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What's on in Amsterdam

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.

Upcoming highlights

Pride Amsterdam

One of the world's biggest celebrations of LGBTI equality returns from 29 July until 6 August 2017. Pride Amsterdam lights up the city in all the colo...

Grachtenfestival Amsterdam

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Grachtenfestival Amsterdam
11/08/2017 - 20/08/2017
The magnificent Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival), held annually in August on and around Amsterdam’s canals, is one of the cultura...

Rabo EuroHockey Championships 2017

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Rabo EuroHockey Championships 2017
18/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
Catch the best European hockey players in action in Amsterdam this summer, as top national teams compete in the Rabo EuroHockey Ch...

De Parade Theatre Festival

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Martin Luther Kingpark
11/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
The Parade travelling theatre festival returns every summer to tour the Netherlands with a rich array of artistic surprises in tow...


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Uitmarkt - Oosterdok
25/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book ...


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Boom Chicago
27/07/2017 - 06/08/2017
'Limbo', Australia's biggest circus-cabaret act, makes itself at home in Amsterdam this summer, setting up in Boom Chicago from 22...

24H Zuidoost

The next edition of 24H Zuidoost takes place on 16 September 2017, showcasing the south-east of Amsterdam. Check out the full 24H Zuidoost event progr...

Discover Amsterdam's cultural events and diverse offerings

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...

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...

Festivals & events

Hosting in excess of 300 festivals every year, Amsterdam’s festival agenda spans all tastes and genres. No matter the time of year, the range of festi...

Art & exhibitions

From modern art to archeology and photography to maritime history, Amsterdam has museums (and exhibitions) to suit every type of interest. Check out I...

Cinemas & film

With a thriving film festival scene and a wealth of both mainstream and independent cinemas, Amsterdam is truly a city of film.

LGBTI Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a proud history of supporting its gay, lesbian, transgender, queer and intersex communities by openly promoting LGBTI rights and hostin...

Culinary events

Amsterdam hosts a number of culinary events throughout the year offering locals and visitors plenty of opportunity to try many new dishes. Whether foc...

Major sporting events

From the Amsterdam's streets to its stadiums, the city is an iconic sporting location. Swimmers and rowers can be seen racing in the canals, Amsterdam...