Appelsap Oosterpark

August 6, 2013 in Amsterdam Blog

Appelsap (“Apple juice”) is one of the top Dutch hip hop festivals. It is held in the Oosterpark in Amsterdam’s eastside. This year Appelsap is on Saturday 10th of August.

Started as somewhat of a block party, Appelsap currently has 3 different stages and a designated skate area. The Oosterpark is perfect for such events, expect green area’s with live music and food shops. The atmosphere at Appelsap is very relaxed and you will find people of all backgrounds.


This year’s performers consits of two acts from the US and a large portion of what Dutch hip hop has to offer. From Atlanta rap superstar Wacka Flocka Flame is one of the headliners. Representing New York will be Flatbush Zombies, a hot up and coming no frills rap group.

Dutch rap is fairly diverse, and if you want to check out what the local scene has to offer, Appelsap is a perfect place to go. Over the years the programmers at Appelsap managed to offer a perfect balance between established rappers and younger acts.

appelsap oosterpark

Appelsap is also a great place to go just to chill and enjoy the atmosphere. There are various shops and you can also sit down in the park and listen to the music in the background.

Tickets are available online and at the gate for 29 euro’s.

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