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.

Monthly event calendar

King's Day, Gay Pride, Easter and Valentine's Day are just some of the events featured on our Amsterdam annual calendar of events.


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

There's no shortage of festive events going on in Amsterdam during the holiday season. Christmas markets, winter festivals, classical concerts, ice sk...

TCS Amsterdam Marathon

When it comes to running events, you could say Amsterdam has a personal best: the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. Held annually in mid-October, the event draw...

Easter in Amsterdam

With the tulips in bloom and spring in the air, there is no better place to be than in Amsterdam during the long Easter weekend. In 2019, Easter Sunda...


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