Events and dining
Annually Amsterdam organises more than 140 events. Several well-known local events are the Holland Festival for the arts, the Gay Pride, a gay-event which features the well-known canal parade, the ‘Prinsengrachtconcert’ and the three-day ‘Uitmarkt’. Every five years in August the Sail Amsterdam is organised. The ‘Over het IJ’ Festival is an annual recurring event. Nationwide events are also celebrated in Amsterdam. Kings Day on the 27th of April is celebrated exuberantly, with a fairground on the Dam, and a large street market. Humphrey’s Spuistraat Amsterdam is the ideal place to end a day in Amsterdam or to start a nice night out.