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What's On in Amsterdam in 2016 - Events Guide


Taking a closer look at what's on currently in Amsterdam, Netherlands for visitors, locals and expats. Listings include special Amsterdam events, festivals, sports, museum exhibitions, concerts and anything else of interest!

Click the specific month below for our comprehensive one-page monthly curated event guides - for things to do in Amsterdam and around the Netherlands.

Monthly Events Guides for Amsterdam and Netherlands:

October 2016 Major Marilyn Monroe exhibition opens at the Nieuwe Kerk on 1 Oct; I Am Not A Tourist expat fair at Beurs van Berlage on 2 Oct; Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) features over 2,000 artists performing 19-23 Oct.
November 2016 Annual Museumnacht (Museum Night) on 5 Nov where museums host special evening events; catch a documentary film at IDFA 16-27 Nov; last chance to see large Golden Age portraits at Hermitage, closing end 2016.
December 2016 Amsterdam Light Festival illuminates the city from 1 Dec; put on your ice skates at Museumplein's spectacular Ice*Amsterdam rink; New Year's eve fireworks near the IJ waterfront on 31 Dec.
January 2017 IMPRO Amsterdam, international improvisation theatre festival runs 23-28 Jan; Jumping Amsterdam, equestrian event at RAI over 26-29 Jan;  renowned violinist AndrĂ© Rieu plays at the Ziggo Dome on 7 Jan.
February 2017 New exhibition 1917. From Romanov to Revolution opens at the Hermitage; MONO JAPAN, Japanese cultural fair at Lloyd hotel 2-5 Feb; ABN Amro tennis tournament at Rotterdam's Ahoy, 13-19 Feb.
March 2017 IAmExpat fair for internationals at Westergasfabriek on 25 Mar; climb one of Amsterdam's towers on Open Tower Day; CineDans Festival, dance on screen film festival at EYE Film.
April 2017 King's Day major street party and free market in Amsterdam on 27 Apr; Imagine film festival at EYE Film over 12-22 Apr; visit the Keukenhof spring flower gardens in Lisse, open all April.


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