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What’s On in Amsterdam (January 2024)

As we move into the new year let’s take a look at what’s on in Amsterdam, Netherlands in January 2024. This is the coldest month of the year in Amsterdam so do wrap up warm!

Museums, Exhibitions & Attractions in Amsterdam (January 2024)

Da Vinci GeniusNEW! An 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

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Da Vinci Genius in Amsterdam

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, shows and performances. Book Our House tickets here

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Our House Amsterdam

STRAAT – A totally unique experience. The world’s biggest street art and graffiti museum in a 8,000m² warehouse at NDSM wharf in Amsterdam which showcases some 180 artworks, all made on-site. Urban Artivism, exhibition of artists promoting environmental awareness. Runs 13 Oct 2023 to 28 Jan 2024. 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. Random International, exhibition of works from the postdigital art group exploring the impact of technological development on the human condition. Runs 27 Sep 2023 to 30 Jun 2024. Book Nxt Museum 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

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RTXP Amsterdam

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

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AMAZE Amsterdam

Fabrique des LumièresBest Seller Immersive exhibitions of classical, modern and contemporary artists using cutting-edge technology with light projections and music. Main exhibition is Salvador Dalí, The Endless Enigma with works of the celebrated artist set to the music of the legendary Pink Floyd. Alongside there is the spectacular display Gaudí, Architect of the Imaginary. Runs 10 Mar 2023 to 25 Feb 2024. Book Fabrique des Lumières tickets here

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Salvador Dalí @Fabrique des Lumières Amsterdam

Fabrique des LumièresDestination Cosmos is an immersive space-themed visual exhibition which takes you through a maze of stars, planets, nebulae and supernovae. Runs 14 Oct 2023 to 25 Feb 2024. Book Destination Cosmos tickets here

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

Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. Book Rijksmuseum tickets here

Van Gogh MuseumBest Seller Iconic museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Book Van Gogh Museum ticket here

Nieuwe KerkThe 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 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]

Body Worlds – Fascinating display of 200 human body ‘plastinate’ specimens at the venue on Damrak in central Amsterdam. The permanent exhibition is The Happiness Project and also includes an InBody scan. Book Body Worlds tickets here

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Body Worlds Amsterdam

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. Martin Wong, Malicious Mischief, major survey exhibition of the Chinese-American artist. Runs 3 Nov 2023 to 1 Apr 2024. Nan Goldin, This Will Not End Well, retrospective exhibition of the American artist. Runs 7 Oct 2023 to 28 Jan 2024. Book your Stedelijk tickets here

The Upside Down Museum Amsterdam – Large interactive museum and Instagram experience which includes 25 mind-bending rooms. Located near RAI Amsterdam. Book Upside Down Museum tickets here

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Upside Down Amsterdam

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

FOAM Photography Museum – Felipe Romero Beltrán Dialect, exhibition following the lives of a group of young Moroccan men in Spain. Runs 26 Jan to 1 May 2024. Book FOAM tickets here

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FOAM Amsterdam

Huis MarseilleTarrah 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.

MAQAM – The creative space in Amsterdam West presents Dana Lixenberg – Tupac Biggie, famed portraits of Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG from the Dutch photographer. Runs 20 Oct 2023 to 1 Feb 2024.

StadsarchiefTo 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 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

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Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam

Museum of the CanalsAmsterdam in Stained Glass, exhibition of Amsterdam themes on stained glass by local artist Robin Kapitein. Runs 16 Nov 2023 to 31 Mar 2024. Book Museum of the Canals 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 MuseumSol 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

House of Bols – Stimulate your senses at the Cocktail & Genever Experience – featuring the Lucas Bols brand, which has been making liqueurs in Amsterdam since 1575. Book House of Bols tickets here

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House of Bols Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds AmsterdamBest Seller Get your celebrity fill by visiting the ever-popular wax work museum on Dam Square. Book Madame Tussauds Amsterdam tickets here

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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

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

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

EYE Filmmuseum – Paravel & Castaing-Taylor – Cosmic Realism, retrospective exhibition featuring the anthropological works of Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Runs 20 Jan to 20 May 2024. Book EYE Film Museum tickets here

Tot ZoverDelicious 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

Living Horse Museum AmsterdamThelwell’s Pony Parade: A Century of Charm and Wit, exhibition of humorous horse/pony illustrations by British illustrator Norman Thelwell. Runs 11 Dec 2023 to 7 Feb 2024.

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

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Rijksmuseum Schiphol

Amsterdam City Passes

These all inclusive passes may save you money on a well planned Amsterdam itinerary.

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Sport in Amsterdam (January 2024)

Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff ArenA Amsterdam:
Ajax vs RKC Waalwijk 21 Jan 2024 (1645)

Ajax Women vs AS Roma Women 30 Jan 2024 (2100) – UEFA Women’s Champions League

It is possible to take a classic stadium tour of the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. Book Johan Cruijff Arena Tour tickets here

Dutch Masters – International PDC darts tournament with the world’s top 8 players against the best Dutch talent. Runs 26-27 Jan 2024 at Maaspoort in Den Bosch.

Jumping Amsterdam – Indoor international equestrian event featuring some of the world’s best show jumping and dressage riders. Runs 25-28 Jan 2024.

See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam

Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam (January 2024)

Record & CD Fair – Browse for vinyl records, CDs and music memorabilia at RAI Amsterdam, 20 Jan 2024.

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (January 2024)

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam. 4 Jan 2024 (1930).

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

Fin Taylor – The UK stand-up comedian plays Comedyclub Toomler in Amsterdam on 28 Jan 2024.

Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (January 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.

World Christmas Circus – Popular circus event held every Christmas holiday at Carré Theater in Amsterdam. Runs 20 Dec 2023 to 7 Jan 2024.

André Rieu – The famous Dutch musician/conductor will play a New Year’s Concert show at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on 6 Jan 2024.

Other Events in Amsterdam

National Tulip Day – This event scheduled for Saturday 20 Jan 2024 heralds the start of the Dutch tulip season. Normally up to 200,000 tulips are available to be picked on Dam Square. Free entry

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

Amsterdam Dinner Cruise – 120 minute evening cruise around Amsterdam’s canals with a 3 course meal and drinks. Runs only on 24/25/26/27/31 Jan 2024 (1930). Check Dinner Cruise availability here

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Amsterdam Dinner cruise

Market Events in Amsterdam

IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 400 indoor stands. 6-7 Jan 2024 (0900-1630) and 27-28 Jan 2024 (0900-1630).

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (January 2024)

Architects – 26 Jan, AFAS Live

Amsterdam Transport Passes

The following multi-day transport tickets can help you get to the various events in and around Amsterdam:

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Valid on Schiphol airport train + 397 airport busValid on Schiphol airport train + 397 airport bus
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The AmsterdamTips.com What’s On in Amsterdam has been running monthly since 2008. 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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