What’s going on in Amsterdam, Netherlands for visitors, locals and expats during February 2024. Our curated guide covers museums exhibitions, sport, festivals, shows and other events of interest.
Museums, Exhibitions & Attractions in Amsterdam (February 2024)
Amaze Amsterdam – Best Seller An 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
Our House – A 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. Book Our House tickets here
Da Vinci Genius – A new immersive art experience showcasing the works of Leonardo Da Vinci including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Uses interactive technology and floor-to-ceiling projections. Runs 30 Nov 2023 to 20 May 2024. Book Da Vinci Genius tickets here
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
Nxt Museum – The first “new media art” museum in the Netherlands which has large-scale, multi-sensory immersive exhibitions. Located in the Amsterdam North district, open daily. Book Nxt Museum tickets here
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam – Best Seller Get your celebrity fill by visiting the ever-popular wax work museum on Dam Square. Book Madame Tussauds Amsterdam tickets here
Amsterdam Dungeon – Interactive show featuring excellent actors and audience participation. Takes you through dark dungeon-themed rooms from Amsterdam’s murky past – scary but with a comic element. Book Amsterdam Dungeon tickets here
RTXP Amsterdam – Fun and quirky art experience museum in Amsterdam which shows replicas of 50 of the world’s most famous paintings. Book RTXP Amsterdam tickets here
Van Gogh Museum – Best Seller Popular museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Book Van Gogh Museum tickets here
Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. Frans Hals, major retrospective exhibition of the renowned 17th century painter featuring some 50 of his finest works. Runs 16 Feb to 9 Jun 2024. Book Rijksmuseum tickets here
Nieuwe Kerk – The Great Indonesia Exhibition, major exhibition in the New Church on Dam Square focusing on the history of the largest archipelago in the world. Runs 21 Oct 2023 to 1 Apr 2024.
Anne 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]
Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. STEDELIJK BASE is the permanent installation featuring around 400 pieces. Martin Wong, Malicious Mischief, major survey exhibition of the Chinese-American artist. Runs 3 Nov 2023 to 1 Apr 2024. Book your Stedelijk tickets here
MOCO Museum – The popular modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein. Banksy: Laugh Now has a diverse works from the anonymous British street artist. Modern and Contemporary Masters features art from the likes of Warhol, Basquiat and Koons. Plus an exhibition of NFT art. Book MOCO Museum tickets here
The Upside Down Museum Amsterdam – Best Seller Large interactive museum and Instagram experience which includes 25 mind-bending rooms. Located near RAI Amsterdam. Book Upside Down Museum tickets here
WONDR Experience – A fun and immersive pop-up experience in Amsterdam for both adults and children alike. Book WONDR tickets here
Rembrandt House – Visit the house where Rembrandt lived and worked. Framing Rembrandt, an exhibition of the many faces of Rembrandt through art, documents and film. Runs 4 Nov 2023 to 5 Feb 2024. Book Rembrandt House tickets here
Rembrandt’s Amsterdam Experience – A video art experience about the life of the famous painter and reconstruction of Rembrandt’s studio on Rozengracht. Book Rembrandt’s Amsterdam Experience tickets here
H’ART Museum – The renamed former Hermitage Museum presents its inaugural exhibition Julius Caesar, I came, I saw, I met my doom – about the life of the iconic Roman general. Runs 16 Sep 2023 to 20 May 2024.
Wereldmuseum Amsterdam – Ethnographic museum (formerly Tropenmuseum) featuring fascinating exhibitions on non-Western cultures. Divas, Inspiration and immersion in Arab music and cinema runs 8 Mar 2023 to 3 Mar 2024. Plastic Crush, exhibition about the world’s changing relationship with plastic, from useful product to plastic waste. Runs 5 Nov 2022 to 21 Apr 2024. Book Wereldmuseum Amsterdam tickets here
Royal Palace – Visit the grand Royal Palace on Dam Square including the impressive Citizen’s Hall. Book Royal Palace tickets here
Huis Marseille – Tarrah Krajnak, major exhibition of the work of Peruvian-American artist. Eddo Hartmann, The Sacrifice Zone, photo exhibition featuring the steppe of Kazakhstan by the Dutch photographer. Both run 28 Oct 2023 to 25 Feb 2024.
Stadsarchief – To Dance is to be Free. Club Culture in Amsterdam From 1980 Until Today, exhibition featuring photos, personal stories, historical flyers, immersive videos, exceptional visual art, valuable documents and unique objects. Runs 14 Oct 2023 to 18 Feb 2024.
Allard Pierson Museum – Face to Face: The People Behind Mummy Portraits, exhibition about ancient Egyptian mummy portraits. Runs 6 Oct 2023 to 25 Feb 2024. Book Allard Pierson tickets here
Oude Kerk – Amsterdam’s Old Church presents Merdith Monk: Calling, a retrospective presentation of the American contemporary music icon. Runs 21 Oct 2023 to 17 Mar 2024. Book Oude Kerk tickets here
Jewish Museum – Sol LeWitt, exhibition of works from the late Jewish artist. Runs 30 Oct 2023 to 31 Mar 2024. Book Jewish Cultural Quarter tickets here
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo – One of the city’s premier visitor attractions – a magnificent zoo set in a large park in the picturesque Plantage area of the city. Book Artis Zoo tickets here
ARTIS Groote Museum – 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
ARTIS Micropia – The world’s only museum dedicated to microbes and micro-organisms. Book Micropia 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
Body Worlds – Display of human body plastinate specimens at the permanent venue on Damrak. The exhibition focuses on happiness. Book Body Worlds tickets here
House of Bols – The Cocktail & Genever Experience about the Lucas Bols brand, which has been making liqueurs in Amsterdam since 1575. Book House of Bols tickets here
Tot Zover – Delicious Death, exhibition at the Dutch Funeral Museum on how food plays a role in the moments surrounding death. Runs 9 Jun 2023 to 11 Feb 2024. Book Tot Zover Museum tickets here
COBRA (Amstelveen) – Cobra 75: A Cry for Freedom! Exhibition celebrating 75 years of the Cobra art movement. Runs 20 Oct 2023 to 14 Apr 2024. Anton Corbijn – MOØDe, exhibition from the Dutch photographer, exploring the crossover between photography and the world of fashion. Runs 22 Dec 2023 to 12 May 2024.
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
These all inclusive passes may save you money on a well planned Amsterdam itinerary.
|Most attractions + city transport||Includes some tour excursions||Includes Van Gogh Museum|
|I amsterdam City Card||GO City Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass||Tiqets Amsterdam Digital Pass|
|1/2/3/4/5 days||2/3/5 days||package deal|
|€60 – €125||€84 – €124||€62|
|70 attractions + transport + canal cruise + bike rental||Over 25 attractions/tours + canal cruise + bike rental||Rijksmuseum + Van Gogh Museum + canal cruise|
|excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / tours||excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / transport||excludes any other attractions|
|Book here||Book here||Book here|
Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (February 2024)
Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff ArenA Amsterdam:
Ajax vs PSV 3 Feb 2024 (2000)
Ajax vs NEC 18 Feb 2024 (tba)
It is possible to take a classic stadium tour of the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. Book Johan Cruijff Arena Tour tickets here
ABN Amro Tournament – ATP tennis tour event to be held at Rotterdam’s Ahoy over 10-18 Feb 2024. Strong field of top 20 players due at the 51st edition.
See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam
Festivals in Amsterdam (February 2024)
Chocoa Festival – Chocolate festival promoting sustainable and good quality chocolate including workshops and tastings. Runs 6-11 Feb 2024 at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam.
IMPRO Amsterdam – Improvisation theatre festival which attracts a high calibre of international impro players – with shows and workshops. Expected 17-24 Feb 2024 (28th edition) at Zonnehuis Theatre Amsterdam.
See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam
Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (February 2024)
Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam. 1 Feb 2023 (1930). Book the Amsterdam Magic Show here
Boom Chicago – Great night out at the popular comedy and improv theatre show in English – with bar and table service. At the Rozentheater in Amsterdam. Book a Boom Chicago show here
Michael McIntyre – The popular English stand-up comedian’s Magnificent! show comes to Ahoy Rotterdam on 7 Feb 2023.
Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (February 2024)
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.
Other Events in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Dinner Cruise – 120 minute evening cruise around Amsterdam’s canals with a 3 course meal and drinks. Runs every Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat (1930) in February. Check Dinner Cruise availability here
De Balie – The multimedia venue near Leidseplein in Amsterdam hosts regular events about current affairs, politics and culture.
Market Events in Amsterdam
Sunday Market – Market events with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Dates to be confirmed. Free entry
Homeware Market – Monthly market (from the Sunday Market team) in the passage hall of De Hallen Amsterdam with home accessories, art, ceramics, jewellery and fashion. Dates to be confirmed. Free entry
Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. Dates to be confirmed. Free entry
IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 400 indoor stands. 24-25 Feb 2024 (0900-1630).
Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (February 2024)
Depeche Mode – 8 Feb, Ziggo Dome
OMD – 14 Feb, AFAS Live
Novastar – 20 Feb, Carré
James Blunt – 24 Feb, AFAS Live
Amsterdam Transport Passes
The following multi-day transport tickets can help you get to the various events in and around Amsterdam:
|Best Value & Validity||Best for AMS airport||Best for Excursions|
|Unlimited GVB Day/Multi-Day tickets||Amsterdam Travel Ticket||Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket|
|1-7 days||1/2/3 days||1/2/3 days|
|€9-€41, child €4.50/day||€18/€24/€30||€21/€31.50/€40.50|
|Valid on all GVB transport (trams/metro/buses) in Amsterdam||Valid on all GVB transport in Amsterdam + airport train/bus||Valid on all GVB transport in Amsterdam + regional train/bus|
|24 hour basis||Calendar day basis||Calendar day basis|
|Order here||Order here||Order here|
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