Check our guide to what's on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during June 2013. The early summer is a fantastic time to visit the city with good weather, long summer evenings and many things going on.
June sees the city's popular Holland Festival running most of the month.
|Museums & Exhibitions|
Hermitage Amsterdam Peter the Great, an Inspired Tsar exhibition runs until 13th September 2013, part of the Netherlands-Russia 2013 celebrations.
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.
Rijksmuseum Schiphol Typically Dutch, small Rijksmuseum exhibition at Amsterdam Schiphol airport (free entry, between non-Schengen piers E and F). Runs to 1st July 2013.
Van Gogh Museum presents Van Gogh at work, a detailed exhibition on the painter's way of working is running until 12th January 2014.
Nieuwe Kerk The Royal Investiture! The family of Orange-Nassau and the Nieuwe Kerk runs until 18th August 2013.
Amsterdam Museum The Golden Age: Gateway to Our World tells the fascinating story of the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. Runs until 31st 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. Runs until 14th July 2013.
Rembrandt House Peter Vos Metamorphosen exhibition featuring Peter Vos, one of the prominent Dutch figurative artists. Opens 8th June, running until 6th October 2013.
Jewish Historical Museum Pollock and Krasner, art exhibition featuring Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Runs until 16th June 2013. Beastly Beauty, an animal themed art exhibition runs to 1st September 2013.
FOAM Photography Museum Koos Breukel & Roy Villevoye - Tí photos from Tí, a small hamlet in Asmat, the Indonesian part of New Guinea. Ends 19th June 2013. Stephen Gill - Best Before End retrospective from this English photographer runs until 14th July 2013.
Huis Marseille POWER/Prix pictet award winning photography on show. Runs until 16th June 2013. Walker Evans: Decade by decade documents American day-to-day life. Opens on 22nd June and runs until 22nd September 2013.
Oude Kerk World Press Photo 2013, photographic exhibition to be held until 23rd June 2013.
Museum of Bags and Purses Exhibition about the history of schoolbags runs from to 15th September.
EYE Film Johan van der Keuken / Up to the light, an exhibit and accompanying film programme about the renowned Dutch filmmaker. Ends 9th June 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.
Bible Museum Divine Surprise, exhibition searching for the feminine divinity. Runs until 25th August 2013.
Stadsarchief Exhibition Drawing for Amsterdam at the City Archives. Features modern drawings and etchings of Amsterdam. Runs from 14th June 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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|Other Events in and around Amsterdam|
Holland Festival The countrys biggest arts performance festival running from 1st to 26th June 2013. The event includes theatre, visual arts, classical, dance, opera and film attracting a high calibre performers both from Netherlands and internationally. Venues include the Carré Theatre, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Muziektheater, Stadsschouwburg and Westergasfabriek.
Fiesta Cubana Popular monthly Cuban-style salsa night at the Badcuyp. €5 entry, Friday 7th June 2013 from 10pm.
Open Garden Days 30 private gardens in Amsterdam open their doors to the public held on the weekend of 14th-16th June 2013.
ITs Festival Amsterdam Theatre festival in Amsterdam to be held between 21st-28th June 2013 featuring this years arts graduates. Various genres on show acting, dance, singing, mime artists and many shows are English or subtitled.
Sunday Market Sunday market with fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek on 2nd June (1200-1800). Additional "east side" event on 9th June at Van Gendthallen in Amsterdam.
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. 2nd June at Zuidas; Amsterdam; 9th June at Amstelpark; 30th June at Park Frankandael, Amsterdam.
NeighbourFood Market Another Sunday market event (from 1100) featuring local food products. Westergasfabriek on Sunday 16th June 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.
von Nürnberg Wagner opera performed by the Netherlands Opera at
Muziektheater Amsterdam (multiple performances throughout June)
Placido Domingo World famous tenor in concert at Ziggo Dome on 13th June 2013.
Other events in Netherlands:
Mundial Festival 2013 World music festival to be held in Spoorzone Tilburg during 29-30th June. Tilburg is 90 minutes south by train from Amsterdam.
Vondelpark open air theatre Free concerts running during the weekend (Fri-Sun), from June to August.
Concertgebouw Classical concert on Wednesday at 1230.
Westerkerk Free lunchtime organ concert every Friday at 1300.
Bimhuis Free Session event held every Tuesday evening at 2200 in the cafe. The free monthly "Monday Match Dance & Music Impro Lab" is on 10th June (2030). Free jazz evenings are scheduled from the Muziekschool Amsterdam (19th June from 1900) and Conservatorium van Amsterdam graduates (22nd June from 1900).
Parkpop 2013 Free pop festival featuring Sinead O'Connor, Barry Hay, Hoffmaestro and more on Sunday 30th June 2013 (1400-2230) at Zuiderpark, The Hague.
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