Events in Amsterdam

The Year of Rembrandt

15 February – 10 June

The Rijksmuseum marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death with Year of Rembrandt. During this period you can admire all the master painter’s works of the Rijksmuseum. 

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Exhibition Hockney – Van Gogh

1 March – 26 May

Vincent van Gogh was a great source of inspiration for David Hockney. The exhibition Joy of Nature’ shows the unmistakable influences of Vincent van Gogh in the work of David Hockney. During this exhibition you will learn about the fascination of both artists for nature, their use of bright colours and experimenting with perspective.

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21 March – 19 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.

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Open Tower Day

23 march

On Saturday the 23th of March, the 7th Open Tower Day will take place. During this day, several historical and modern towers in Amsterdam open their doors to the public between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

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Tulip festival


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

8 – 14 April

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

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World Press Photo

13 April – 7 July

The World Press Photo exposition is taking place in the New Church of Amsterdam. The exposition features 160 press pictures from 42 photographers from 22 different countries. The New Church of Amsterdam is open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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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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Fifth May Concert on the River Amstel

5 May

Every year Liberation Day is completed by a concert on the River Amstel. During the day, the Dutch people celebrate their freedom they have been enjoying since 1945.

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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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