As you might guess, at the beginning of summer, Amsterdam will start to get packed up and buzzing with tourists. Amsterdam in June comes alive, allowing you to meet people form all over the world and exchange travelling experiences. Also, several cultural events are available on the spot, whilst venues get packed up with places to sit on, admire the urban scenery and enjoy a Dutch cuisine specialty.
Amsterdam in June: To do list
Our top recommendation for activities to be done in June in Amsterdam is booking a private Red-Light District Tour. And this is due to the fact that the days are warmer and there are more and more people wandering around the streets, which will give you an authentic local feel.
The tours starts from Amsterdam’s Central Station from where you will walk to the famous Red-Light District. It is a great opportunity of getting a glimpse of famous tourist spots in the city, including China Town, Schreiers Tower, the Buddhist Temple, the Old Church, the first coffee shop in the world or the prostitution information centre.
#2 Complete your Red-Light District experience with Amsterdam’s Jazz Festival
We suggest you add to your June itinerary in Amsterdam the celebration of Jazz in the Red-Light District. It is an annual event that gives this city the reputation of an authentic jazz city. The purpose of this event is to underline a more cultured side of the infamous Red-Light District.
It is an outstanding three-days festival, that will entice you with performers from all around the world that master the delicacy of jazz notes. Every jazz lover should attend this festival at least once!
#3 Attend the Holland Festival in Amsterdam
One of the oldest and vastest festivals held in Netherlands is the Holland Festival. In Amsterdam, it gathers a series of events that include theatre, music, opera or modern dance. Of course, during the past years the usage of visual arts or films appeared on the program, making this festival in Amsterdam the go to place if you aim to get a close look at everything this multicultural city has to offer.
The events take place in venues all around Amsterdam like the city theatre, the opera, the Concertgebouw or Muziekgebouw concert halls. Every edition held in June has its own unique theme, whilst the programme mingles perfectly both contemporary pieces of work and classical references.
#4 Day trip to Aalsmeer Flower Festival
And if you thought that flower festivals happen only in April when the popular tulips start to bloom, we assure you were mistaken. The village of Aalsmeer is at 30 minutes train ride from Amsterdam, being poplar for its June festival held each year.
It is great for those that are passionate for horticulture, as several auctions are held. Yet it is also suitable for those that enjoy admiring the colourful beauty of those flowers. The latest trend in flower design or flower planting techniques are shared during several workshops, making this a rather cultural day trip from Amsterdam.
Coffee lovers from all around the world attend this interesting coffee tour in Amsterdam. In 2 hours, you will explore important landmarks in the city, along with a visit to the world`s biggest coffeeshop Prix d`Ami.
With this tour you will learn all about the coffee culture in Netherlands, intriguing facts about the Dutch laws and drugs, whilst at the end of the tour during the coffee shop visit, you will even learn how to roll a joint!