festival season, so check out events like Holland Festival and Open Garden Days for a taste of local culture. Try traditional Dutch dishes at local markets and respect the locals and their city. With so much to see and do, June is an exciting time to experience all that Amsterdam has to offer!

Read: What NOT to Do in Amsterdam

Planning Your Trip in Amsterdam in June?

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Q: What’s the weather like in Amsterdam in June?
A: June in Amsterdam is awesome! The weather is usually nice, with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 20°C (54°F to 68°F). It’s perfect for exploring the city and enjoying outdoor activities.

Q: Are there any fun festivals or events in Amsterdam in June?
A: Yes, June is a super exciting time in Amsterdam! You can check out cool events like the Holland Festival, Mystic Garden, and Open Garden Days. There’s always something fun happening!

Q: Is June a busy time for tourists in Amsterdam?
A: Yes, June is one of the busiest months for tourism in Amsterdam. It’s a good idea to book your accommodation and tickets to attractions in advance to avoid missing out.

Q: What kind of outdoor activities can I do in Amsterdam in June?
A: June is perfect for outdoor adventures in Amsterdam! You can explore the city’s beautiful parks and gardens, take a boat tour along the canals, or rent a bike and cruise around like a local.

Q: What to do in Amsterdam in June if it rains?

Q: What to do in Amsterdam in June if it rains?
A: No worries if it rains in Amsterdam in June! There’s still plenty to do. You can visit indoor attractions like the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum, explore the quirky shops in the Nine Streets, or cozy up in a café and enjoy some Dutch treats! And don’t forget to check our selection of things to do in Amsterdam when it rains, and our list of the best Amsterdam museums. You’re welcome!

Q: What should I pack for my trip to Amsterdam in June?
A: Pack light and comfy clothes, a raincoat or umbrella just in case, and don’t forget your sunglasses! It’s also a good idea to bring a camera to capture all the amazing moments in Amsterdam!