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January highlights in Amsterdam

Browse I amsterdam's January highlights for an idea of the festivals, performances and other special events in store throughout the month.

Amsterdam festivals, events & exhibitions in January

It may be cold outside but that doesn't stop the fun, as bars become even more gezellig (cosy) and venues heat up with indoor activities. There are classical concerts galore, all sorts of gigs and club nights, exhibitions fill museums, theatres and cabaret halls sell out and the city cinemas host special features to tempt you in out of the cold.


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...

Jumping Amsterdam

RAI Amsterdam
26/01/2017 - 29/01/2017
The international equestrian event Jumping Amsterdam is a feast for the senses, taking place in the city every January.

National Tulip Day

The Dutch tulip season officially gets underway in January every year as the National Tulip Day comes to town! Everyone is invited...

Whisky Weekend Amsterdam

20/01/2017 - 21/01/2017
Peaty, oaky, creamy, smoky – those are just a few words to describe whisky like a pro at the Whisky Weekend Amsterdam. Every year,...

Paradiso Choir Days

14/01/2017 - 15/01/2017
It may be a modern-day pop temple but Amsterdam’s Paradiso was originally a church. So it’s fitting that every year, the entire ve...

Sonic Acts Academy

Diverse locaties / various locations
23/02/2017 - 26/02/2017
Refusing to be pinned down by a single genre, this innovative festival and academy straddles the boundaries between art, music and...

Amsterdam Hotel Night

Amsterdamse Hotelnacht
14/01/2017 - 15/01/2017
Amsterdammers are invited to experience their city through the eyes of tourists by enjoying an overnight stay in a local hotel.

IMPRO Amsterdam

21/01/2017 - 28/01/2017
Featuring world-class improv actors from all over the globe, IMPRO Amsterdam, the international improvisation theatre festival, hi...


Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA)
19/01/2017 - 22/01/2017
Held in January at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, the annual FOR REAL art fair (formerly known as Realisme) welcomes a huge ran...

Food Soul Festival

27/01/2017 - 29/01/2017
The Food Soul Festival transforms the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam Noord into a massive restaurant, packed with mobile kitchens offeri...

Flamenco Biennale

Flamenco Biënnale
13/01/2017 - 29/01/2017
The rich tradition of flamenco dance returns to the Netherlands in January 2017. The Flamenco Biennial showcases traditional dance...

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