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What's On in Amsterdam July 2018

 

This is our listings guide to what's on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during July 2018.

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

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.

Rijksmuseum Schiphol – Ten Dutch masterpiece paintings are on show on Holland Boulevard at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. Located in the newly refurbished zone between Lounges 2 and 3 (past security), the Rijksmuseum Schiphol is open 24 hours per day with free entry for passengers.

Hermitage Amsterdam – Exhibition Classic Beauties featuring neo-classic art runs between 16 Jun 2018 and 13 Jan 2019. Also at the Hermitage: Outsider Art Museum includes world-class art works by Dutch and international outsider artists; and permanent exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.

National Maritime MuseumGame Changers | Maritime Innovations, features 25 of the most beautiful, exciting and strangest inventions in Dutch maritime history. Runs 6 Oct 2017 to 1 Jul 2018.

Nieuwe Kerk World Press Photo is a photo exhibition showcasing the best in news photography. Runs April to July, 2018 dates unconfirmed.

National Holocaust Museum – The newly opened museum 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.

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Sport

Football:
Ajax Open Day – Amsterdam ArenA hosts an open day for Ajax fans to ring in the new season. Free entry, date yet to be announced.

Athletics/Running:
Dutch Atheltics Championships (NK) – Annual Dutch Championships meet takes place at Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, dates to be announced.

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Friday Night Run – a free monthly 1 hour run organised by running group Phanos. Meet at Olympic Stadium Amsterdam at 1930 on Friday 13 Jul 2018.

Walking:
Nijmegen Vierdaagse – International four days marches event around the city of Nijmegen with over 50,000 participants - walking up to 50km per day over all 4 days. 102nd edition will be held over 17-20 July 2018.

Inline Skating:
Friday Night Skate – a 20km organised skate around the streets of Amsterdam held every Friday night (20:30, weather permitting) from Vondelpark Pavilion (former Film Museum).

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Other Events in and around Amsterdam

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers to be held at the cabaret-style theatre Paleis van de Weemoed in Amsterdam, Tuesday 5 July 2018 at 8pm.

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. 26th edition due July 2018.

PITCH – Progressive electronic music festival event to be held at NDSM-wharf , scheduled for July 2018, date unconfirmed.

Kwaku Festival – Multi-cultural festival in Nelson Mandelapark in south-east Amsterdam featuring music, dance, sport and of course food/drink. Held during the weekends of in July and August, 2018 dates unconfirmed.

Milkshake Festival – Music festival at Westerpark, Amsterdam organised by Paradiso and AIR. Expected end Jul 2018, dates to be confirmed.

Pride Amsterdam 2018 – World famous gay cultural event over a week (28 Jul to 5 Aug 2018), the highlight being the spectacular canal parade around the Prinsengracht and river Amstel on 4 Aug 2018.

Robeco SummerNights 2018 – Series of summer evening concerts (classical, pop and jazz) featuring international performers at the Concertgebouw. Runs Jul - Aug 2018.

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Boom Chicago – Comedy and improv shows in English generally held Wednesdays to Sundays at Rozentheater on Rozengracht.

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.

Netherlands:

North Sea Jazz Festival – Major international jazz event over 3 days, to be held at Ahoy Rotterdam. 13-15 Jul 2018.

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Free Concerts

Vondelpark open air theatre – Free concerts at the open lucht theater running during all July weekends (Fri-Sun).

Westerkerk – Free lunchtime organ concert every Friday at 1300.

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City Beaches

NEMO terrace – 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.

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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.

Market events in Amsterdam

Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. Dates to be announced.

Sunday Market Sunday market with fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff at Westergasfabriek. Dates to be announced.

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music on 15 Jul 2018 from 1200-1800.

IJ-Hallen Huge flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam. Dates to be announced.

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