Best Things to do in Amsterdam in June

Get ready to turn up the heat in Amsterdam this June! As the summer vibes take over the city, Amsterdam is full of exciting experiences and unforgettable moments. The streets come alive with outdoor festivals, the parks are decked out in vibrant colors and the canals invite you to take a romantic stroll. Whether you want to discover the art, enjoy the food or get lost in the picturesque alleys, Amsterdam in June is a magical time. At the Crowne Plaza, we’ve got it covered with the ultimate guide to the best adventures and hidden gems Amsterdam has to offer in June. 

Red Light Jazz

Every year in June, Amsterdam vibrates to the sound of jazz during the long awaited Red Light Jazz event. This is an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate this timeless form of musical expression in a very special setting: the Red Light district. 

The Red Light District is world famous for its unique character and captivating atmosphere. However, during Red Light Jazz, it is transformed into a place where music reigns supreme. The jazz clubs, bars and cafes in this iconic part of Amsterdam open their doors to the haunting melodies of jazz. 

The festival attracts talented musicians from all over the world, ready to thrill your senses and keep you dancing until the end of the night. You’ll be swept away by fiery saxophone solos, driving drum rhythms and haunting vocals that will have you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be surprised and amazed by the unique performances of some of the best artists in contemporary jazz. 

Red Light Jazz in Amsterdam is more than just a jazz festival. It’s an enchanting experience that immerses you in the vibrant world of music and celebration.

Whether you’re an avid jazz fan or just looking for a thrill, this festival promises unique memories and a festive atmosphere you’ll remember for a long time. So get your dancing shoes out and get ready to dance. 

Location:  In all the city

Opening hours:

  • Friday 9th June: 15h-00H30  
  • Saturday 10th June: 13h-00h30  
  • Sunday 11th June: 10h-23h30  

It’s worth noting that although admission to the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre is free, it’s often advisable to reserve your seats in advance, especially for very popular events. You can check the theater’s official website for the June program and more information on booking tickets.

Location: Vondelpark 5a, 1071 AA Amsterdam

Opening hours:

  • May to September


Discover the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre: a unique Amsterdam experience in June

The Vondelpark Open Air Theatre is a hidden gem in Amsterdam, offering a magical atmosphere where nature and the arts meet. Every year, from May to September, this open-air theater presents a series of free shows, concerts, plays and high-caliber artistic performances. You’ll be enchanted by the diversity of events on offer, from contemporary dance performances to jazz concerts and comedy shows.

The Vondelpark setting adds a unique dimension to every show. In the open air, surrounded by greenery and lakes, the theater offers an intimate and convivial experience. You can relax on the grass while listening to live music or admiring a theatrical performance. Bring your own picnic, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this exceptional venue.

The Vondelpark Open Air Theatre’s programming is carefully crafted to appeal to all tastes. Whether you’re a fan of classical music, contemporary theater or light comedy, you’re sure to find a show to captivate you. What’s more, the theater showcases emerging local artists, providing a platform for the talents of Amsterdam’s art scene. 


Discover the hidden wonders at Amsterdam's Open Garden Days

Amsterdam Open Garden Days, a unique event that opens the doors to the city’s secret gardens and invites visitors to dive into a world of natural beauty and tranquility, with this year’s theme “The Canal Garden as a backdrop”. During this annual event, Amstellodammers and visitors alike have the rare opportunity to explore historic and contemporary private gardens hidden behind the facades of Amsterdam’s iconic homes and buildings. Prepare yourself for a captivating adventure, where nature and landscape art meet to create lush oases in the heart of the city. 

You will have the opportunity to visit a selection of extraordinary gardens, carefully preserved and passionately maintained by their owners. From classic gardens to modern designs, each space will transport you to a unique world, revealing diverse floral collections, majestic trees and exquisite architectural details. 

Amsterdam’s gardens are more than just green spaces. They are steeped in history and tradition, reflecting the eras and cultural influences that have shaped the city over the centuries.

Open Garden Day 2023- Amsterdam-summer events-june

Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast or simply looking for a moment of peace and quiet, Open Garden Days promises a memorable experience where nature and history meet in harmony. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the hidden wonders of Amsterdam. 

Location: Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam

Opening hours: Open daily from 10:00 until 17:00

Location: Haarlemmermeer gare V

Openin hours: April to October all the Sunday : 11h-17h

Historic Tram Line

Amsterdam’s streetcar line 30 is more than just a means of transportation. It is a scenic experience that connects the vibrant neighborhoods of Haarlemmermeerstation and Amstelveen, offering travelers a journey through vibrant cityscapes and picturesque neighborhoods. 

When you board line 30, you are greeted by a modern and comfortable streetcar, ready to take you on a fascinating journey through Amsterdam. Whether you’re a local looking for a convenient transportation alternative or a tourist curious to see the city from a new perspective, Line 30 is an ideal choice for exploring Amsterdam in an authentic way. 

Streetcar line 30 starts at Haarlemmermeer station and leads to Bovenkerk in Amstelveen, a large city between Amsterdam and Schiphol airport. 

The smell of varnished teak wood, the sights and sounds of the streetcar, the parks that pass by on the way.children can feel the gentle vibration of the streetcar under their feet as it moves along the tracks. Take your kids for a ride and let them experience the way their grandparents traveled. 


World Press Photo Exhibition

Immerse yourself in the captivating emotion of the World Press Photo Exhibition 2023 in Amsterdam 

This unmissable event brings together the world’s best photojournalists to showcase their most powerful and moving images. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, this unique event offers you a unique opportunity to dive into the stories that shape our world and feel the emotional impact of these striking photographs. 

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2023 is more than just a photographic exhibition. It is a total immersion in the most significant stories of our time. The photographs on display have been selected for their ability to capture key moments, to bear witness to humanity in all its diversity, and to provoke deep reflection on the issues that affect us all. 

Renowned photojournalists from around the world will be present to share their experiences, challenges and inspirations. You will have the opportunity to participate in conferences, workshops and meetings to learn more about their creative process and behind-the-scenes reporting. 

World Press Photo Exhibition - 2023- Dam Square-Crowne plaza

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2023 in Amsterdam is a must-see event for all photography enthusiasts, art lovers and the curious from all walks of life. 

Location: De Nieuwe Kerk Dam Square Amsterdam

Opening hours: 22 April 2023 to  30 July 2023 Daily: from 11h until 18h

Other events in Amsterdam in June: 

1th of June – Live music night in Manhattan Lounge bar. Book your table.
6th of May- Bach / Dowland / Yun / Vivaldi / Couperin F. / Dalza… Book your ticket.
8th of May- Live music night in Manhattan Lounge bar. Book your table.
14th of May- Prague Symphony – Glanert / Symphony No. 3 “Schottische” – Mendelssohn. Book your ticket.
15th of May- Live music night in Manhattan Lounge bar. Book your table.
18th of May- Piano Recital. Book your tickets.
22th of May- Live music night in Manhattan Lounge bar. Book your table.
23thof May- The Weekend, Kaytranada, and Mike Dean. Book your ticket.
29th of May- Live music night in Manhattan Lounge bar. Book your table.

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