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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...

Jumping Amsterdam

RAI Amsterdam
25/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
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

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

13/01/2018 - 14/01/2018
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

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


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
25/01/2018 - 04/02/2018
The rich tradition of flamenco dance returns to the Netherlands in January 2017. The Flamenco Biennial showcases traditional dance...

Chinese New Year

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

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