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June highlights in Amsterdam

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

Amsterdam festivals, events & exhibitions in June

Summer has arrived and Amsterdam is abuzz with action through the long days and warm nights. Canals are bustling with boats and terraces are filled late into the evening. June also kicks off a busy festival period. Open air music festivals fill the air with grooves and theatre festivals bring a cultural explosion to the city.


Holland Festival

A leading international performance arts festival in the Netherlands, the Holland Festival takes place in Amsterdam every June. Since 1947, the festiv...

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark Openluchttheater
30/06/2017 - 10/09/2017
From May through September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a programme packed with festivals, dance, cabaret,...

ARTIS ZOOmeravonden

Natura Artis Magistra
01/07/2017 - 26/08/2017
On Saturday evenings throughout summer, party animals in Amsterdam's Artis Royal Zoo gather expectantly in their enclosures as the...

Open Garden Days

Diverse grachtentuinen
15/06/2018 - 17/06/2018
For one weekend only, visit the pristine gardens of some of Amsterdam’s finest canal houses and experience the quiet oases during ...

dOeK Festival

Diverse locaties / various locations
29/04/2018 - 03/05/2018
dOeK is an Amsterdam-based collective of renowned jazz musicians with a particular penchant for improvisation. And because improvi...

Amsterdam Roots Festival

19/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
The Amsterdam Roots Festival is set to return to the city in the summer. This annual celebration of world and roots music always b...

World Press Photo

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
26/06/2017 - 09/07/2017
The winning images from the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour in Amster...


01/07/2017 - 09/07/2017
Every summer Amsterdam’s Erasmuspark is filled with fun activities thanks to the vivacious family-friendly WESTwaARTS festival. Lo...

Taste of Amsterdam

31/05/2018 - 03/06/2018
Each year, Taste of Amsterdam takes over Amstelpark for four days of eating, drinking and entertainment. The park will become a Me...

Architecture Day Amsterdam

Dag van de Architectuur Amsterdam
During the annual Architecture Day you can experience some of the city's architectural highlights via tours and special events.

Rhythm & Roots

01/06/2017 - 07/01/2018
This musically-inspired exhibition at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam addresses a cultural revolution that spread across the world f...

A Better City

Stadsarchief Amsterdam - De Bazel
17/03/2017 - 16/07/2017
Amsterdam City Archives presents an exhibition about the 'Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan van Amsterdam', which was the expansion plan d...


31/03/2017 - 31/12/2017
Experience a now and then view of Aleppo, the war-torn Syrian city, during this exhibition at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, which...

Andres Serrano

Huis Marseille - Museum voor Fotografie
10/06/2017 - 03/09/2017
American artist Andres Serrano is internationally renowned for his photographs that confront the audience with reality. His new ex...

Chris Beekman, De Stijl Defector

Stedelijk Museum
08/04/2017 - 17/09/2017
An exhibition that celebrates the life’s work of Chris Beekman, one the lesser-known artists of the De Stijl movement. Amsterdam’s...

Edward Krasinski

Stedelijk Museum
24/06/2017 - 15/10/2017
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam celebrates the achievements of Polish artist Edward Krasinski with a full retrospective. This ex...

Foam X African Artists' Foundation

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
26/06/2017 - 16/07/2017
Amsterdam's Foam Photography Museum and the African Artists’ Foundation present the work of three young African photographers: Muc...

Martin Scorsese

EYE Filmmuseum
25/05/2017 - 03/09/2017
Each year Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum selects an esteemed director as the subject of a major exhibition. In 2017, it celebrates the...

New Realities

17/06/2017 - 17/09/2017
Some of the most intriguing photographs of all time were taken shortly after the invention of the camera in 1839. The exhibition: ...

Sarah van Sonsbeeck

Oude Kerk Amsterdam
19/05/2017 - 17/09/2017
In its early days, the Oude Kerk was a port church where ships were christened, prayers were offered for a safe return, and numero...

Small Wonders

17/06/2017 - 17/09/2017
An exhibition that urges you to take a closer look. 'Small Wonders' is a collection of rare religious artefacts including figurine...

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