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Enjoy Amsterdam

Become a true local in Amsterdam: join community groups, find your favourite restaurants and bars, and check out upcoming events near you.

Love your new life in Amsterdam

Make the most of living in Amsterdam: international groups & clubs, workshops, family fun, eating & drinking and much more. If you're a culture lover, embrace the city's vibrant art, theatre and music scenes, and experience the broad variety of English-language entertainment. On these pages, you will find plenty of inspiration to ensure you enjoy life in Amsterdam to the fullest.

Read the latest A-mag

A-mag is Amsterdam’s city magazine. Created especially for international visitors and residents, it's packed full of insider tips for what to do and w...

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Expatcenter seminar

Settle into life in Amsterdam all the more simply by learning from the experts during an Expatcenter seminar. Join for our free session about the Dutc...

I amsterdam's tips: things to do this week (and next)

Scapino Ballet - Pablo

Nationale Opera & Ballet
Scapino Ballet Rotterdam presents the life story of Pablo Picasso as told through dance, theatre and live orchestral music. Pablo ...

Cross-linx Festival

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
This annual, multi-city festival straddles musical boundaries by promoting refreshing combinations of indie and classical music. T...

I Am Surf Festival

There’s much more to surf films than Patrick Swayze and Keanu, or even Endless Summer, and this film night aims to prove it.

Mark Eitzel

Best known for his time fronting indie rock band American Music Club, Mark Eitzel is celebrated as one of the world's most weird a...

Masterpiece 2017

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
18/02/2017 - 19/04/2017
See El Greco's Pentecost at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam from 18 February until 9 April 2017. Each year the museum presents a major...

What's on in Amsterdam

What's on

Check out what's on in Amsterdam, stay up to date with the latest events and read our guides to nightlife, theatre, festivals and more in the Dutch ca...

Dining out in Amsterdam

Amsterdam certainly holds its own on the restaurant front, offering a culinary melting pot reflective of the city itself. The city's restaurants offer...

Bars & cafés

With everything from traditional brown cafés to bars and luxurious grand cafés, Amsterdam is the perfect place to enjoy a tipple.


Make the most of life in Amsterdam by becoming a part of the community around you! Enjoy the very best in culture, eating and drinking, performances a...

Museums & galleries

Amsterdam is home to a variety of world-famous museums. No trip to the city is complete without stopping by the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Stedel...

Family activities

Enjoy family-friendly fun in Amsterdam. From performances for kids to days out and visits to major attractions, there's plenty to keep the young (and ...

Music & concerts

With the sheer number of theatres, clubs, stages and intimate neighbourhood venues, Amsterdam has live music performances to suit every taste. Find ou...

Clubbing & nightlife

When it comes to nightlife in Amsterdam, there are venues, dance festivals and club nights to suit every taste! DJs keep the crowd going with everythi...

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