Things to do for locals

Living in Amsterdam means there’s always something to do. In addition to Amsterdam’s regular cultural calendar, always chock-full of gigs and plays and festivals, some events are particularly nice for locals, from food festivals to comedy shows, architecture tours to book presentations and Sunday markets to kids’ film events. Browse our selection below.

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24H Zuidoost

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
15/09/2017
24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to experience the city in new ways. The Zuidoost edition takes place on 15 September 2018, showcas...

Sunday Market

Westergasfabriek
1014 BE AMSTERDAM
Sunday Market
01/07/2018 - 02/12/2018
Sunday Market is an art, fashion and design market, where designers, artists and other creatives sell their wares directly to the ...

AIDS in Amsterdam

Vijzelstraat 32
1017 HL AMSTERDAM
Stadsarchief Amsterdam - De Bazel
06/07/2018 - 02/09/2018
This exhibition running from 6 July to 2 September 2018 in the Amsterdam City Archives shows the city how it was in the years betw...

Sunday Market on Rokin

Rokin
1012 KL AMSTERDAM
Sunday Market op het Rokin
12/08/2018 - 23/12/2018
Sunday Market is an art, fashion and design market, where designers, artists and other creatives sell their wares directly to the ...

Amsterdam Fringe Festival

Diverse locaties/various locations
1073 TN AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam Fringe Festival
06/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Amsterdam is firmly in the grip of performing arts as summer draws to a close each year and the Dutch Theatre Festival and the acc...

Open Monuments Day Amsterdam

Diverse locaties
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse locaties in Amsterdam
08/09/2018 - 09/09/2018
The Open Monuments Day Amsterdam annually explore and celebrate the city’s rich history by casting open the doors of important bui...

Amsterdam City Swim

Kattenburgerstraat
1018 JA AMSTERDAM
Marine Etablissement Amsterdam
09/09/2018
Every September the canal cruise boats and other vessels make way for up to 2,500 brave swimmers (and another 500 kids) as the Ams...

Unseen Amsterdam

Klonne plein 1
1014 DD AMSTERDAM
Westergasfabriek
21/09/2018 - 23/09/2018
Unseen is the leading platform for contemporary photography. Exclusively focusing on what’s new in the photography world, the plat...

Dam tot Damloop

Prins Hendrikkade
1011 AG AMSTERDAM
Dam tot Damloop
22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018
The Dam tot Dam Weekend sprints into town every September, bringing with it not only thousands of sporting enthusiasts but also nu...

Home Sweet Home seminar

Claude Debussylaan 2
1082 MD AMSTERDAM
De Nieuwe Poort
25/09/2018
If you’re new to the Netherlands you're probably looking for somewhere to live. Whether you're looking to rent or buy a house, you...

Afrovibes Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
04/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
Afrovibes is an African cultural and performing arts festival that tours the Netherlands every autumn, traditionally stopping off ...

‘I am not a tourist’ Expat Fair

Damrak 243
1012 ZJ AMSTERDAM
Beurs van Berlage
07/10/2018
The i am not a tourist Expat Fair is the biggest event for internationals living, working, studying or setting up a business in th...