Events in Amsterdam

The Year of Rembrandt


The Rijksmuseum marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death in 2019 with ‘Year of Rembrandt’. An extraordinary year full with exhibitions and special events celebrating the work of one of the world’s greatest artists.

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Louise Bourgeois in the Rijksmuseum Gardens

25 May – 3 November

Many of the works have never before been shown in the Netherlands, and this is the first exhibition to focus on Bourgeois’s outdoor sculptures. Internationally, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) is one of the most renowned and important woman artists of the 20th century. She became famous all the world over for her monumental sculptures of spiders.

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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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Camera Japan Festival

3 – 6 October

Camera Japan is a Japanese cultural festival organised every year. The main focus is on film, but you can also explore visual arts, music, dance, fashion, architecture, food and much more.

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Japan Festival

13 October

On 13 October the City Square of Amstelveen will be transformed into a traditional Japan Festival area, where young and old can enjoy a festive programme. During this day visitors can learn about typical cultural and food customs in Japan.

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Amsterdam Dance Event

16 – 20 October

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the leading conference and festival for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres, with more than 1000 events spread out over almost 200 venues.

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Museum Night

2 November

More than 50 Amsterdam based museums are open from 7.00 pm until 2.00 am for the annual Museum Night. Apart from seeing the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions there is plenty more to see and do. On this 20th edition you can enjoy live music, DJ’s, dance, performances, film, special tours and food & drinks in the many museums of the city. 

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PAN Amsterdam

24 November – 1 December

PAN Amsterdam, the fair for art, antiques and design. It is the perfect place to compare art, gather information and make surprising discoveries.

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