What’s going on in Amsterdam
World Press Photo | Red light district
Each year the winning images go on tour. In April, the exhibition is officially opened in Amsterdam, a logical choice, since the foundation has its roots here.
Holland Festival | Theatres all over town
The Holland Festival has been the trend-setting performing arts festival in the Netherlands for decades, annually presenting exceptional work at the international level with a mix of all the performance arts, a mix of big names and daring experiments.
Sensation | Amsterdam Arena
The first ever Sensation took place at the Amsterdam ArenA and was experienced by 20,000 clubbers. Now an annual event in multiple cities.
Gay Pride | All over Town
The week is filled with culture and sport and explodes in the weekend into street and club parties and of course the famous Canal Parade on Saturday afternoon. Gay pride is one of the most busy weeks of the year in Amsterdam.
Hartjesdagen | Nieuwmarkt area
Hartjesdagen comes from Hertendagen: Deer Days. It is believed that during the Middle Ages the common man was allowed to hunt for deer only one day a year. This was celebrated with a feast in several neighborhoods in Amsterdam.
Grachtenfestival | All over Town
The Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival) highlights classical music at unique locations. The festival is closed with the Prinsengracht Concert with the audience on tons of small boats in the canal and thousands watching from the street and the windows.
IDFA - Documentary Festival | All over town
International Documentary Film Festival with national and international documentaries.