What's On in Amsterdam February 2019
What's going on in Amsterdam, Netherlands for visitors, locals and expats during February 2019. There's always lots of things to do and with Valentine's Day on the 14th, why not consider a romantic trip to Amsterdam...
Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum – Reopened in April 2013 after 10 years of renovation, the Rijksmuseum's rich collection (including Rembrandt's Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam.
Van Gogh Museum – Popular museum with the world's largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings.
Anne Frank House - The canal house on Amsterdam's Prinsengracht canal where Anne Frank wrote her famous teenage wartime diary whilst hiding from German occupation. The house and museum is open to visitors though pre-booking is highly recommended.
Hermitage Amsterdam – Showcases an exhibition every 6 months from the vast collection of the grand State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. Also ongoing at the Hermitage: Panorama Amsterdam. City Time Lapse, a visual projection of Amsterdam through the ages as seen from the Amstel river; and Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.
Outsider Art Museum – This museum at the Hermitage showcases extraordinary art by unconventional artists who have not been formally trained.
Stedelijk – Amsterdam's main modern and contemporary art museum.
MOCO Museum – This modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein. Banksy: Laugh Now (includes Beanfield) is now a permanent exhibition.
Tropenmuseum – Ethnographic museum featuring fascinating exhibitions on non-Western cultures.
National Holocaust Museum – Opened in 2016, this museum is under development and currently presents Tangible Memories from the Jewish Monument, exhibition of objects, photos and documents of people affected by the Holocaust. Ongoing until end 2019.
ARCAM – ARCAM presents a crash course (€7.50) on Amsterdam architecture and urbanism every Friday 1330-1415.
Body Worlds – Display of human body plastinate specimens at the permanent venue on Damrak. The exhibition focuses on happiness.
Check out our comprehensive Amsterdam museums section
Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands
Ajax home matches at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam - to be announced.
ABN Amro Tournament – ATP tennis tour event to be held at Rotterdam’s Ahoy between 11-17 Feb 2019. Strong field of top 20 players due at the 46th edition.
Friday Night Run – Free monthly 1 hour run organised by running group Phanos. Meet at Olympic Stadium Amsterdam at 1930 on Friday 8 Feb 2019.
Friday Night Skate – 20km organised skate around the streets of Amsterdam held every Friday night (2030, weather permitting) from Vondelpark Pavilion.
See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam
Festivals in Amsterdam
Chocoa Festival – Chocolate lovers should head to the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam in late Feb 2019 for a festival promoting sustainable and good quality chocolate - includes workshops and tastings.
See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam
Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam
MONO JAPAN – Cultural fair (4th edition) of authentic and contemporary Japanese crafts & design. Due in mid Feb 2019 at the Lloyd Hotel Cultural Embassy.
Huishoudbeurs 2019 – Large Dutch household event expo at Amsterdam RAI, 16-24 Feb 2019.
Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago's Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam, Tuesday 5 Feb 2019 at 2000.
Boom Chicago – Comedy and improv show held Wed - Sat and playing at Rozentheater on Rozengracht.
Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam
Toneelgroep Amsterdam – Amsterdam's renowned theatre company performs shows in Dutch which have live English surtitles above the stage - usually on Thursday evenings at the Stadsschouwburg theatre. New 2018/19 season to be announced.
Dutch National Opera & Ballet – New 2018/19 season of ballet and opera performances to be announced.
Other Events in Amsterdam
Ice*Amsterdam – Get your skates on and hit the spectacular ice rink on Museumplein in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum. Open late Nov 2018 to early Feb 2019, dates to be confirmed.
Chinese New Year in Amsterdam – Falls on 5 Feb 2019 which sees in the year of the Pig. Head to Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk area for celebrations.
De Balie – The multimedia venue near Leidseplein in Amsterdam hosts regular events about current affairs, politics and culture.
3D Print Canal House – See a canal house being constructed using 3D printing techniques and sustainable materials. The location is Asterweg 49, 1031 HM Amsterdam - get the free ferry across to Amsterdam North and walk beyond EYE Film. Visit by appointment only or take the walk-in tour (€7.50) which runs every first Wednesday of the month at 1500.
Free Concerts in Amsterdam
Bimhuis – Jazz venue has free Workshop & Session every Tuesday at 2000.
Concertgebouw – Free lunchtime concerts held on occasional Wednesdays at 1230 in either the small hall (kleine zaal) or large hall (grote zaal). New season begins in Sep 2018, dates to be announced. For concerts in the small hall, free tickets must be collected from the ticket desk.
De Hallen – Free monthly choir concert in the passageway of De Hallen, date to be announced.
Dutch Opera & Ballet – New season of free lunchtime concert in the foyer every Tuesday at 1230. Performed by members of Opera Studio, the Netherlands Opera or Dutch Philharmonic orchestra. Dates to be announced.
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ – Free monthly concert showcasing young classical talent - date to be announced.
Market Events in Amsterdam
Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergasfabriek with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Dates to be announced.
Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music, dates to be announced.
IJ-Hallen – Huge weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam. Dates to be announced.
Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam
to be announced