annual events

Many events and festivals, such as the Grachtenfestival, the Uitmarkt, Amsterdam Gay Pride, the IDFA and many others return annually, marking their spot in Amsterdam’s cultural year with pleasing regularity.

Sinterklaas

Although he looks a bit like Father Christmas or Santa Claus, ‘Sinterklaas’ (Saint Nicholas) is a very Dutch character loved by children and adults al...

Top 12 holiday season events

This holiday season there's no shortage of festive events going on in Amsterdam. Christmas markets, winter festivals, classical concerts, ice skating,...

September

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

August

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

July

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

November

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

October

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

February

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