This is our listings guide to what's on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during July 2013.
The height of summer is peak tourist season in Amsterdam, the weather is warm, the days are long and there's plenty to see and do.
|Museums & Exhibitions|
Hermitage Amsterdam Peter the Great, an Inspired Tsar exhibition runs until 13th September 2013, part of the Netherlands-Russia 2013 celebrations.
Van Gogh Museum presents Van Gogh at work, a detailed exhibition on the painter's way of working is running until 12th January 2014.
Rijksmuseum Newly opened in April 2013 after 10 years of renovation, the Rijksmuseum's rich collection (including Rembrandt's Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam.
Allard Pierson Museum Eternal Egypt Experience, multimedia exhibit which highlights the immense history of ancient Egypt. Opens 12th July 2013, runs to 5th January 2014.
Amsterdam Museum The Golden Age: Gateway to Our World tells the fascinating story of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. Running until 31st August 2013.
Nieuwe Kerk The Royal Investiture! The family of Orange-Nassau and the Nieuwe Kerk runs until 18th August 2013.
Magna Plaza Permanent exhibition of Rembrandt, all his paintings, lifesize reproductions of all Rembrandt's works on show.
Tropenmuseum Encounters: Hidden stories from our own collection Various different objects from the Tropenmuseum archive are paired with each other. Ends 14th July 2013. Escher meets Islamic art exhibition about how Islamic art influenced Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. Runs 12th July to 3rd November 2013.
Rembrandt House Peter Vos Metamorphosen exhibition featuring Peter Vos, one of the prominent Dutch figurative artists. Runs until 6th October 2013.
FOAM Photography Museum Stephen Gill - Best Before End retrospective from this English photographer runs until 14th July 2013.
Huis Marseille Walker Evans: Decade by decade documents American day-to-day life. Runs until 22nd September 2013.
Jewish Historical Museum Beastly Beauty, an animal themed art exhibition runs to 1st September 2013.
Museum of Bags and Purses Exhibition about the history of schoolbags runs from to 15th September 2013.
Bible Museum Divine Surprise, exhibition searching for the feminine divinity. Runs until 25th August 2013.
Museum Geelvinck Swart op de Gracht Slavery on the Amsterdam Canals, exhibition about how the colonies and plantation slave trade impacted the wealthy on Amsterdam's canals. Runs until 30th September 2013.
Stadsarchief Exhibition Drawing for Amsterdam at the City Archives. Features modern drawings and etchings of Amsterdam. Runs to 25th August 2013
Amsterdam Expo Exhibition Pixar: 25 Years of Animation at the Amsterdam Expo, which is located near Amsterdam Zuid station. Runs to 13th October 2013.
Frans Hals Museum Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the museum (located in Haarlem) has assembled works from all over the world for the exhibition Frans Hals: Eye to eye with Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian runs until 28th July 2013.
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European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) European games event for under 18s will be held in Utrecht with 9 Olympic sports represented - athletics, basketball, cycling, gymnastics, handball, judo, gymnastics, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Runs 14th to 19th July 2013 with the opening ceremony at Utrecht FC stadium.
|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, 5th July from 10pm.
Julidans International contemporary dance festival in Amsterdam. Held at various theatre venues around the city including some free performances at Vondelpark outdoor theatre. 2nd to 13th July 2013.
Sensation World renowned DJ dance event and stage show at Amsterdam ArenA on 6th July 2013.
Best of Beats (B.O.B) Featuring London DJ Mark Radford at the Sugar Factory Amsterdam on Saturday 6th July 2013.
Over het IJ Festival Summer theatre festival to be held on the northern waterfront of the IJ river at the NDSM shipyard wharf. There will also be live bands, DJs and plenty of good food and drink. Get there by free city ferry. 4th to 14th July 2013.
PITCH Progressive electronic music festival event to be held at Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek on 5th/6th July 2013. Featuring the likes of James Blake, Disclosure, Jamie Lidell...and more.
Amsterdam Fashion Week Summer edition showcasing Euro style and fashion around the city during the month. Opens 6th July 2013.
Kwaku Festival Multi-cultural festival in Bijlmerpark in south-east Amsterdam featuring music, dance, sport and of course food/drink. Runs during the weekends between 13th July and 4th August 2013.
Electronic Family Huge outdoor trance festival event to be held at Amsterdamse Bos on Saturday 20th July 2013.
Milkshake Festival Music festival organised by Paradiso at various venues around Amsterdam. Sunday 21st July 2013.
Sunday Market Sunday market with fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek on 7th July (1200-1800).
De Pure Markt Special Sunday market event (hours: 1100-1800) with a focus on selling local, seasonal and healthy produce of high quality. With music and other activities, cafe and food stalls. 14th July at Amstelpark; 28th July at Park Frankandael, Amsterdam.
NeighbourFood Market Another Sunday market event (from 1100) featuring local food products. Westergasfabriek on Sunday 21st July 2013.
Death in Venice Benjamin Britten opera performed by the English National Opera at Muziektheater Amsterdam on 3rd/5th/7th July 2013.
Open Monument Day Amsterdam "Heritage Days", part of the 400 year anniversary celebrations of the city's canals. On Sunday 14th July 2013 many important buildings and monuments will open their doors to the public. The theme of today's event is the design and decor of the 19th century - another open day edition is scheduled for September.
Hortus Festival Classical music is performed at botanical gardens in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Haren and Leiden. Catch a concert at the terrace of the Orangery at the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. Festival runs 18th July to 26th August 2013.
Amsterdam Gay Pride Gay cultural event including boat parade. Runs Saturday 27th July to Sunday 4th August 2013.
Artzuid Contemporary international sculptures are displayed around the streets of southern Amsterdam (Zuidas/Rivierenbuurt). Runs until 22nd September 2013.
Boom Chicago Comedy and improv show held almost daily - now playing at Rozentheater on Rozengracht.
Artis Summer Evenings Royal Artis Zoo celebrates its 175th jubilee this year and during the summer there will be special events planned during the evenings - from music performances, talks, guided tours and kids activities.
Circus Hans Klok The "New Houdini" illusionist show runs at the Carré from 16th July to 25th August 2013.
North Sea Jazz Festival Major international jazz event over 3 days, to be held at Ahoy Rotterdam. 12-14th July 2013.
Vondelpark open air theatre Free concerts running during all July weekends (Fri-Sun).
Westerkerk Free lunchtime organ concert every Friday at 1300.
Our full guide to Free things to do in Amsterdam
Boven NEMO Chill on the roof of the NEMO Science Museum (at Oosterdok 2) with cool views of Amsterdam.
Ijburg Strand Blijburg aan Zee can be reached by tram 26 (end of the line) a real sandy beach on the Ij water.
Strand West City beach pavilion located at Stavangerweg 900 in west Amsterdam near Houthavens (Westerpark).
Strand Zuid City beach pavilion located at Europaplein 22 near Beatrixplein and RAI.
Alternatively head over to real beaches at Zandvoort or Bloemendaal great to watch the sunset and have a meal on a summer evening.
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