Get creative with the Magneet Festival, a three week long Amsterdam spectacular (www.magneetfestival.nl)
Amsterdam is, undoubtedly, a very creative city. If you get past the usual tourist tramping grounds, and venture into the depth of Amsterdam life, you’ll find countless people expressing themselves in countless and diverse ways. In September, things get even more creative, because, until the 16th of September, the Magneet Festival has come to town!
This is kind of like Amsterdam’s own version of the famous ‘Burning Man’ festival, but without the commercially based hype that Burning Man now attracts. Their ethos is that ‘there are no spectators, and only participants’, because this is about everybody getting together for music, theatre, art creation, kids’ activities, good vibes and more.
Held in Amsterdam’s eastern Zeeburgereiland in an artificial sand valley, Magneet’s month long tenure is something not to be missed out on. Volunteers are always welcomed by the organization