The World Dog Show is one of the largest dog shows in the world, with shows attracting up to 10,000 visitors. It is held in a different country each year. From 9 to 12 August the Dutch Kennel Club organizes the World Dog Show 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam. The theme this year is ‘Show the world your talent’.


This unique event is all about keeping dogs. Dogs from all over the world are presented and they represent (almost) all dog breeds. Next to visiting the shows there are many other activities with and for dogs.


Program World Dog Show 2018

During the four-day event several prizes will be awarded in different categories and visitors can also participate in an educational and fun program which covers many facets of dog sport, training and health, or shop at stands which offer the newest dog articles and services.


The World Dog Show 2018 in Amsterdam expects about 20,000 dogs at the shows. Are you visiting as well, reminder when entering the Netherlands all dogs must be chipped, adequately vaccinated or have undergone serum antibody titer testing. For more information visit the website.


Tickets World Dog Show Amsterdam 2018

It is already possible to order tickets for the World Dog Show 2018 at the RAI conference centre in Amsterdam. We recommend not to wait too long, because as time goes by the prices of the tickets increase. And as Amsterdam is a popular holiday destination in the summer months, it gets more difficult to find a nice place to stay as well. Especially an accommodation that allows dogs.


Hotel accommodation during the World Dog Show

Millions of tourists from all over the world come to Amsterdam each year. Last year tourists spend 14 million nights in our beautiful lively metropol! This means that it is not always easy to find a hotel in Amsterdam. Especially not in summer when the World Dog Show will be organized. At Htel we still have some apartments available. We provide fully furnished luxurious and spacious holiday apartments in short distance to the Amsterdam RAI. Check our availability here. See you in August?




In 2018 over 300 festivals will take place in and around Amsterdam. But which of them you really should not miss? We have listed the best for you. Today we start with the best food festivals in our capital the coming summer.


Rollende Keukens 2018

The Westergasterrein will be transformed into a food lovers location from 9 to 13 May. Dozens of food trucks will converge to form one big outdoor restaurant during Rollende Keukens 2018. Each truck has its own charm and theme. From pizza and BBQ dishes to gourmet delights to try. It is the #1 food festival in Amsterdam according to many locals. Are you ready to enjoy food, the tastiest wines and live music. Location: Westergasterrein. Opening hours: 13:00 – 23:00. More information, click here.

Taste of Amsterdam 2018

The next food festival on the agenda is Taste of Amsterdam, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. From 1 to 3 June the top restaurants of Amsterdam present their favourites in the Amstelpark. You can enjoy culinary delights cooked by the best (inter)national chefs. An evening in the sun with delicious food, DJs and tasty summer drinks is what Taste of Amsterdam is all about. Don’t forget to buy your tickets in time. Location: Amstelpark. Opening hours: fr. 15-23, sa & su 12-23. More information & tickets, click here.

Bacchus Wijnfestival 2018

As a wine lover don’t skip the Bacchus Wine Festival in the Amsterdamse bos. In two weekends in June (8-10 & 15-17 June) the festival presents wines from all corners of the world, in combination with plenty of mobile catering, DJs and live music. A holiday vibe will take over when nipping your wine in the bonfire setting where at dawn small lights come on. The programme is designed to appeal both newbies and connoisseurs. Location: Amsterdamse Bos. More information & tickets, click here.

Foodtruck Festival TREK Amsterdam

TREK festival from 13 – 15 July is a fun food festival to go to with family. There is a lot of variation in trucks and therefore something to love for everyone. The Amstelpark will be a mega picnic place where young, old and children run around or lie down in the grass. Entertainment is also provided. Singing, music and theatre talent get the chance to break through in their own city. Location: Amstelpark. Opening hours: fr 16-23, sa 14-23, su 14-22. More information, click here.

Book your stay in Amsterdam at Htel Serviced Apartments

Are you coming to Amsterdam this summer, maybe even visiting one of these food festivals, and still looking for an accommodation? Htel Serviced Apartments offers spacious short stay apartments in Amsterdam and Amstelveen that are ideal for couples, families and groups. For a carefree stay Htel offers hotel services. For example: the morning after you can take a dip in the pool or go to the sauna. A walk through the quiet, green surroundings is also a good idea, sit down at a cafe for a nice cup of coffee and bring back the good memories of the day before.