2024 events in Amsterdam
There’s so much to look forward to this year in Amsterdam. Get ready for a social calendar filled with fairs, markets, concerts, exhibitions, festivals and so much more. Here are the best annual Amsterdam events to look forward to in 2023!
It’s time to get inspired and excited about a new year full of possibilities and events that are sure to keep you occupied. From well-beloved celebrations such as Pride and King’s Day to music, food and wine festivals, art, theatre and plenty of exhibitions to keep you busy. Check out What’s on to stay up to date on all Amsterdam has to offer.
20 January - The third Saturday of January marks National Tulip Day. It usually takes place on Dam Square, where about 200,000 tulips form a vibrant flower field that you can admire in the morning, and in the afternoon, you can pick yourself a tulip or two to take home. Check their website for information about changes to the 2023 event.
March marks the start of spring, but it can still be chilly in the city. Never mind as there’s a bounty of blooms making their presence felt and are bound to warm your soul.
5 May - Liberation Day Amsterdam marks freedom from occupation and sees the city celebrate with a host of concerts. Stay tuned for the activities happening all around the city at Dam Square, Westergas, Vondelpark, Jewish Cultural Quarter and beyond.
The music festival season officially begins come June as the days are warming up and summer kicks into gear.
June to September - Vondelpark Open Air Festival begins with free outdoor performances through to September.
1-2 June - Foodies rejoice as Taste of Amsterdam serves up its annual selection of tasty morsels, kicking off the summer food festival season.
Get the party started in July. Summer is in full throttle with vibrant festivals for everyone taking place across town.
3 August - The good times continue to cruise on with the Canal Parade, an all-out fun and fabulous party in the city centre - the major event of Pride Amsterdam. Don your best rainbow hues as you cheer on the spectacular floats as they make their way along the city’s adored canals.
25-27 August (TBC) - Uitmarkt, a festival that launches the city’s premier museums, theatres and music venues’ new cultural programme.
As the leaves change colour on cool October days, one of the world’s largest music festivals drops.
16-20 October - Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) stages more than a thousand events over five days including lectures, workshops, debates, and of course, DJ acts and bands. This year marks its 25th anniversary, so get ready to see Amsterdam go all out.
31 October - At the month’s end, all the spooks come out for Halloween.
5 December - Let the gifts flow as Sinterklaas arrives with a bounty of gifts in tow.
31 December - ring in the New Year with a host of parties, champagne and fireworks displays around the city.
And there you have it, another year concludes with fireworks and more parties than you can imagine.