Events in Amsterdam

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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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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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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Carré: Igone in Carré

Carré: Igone in Carré

10 & 11 June


Igone de Jongh will show her own dance gala. This versatile dance gala marks her independent career as a ballerina. Especially for this gala, Igone puts together a special repertoire with various (inter)national guests from the world of ballet, (modern) dance and music.

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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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Rijksmuseum: XXL Paper

Rijksmuseum: XXL Paper

3 July – 23 August

XXL Paper presents the biggest works on paper from the Rijksmuseum collection – very few of them have ever been exhibited before, because of their size

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Rijksmuseum: Willem Diepraam, 50 years of photography

Rijksmuseum: Willem Diepraam, 50 years of photography

3 July – 23 August

An exhibition with early and recent work of photographer Willem Diepraam (b. 1944).

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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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Carré: Legacy – Lalah Hathaway sings Donny Hathaway

Carré: Legacy – Lalah Hathaway sings Donny Hathaway

21 September

This fall Metropole Orkest and Lalah Hathaway will meet again. The orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza and the ‘First Daughter of Soul’ will honour American soulsinger, arranger and composer Donny Hathaway.

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Rijksmuseum: Slavery

Rijksmuseum: Slavery

25 September 2020 – 17 January 2021

This exhibition testifies to the fact that slavery is an integral part of our history, not a dark page that can be simply turned and forgotten about.

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