5 Netherlands Music Festivals To Stack Your Summer

5 Netherlands Music Festivals To Stack Your Summer

The music festival season in the Netherlands starts in June and continues through August, with at least one major music festival happening every weekend. These five festivals span different genres and showcase some of the most popular performers including Disclosure and Alan Walker. Whether you’re into electronic music or pop music, there’s something here for you this summer! Grab your passport, get some discounted airfare, and travel to the Netherlands. Let Party Guru plan your summer in the Netherlands with this list!

1) Best Kept Secret

Crowd from Best Kept Secret

Taking place from June 10th to June 12th, this festival is kicking off our list. Best Kept Secret takes place on a grassy field surrounded by farmlands, which contribute to it’s charming atmosphere. There are no corporate sponsors or VIP areas—just four stages, one for each of their musical genres: rock, pop, electronic, and world. The Strokes and Alt-J are just a few of the many performers on this stacked lineup.

2) Defqon.1

Taking place from June 23rd through June 26th, this three-day music festival showcases hardstyle and other sub-genres of EDM. A relatively affordable ticket costs around $125 USD, a bargain considering admission gets you into three days of performances by industry leading DJ’s. This year is the 19th anniversary of the Netherlands festival. Some of the performing artists are Nosferatu and Miss K8.

3) Down The Rabbit Hole

From July 1st through July 3rd, this event is sure to be more than memorable. With a super-stacked line-up of 62 artists, including Disclosure, The Gorillaz, and Erykah Badu, Down the Rabbit Hole is one you don’t want to miss. No matter if you are camping, swimming, finding hidden discos, or eating at one of the dozens of restaurants, there will be music, art, and performers nearby for you to enjoy.

4) Lowlands Festival

A few hours south of Amsterdam, at Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands will host Lowlands Festival from August 19th through August 21st.This festival is a three-day event featuring some of today’s biggest names in music. You can find big names like the Arctic Monkeys, James Blake and Rufus du Sol gracing the stages.

5) Mysteryland

The Netherlands invites you to Mysteryland; a three-day electronic dance festival featuring some of the best producers and DJs out there. Mysteryland will kick off on August 26th through August 28th. A few of the artists scheduled to perform are Cat Dealers, DJ Snake, and Alan Walker.


Music festivals are a Dutch staple, and there is always something going on. Whether you’re looking for a festival filled with electronic sounds or pop music, there is a festival for everyone. With so many options, it should be easy to find one that will entertain you from beginning to end—and bring a whole new meaning to partying like a Party Guru.