Monthly calendar for Amsterdam with festivals, special events, concerts, cultural happenings, fairs, film & media arts, sports and entertainment. Exhibitions in museums and galleries are listed in the Exhibitions Calendar
January 1, 2023
As in many countries this day is a national holiday. Some museums and attractions may be closed.
January 1 or 2, 2023
Preview of Amsterdam's celebration and traditional performances of Chinese New Year offered by the Chinese community of Amsterdam. It includes dancing, fireworks and Chinese exhibitions. Festivities are centered around Nieuwmarkt, the heart of Amsterdam's Chinatown.
December 15, 2022-January 1, 2023
The Ultimate Winter Experience with an indoor and outdoor skating rink, toboggan (sledding), cross-country skiing, snowball fight, cinema, curling, Ferris wheel, carousel, Christmas market, theatre, après-ski, and more.
January 20-February 25, 2023
Special series of concerts illuminated by candlelight and performed by live musicians in some of the most iconic venues in Amsterdam.
January 21, 2023
Official start of tulip season. Anyone can come to pick free tulips from a special built garden on Dam Square.
January 22-23, 2023
Chinese festive celebrations with lion and dragon dances, and fireworks, centered around Nieuwmarkt, Zeedijk and Dam Square.
January 15-30, 2024 2023 edition cancelled
Running contest on the main roads through the Vondelpark. Choose between 'Race the Day', 'Light the Night' or Children Run.
December 1, 2022 - January 22, 2023
Walk or sail alongside light sculptures created by leading artists, beautifully illuminated buildings, bridges and boats and surprising light projections on buildings.
January 26-29, 2023
Annually held equestrian event and international competition in both jumping and dressage at the RAI in Amsterdam, attended by more than 50,000 equestrians and horse enthusiasts.
end August-end April
Spend a Sunday amongst frenzied fans of the famous Ajax Amsterdam football team. Ajax plays in the impressive, modern ArenA south of the city.