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What's On in Amsterdam June 2014


Check our guide to what's on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during June 2014. 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

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. Cover up! Coats & Jackets 1630-1940, an exhibit of 40 coats from the Rijksmuseum collection, closes 8 June 2014.

Hermitage AmsterdamExpedition Silk Road, Treasures from the Hermitage, antiquities from the age-old trade route from east to west. This exhibition runs until 5 Sep 2014.

StedelijkMarcel Wanders: Pinned Up at the Stedelijk, large survey of this distinguished Dutch designer. Runs until 15 June 2014. Jeff Wall: Tableaux, Pictures, Photographs, 1996–2013, a detailed selection of work from the leading Canadian photographer. Until 3 Aug 2014.

Anne Frank HouseThe helpers of the Secret Annexe – temporary exhibition focussing on the people who helped the Frank family go into hiding. Runs to 11 Oct 2014.

Amsterdam MuseumVan Oostsanen – retrospective exhibition of early Dutch master Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (1470-1533). Runs until 29 June 2014. Converted Becoming Muslim - Being Muslim looks at the social develpoment of some Dutch people converting to Islam. Runs to 27 July 2014.

Nieuwe Kerk World Press Photo 2014 featuring the best of the year's photo journalism, runs 18 Apr to 22 June 2014.

Tropenmuseum Black & White – 150 years after the abolition of slavery, this exhibition asks who is black and who is white. Featuring photos, videos, personal stories and historical documents. Runs until 1 July 2014.

Allard Pierson MuseumThe Crimea. Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea archaeological exhibition – extended run to 31 Aug 2014.

Rembrandt House Master of Melancholy: Etchings by Livio Ceschin, exhibition of 50 prints from the modern-day Italian etcher. Open 10 May to 29 Jun 2014.

Jewish Historical Museum Roman Vishniac (re)discovered, a photo exhibition of Jewish life in Eastern Europe by Russian-American photographer Roman Vishniac (1897-1990). Runs to 24 Aug 2014.

Huis Marseille Apartheid and After, a photo exhibition on South Africa ends 8 June 2014. Taco Anema / Dutch Committees highlights the peculiar Dutch phenomenon of creating committees for various social issues. Runs 14 Jun to 7 Sep 2014. Guido Guidi / Veramente by shows stark Italian urban landscapes, runs 15 June to 7 Sep 2014.

Museum of Bags and PursesWelcome Abroad – discover the history of travel and development of suitcases. Runs to 31 Aug 2014.

Museum Van Loon – Exhibition Children's Portraits, diverse portrait collection from the Van Loon family collection. Closes 9 June 2014.

Willet-HolthuysenSilver Miniatures, presentation of part of the museum's collection of Dutch silver miniatures from the 17th to 19th centuries. Runs until 31 Aug 2014.

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Topshelf Open – International grass court tournament (men’s ATP and women’s WTA) at the Autotron Rosmalen near Den Bosch, 1 hour south of Amsterdam. Used as a warm-up to Wimbledon for some players. 25th edition, 15-21 June 2014.

International friendly:
Netherlands vs Wales – 4 Jun, 2030 at Amsterdam ArenA

Copa Amsterdam – Under-19 international club football tournament at the Olympic Stadium Amsterdam. 6-8 June 2014.

Ladiesrun Rotterdam – 5km or 10km running event for ladies only. Sunday 1 June 2014.

Netherlands vs Turkey – Women's European championship qualifier at Rotterdam's Ahoy on 15 June 2014.

Dutch Championships (NK) – Watch top Dutch gymnasts in action at Rotterdam's Ahoy on 21-22 June 2014.

Dutch Moto GP – Popular motorcycle racing event held at the Assen TT circuit. 26-28 June 2014.

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

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Other Events in and around Amsterdam

Holland Festival – The country’s biggest arts performance festival running from 1-29 June 2014. 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.

Public Holidays June 2014 – 9 June (Whit Monday).

Fiesta Cubana – Popular monthly Cuban-style salsa night at the Badcuyp. €5 entry, Friday 6 June 2014 from 10pm.

Open Garden Days – 30 private gardens in Amsterdam open their doors to the public – held on the weekend of 20-22 June 2014.

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ITs Festival Amsterdam – International theatre school festival in Amsterdam to be held between 20-27 June 2014 featuring this year’s arts graduates. Various genres on show – acting, dance, singing, mime artists – and many shows are English or subtitled.

Amsterdam Open Air – Electronic music festival in the open. At Gaasperpark on 7-8 June 2014.

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. 8 June 2014 at Amstelpark; 29 June 2014 at Park Frankandael, Amsterdam.

Sunday Market - Monthly market event with a focus on fashion, art and design, plus good food and drink. Sunday 8 Jun from 1200 at Westergasfabriek.

NeighbourFood Market – Another Sunday market event (from 1100) featuring local food products. Westergasfabriek on 14-15 June 2014 (weekend edition).

IJ-Hallen - Huge weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam. May 31-Jun 1 2014.

Viva Las Vega’s Food Festival – Vegetarian/Vegan food event with workshops, markets and music. To be held at Studio/K Timorplein in early June 2014.

Netherlands Opera – Perform "Falstaff", Muziektheater Amsterdam, various shows 7-30 June 2014.

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.

Other events in Netherlands:

Mundial Festival 2014 – World music festival to be held in Spoorzone Tilburg during 28-29 June 2014. Tilburg is 90 minutes south by train from Amsterdam.

Free Concerts

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.

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

Parkpop 2014 – Free pop festival on Sunday 29 June 2014 at Zuiderpark, The Hague.

Our full guide to Free things to do in Amsterdam

Pop / Rock Concerts in Netherlands

Marco Borsato – 6 June, Ziggo Dome
Paul Weller – 7 June, Paradiso
Franz Ferdinand – 12 June, Paradiso
Napoleon – 15 June, Ziggo Dome
Pearl Jam – 16/17 June, Ziggo Dome
Vanessa Paradis – 19 June, Paradiso
Tom Jones – 21 June, Ziggo Dome
One Direction – 24/25 June, Amsterdam ArenA
ZZ Top – 24 June, Heineken Music Hall
Kool & The Gang/The Commodores – 27 June, Heineken Music Hall
Jurassic 5 – 28 June, Paradiso

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Pinkpop 2014 – 7-9 June, Megaland, Landgraaf
festival featuring Metallica, Arcade Fire, Stromae, Bastille and more

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