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

Hans en Grietje Dekmantel festival Amsterdam
Your guide to Amsterdam's must-see events and major celebrations at every time of year.

Summer clubbing highlights

From dance festivals to dancefloors, here’s our pick of clubbing events happening over the summer in and around Amsterdam.

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

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Dutch Theatre Festival

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1017 PT AMSTERDAM
Nederlands Theater Festival
04/09/2019 - 15/09/2019
The Dutch Theatre Festival opens in Amsterdam every September, revisiting the best theatre productions of the season – those haile...

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) returns in October 2018, bringing over 2,500 of the world's biggest and up-and-coming dance artists to play in 140 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!...

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...

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...

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...

Autumn cultural highlights

Going under at ADE 2018

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Every October electronic music aficionados head to the Amsterdam Dance Event, the city’s massive dance music festival taking in all aspects of t...

Unusual museums

Amsterdam’s museums are world-famous and even without having visited the city, most people know about the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and ...
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Amsterdam Fashion Week

Museumplein -
1071 DJ AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam Fashion Week
05/09/2019 - 08/09/2019
The Amsterdam Fashion Week showcases the city's top design talent with an emphasis on emerging designers. In its next edition, thi...

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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...