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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

De Parade Theatre Festival

Martin Luther Kingpark
Martin Luther Kingpark
11/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
The Parade travelling theatre festival returns every summer to tour the Netherlands with a rich array of artistic surprises in tow...

Rabo EuroHockey Championships 2017

Jan Tooroplaan
Rabo EuroHockey Championships 2017
21/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
Catch the best European hockey players in action in Amsterdam this summer, as top national teams compete in the Rabo EuroHockey Ch...


Oosterdok 600
Uitmarkt - Oosterdok
25/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
The Uitmarkt rings in the start of the new cultural season each year, inspiring, entertaining and astounding theatre, music, book ...

Amsterdam City Swim

Marine Etablissement Amsterdam
Every September the canal cruise boats and other vessels make way for up to 2,500 brave swimmers (and another 500 kids) as the Ams...

Amsterdam Fringe Festival

Diverse locaties/various locations
Amsterdam Fringe Festival
07/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
Amsterdam is firmly in the grip of performing arts as summer draws to a close each year and the Dutch Theatre Festival and the acc...

Amsterdam Heritage Days

Diverse locaties
Diverse locaties in Amsterdam
09/09/2017 - 10/09/2017
The Amsterdam Heritage Days annually explore and celebrate the city’s rich history by casting open the doors of important building...

24H Zuidoost

The next edition of 24H Zuidoost takes place on 16 September 2017, showcasing the south-east of Amsterdam. Check out the full 24H Zuidoost event progr...

Dam tot Damloop

Prins Hendrikkade
Dam tot Damloop
16/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
The Dam tot Dam Weekend sprints into town every September, bringing with it not only thousands of sporting enthusiasts but also nu...

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...

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...