John Banville  |  Eleanor McEvoy

Cartoon Saloon | Sara Baume | David Munnelly

Family Irish dancing workshops | Music workshops  

Four of a Kind & more


The 5th edition of St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam will take place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March at Splendor and the Uilenburger Sjoel in the heart of Amsterdam . Our Festival that welcomes Irish, Dutch and international people based in Amsterdam and beyond, both young and old to come and celebrate, take part in and enjoy Irish arts and Dutch-Irish collaboration in a cultural setting. 


We are delighted to announce that Literature has been added to the programme in 2018 as part of this annual unique celebration of Irish arts & culture. None other than Booker prizewinning author John Banville will be appearing in Splendor on Friday 16th March  and young Irish prizewinning author Sara Baume on Saturday 17th March. Iconic singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy will head up an evening of musical magic in the beautiful setting of the Uilenburger Sjoel on St. Patrick's Night, March 17th. This is the only festival celebrating the best of Irish culture in the Dutch capital. And offers visitors a chance to win a holiday for two to Ireland!


Check out the full programme of concerts, workshops and events for music-lovers, families, fans of Irish culture and the culturally curious. 

About the Festival

St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam is an annual festival celebrating Irish Arts & Culture, with a special focus on music. Held in the heart of the Dutch capital in The Netherlands, it is the only celebration of the richness of Irish arts & culture in Amsterdam. The festival celebrates not only Irish traditional music, but also Irish music and musicians from other genres such as classical, pop, jazz and world, collaborating to present unique programs with Irish music as the inspiration. Spoken word, cuisine, dance, film and animation have also been featured in the programme for this Festival which first took place in 2014. Read more. 

Win a holiday to Ireland!

Be in with the chance of winning a holiday to Ireland by attending St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam. The top raffle prize is a holiday in Ireland with flights courtesy of Aer Lingus, a stay at the wonderful Bantry House and Gardens in West Cork with panoramic views of Bantry Bay and a stay at the fabulous River Lee Hotel in vibrant Cork City. There's other prizes to be won too, but you can only buy tickets to enter on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th at the Festival venue. 

Supporting next generation Irish talent

St. Patrick's Festival is donating part of the proceeds from the 2018 Festival to 

Music Generation in Ireland. A fantastic organisation who are working to ensure that all children in Ireland, regardless of background, have access to quality music education. St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam wants to help support the next generation of Irish musicians to perform in Amsterdam, Ireland and around the globe in the years to come.  

Sponsorship & Advertising with St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam

Get in contact to discuss the range of sponsorship opportunities suitable for companies and individuals for St. Patrick's Festival cultural celebrations in Amsterdam or to find out about the 2018 advertising rates. 


The Festival is extremely grateful to the past sponsors and supporters who have helped make previous editions of the Festival happen.  You can also make a one-off donation to support the Festival. 

A taste of previous St. Patrick's Festivals