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The best festivals this summer

26 Jun 2016
by Linda Canter

The festival season has begun and of course you do not want to miss it. This season of course means partying in open air while enjoying a drink, a bite and good music. The nice vibe, blazing sunshine, fun people and a fantastic outfit make your festival complete. There is lots going on with various stages, music and food truck festivals this summer in The Netherlands. I cannot list them all because of they come in dazzling high numbers. Therefore, I made you a small selection of my favourites. Get inspired and enjoy summer’s fantastic music festivals.

Music and dance festivals in the months of summer

Enjoying your favourite artists accompanied with beer, a bite and a group of friends at the beach of Zeeland. It is possible Friday the first and Saturday the 2nd at Concert at Sea at the Brouwershaven. Enjoy music artists as Guus Meeuwis, Douwe Bob en BLØF.

You can listen to jazz, fusion and similar genres from Friday 8th of July at North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam.

On Saturday 13th of August, it is time to a put on your sneakers to kick it at Dance Valley in Spaarnwoude. The festival with different styles of music attracts many visitors for already many years. This year it is e.g. W&W, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Tom Harding’s turn to make the crowd go crazy.

Enjoy Mysteryland or beach festival Zand on Saturday 28th of August. Fortunately, these are two different types of parties regarding music which makes it easier to make a choice between them. You will enjoy Martin Garrix, Afrojack and The Partysquad in Haarlemmermeer or Marco Borsato, Nielson and Typhoon at the beach in Almere.

Food trucks and food festivals in 2016

Food festivals are hot and trending. I visited one myself last year and the vibe was fantastic. Good food, good people and soothing sunshine. Moreover, it is the perfect occasion to try out new food.

The Food Truck Trek is a popular one. This festivals takes places all summer long throughout different places in the Netherlands. Dozens of mobile kitchens with the tastiest foods install themselves in the city parks. Enjoy a fun day with good food, live music and performances.

Lowlands food festival in Boxtel is recommended if you are a fan of good food and live music. You can enjoy delicious slow food of pop-up restaurants, food trucks and also of various artists such as Kenny B. and Niels Geusebroek September 2nd till September 4th.
Rrollend is scattered across all over The Netherlands and also is held in less big cities and parks. This is where a true food Walhalla takes places which definitely will satisfy your taste buds. Rrollend is a fun day out with family and/or friends. You can visit this food festival until September.

Which festivals are you planning on visiting?
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