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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
30/11/2017 - 21/01/2018
The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return in 1 December 2017, running until 21 January 2018, (literally) putting Amsterdam's b...

National Tulip Day

Dam
20/01/2018
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

Posthoornkerk
19/01/2018 - 20/01/2018
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

Paradiso
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...

Amsterdam Hotel Night

Amsterdamse Hotelnacht
13/01/2018 - 14/01/2018
Amsterdammers are invited to experience their city through the eyes of tourists by enjoying an overnight stay in a local hotel.

IMPRO Amsterdam

Compagnietheater
22/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
Featuring world-class improv actors from all over the globe, IMPRO Amsterdam, the international improvisation theatre festival, hi...

FOR REAL

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA)
18/01/2018 - 21/01/2018
Held in January at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, the annual FOR REAL art fair (formerly known as Realisme) welcomes a huge ran...

Flamenco Biennale

Flamenco Biënnale
20/01/2017 - 29/01/2017
The rich tradition of flamenco dance returns to the Netherlands in January 2017. The Flamenco Biennial showcases traditional dance...

Chinese New Year

Dam
30/01/2017
In 2017, Chinese New Year falls on 28 January. Festivities traditionally take place on Amsterdam's Dam Square and around the histo...

De Stijl at the Stedelijk

Stedelijk Museum
03/12/2016 - 21/05/2017
In 2017 Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum joins in a nationwide celebration of 100 years since the art movement known as De Stijl began...

Hiroshi Sugimoto - Black Box

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
16/12/2016 - 08/03/2017
Celebrated Japanese photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto presents a collection of his iconic black and white images at Amsterdam’s Foam ...

Catherine, the Greatest

Hermitage Amsterdam
18/06/2016 - 15/01/2017
A collection of more than 300 paintings, sculptures and personal objects of Catherine the Great make their way from St Petersburg ...

Loretta Fahrenholz

Stedelijk Museum
11/12/2016 - 05/03/2017
Up-and-coming German artist Loretta Fahrenholz combines art and film in her powerful 'performative documentaries'. See her new wor...

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...

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