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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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.

Gay Canal Pride Amsterdam

Pride Amsterdam Festival lasts 9 days and takes place from July 29 to August 6, 2023. The Gay Canal Pride festival presents an extensive programme with sports, cultural activities and parties. The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay ...



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, ...

Prinsengracht Concert

Third weekend of August

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 ...

Heritage Days

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

Third week of October

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 ...

Ice Amsterdam


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


Every year, Sinterklaas arrives in Amsterdam by ship in mid-November. Then a whole parade accompanies him in a festive way through the city center. Hundreds of children welcome the children's friend and more than five thousand kilos of free candy are handed out along the ...

Christmas Market


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 ...


Late November to early January

For a Christmas atmosphere with Christmas shopping, ice skating and hot chocolate you can visit the following squares in Amsterdam:


Every year in December there is traditionally a big Christmas tree on the ...

Ice rink Rembrandtplein

Middle of November to early January

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 ...