Get ready to party – over 1,000 festivals are on this year’s calendar

Portrait of happy crowd enjoying and dancing at music festival

From music to theatre and food – there are at least 1,115 festivals on the Dutch calendar this year, according to marketing bureau EM-Cultuur.

This is up almost 300 on 2018, when there were complaints in some quarters about the over-full calendar, and the noise which they often generate.

More than half the festivals are music focused, but theatre and art-based events are also on the rise, the researchers say.

June is the busiest month for festivals, when you have a choice of 145 events, followed by August (138) and May (133).

RTL has an interactive guide to find what is on near you.

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