Events in Amsterdam
We will keep you updated about the latest events, city wide congresses, festivals, attractions and happenings in town and nearby Amsterdam that are worth visiting.
Nowhere else in the world are the flowers and colours of spring as glorious as they are in Keukenhof. Here you will find endless inspiration while you relax in the beautiful surroundings of the park. Keukenhof offers visitors the opportunity to see millions of bulbs in flower, fantastic flower shows and the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands. It opens to the public every year from mid-March to mid-May. Depending on the weather, April is usually the best time to see the tulips.
- Flower exhibition
- Flower shows
- Mid-March to mid-May
The Open Garden Days
The gardens of Amsterdam’s canal houses are rarely visible from the street. For a few days in June each year, visitors get a wonderful opportunity to enter these beautiful green oases during The Open Garden Days. Garden aficionados can visit about 25 classic and contemporary gardens of private owners and public institutions. One ticket provides access to all participating gardens.
- About 25 gardens
- Classic and contemporary gardens
- Flowering plants
- One ticket for all gardens
- 17-19 June 2016
The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) is an important meeting point for participants of the broadcasting industry and takes place at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam. The convention hosts over 1,600 exhibitors and presents the latest technology equipment from all over the world. Conferences with a focus on electronic media and the entertainment industry, give further insights.
- Latest technology equipment
- Electronic media and entertainment industry
- Conferences: 8-12 September 2016
- Exhibitions: 9-13 September 2016
Lovers of electronic music should not miss this event during their stay in Amsterdam. The Pitch Festival is a two-day musical celebration where several DJs and producers present a mix of dubstep, house, electronica and more.
- Two-day music event
- Electronic music
- Multiple DJs and producers
- 1-2 July 2016
- Venue: Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek
The Gay Pride festival in Amsterdam is one of the best prides in the world. The extensive programme covers sports events, cultural activities and many parties. Enjoy the very special canal parade through Amsterdam's canals.
- Canal parade and cultural events
- Sports activities and parties
- Participating museums and theatres
- 23 July to 7 August 2016
Dam to Dam Run
The Dam tot Damloop in Amsterdam features top athletes. Enjoy the great atmosphere of this event, experience the unique passage through the IJ tunnel with a main distance of 10 English miles, or join the 5-mile evening run the night before.
- 50,000 runners
- Distance: 10 English miles
- Top athletes
- 18 September 2016
National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum, shows how the Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea. Stimulating, interactive exhibitions allow visitors to explore 500 years of maritime history. Attractive object exhibitions show the best of the famous collection. There are special exhibitions for children, including See you in the Golden Age and The tale of the whale.
- Oldest ship of Amsterdam
- Located nearby hotel
- For kids and adults
- Dutch maritime history information
Amsterdam International Art Fair
The third edition of the Amsterdam International Art Fair (AIAF) will be held at the end of August 2017. The contemporary art fair is held at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, situated in the heart of the city. AIAF selected a diverse line-up of around 100 exhibitors from the Netherlands and around the world.
- International Art Fair
- Contemporary Art
- 100 exhibitors from the Netherlands and around the world
- 25 - 26 August 2017
European Hockey Championship
In 2017, Amsterdam will be the host city of the European Hockey Championship. The EuroHockey Nations Championship is an international men's and women's field hockey competition for the top eight European national teams. The tournament will take place in Amsterdam’s Wagener Stadium.
- International men's and women's field hockey competition
- Will take place in the Amsterdam Wagener Stadium
- 19 - 27 August 2017