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.

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...

Pride Amsterdam

One of the world's biggest celebrations of LGBTI equality returns from 25 July until 02 August 2020. Pride Amsterdam lights up the city in all the col...


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...

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...

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.

Amsterdam Light Festival

Diverse locaties
Amsterdam Light Festival
28/11/2019 - 19/01/2020
The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return in November 2019 running until January 2020, (literally) putting Amsterdam's beautif...

Awakenings ADE Special

Polonceaukade 27
16/10/2019 - 19/10/2019
As one of the country's largest techno events, Awakenings is an institution in the Netherlands. Alongside a summer appearance in S...