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What's on in Amsterdam

Check out what's on in Amsterdam, stay up to date with the latest events and read our guides to nightlife, theatre, festivals and more.

Upcoming highlights

Unseen Amsterdam

Klonne plein 1
1014 DD AMSTERDAM
Westergasfabriek
23/09/2017 - 24/09/2017
Unseen is the leading platform for contemporary photography. Exclusively focusing on what’s new in the photography world, the plat...

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival

IJpromenade 1
1031 KT AMSTERDAM
EYE Film Instituut Nederland
17/10/2017 - 22/10/2017
The KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival features a massive selection of top-quality animated films that go well beyond Walt's work. ...

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...

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) returns in October 2017, bringing over 2,200 of the world's biggest and up-and-coming dance artists to play in 120 of Amst...

AMF Amsterdam

Arena boulevard 1
1101 AX AMSTERDAM ZUIDOOST
Amsterdam ArenA
21/10/2017
Some of the biggest names in electronic dance music will once again invade the Amsterdam ArenA for another edition of AMF Amsterda...

Cinekid Festival

Pazzanistraat 10
1014 DB AMSTERDAM
Westergasfabriek
21/10/2017 - 27/10/2017
The Cinekid Festival is an annual film, television and new-media festival for children across the Netherlands, attended by more th...

24H Noord

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
28/10/2017
24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to experience the city in new ways. The Noord edition takes place on 28 October 2017, showcasing t...

PINT Bokbierfestival

Damrak 243
1012 ZJ AMSTERDAM
Beurs van Berlage
27/10/2017 - 29/10/2017
The largest beer festival in the Netherlands, the PINT Bokbier Festival is an annual fixture in Amsterdam. The festival returns to...

Holiday season in Amsterdam

The Dutch really know how to make the most of the holiday season... starting with Sinterklaas; a Dutch tradition complete with pepernoten and parades!...

Amsterdam Light Festival

Diverse locaties
1016 HX AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam Light Festival
30/11/2017 - 21/01/2018
The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return in 1 December 2017, running until 21 January 2018, (literally) putting Amsterdam's b...

Discover Amsterdam's cultural events and diverse offerings

Clubbing & nightlife

When it comes to nightlife in Amsterdam, there are venues, dance festivals and club nights to suit every taste! DJs keep the crowd going with everythi...

Music & concerts

With the sheer number of theatres, clubs, stages and intimate neighbourhood venues, Amsterdam has live music performances to suit every taste. Find ou...

Festivals & events

Hosting in excess of 300 festivals every year, Amsterdam’s festival agenda spans all tastes and genres. No matter the time of year, the range of festi...

Art & exhibitions

From modern art to archeology and photography to maritime history, Amsterdam has museums (and exhibitions) to suit every type of interest. Check out I...

Cinemas & film

With a thriving film festival scene and a wealth of both mainstream and independent cinemas, Amsterdam is truly a city of film.

LGBTI Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a proud history of supporting its gay, lesbian, transgender, queer and intersex communities by openly promoting LGBTI rights and hostin...

Culinary events

Amsterdam hosts a number of culinary events throughout the year offering locals and visitors plenty of opportunity to try many new dishes. Whether foc...

Major sporting events

From the Amsterdam's streets to its stadiums, the city is an iconic sporting location. Swimmers and rowers can be seen racing in the canals, Amsterdam...

Exhibition highlights

Dubuffet in de Rijksmuseumtuinen

Museumstraat 1
1071 XX AMSTERDAM
Rijksmuseum
23/09/2017 - 01/10/2017
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum selects a prominent artist for its open air exhibition each year. This summer, Jean Dubuffet’s captivating...

Edward Krasinski

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ AMSTERDAM
Stedelijk Museum
24/06/2017 - 15/10/2017
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam celebrates the achievements of Polish artist Edward Krasinski with a full retrospective. This ex...

Jamie Hawkesworth: Landscape with Tree

Keizersgracht 401
1016 EK AMSTERDAM
Huis Marseille, Museum voor Fotografie
British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth has won over the photography world and beyond with his blend of detailed, playful photograp...

André Kertész - Mirroring Life

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS AMSTERDAM
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
15/09/2017 - 10/01/2018
Hungarian-born photographer André Kertész made extraordinary contributions to photography and photographic composition throughout ...