Events in Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum: Colorful Japan

Stedelijk Museum: Colorful Japan

7 September 2019 – 2 February 2020

The exhibition ‘Colorful Japan’ shows 226 Japanese posters in the Gallery of Honor of the Stedelijk Museum – from floor to ceiling.

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Jewels!

Jewels!

14 September 2019 – 15 March 2020

One of the Hermitage’s greatest treasures is the fabulous jewellery collection. Hundreds of them superbly sparkle in Jewels!. Together with an abundance of richly decorated ball gowns, imperial costumes and majestic portraits, the jewels tell the personal stories and give a fascinating impression of over two centuries of fashion and jewellery.

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Jewish Historical Museum: Amsterdam, city of diamonds

Jewish Historical Museum: Amsterdam, city of diamonds

27 September 2019 – 1 March 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of the General Diamond Workers’ Union of the Netherlands (ANDB), the Jewish Historical Museum presents Amsterdam, City of Diamonds. The exhibition recounts how from the early seventeenth century Amsterdam grew to become the international centre of the diamond industry, largely thanks to the city’s Jewish population. The dynamic period of Amsterdam’s diamond sector lasted for more than 300 years and was characterised by highs and lows. 

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Stedelijk Museum: Wim Crouwel: Mr. Gridnik

Stedelijk Museum: Wim Crouwel: Mr. Gridnik

28 September 2019 – 22 March 2020

The Stedelijk pays tribute to the iconic Dutch designer Wim Crouwel, an exhibition that features a selection of his typographic oeuvre. Wim Crouwel (1928-2019), co-founder of the first multidisciplinary design agency in the Netherlands, Total Design in 1963, is one of the Dutch best-known designers.

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Stedelijk museum: Prix de Rome

Stedelijk museum: Prix de Rome

19 October 2019 – 22 March 2020

The exhibition presents new work by the nominated artists: Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Femke Herregraven and Rory Pilgrim.

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ICE Amsterdam

ICE Amsterdam

16 November 2019 – 2 February 2020

ICE Amsterdam presents a unique ice skating experience in the middle of the museum quarter. Full of hot chocolate goodness, breathtaking views of the Rijksmuseum and — of course, ice skating. If you prefer a more placid spot along the sideslines, you can either shop, eat great food or simply observe the wintry wonder.

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Van Gogh Museum: In The Picture

Van Gogh Museum: In The Picture

21 February – 24 May

How do we present ourselves in today’s visual culture? What do we show? And what do we hide? The exhibition In the Picture presents a story about identity and image, told through 75 portraits of and by artists.

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Japan winter festival

Japan winter festival

28 February

A winter festival in the theme of Japan. At this event you will find cultural aspects, with a diversity of Japanese food and lifestyle.

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Stedelijk Museum: Nam June Paik – The future is now

Stedelijk Museum: Nam June Paik – The future is now

14 March – 23 August

Paik’s multidisciplinary, radical, innovative and playful work continues to inspire a new generation of artists. He was one of the pioneers of contemporary video art and predicted the power of mass media to shape our lives. Fanning out over 16 rooms, the survey is the biggest and most ambitious retrospective in years.

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Amsterdam Cocktail week

Amsterdam Cocktail week

16 – 22 March

During Amsterdam Cocktail Week several bars will have a special ACW cocktail and non-alcoholic cocktail. Have a look around and plan your week visiting the best bars Amsterdam has to offer. Our Twenty Third Bar is also participating.

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Keukenhof

Keukenhof

21 March – 10 May

With over 50 million visitors and only open for two months a year, the Keukenhof is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Admire the colours of spring and be captivated by the flowers in world’s most colourful spring garden. The Keukenhof theme for 2020 is A World of Colours.

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Open Tower Day

Open Tower Day

21 March

During this day historical and modern towers in Amsterdam open their doors for you. 

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Tulip festival

Tulip festival

April

You can enjoy the tulip in the city streets of Amsterdam in April or as long as they are blooming.

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National Museum Week

National Museum Week

20 – 26 April

The National Museum Week is organized to showcase the cultural heritage of the Netherlands.

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King’s Day

King’s Day

27 April

King’s Day (Koningsdag) is the national celebration of the king’s birthday, held every year on the 27th of April. On King’s Day there are celebrations everywhere throughout the Netherlands. However, there is a special atmosphere in Amsterdam. Join the locals in the world’s largest street party. Parties are held on public squares, brightly decorated boats fill canals and live music in the streets.  

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Mahler festival

Mahler festival

8 – 17 May

For the third time in its history, Het Concertgebouw is organizing a major tribute to Gustav Mahler. You will hear four top orchestras that Mahler himself conducted: the New York Philharmonic, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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Taste of Amsterdam

Taste of Amsterdam

29 May – 1 June

During Taste of Amsterdam you will find the best chefs and kitchens of Amsterdam at one spot and you will have the opportunity to taste refined snacks to get acquainted with the culinary diversity of restaurants from Amsterdam.

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Van Gogh Museum: Van Gogh’s greatest letters

Van Gogh Museum: Van Gogh’s greatest letters

19 June – 23 August

Vincent van Gogh wrote compelling letters about all aspects of his life: his dreams and disappointments, his love life, friendships and arguments, and about his battle with his illness.

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Canal festival

Canal festival

7 – 16 August

During the Canal festival, several concerts are taking place on stages by and even on the canals.

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SAIL

SAIL

12 – 16 August

On 12 August, an entire flotilla of tall ships and many other special boats and vessels will sail along the River IJ before dropping anchor near the city centre for five days of swashbuckling fun and games.

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