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What's On in Amsterdam February 2015


What's going on in Amsterdam, Netherlands for visitors, locals and expats during February 2015.

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Museums & Exhibitions

Hermitage Amsterdam – Exhibition Dining with the Tsars is running 6 Sep 2014 to 1 Mar 2015.

Van Gogh Museum A new light on Van Gogh is the redesigned presentation of the Van Gogh museum collection (which opened 28 Nov 2014).

Nieuwe Kerk Magical Africa, major international exhibition with masks and sculptures from the Ivory Coast. Runs 25 Oct 2014 to 15 Feb 2015.

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Allard Pierson MuseumKeys To Rome, a unique exhibition on Roman culture using immersive digital technology running concurrently in 4 cities – Rome, Alexandria, Amsterdam and Sarajevo. The Allard Pierson museum hosts the Amsterdam exhibition with a focus on 3 regions - Egypt , the Mediterranean and the Low Countries. Running 24 Sep 2014 to 15 Mar 2015.

Anne Frank HouseThe helpers of the Secret Annexe – temporary exhibition focussing on the people who helped the Frank family go into hiding. Runs to April 2015.

Amsterdam ExpoGiants of the Ice Age – Exhibition about the Ice Age 30,000 years ago featuring Neanderthal man and large mammals such as the mammoth. Runs 27 Nov 2014 to 1 Mar 2015.

Magna Plaza – Permanent exhibition of Rembrandt, all his paintings, lifesize reproductions of all Rembrandt's works on show.

Body Worlds – Display of human body plastinate specimens at the new permanent venue on Damrak. The exhibition focuses on happiness.

StadsarchiefBreitner in Amsterdam, exhibition at the City Archives of G.H. Breitner (1857-1923) with sketches, watercolours and paintings of Amsterdam life. Runs 10 Oct 2014 to 1 Feb 2015.

Huis Marseille Dancing Light / Let it move you... photo exhibition on dance and its ‘primal power’ to move us. Runs 13 Dec 2014 to 8 Mar 2015.

Museum of Bags and PursesForever Vintage – vintage and retro bags dating from the 1920s up to the 1990s. Runs 15 Sep 2014 to 1 Mar 2015.

Check out our comprehensive Amsterdam museums section

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Ajax home matches at the Amsterdam ArenA:
Ajax vs AZ – 5 Feb, 2045 (Eredivisie, Dutch League)
Ajax vs FC Twente – 15 Feb, 1645 (Eredivisie)

ABN Amro Tournament – ATP tennis tour event to be held at Rotterdam’s Ahoy between 9-15 Feb 2015. Top players scheduled to enter the 42nd edition in 2015 are yet to be announced. Tickets €24 to €50.

Inline Skating:
Friday Night Skate – a 20km organised skate around the streets of Amsterdam held every Friday night (2030, weather permitting) from Vondelpark Pavilion.

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Other Events in and around Amsterdam

Fiesta Cubana – Join DJ Arno at the Badcuyp Amsterdam for the popular monthly Cuban-style salsa night. €5 entry, Friday 6 Feb from 10pm.

Chinese New Year – Falls on 19 Feb 2015 which sees in the year of the Sheep. Head to Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk area for celebrations that weekend.

Amsterdam Salsa Festival – 7th edition with dance workshops, performances and a salsa party. Main venue is at the Rhone Congress & Party Centre, 6-8 Feb 2015.

Pathé Met Opera – "Iolanta / Duke Bluebeard's Castle" shown live from the New York Met at Amsterdam's Tuschinski on 15 Feb 2015.

Boom Chicago – Comedy and improv show held almost daily - now playing at Rozentheater on Rozengracht.

North Sea Jazz Club – Hosts a wide variety of jazz, funk, soul and world music every weekend (Friday & Saturday) at the Westergasfabriek. Dinner concerts include a 3 course meal by the in-house chef.

Huishoudbeurs 2015 – Large Dutch household event expo at Amsterdam RAI, 21 Feb to 1 Mar 2015.

Free Concerts

Bimhuis – Jazz venue has free "Workshop + Session" on Tuesdays at 2000.

Concertgebouw – Free lunchtime concert every Wednesday at 1230.

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ – Free concert at 1230 on Tuesday 10 Feb 2015.

Muziektheater – Free lunchtime concert in the foyer on Tuesdays at 1230. Performed by members of Opera Studio, the Netherlands Opera or Dutch Philharmonic orchestra.

North Sea Jazz Club – Free jam sessions are held every Wednesday evening at the neighbouring Pizza Pazzani restaurant (at Westergasfabriek).

Our full guide to Free things to do in Amsterdam

Market events in Amsterdam

Sunday Market Sunday market with fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. From 1200 at Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek, date TBA.

NeighbourFood Market – Another Sunday market event (from 1100) featuring local food products. Westergasfabriek, date TBA.

IJ-Hallen Huge flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam. Date TBA.

Pop / Rock Concerts in Amsterdam

Alt-J – 5 Feb, Heineken Music Hall

Lionel Richie – 5 Feb, Ziggo Dome
Jason Mraz – 6 Feb, Ziggo Dome
Kensington – 20 Feb, Heineken Music Hall

The Black Keys – 23 Feb, Ziggo Dome
Anouk – 26/28 Feb, Ziggo Dome
Paolo Conte – 27 Feb, Carré

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