Events in Amsterdam

The Year of Rembrandt

The Year of Rembrandt

2019

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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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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Amsterdam, city of diamonds

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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Rijksmuseum: Rembrandt – Velázquez

Rijksmuseum: Rembrandt – Velázquez

11 October 2019 – 19 January 2020

Dutch & Spanish Masters will present an outstanding selection of paintings by Dutch and Spanish Masters of the 17th century. 60 paintings hang alongside each other in pairs, resulting in fascinating visual dialogues on realism and eternity, religion and beauty.

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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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PAN Amsterdam

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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Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival

28 November 2019 – 19 January 2020

The 53-day-long exhibition consists of around 25 light artworks and 10 city stories. The artworks are switched on daily from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm. The annual exhibition focuses on artworks placed on and along side the characteristic waters of Amsterdam.

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The Amsterdamsche Christmas market

The Amsterdamsche Christmas market

20 December – 23 December

The Amsterdamsche Christmas market is located on the iconic Westergas. It is a free festival for all ages . At the Amsterdamsche Christmas market you can find that special present for under the Christmas tree. You can treat yourself to Dutch delights, glühwein, hot choco, culinary dsihes, craft beers and fine wines. In addition, you can enjoy (live) music, movies, art and culture.

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Amsterdam Winter Paradise

Amsterdam Winter Paradise

21 December 2019 – 5 January 2020

In December the RAI will transform into a winter wonderland with both indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks, seasonal parties, dining galore and a giant Ferris wheel that looks out over the city of Amsterdam. You can tube across real snow, cross-country ski between Christmas trees or goof off with a classic snowball fight.

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