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What's on in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival
01/12/2016 - 22/01/2017
The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return on 1 December 2016, running until 22 January 2017, (literally) putting Amsterdam's b...

Marinus Boezem

Oude Kerk Amsterdam
24/11/2016 - 26/03/2017
Marinus Boezem was one of the first Dutch artists to explore conceptual art in the 1960s. In this exciting exhibition, he transfor...


Northern Irish three-piece indie rockers Ash are currently touring to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their critically and comme...

VR Winter Wonderland

Boom Chicago
02/12/2016 - 04/02/2017
The Boom Chicago comedy crew are celebrating Christmas a little different year: virtually. Join them at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam ...

Six Day Amsterdam

Velodrome Amsterdam
06/12/2016 - 11/12/2016
Get set for six days of action-packed track cycling at the Velodome Amsterdam.

De La Soul

American hip-hop legends De La Soul unite to tour the release of their latest album, 'and the Anonymous Nobody...'. The album’s fi...

Celebrate the festive season in Amsterdam

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Holiday season in Amsterdam

The Dutch really know how to make the most of the holiday season... starting with Sinterklaas; a Dutch tradition complete with pepernoten and parades!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cinemas & film

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

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...