In Amsterdam you can go to concerts, events or festivals almost every day. Amsterdam offers a diverse array of world-class entertainment. With so many festivals, cultural events, theaters, clubs, concert halls and intimate venues, there's something for everybody in Amsterdam.
July – August
Each summer, informal and entertaining classical music concerts - the Robeco Zomerconcerten take place at the prestigious location of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. The Summer Concerts are sponsored, so the tickets are relatively cheap. This is an excellent opportunity to listen to ...
The Grachtenfestival: For five days, special locations in the heart of Amsterdam form the backdrop for more than 80 classical concerts. The concerts can be enjoyed in houses and gardens of hospitable local inhabitants and in concert halls, historic buildings, ...
A free traditional classical music concert held on Prinsengracht in Amsterdam every year in August since 1981. The open air concert is held on a temporary built stage directly on the canal’s ...
End of August
Considered to be the largest cultural event in Amsterdam, the Uitmarkt is definitely worth a visit. Organised every year during the last weekend of August, it celebrates the official opening of the Dutch Cultural and offers performances, concerts, exhibitions, drama, countless workshops ...
Open Monuments Day is held every year halfway through September, when thousands of monuments in the Netherlands are free to the public. The participating monuments can be recognized by the Open Monuments Day flag as shown here. Open Monuments Day is organized to encourage people to know more about their historical ...
Over 2.000 artists from around the globe performing in 80 of the best clubs in Amsterdam, ADE's festival has grown into the world's biggest club festival for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres. ADE offers 320.000 clubbers 5 days of guaranteed partying with ...
Late November 2021 to early January 2022
Put on your ice skates, get the kids in their winter coats and drum up your best friends; the best days of the year are just around the corner! We've listed the 6 best Christmas markets in Amsterdam for those who want to ...
Fun on the ice in Amsterdam. The greatest place to skate a few laps, come to the ice rink at the Museumplein. The smoothest ice rink will be in front of the beautiful Rijksmuseum again, ...
Arrival of Saint Nicholas
The tradition of Saint Nicholas bringing gifts to children, celebrated in many countries, is an extraordinary occasion in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam's winter festival returns each year to illuminate the city's streets and waterways with bewitching light installations by international artists. With more than 35 large scale installations dotted across Amsterdam city centre, there are certainly plenty of ...
Ice rink Rembrandtplein
Middle of November 2021 to early January 2022
Also this year in Amsterdam it's slipping and sliding, laughing, falling and getting up again. But above all enjoying the ice rink on the beautiful Rembrandtplein. The ice rink will be setup in winter atmosphere again, just like every year. There are ...
The Imaginefilm Festival promises a week full of fantasy, anime, thriller, cult, horror and sci-fi. Screenings this year are at Pathe Tuschinski.
National Museum Week
During this Museum week about 450 museums are to visit. There are extra activities such as workshops, guided tours, tastings, children's treasure hunts, musical performances and the possibility to dress up.
King's Day is officially the national celebration of the birthday of the King, but this in reality is only an excuse to party hard. The celebrations takes place all over the Netherlands, but have a special atmosphere in Amsterdam. In ...
Jaarlijks vindt op 4 mei op de Dam de Nationale Dodenherdenking plaats.
Stadhuisplein, 18.00 uur Elk jaar loopt de burgemeester van Amsterdam samen met honderden mensen in een stille tocht vanaf het Stadhuisplein ...
National Mills Day
Tweede weekend van mei
Since 1974 the event is held every year on the second Saturday in May. It is a day when as many mills as possible are running. The National Mills Day has now become an annual event. Besides turning and grinding, all kinds of activities take place at a large number of mills, from baking pancakes to music festivals. ...
Taste of Amsterdam
A culinary festival during the prolonged weekend in Amsterdam. Exhibition stands in the park with good food from the renowned Amsterdamrestaurants. An occasion to meet their chefs and to drink a glass of good wine or champagne.
Gay Canal Pride Amsterdam
The Gay Canal Pride festival presents an extensive programme with sports, cultural activities and parties. The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Canal Pride is the canal parade on the second saturday during the event, which is a carnivalesque, cultural and ...