The festival, which goes by the name of Keti Koti is held every year in order to keep the memory alive in regards to the end of slavery in Holland.
A more meaningful celebration
Because it’s the 150th edition the event will be even more special than in the last years. On the evening of July 1st each canal house will have candles burning in order to highlight the bonds between the city and its canals and the history of slavery. On top of that the 23H Amsterdam will take place in Noord, thus fabulously tying in with the Over Het IJ festival.
If you will visit the city in order to witness these amazing events you should ensure that you book a place to stay several weeks ahead of your departure. You can always check out the internet for websites like in order to find the right place to stay.
Cultural highlights
On July first next year, people of Holland will celebrate one hundred and fifty years since the Dutch slavery in the former colonies of Dutch Antilles and Suriname was abolished. Amsterdam seems to have played a major role in all of this and that is why its citizens want to draw attention over the events that happened back then.
Among the many events taking place in the same or around the same day is the twentieth edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week which will also connect with the four hundredth celebration of Amsterdam’s canals. It’s a great chance of getting to know the city in a different way compared to visiting it in any other time of the year.
The Canals and Archaeology exhibition
The list of events keeps going strong and on the thirteenth and fourteenth of July 2013, the Canals and Archaeology exhibition is 1 of 4 that will present archaeological findings from the city, a very special event that is held and organized by the City Archives of Amsterdam. Don’t miss out on the Amsterdam Heritage Days as well, because in this time you will have the chance of visiting special monuments that open only in this time of the year.
The World Interiors Salon opening
Don’t think that you’ll ever find a moment to get bored while visiting Amsterdam, because on July 20th 2013 you will be able to witness the World Interiors Salon’s opening in the Beurs van Berlage. It’s a marvelous chance for you to witness the presentation of Holland’s best designers and the Dutch industry. You will be able to thus explore interior architecture from plenty of perspective, more specifically economic, artistic, cultural and historical. The event lasts for 2 days, so on July 21st you should have visited and seen everything the event has to offer.
The summer festival
Lastly, on the 28th of July you can attend to the Summer Festival in Zaandvoort, but don’t forget that a very special attention is going got be paid to the one hundred and seventy fifth anniversary of the Artis Royal Zoo, too.
As you can see, there are plenty of things you can see and do at the Amsterdam events in July 2013. Be sure you get there in time and don’t forget about booking early a place to stay. Have fun!

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