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What’s On in Amsterdam February 2023

What’s going on in Amsterdam, Netherlands for visitors, locals and expats during February 2023.

Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam (February 2023)

Amaze Amsterdam – An new immersive audio-visual experience with 7 stages which varies from intense, interactive to relaxing. Excellent for a group activity. Located in an old industrial nightclub in Amsterdam’s West Port district. Excellent for a group activity. Book Amaze Amsterdam tickets here

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AMAZE Amsterdam

Our House – A new museum of electronic music culture in the centre of Amsterdam. Take a 75 minute digital storytelling journey and explore the evolution of dance music via interactive installations. The Defining Moments Exhibit covers 4 decades of electronic music from Kraftwerk to superstar DJs. Book Our House tickets here

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Our House Amsterdam

STRAAT – A unique experience. The world’s biggest street art and graffiti museum in a 8,000m² warehouse at NDSM wharf and showcasing some 150 artworks, all made on-site. Book your STRAAT tickets here

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STRAAT Museum Amsterdam

Nxt Museum – The first “new media art” museum in the Netherlands which has large-scale, multi-sensory immersive exhibitions. UFO – Unidentified Fluid Other, exhibition examining the boundaries of the physical and virtual worlds. Runs 11 Jun 2022 to 30 Apr 2023. Located in the Amsterdam North district, open daily. Book Nxt Museum tickets here

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Nxt Museum Amsterdam exhibition (credit: Get Jan van Rooij/Nxt Museum)

Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. Vermeer, the largest exhibition ever of paintings by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). The Delft artist is renowned for his tranquil indoor scenes and his use of bright colour and light. Runs 10 Feb to 4 Jun 2023. Book Vermeer exhibition tickets here

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Vermeer @Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum – Popular museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Choosing Vincent: From Family Inheritance to World-Famous Collection, how Van Gogh’s family helped to establish his legacy. Runs 10 Feb to 10 Apr 2023. Book Van Gogh Museum tickets here

anne frank tourAnne Frank House – The canal house on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht canal where Anne Frank wrote her famous teenage wartime diary whilst hiding from German occupation.

[For further insight, book an Anne Frank walking tour here which lasts 2 hours and explores Amsterdam’s Jewish quarter]

Youseum Amsterdam – Social media experience with 30 eye-catching installations to create content for Instagram and TikTok. Good for both solo visitors and groups. Located near Amstel station. Book Youseum Amsterdam tickets here

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Youseum Amsterdam

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. STEDELIJK BASE is the permanent installation featuring around 400 pieces. Book your Stedelijk tickets here

De Nieuwe Kerk – The Century of Juliana, a Queen and her Ideals, major exhibition about the former Dutch Queen who reigned 1948-1980, with over 100 art objects from the Royal Collections. Runs 15 Oct 2022 to 9 Apr 2023.

MOCO Museum – The popular modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein. Banksy: Laugh Now has a diverse selection of works from the anonymous British street artist. In addition MOCO Masters features the likes of Warhol, Basquiat and Koons. Book MOCO Museum tickets here

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MOCO Museum Amsterdam

Tropenmuseum – Ethnographic museum featuring fascinating exhibitions on non-Western cultures. Book Tropenmuseum tickets here

Het Scheepvaartmuseum – National Maritime Museum presents Humans at Sea, a photographic exhibition of how venturing out to sea can transform a life. Runs 7 Oct 2022 until 28 May 2023. Book Scheepvaartmuseum tickets here

Fashion For Good Museum – Learn where your clothes come from and discover the innovations shaping the future of fashion. Book Fashion For Good tickets here

Royal Palace – Visit the grand Royal Palace on Dam Square including the impressive Citizen’s Hall. Book Royal Palace tickets here

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Royal Palace Amsterdam

HermitageRembrandt & His Contemporaries, History Paintings from The Leiden Collection, exhibition of 35 paintings from one of the most important private collections of 17th century Dutch paintings. Runs 4 Feb to 27 Aug 2023.

Amsterdam Museum @HermitageThe Maasdamme Collection, exhibition of dioramas depicting scenes from Dutch colonial history. Runs 16 Oct 2022 to 12 Mar 2023. Book Amsterdam Museum tickets here

Museum of the Mind (Outsider Art) – This museum at the Hermitage showcases extraordinary art by unconventional artists who have not been formally trained. 31553580 (obsession) for Numbers & Schematics, exhibition about the world of logic, art and structure. Runs 22 Sep 2022 to 27 Aug 2023.

Stadsarchief – The Amsterdam city archive presents All Those Amsterdam People… Photos 1935-1975, exhibition of lively photos from the 20th century. Runs 27 Oct 2022 to 12 Feb 2023.

ARTIS Groote Museum – Opened in late spring 2022, the fascinating new Groote Museum allows you to explore your place in the living world with beautifully presented installations and exhibits. Book your Groote Museum tickets here

Oude KerkIbrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars, installation exhibition by the Ghanaian artist featuring over 800 memorial stones. Runs 5 Nov 2022 to 19 Mar 2023.

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Oude Kerk Amsterdam – Garden of Scars exhibition

FOAM Photography MuseumPaul Kooiker, FASHION, wide variety of images from the noted Dutch photographer from his fashion commissions, all made with an iPhone. Runs 9 Dec 2022 to 12 Feb 2023. Book FOAM tickets here

Huis MarseilleSamuel Fosso, large scale retrospective exhibition of the French-Cameroon photographer with over 200 works. Runs 10 Dec 2022 to 12 Mar 2023.

EYE FilmmuseumSaodat Ismailova: 18,000 Words, retrospective exhibition from the artist and filmmaker focussed on the hidden world of myths and rituals in Central Asia. Runs 21 Jan to 4 Jun 2023. Book EYE Film Museum tickets here

SORA – Kinetic light installation with mind-blowing surround sound. Sora (meaning ‘sky’ in Japanese) has been specially choreographed by creative studio NONOTAK. The exhibition has a limited run at Gashouder in Amsterdam only over 6 Jan to 5 Feb 2023.

Body Worlds – Display of human body plastinate specimens at the permanent venue on Damrak. The exhibition focuses on happiness. Book Body Worlds tickets here

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Body Worlds Amsterdam

Hash Marihuana & Hemp MuseumStay Stoned: Madness, Cannabis & Tattoos, long-term exhibition running 18 Jun 2022 to 23 Feb 2023. Book tickets here

Micropia – The world’s only museum dedicated to microbes and micro-organisms. Book Micropia tickets here

Rijksmuseum Schiphol – Amsterdam airport hosts a small selection of works from the Rijksmuseum collection. The museum is located on Holland Boulevard (between Lounges 2 and 3 in non-Schengen departures) and is open 24 hours a day to passengers. Free entry

Amsterdam City Passes

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Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (February 2023)

Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff Arena Amsterdam:
Ajax vs RKC Waalwijk 12 Feb 2023 (1645)
Ajax vs FC Union Berlin 16 Feb 2023 (1845) – Europa League
Ajax vs Sparta 19 Feb 2023 (1645)

ABN Amro Tournament – ATP tennis tour event to be held at Rotterdam’s Ahoy over 11-19 Feb 2023. Strong field of top 20 players due at the 50th edition.

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships – The 2023 world championships will be held at Hoogerheide in the Netherlands on 4-5 Feb 2023.

Apollo Amsterdam home fixture (BNXT League) at Apollohal in Amsterdam:
Apollo Amsterdam vs Den Helder Suns 18 Feb 2023 (2030)

Ice Hockey:
Amsterdam Tigers home fixtures (IJHL Eredivisie) at Jaap Eden Hal Amsterdam:
Amsterdam Tigers vs Red Eagles ‘s-Hertogenbosch 4 Feb 2023 (1745)
Amsterdam Tigers vs Eindhoven Kemphanen 18 Feb 2023 (1745)
Amsterdam Tigers vs Tilburg Trappers 25 Feb 2023 (1745)

See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam

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Festivals in Amsterdam (February 2023)

IMPRO Amsterdam – Improvisation theatre festival which attracts a high calibre of international impro players. Expected 25 Feb – 4 Mar 2023 (27th edition) at Zonnehuis Theatre Amsterdam.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (February 2023)

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam on Thursday 2 Feb 2023 (2000). Book Amsterdam Magic Show tickets here

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Boom Chicago – Comedy and improv shows in English playing at Rozentheater on Rozengracht. Book Boom Chicago here

Ricky Gervais – The English comedian plays his Armageddon show at AFAS Live in Amsterdam on 9/10 Feb 2023.

Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (February 2023)

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA) – Amsterdam’s renowned theatre company performs shows in Dutch which have live English surtitles above the stage – for Thursday night shows at the Stadsschouwburg theatre.

Oude Kerk concert – Silence concert series featuring solo pianist Djuwa Mroivili at Oude Kerk Amsterdam on 3 Feb 2023 (0800-0900).

Other Events in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Dinner Cruise – 120 minute evening cruise around Amsterdam’s canals with a 3 course meal and drinks. Runs every Thu/Fri/Sat (1930) in February. Check Dinner Cruise availability here

Ice*Amsterdam – Get your skates on and hit the spectacular ice rink on Museumplein in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum. Runs from 12 Nov 2022 until 5 Feb 2023.

De Balie – The multimedia venue near Leidseplein in Amsterdam hosts regular events about current affairs, politics and culture.

Market Events in Amsterdam

Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergas with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. 5 Feb 2023 (1200-1800). Free entry

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. 19 Feb 2023 (1000-1800). Free entry

IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 500 indoor stands. 18-19 Feb 2023 (0900-1630).

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (February 2023)

Robbie Wiliams – 13 Feb, Ziggo Dome
Eros Ramazzotti – 16 Feb, Ziggo Dome
Dropkick Murphys – 17 Feb, Ziggo Dome
The Kooks – 17 Feb, AFAS Live

Amsterdam Travel/Transport Resources

Prepare for your trip to Amsterdam in advance.

Unlimited GVB Day/Multi-Day tickets – 1 to 7 day ticket (€9 to €41). Valid on all GVB transport (trams/metro/buses) in Amsterdam on a 24 hour basis. Book GVB 1-7 day tickets online here and pick-up in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Travel Ticket – 1/2/3 day card (€18/€24/€30) combines airport train/bus journey with unlimited GVB transport in Amsterdam. Valid on a day (not 24 hours) basis. Book online here and pick-up in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket – 1/2/3 day card (€21/€31.50/€40.50) for unlimited travel in entire Amsterdam region. Valid on a day (not 24 hours) basis on NS trains (in region), regional buses and Amsterdam GVB transport. Book online here and pick-up in Amsterdam.

Hotels Book your Amsterdam hotel here via Booking.com, which offers a wide selection of hotels and free cancellation if your plans change. It also has a range of Amsterdam hostels for those on a budget.

Taxi Sneleentaxi is a reliable taxi firm offering rides anywhere in the Netherlands – including around Amsterdam and to/from airports. It offers competitive fixed fares. You can book with Sneleentaxi here

International Trains – You can check timetables, prices and make bookings for all the international train services to/from the Netherlands at the NS International site

Disclaimer: While we make every effort to keep this listing up-to-date, events can always be cancelled or re-scheduled at short notice. Please double-check with the event organisers.

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