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What's on in Amsterdam

Check out what’s on in Amsterdam with our complete guide to events and entertainment. As a world-renowned capital of culture, you’ll find theatre performances, festivals, nightlife, sports events and exhibitions to inspire you. Search the agenda for something specific or browse our highlights and recommendations to start you off. 

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Guide to events in Amsterdam

Monthly highlights

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Your guide to Amsterdam's must-see events and major celebrations at every time of year.

Monthly gig guide: June

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Looking to discover some great live music in Amsterdam but completely clueless about where to start? Look no further than our monthly gig guide.

Read the I amsterdam Magazine

Grab a copy of I amsterdam Magazine for tips on the city’s best sights, events, bars, restaurants and lesser-known spots.

Major annual events in Amsterdam

Pride Amsterdam

One of the world's biggest celebrations of LGBTI equality returns from 28 July until 5 August 2018. Pride Amsterdam lights up the city in all the colo...

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) returns in October 2019, bringing over 2,200 of the world's biggest and up-and-coming dance artists to play in 120 of Amst...

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 Light Festival

Amsterdam's winter festival returns each year to illuminate the city's streets and waterways with bewitching light installations by international arti...

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!...

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...

Valentine's in Amsterdam

Get loved up in Amsterdam this Valentine's weekend with our selection of romantic restaurants, swoony hotel rooms and unique activities for two.

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...

King's Day

Held every year on 27 April, King's Day (previously known as Queen's Day) is renowned for being one of the biggest and most colourful festivities in t...

Holland Festival

A leading international performance arts festival in the Netherlands, the Holland Festival takes place in Amsterdam every June. Since 1947, the festiv...

Summer cultural highlights

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...