DELTA AMSTERDAM, Event Management and Destination Services

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Delta Amsterdam can ensure excellent service for all in The Netherlands. Not only do we have an in-depth local knowledge of all that is involved to enjoy a successful stay in our fulfilled country, we also ensure that we know what is hip & hot. The services offered are hotel accommodation, venue finding, restaurants, activities, excursions, conference venues, themed events, gala dinners, transportation and general logistics, as well as helping with overcoming language barriers. Delta Amsterdam is able to provide preferential rates based on the buying power we have with our preferred suppliers including hotels - enabling you to enjoy The Netherlands at its best. Amsterdam has long been considered an influential cultural capital in Europe, with leading institutions such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, De Nederland's Opera and a wealth of history and modern architecture. With Delta Amsterdam you can experience all this and much more, but always with a twist to make it unique and special.

DELTA AMSTERDAM, Event Management and Destination Services

Happy New Year & ...

January 2014


The first reason being that if you and your clients did not manage to visit us in 2013; it is definitely time to come in 2014! Looking back, 2013 was a festive year in The Netherlands.
There were many highlights planned - the famous canals celebrated their 400th anniversary and our national gallery, the Rijksmuseum, was re-opened and is now more amazing than ever! The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Concertgebouw celebrated their 125th anniversary with concerts throughout the Netherlands and the world, the Van Gogh Museum was renovated and our museum of Modern Arts re-opened!
As icing on the cake, Amsterdam experienced the inauguration of King Willem - Alexander the end of April and the presentation of the EMEA MTV Awards in November 2013.

What is there to do in The Netherlands in 2014, something for every taste?

  • On January 17 and 18, enjoy the 6th Whisky Weekend Amsterdam.
    Peaty, oaky, creamy, smoky - those are just a few words to describe whisky like a pro at the 6th Whisky Weekend Amsterdam.
  • From January 17 to 27, the Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam
  • From January 23 to 26, the International Equestrian event ‘Jumping Amsterdam’ will be held for the 55th time. Special guests in 2014 are the Hungarian Puszta riders.
  • Until February 2, 2014; Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde. Amsterdam’s Museum of Modern art presents a major survey exhibition of work by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, one of the founding fathers of abstract art.
  • On February 1 and 2, UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships
  • Up to February 28, the Hermitage Amsterdam turns its attention to three major late 19th and early 20th-century artists: Gauguin, Bonnard and Denis - a ‘Russian Taste for French Art’
  • From March 12 to 16, enjoy ‘Cinedance which is an international dance and movie festival featuring short and full-length dance films, documentaries, installations and a children's programme.
  • From March 28 to 31, chocoholics’ dreams come true at the Chocoa Festival:a four-day festival at Amsterdam's Maritime Museum that examines the origin, production and taste of quality chocolate.
  • From March 20 to May 18, the Keukenhof Gardens will burstinto a kaleidoscope of colours with blooming flowers. Come tip-toe through the tulips, admire the amaryllis and cruise past the crocuses at the world’s largest flower gardens.
  • Friday Nights, Discover Amsterdam on skates
    Get your skates on for the weekly Friday Night Skate, an institution in Amsterdam! The Friday Night Skate is a free-to-join roller skating procession which departs at 20:15 on Fridays all year round (weather permitting) from outside the former Filmmuseum in the Vondelpark. The ever-changing route (normally about 20kms) is a great way to see the city, allowing you to skate in places where you wouldn’t on your own. Especially themed skates like the ‘Midsummer skate’, ‘Santa Skate’ and a Halloween ‘Fright Night Skate’ (costumes encouraged!) are a real treat! 
  • April 13, ABN AMRO Marathon in Rotterdam
  • Mid-April The winning images from the world's largest and most prestigious annual Press Photography Contest begin their world tour in Amsterdam.
  • April 26, King's Day (formerly Queen's Day) festivities invite locals and visitors alike to soak up Amsterdam's open-air fun. In the streets, canals, parks and everywhere in between, the city is bursting with orange as Amsterdammers enjoy the biggest street party of the year. Amidst orange-pride, live music, DJs, parties and a citywide street market, you'll find an electric atmosphere not to be missed. Amsterdam will celebrate King’s Day (Koningsdag) for the first time in 2014, after many years of Queen’s Days. The royal celebrations were first held on August 31, 1885 in honour of the birth of Queen Wilhelmina, and the Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag) tradition was born. King’s Day will officially be celebrated on April 27 (the king’s birthday). However, the event is traditionally not celebrated on a Sunday which means that the first King’s Day will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The name may have changed slightly but the festive spirit of the day is sure to remain! You'll be treated to a sea of orange as everyone - and their pet - is covered head to toe in oranje (orange) as a show of pride for the Dutch Royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau.
  • May 4 and 5:On May 4 citizens pause to pay their respects to the victims and fallen soldiers of World War II, as well as more recent military conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Then it is time for a national party on May 5, as the crowds take to the streets to celebrate their freedom on Liberation Day.
  • May 15 to 18, Taste of Amsterdam takes over the Amstelpark for four days of eating, drinking and entertainment. Enjoy this festival for food lovers, where top chefs fashion starter-sized plates of some of their top dishes for visitors to sample in this unbeatable al fresco feast. While eating is a fine way to pass the time, don’t forget to drop in on a live cook-off, lecture or wine tasting between dishes. For mini-chefs (aka: the kids), look for a range of activities sure to bring out their inner foodie.
  • May 31 to June 15, World Championship Field hockey in The Hague
  • June 2014, the Holland Festival will return to Amsterdam. Since 1947, this leading international performance arts festival in the Netherlands has been providing Dutch and international theatergoers with a survey of the newest, best and most widely-acclaimed performance pieces from around the world.
  • Third weekend of June, Open Garden Weekend.
    Hidden behind the stately façades of the houses along Amsterdam’s canals lie some of the city's best kept secrets: private gardens. Look behind these impressive canal-side homes and you'll step into a completely different world, where a quiet green oasis welcomes visitors. Few of these canal house gardens are usually open to the public, but each year some 25 of them are accessible to visitors during the Open Garden Days.
    Theme - Utility and Pleasure, charting the development of the gardens as city orchards, vegetable and herb gardens in the 17th century to ornamental gardens as their owners became wealthier.
  • June, July and August, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre in the very heart of Amsterdam, presents a three-month programme packed with dance, cabaret, jazz, children's theatre, stand-up comedy and all genres of music.
  • Mid-July 2014, North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam
  • July 22 to 27, UCI BMX World Championships 2014
  • August 4 to 8, IPC Swimming European Championships
  • August 15 to 24, 2014 – Please make sure you catch the magnificent Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival).
    The historic city centre of Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010, hosts the ten-day festival of classical music (and beyond) at numerous unique locations. One of the annual highlights is the Prinsengracht Concert, a spectacular free classical extravaganza on the Prinsengracht/canal held towards the end of the festival.  The Grachtenfestival is held both indoors and outdoors - on pontoons in the canals, on boats, in splendid 17th-century canal-side houses, and in numerous other extraordinary locations (often not ordinarily open to the public). And best of all, the organisers ensure that ticket prices are kept affordable and several open-air concerts are free to the public.
  • For kids and families, the Junior Grachtenfestival provides a variety of entertainment and workshops throughout the city. From babies and toddlers up through school age, children can get hands on with instruments and experience live music up close. 
  • Saturday August 23, enjoy Mysteryland, a festival with fairytale surroundings, open fields and intimate spaces that has built up a reputation as one of the most unique dance festivals in the world. Mysteryland strikes down with a broad line-up of creative events alongside the annual explosion of varied electronic musical styles ranging from cutting-edge dubstep, hip-hop and disco to top international names in house, techno and electro.
  • August 23 to 31, 2014 World Rowing Championship in Amsterdam
  • The 29th edition of the Dam tot Dam Run will be held on Sunday, September 21 2014, with the programme of events and celebrations officially kicking off on Saturday, September 21.
  • October 2014, time for Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) which is considered the gateway to the international electronic music scene. As the world's biggest club festival and Europe's leading electronic music conference, it's a true dance lovers' Mecca. With a huge total of 450 events taking place, this annual festival sees more than 2,000 artists descend on 80 locations across Amsterdam to provide 5 days of guaranteed partying for in the region of 300,000 clubbers from 75 countries.
  • Sunday October 19, 2014 time for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. Held annually in mid-October, the event draws elite runners from around the world.
  • Museum Night, on the first Saturday in November every year, about 50 museums in Amsterdam open their doors from 7:00 PM to 02:00 AM. During this special night they organise events including workshops, concerts, special tours and performances. Tasty food and drink are also on hand to help keep your energy levels up and enjoy the Midnight museum magic.
  • Late November 2014, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) transforms the city centre into a paradise for documentary film fans. The 27th edition of the event will be treating documentary lovers to the latest and greatest domestic and international arrivals from the documentary film world.
  • Sinterklaas – December 5 - although he looks a bit like Father Christmas or Santa Claus, ‘Sinterklaas’ (Saint Nicholas) is a very Dutch character loved by children and adults alike. His annual arrival and parade in Amsterdam (November) and the traditional festivities that follow are a real treat!
  • December and January ice skating on the Museum square in front of the Rijksmuseum
  • Turn on the lights - beginning of December to beginning of January city of lights festival in Amsterdam,  special lighting throughout the city, concerts and much more giving a special winter feeling to Amsterdam

All these activities, exhibitions and festivals can be enjoyed while staying in one of our boutique style or recently renovated great hotels. And we can highly recommend to combine these programme items with a conference in one of our unique conference locations, ranging from modern to old world charm depending on your preference and requirements all throughout The Netherlands.

 

Contact Delta Amsterdam to ensure your (re)discovery of The Netherlands in 2014, by contacting Mrs Alexandra Heemskerk-Teyema and/or Mr Andreas Teyema at amsterdam@euromic.com

Winter Magic Amsterdam

Holographic Christmas tree in Rijksmuseum

Dutch Royal Family

Open Garden Weekend

Ice Skating in front of the Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam Light Festival