On Saturday October 15th and Sunday October 16th, a huge international sushi festival will take place in The Kromhouthal in Amsterdam. Of course you can eat tons of sushi, but there will be workshops and shiatsu massages as well. The tickets for the first day (Saturday) are already sold out, so if you want to join the festival be quick and order them online: http://sushi-festival.com
From August 26th to 28th, the history of the neighbourhood De Jordaan is celebrated. There will be different stages where you can listen to typical Dutch folk music. No need to buy tickets as the event is free of charge. http://www.jordaanfestival.nl, for the exact location, click here
We ‘Amsterdammers‘ (people that live in Amsterdam) just love De Parade. It is a theatre festival that travels through The Netherlands. It consists of colourful tents, restaurants (really good food!), bars and terraces. It is an experience for everyone: during the day you will find families with kids, during the evening young people will meet up and enjoy good food, go to a theatre play or dance performance and end the night drinking wine on a terrace. This year, the festival will be in Amsterdam from August 12th to August 28th (at Martin Luther Kingpark). Open daily until 1am and on Fridays and Saturdays until 2am. More information: http://www.deparade.nl/ams/english/
If you’re hung over the day after the Canal Parade, there is good news: go to Dok Amsterdam and some delicious steaks will be waiting for you at the Amsterdam BBQ Festival. There will be several BBQ food stands, and even if you are a veggie it will be worth a visit as they have vegetarian burgers as well. On August 7th, from 3pm to 11pm, free entrance.
Good news! The biggest open-air restaurant of The Netherlands is back. From August 4th to August 7th, you can find food trucks, pop-up restaurants and performances on the NDSM-wharf. And the good thing about this festival: there is NO entrance fee! Open every day from 1pm till 11pm. More information: http://amsterdamkookt.nl/ndsm-werf/