Events in Amsterdam

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.

Summer Concerts

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 ...

Roots Festival

Begin juli

Each summer, the Amsterdam Roots Festival presents a wide range of global music and non-western culture. During the Amsterdam Roots Festival will the audience be offered a selection of performances, masterclasses and special projects at different ...

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 ...

Prinsengracht Concert

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 ...

Uitmarkt

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 ...

Heritage Days

Second Saturday and / or second Sunday in September

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 ...

Marathon Amsterdam

The marathon in Amsterdam is known for its fast, flat and historic parcours. The route is full of Amsterdam's attractions. As the road passes by the world famous Rijksmuseum on ...

Amsterdam Dance Event

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 ...

Christmas Market

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 ...

Ice Amsterdam

November 2021

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.

Program, route and times 2021:

11:35 hrs: Arrival at the Maritime Museum (Scheepvaartmuseum). 12:45 ...

Light Festival 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 ...

2023

Imaginefilm Festival

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

Begin april

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

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 ...

Nationale Dodenherdenking

Jaarlijks vindt op 4 mei op de Dam de Nationale Dodenherdenking plaats.

Stille Tocht

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

Late September

A culinary festival during the prolonged weekend in Amsterdam. Exhibition stands in the park with good food from the renowned Amsterdam restaurants. An occasion to meet their chefs and to drink a glass of good wine or champagne.