Spring Break Amsterdam is a three-day metro festival taking place across some of Amsterdam’s most intriguing arenas at night. A metro-festival, such as this one, is the perfect way to explore a city for a festival lover who’s far from home, with the chance to indulge in the music by night and the time to explore the city by day. The city lovers may enjoy the idea of there being no camping facilities up for offer, as the event is in the centre of Amsterdam it’s perfect for the attendee to have a short walk from their hostel/hotel to their chosen arena of the night.
Chase and Status (DJ set) | My Nu Leng | Shy Fx | Wiley
Artful Dodger | Big Narstie | Camelphat | Chris Lorenzo | Dj Luck & Mc Neat | General Levy | High Contrast | Holy Goof | Jaguar Skills | Sam Divine | Skepsis | The Heatwave
Apexape | Alphabet Pony | Carnival Magnifico | Dazed | Dj Specs | Felon | Festival of the Dead | Festival of the Light | Foor | Foreverland | Frazah James Levy | Jay Nino | Just Daniel | My Friend | Phibes | Row Productions | Shorebitch | Sum Cellar | Taim | Tax Man | Techbox | The Psychedelic Funhouse | The Sesh Dj’s
As a previous attendee to Spring Break Amsterdam, I have a few tips and tricks to help you make the most out of the event yourself:
- Book your accommodation as early as possible! The festival is sure to sell out all of the accommodation within a close distance, so be quick and don’t miss your chance to find the best room about to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
- If, like me, you’re booking your accommodation individually and not through the Spring Break Official website itself, try to do as much research as possible. Make sure the location of your hotel/hostel is central and close to all of the arenas that are used – this will minimize the walking distance to each venue.
- If you are wanting to make the most of the break then make sure to book onto the pub crawls and boat parties organised by Spring Break themselves. It’s a great way to spend your afternoons before the festival starts up again in the evening. However, tickets for these events sell extremely quickly. Normally they will email you with a place to pick up tickets the day before the festival starts – so don’t be late! (Last year the tickets were sold at Coco’s Outback – shown in the picture below, check the map on their website to get ahead with planning).
- The festival is spread out between, normally, 5 venues each night. I recommend attending each venue at least once to experience the quirky atmosphere of each.
- As always, make sure to arrive early to the venue when you are trying to make it in time for an act. The queues for Spring Break can be long, extremely during the build up for one of the headliners, so make sure to allow plenty of time.
- As the music takes place during the night, you have your day time free to explore the city, so make the most of it by exploring the canals and take in the beautiful architecture.
- If you want to visit the Anne Frank museum I’d recommend you book in advance – tickets are limited and queues can be long.
- Renting a bike in Amsterdam is a must! It’s a great way to get around the city, either travelling from place to place, or for a simple bike ride to witness the beautiful scenery.
- Make sure to also visit: Vondelpark, Heineken factory, the ‘I AMSTERDAM’ sign and ‘Dam square’. (Although touristy attractions, they’re all popular for a reason and a must see to understand why).
- It’s a difficult one as I know your head may be banging from the night before, but try not to spend your days in bed missing the amazing city outside, and most of all, have fun.
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