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January highlights in Amsterdam

Browse I amsterdam's January highlights for an idea of the festivals, performances and other special events in store throughout the month.

Amsterdam festivals, events & exhibitions in January

It may be cold outside but that doesn't stop the fun, as bars become even more gezellig (cosy) and venues heat up with indoor activities. There are classical concerts galore, all sorts of gigs and club nights, exhibitions fill museums, theatres and cabaret halls sell out and the city cinemas host special features to tempt you in out of the cold.

Amsterdam Light Festival

Diverse locaties
1016 HX AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam Light Festival
30/11/2018 - 21/01/2019
The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return in 1 December 2017, running until 21 January 2018, (literally) putting Amsterdam's b...

Jumping Amsterdam

Europaboulevard 22
1078 RV AMSTERDAM
RAI Amsterdam
25/01/2018 - 28/01/2018
The international equestrian event Jumping Amsterdam is a feast for the senses, taking place in the city every January.

National Tulip Day

Dam
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Dam
20/01/2018
The Dutch tulip season officially gets underway in January every year as the National Tulip Day comes to town! Everyone is invited...

Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam

Polonceau-kade 27
1014 DA AMSTERDAM
Westergasfabriek
12/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
The Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam struts the streets every January and July. In its next edition, this renowned fashion even...

Whisky Weekend Amsterdam

Haarlemmerstraat 124-126
1013 EX AMSTERDAM
Posthoornkerk
19/01/2018 - 20/01/2018
Peaty, oaky, creamy, smoky – those are just a few words to describe whisky like a pro at the Whisky Weekend Amsterdam. Every year,...

Paradiso Choir Days

Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG AMSTERDAM
Paradiso
14/01/2018
It may be a modern-day pop temple but Amsterdam’s Paradiso was originally a church. So it’s fitting that every year, the entire ve...

Amsterdam Hotel Night

Hotels Amsterdam
1017 CV AMSTERDAM
Amsterdamse Hotelnacht
14/01/2018
Amsterdammers are invited to experience their city through the eyes of tourists by enjoying an overnight stay in a local hotel. Th...

IMPRO Amsterdam

Kloveniersburgwal 50
1012 CX AMSTERDAM
Compagnietheater
22/01/2018 - 27/01/2018
Featuring world-class improv actors from all over the globe, IMPRO Amsterdam, the international improvisation theatre festival, hi...

FIRST ART FAIR

Piet Heinkade 27
1019 BR AMSTERDAM
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA)
17/01/2018 - 21/01/2018
Get the new year going with a burst of artistic flair at the FIRST ART FAIR in Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. This refreshed art fa...

Coolste Baan van Nederland

Olympisch Stadion 2
1076 DE AMSTERDAM
From 18 January to 28 February 2018, ice fans are set to travel from all over the country to skate in one of the most historic sta...

Back to the Future

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS AMSTERDAM
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
19/01/2018 - 28/03/2018
Experience photographic history, and glimpse its future at Foam, from 19 January 2017. Back to the Future is an exhibition that cr...

Fashion Cities Africa

Linnaeusstraat 2
1092 CK AMSTERDAM
Tropenmuseum
21/11/2017 - 31/12/2018
'Fashion Cities Africa', held at the Tropenmuseum from 6 October until 7 November 2017, explores Africa’s dozens of unique styles,...

Dutch Masters from the State Hermitage

Amstel 51
1018 EJ AMSTERDAM
Hermitage Amsterdam
07/10/2017 - 27/05/2018
Travel back in time to the Netherlands' Golden Age, and encounter an impressive array of the works that influenced – and continue ...

Carla Bruni

Amstel 115-125
1018 EM AMSTERDAM
Koninklijk Theater Carré
16/01/2018
Former supermodel and award-winning singer-songwriter Carla Bruni is known for her highly-valued runway walks, sultry songs and be...

Paramore

Arena boulevard 590
1101 DS AMSTERDAM
AFAS Live
16/01/2018
Paramore return to Amsterdam with their bouncy and harmony-filled blend of pop-rock. Find the superstars at AFAS Live on 16 Januar...

Lady Gaga

Arena boulevard 61
1101 DL AMSTERDAM
Ziggo Dome
20/01/2018
This feisty New Yorker was touted as the freshest and most unique thing to hit pop music when she broke through back in 2008. Thro...

Maiden UniteD

Amstel 115-125
1018 EM AMSTERDAM
Koninklijk Theater Carré
27/01/2018
This Dutch band's renditions of Iron Maiden songs are a far cry from the metal vocals, blistering riffs and breakneck drums of the...

Stereophonics

Arena boulevard 590
1101 DS AMSTERDAM
AFAS Live
27/01/2018
If you missed them when they played with Bruce Springsteen in 2016, here’s your chance to catch up with the Stereophonics, who wil...

Tristan und Isolde

Amstel 3
1011 PN AMSTERDAM
Nationale Opera & Ballet
18/01/2018 - 14/02/2018
Few operas have had as powerful an influence as Wagner’s medieval love story, Tristan and Isolde. The opera was composed at a time...

Isabelle Beernaert - Tabula Rasa

Amstel 115-125
1018 EM AMSTERDAM
Koninklijk Theater Carré
18/02/2018
Choreographer Isabelle Beernaert explores what it means to start over and seek freedom from constraints. This is set to music cour...

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