Welcome to Amsterdam and welcome to your official guide to the Netherlands' capital city. With a full cultural agenda showcasing the very best festivals, nightlife, exhibitions & events, plus practical tourist info, hotel, museum, excursion & attraction listings, you won't miss a thing.
Unmissable Amsterdam highlights
What's on: top picks
There's nothing quite like a yuletide market to get you in the festive spirit, and Amsterdam has no shortage of seasonal shopping opportunities in the weeks leading up to Christmas.Find a market!
Amsterdam Light Festival
See Amsterdam in its most bewitching light this winter as the Light Festival returns to illuminate the city's landmarks, canals and public spaces with luminous sculptures.How to see it
New Year's Eve
See our guide to the best NYE parties in Amsterdam, covering everything from all night warehouse raves to glamourous boat parties and masked balls.Find a NYE party!
Amsterdam Art Weekend
Discover exciting art by fresh new talent as 30 of Amsterdam's galleries open their doors for a weekend of special events and exhibitions from 26-29 November.Find out more
Food Festival Amsterdam
Festivals aren't just for summer! Get a taste of what Amsterdam has to offer from 26-28 November while staying cosy and dry at this vibrant indoor food truck event.Find out more
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Top 12 holiday season events
This holiday season there's no shortage of festive events going on in Amsterdam. Christmas markets, winter festivals, classical concerts, ice skating, even the circus has come to town.