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!
Festivals in Amsterdam (January 2024)
Amsterdam Light Festival – 12th edition of the popular light installation event in Amsterdam is running 30 Nov 2023 to 21 Jan 2024. The lights will be on daily 1700-2300. The best place to view the lights is from the water. Book a Light Festival cruise here
Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam (January 2024)
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
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 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
RTXP Amsterdam – New art experience museum in Amsterdam which shows replicas of 50 of the world’s most famous paintings. Book RTXP Amsterdam tickets here
Amaze Amsterdam – 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
Fabrique des Lumières – 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 7 Jan 2024. Book Fabrique des Lumières 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
Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. Book Rijksmuseum tickets here
Van Gogh Museum – Iconic museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Van Gogh along the Seine, exhibition of how Van Gogh and his contemporaries captured the river Seine. Runs 13 Oct 2023 to 14 Jan 2024. Book Van Gogh Museum ticket here
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]
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
Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. 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
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
Tropenmuseum – Ethnographic museum featuring fascinating exhibitions on non-Western cultures. Plastic Crush, exhibition about the world’s changing relationship with plastic, from useful product to plastic waste. Runs 5 Nov 2022 to 1 Sep 2024. Book Tropenmuseum 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 – Carlijn Jacobs Sleeping Beauty, exhibition from the Dutch photographer enriched with designs from Sabine Marcelis. Runs 6 Oct 2023 to 21 Jan 2024. Book FOAM tickets here
Huis Marseille – Tarrah Krajnak, major exhibition of the work of Peruvian-American artist. Runs 28 Oct 2023 to 25 Feb 2024.
Stadsarchief – Famiri/Family Surinamese-Amsterdam stories from 1611 onwards, exhibition at the city archives runs 29 Jun 2023 to 14 Jan 2024. Free entry
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
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
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
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
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 (January 2024)
Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff ArenA Amsterdam:
Ajax vs RKC Waalwijk 21 Jan 2024 (1645)
It is possible to take a classic stadium tour of the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. Book Johan Cruijff Arena Tour tickets here
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
Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (January 2024)
Boom Chicago – Comedy and improv shows in English playing at Rozentheater on Rozengracht.
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
Ice*Amsterdam – Get your skates on and hit the spectacular ice rink on Museumplein in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum. Dates to be announced.
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 every Thu/Fri/Sat (1930) in January. Check Dinner Cruise availability here
Market Events in Amsterdam
IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 400 indoor stands. Dates to be announced.
Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (January 2024)
To be announced…
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|
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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