events

Amsterdam’s cultural calendar is positively bursting with events of all kinds: from techno festival to documentary film, indie folk gig to stand-up comedy, contemporary dance production to restaurant week, opera, art event, jazz improv, reading, hip-hop club night, … the possibilities are endless.

24H Oost

The 2018 edition of 24H Oost takes place on 12 May, showing off Amsterdam Oost's diversity with a wealth of wealth of workshops, guided tours, perform...

24H Zuidoost

The 2018 edition of 24H Zuidoost takes place on 15 September, showing off Amsterdam Zuidoost's diversity with a wealth of workshops, guided tours, per...

24H Noord

Are you an international or exchange student who doesn’t speak Dutch? We’ve got good news! There are lots of things to do during 24H Noord...

LGBT history

For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) visitors and residents, Amsterdam is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Nowhere in the wor...

Milestones

For many, Amsterdam is considered to be the birthplace of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Homosexuality was decriminalised in th...

Theatre, music & performances

Amsterdam’s rich cultural scene offers a wide variety of entertainment options for children, including a couple of theatres that only stage performanc...

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

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

SAIL Amsterdam 2015

SAIL 2015 took place in Amsterdam from 19-23 August. Find out more about the event, see highlights and re-live the fun. The next SAIL Amsterdam will t...

24H Amsterdam

24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to enjoy the very best of all that Amsterdam is and has to offer. Be it in the north, south, east or west of this city...