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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Masterpieces from the Hermitage

2 February – 25 Augustus

The Hermitage Amsterdam is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with wonderful collections of the State Hermitage in St Petersburg.

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17 May – 15 September

The Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial will present an experience exhibition featuring more than 60 figurative sculptures and spatial installation art. ARTZUID will include an extensive peripheral programme of activities including artist talks, debates, an educational programme, art walks and art happenings. The free exhibition is open 24/7. 

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Amsterdam pride

27 July – 4 August

The Amsterdam pride is a festive event for LGBT’s. The highlight of the Amsterdam pride is the Canal Parade which takes place on the 3rd of August.

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Canal festival

8 – 18 August

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

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World Cinema Amsterdam

15 – 24 August

World Cinema Amsterdam is Rialto’s film festival that takes you to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean every year. The many beautiful films, often made by young directors, offer you an unforgetable view on life in all these parts of the world.

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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 – 2 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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