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What’s On in Amsterdam (July 2024)

This is our events listings guide to what’s on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during July 2024.

The height of summer is normally peak tourist season in Amsterdam, the weather is warm and the days are long. There are plenty of things to see and do.

Museums, Exhibitions & Attractions in Amsterdam (July 2024)

STRAAT – A unique experience. The world’s biggest street art and graffiti museum in a 8,000 square metres warehouse at NDSM wharf and showcasing some 180 artworks, all made on-site. Book STRAAT tickets here

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STRAAT Museum Amsterdam

Amaze Amsterdam – 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. Book Amaze Amsterdam tickets here

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AMAZE 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. The Defining Moments Exhibit covers 4 decades of electronic music from Kraftwerk to superstar DJ’s. Book Our House tickets here

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Our House Amsterdam

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 30 Aug 2024. Book Da Vinci Genius tickets here

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Da Vinci Genius in Amsterdam

Nxt Museum – The first “new media art” museum in the Netherlands which has large-scale, multi-sensory immersive exhibitions. Book Nxt 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 – Popular museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Matthew Wong / Vincent van Gogh: Painting as a Last Resort, exhibition of the late Chinese-Canadian artist who had much in common with Van Gogh. Runs 1 Mar to 1 Sep 2024. Book Van Gogh Museum tickets 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]

WONDR Experience – A fun and immersive pop-up experience in Amsterdam for both adults and children alike. Book WONDR 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

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. Marina Abramović, first major solo exhibition in the Netherlands of the internationally acclaimed artist. Runs 16 Mar to 14 Jul 2024. Book your Stedelijk tickets here

MOCO Museum – The popular modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein with many works by Banksy. Robbie Williams: Pride and Self-Prejudice, exhibition from the UK singer-songwriter of artworks on mental health. Runs 8 Mar to 8 Jul 2024. Book MOCO Museum tickets here

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MOCO Museum Amsterdam

Rembrandt House – Visit the house where Rembrandt lived and worked. Rembrandt & the World, exhibition of Rembrandt etchings which reveal some of his influences from outside the Netherlands. Runs 15 Jun to 1 Sep 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 

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Rembrandt’s Amsterdam

Wereldmuseum AmsterdamMartial Arts, exhibition about the traditions and stories of various forms of martial art including kung fu, karate, capoeira, kickboxing, pencak silat and Nguni stick fighting. Runs 31 May 2024 to 31 Aug 2025. Book Wereldmuseum Amsterdam tickets here

Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum)Food For Thought, exhibition taking a close look at world food production through the lens of photographer and film maker Kadir van Lohuizen. Extended run until 5 Jan 2025. Book Scheepvaartmuseum tickets here

H’ART Museum – The renamed former Hermitage Museum presents Kadinsky, a retrospective exhibition of Wassily Kandinsk featuring 60 artworks from the Centre Pompidou collection. Runs 19 Jun to 10 Nov 2024. Book H’ART Museum tickets here

De Nieuwe Kerk (New Church)World Press Photo Exhibition 2024, annual exhibition of the current affairs photography contest inside Amsterdam’s New Church. Runs 19 Apr to 14 Jul 2024. Book Nieuwe Kerk tickets here

Oude Kerk – Amsterdam’s Old Church presents Ana Navas: A veil as a glaze, exhibition of glass works reminiscent of stained glass from the Middle Ages. Runs 25 May to 25 Aug 2024. Book Oude Kerk tickets

NEMO StudioLiving Looonger, exhibition on the future of ageing and the human life span. Runs 19 Jan to 30 Nov 2024. Book NEMO tickets here

EYE Filmmuseum – Albert Serra, Liberté, exhibition of the Catalan film and theatre director. Runs 8 Jun to 29 Sep 2024. Book EYE Film Museum tickets here

FOAM Photography MuseumJanette Beckman Rebels, first large scale retrospective of the iconic punk and hip-hop photographer, spanning 4 decades. Runs 10 May to 8 Sep 2024. Book FOAM tickets here

StadsarchiefDéjà Vu, photo exhibition at the City Archives featuring local press photographer Erik Klein Wolterink. It shows the changing face of Amsterdam. Runs 26 Apr to 29 Sep 2024. Free entry

Jewish MuseumCharlotte Salomon in Close Up, exhibition exploring how film influenced the Charlotte Salomon’s world famous life’s work, Life? or Theater? Runs 19 Apr to 29 Sep 2024. Book Jewish Cultural Quarter tickets here

Van Loon MuseumHome and the World, exhibition exploring the intricate connections between colonialism and nationalism. Runs 5 Apr to 7 Jul 2024.

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

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Body Worlds Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam – 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

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

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House of Bols Amsterdam

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 Groote Museum tickets here

ARTIS 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.

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€60/€85/€100/€115/€125€114/€139/€189
70 museums + transport + canal cruise + bike rentalOver 25 attractions/tours + canal cruise + bike rental
excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / tours
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Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (July 2024)

Athletics/Walking:
Nijmegen Vierdaagse – International four days marches event (106th edition) around the city of Nijmegen with up to 50,000 participants – walking 30km to 50km per day over all 4 days. Takes place 16-19 Jul 2024.

Golf:
Dutch Ladies Open – Ladies European Tour event due at Hilversumsche Golf Club in Hilversum over 3 rounds, expected 19-21 Jul 2024.

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

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

See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam

Festivals in Amsterdam and Netherlands (July 2024)

Guilty Pleasures Festival – Party festival with nostalgic theme and wide array of activities. 6 Jul 2024 at Gaasperplas, Amsterdam.

Julidans – International contemporary dance festival with a broad programme. Held at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam and at other locations in the city, expected 3-16 Jul 2024.

Over het IJ Festival – A 10 day summer theatre festival held on the waterfront of the IJ river and around Amsterdam Noord. It also includes live bands, DJs and plenty of good food and drink. 32nd edition due over 12-21 Jul 2024. Location is NDSM wharf, Amsterdam (accessible by free ferry from Amsterdam Central) and around Amsterdam Noord.

Kwaku Summer Festival – Large summer festival focussed around the culturally diverse Zuidoost (south-east) district of Amsterdam. Runs each weekend at Nelson Mandela Park with a broad range of activities including art and music, a football tournament and food offerings. Expected 13 Jul to 4 Aug 2024 each weekend.

Dekmantel Festival – Electro music festival featuring a large line-up of cutting-edge artists. Runs 26 Jul – 4 Aug 2024 (10th edition) at 8 stages in Amsterdamse Bos and at various venues around the IJ river in Amsterdam.

No Art Festival – Features unconventional art-performances and pioneering musicians. 27 Jul 2024 at Flevopark Amsterdam.

Milkshake Festival – Dance music festival over a weekend organised by Paradiso and AIR which includes a camping area. Event expected over 27-28 Jul 2024 at Westerpark, Amsterdam.

North Sea Jazz Festival – The world’s largest indoor music festival held over 3 days featuring international jazz plus blues, soul, funk, hip hop, world music and more. Held 12-14 Jul 2024 at Ahoy Rotterdam.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (July 2024)

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam. Dates to be announced.

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

Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (July 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.

Vondelpark Openluchttheater – The open-air theatre in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark offers shows over every weekend in July. Free entry

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 July. Check Dinner Cruise availability here

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Amsterdam Dinner cruise

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

Pride Amsterdam 2024 – LGBT event held over a week, which includes a canal parade around the Prinsengracht and river Amstel. Expected to return 27 Jul to 4 Aug 2024.

Market Events in Amsterdam

Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. 14 Jul 2024 (1100-1800) at Amstelpark, 21 Jul 2024 (1100-1800) at Amsterdamse Bos and 28 Jul 2024 (1100-1800) at Park Frankendael. Free entry

Sunday Market – Market events with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. 7 Jul 2024 (1200-1800) at Westergas and 14 Jul 2024 (1100-1700) at De Hallen. Free entry

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. 21 Jul 2024 (1000-1800). Free entry

IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 750 stands. 20-21 Jul 2024 (0900-1630).

The Maker Market – Weekend market features creative handmade products including jewelry, art and live music. Runs in the covered passage of De Hallen Amsterdam on 27 Jul 2024 (1100-1700) and 28 Jul 2024 (1200-1700). Free entry

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (July 2024)

Lenny Kravitz – 1 Jul, Ziggo Dome
L.A. Edwards – 4 Jul, Paradiso
Taylor Swift – 4/5/6 Jul, Johan Cruijff ArenA
ZZ Top – 8 Jul, AFAS Live
Patti Smith – 9/10 Jul, Paradiso
P!NK – 10/11 Jul, Johan Cruijff ArenA

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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