Whats On

What’s On in Amsterdam July 2023

This is our events listings guide to what’s on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during July 2023. 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 in Amsterdam (July 2023)

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 150 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 in 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 DJ’s. Book Our House tickets here

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Our House Amsterdam

Nxt Museum – The first “new media art” museum in the Netherlands which has large-scale, multi-sensory immersive exhibitions. Realtime, a rotating showcase presenting a selection of artists using boundary-pushing technologies. Runs 15 May to 24 Sep 2023. Located in the Amsterdam North district, open daily. 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. Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, major exhibition (in collaboration with Musée d’Orsay) about the final months of Vincent van Gogh’s life, which he spent in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise. Runs 12 May to 3 Sep 2023. Book Van Gogh 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

Anne Frank House – Visit 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]

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

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. General Idea, exhibition is the largest ever survey of the Canadian artist group from the 1970s and 80s. Runs 1 Apr to 16 Jul 2023. Keith Haring: Amsterdam Notes, huge 125 foot long artwork made by the American artist in 1986 for the museum. On show 26 May to 5 Nov 2023. 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

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MOCO Museum Amsterdam

Rembrandt House – Visit the house where Rembrandt lived and worked. Rembrandt and Love, an exhibition about love through Rembrandt’s eyes which includes 50 etchings. Runs 1 Jul to 15 Oct 2023. 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

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

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 2 Jul 2023. Book Scheepvaartmuseum tickets here

Fashion For Good Museum – Learn where your clothes come from and discover the innovations shaping the future of fashion. You can find concrete ways to take positive action and shop for sustainable products. Book Fashion For Good tickets here

De Nieuwe KerkWorld Press Photo Exhibition 2023, annual exhibition of the current affairs photography contest inside Amsterdam’s New Church. Runs 22 Apr to 30 Jul 2023.

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World Press Photo (2023)

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

Huis MarseilleWidline Cadet: Take This With You / Pran Sa Avèk Ou, exhibition of works from the Haitian visual artist. Runs 24 Jun to 22 Oct 2023.

StadsarchiefAmsterdam on fire. The inventions of Jan van der Heyden (1637-1712), exhibition at the city archives of drawings and prints from the renowned cityscape artist, inventor and entrepreneur. Runs 7 Apr to 6 Aug 2023.

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 3 Sep 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.

Allard Pierson MuseumMaps Unfolded – From Atlas to Street Map, exhibition about seven centuries of cartography in the Netherlands. Runs 2 Mar to 16 Jul 2023. Book Allard Pierson tickets here

Grachten MuseumAmsterdam, day and night, exhibition at the Museum of the Canals of 34 Amsterdam cityscapes by Dutch artist Arie Schippers. Runs 2 Mar to 2 Jul 2023. Book Museum of the Canals tickets here

Museum Van LoonSays Who? Creating space for histories, the period rooms are taken over by built-in boxes for the exhibition which deals with colonialism themes. Runs 7 Apr to 16 Jul 2023.

Jewish MuseumNew Era, New Art, exhibition about the role played by Jews in the development of popular new art and architectural styles in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1940. Runs 31 Mar to 3 Sep 2023. Book Jewish Cultural Quarter tickets here

EYE FilmmuseumWerner Herzog, The Ecstatic Truth, exhibition and extensive film programme around the work of the celebrated German filmmaker. Runs 18 Jun to 1 Oct 2023. Book EYE Film Museum 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

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

COBRA (Amstelveen) – The Other Picasso – Back to the Origin, exhibition of drawings, ceramics and etchings from Pablo Picasso. Runs 2 Jun to 8 Oct 2023.

Van Eesteren MuseumSkateboard City, exhibition about skateboard culture in Amsterdam. Runs 7 May to 9 Jul 2023.

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

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
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€60 – €135€64 – €129€62
70 attractions + transport + canal cruise + bike rentalOver 25 attractions/tours + canal cruise + bike rentalRijksmuseum + Van Gogh Museum + canal cruise
excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / tours
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Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (July 2023)

Johan Cruijff Schaal (Johan Cruyff Shield)
The Cruyff Shield is the Dutch football season opener – winner Eredivisie vs winner KNVB Cup. Expected late July/early August 2023.

Nijmegen Vierdaagse – International four days marches event (105th edition) around the city of Nijmegen with up to 50,000 participants – walking 30km to 50km per day over all 4 days. Takes place 18-21 Jul 2023.

Dutch Athletics Championships (NK) – Annual Dutch Championships outdoor meet takes place each summer. Next event expected 28-30 Jul 2023 at SPRINT Breda.

World Gymnaestrada Amsterdam 2023 – Non-competitive international event held every 4 years, attracting the largest number of active participants of any gymnastic event. Runs at RAI Amsterdam, 30 Jul to 5 Aug 2023.

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

See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam

Festivals in Amsterdam and Netherlands (July 2023)

Guilty Pleasures Festival – Party festival with nostalgic theme and wide array of activities. Expected over 8-9 Jul 2023 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 2-16 Jul 2023.

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. 31st edition due over 14-23 Jul 2023. 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 15 Jul to 6 Aug 2023 each weekend.

Milkshake Festival – Dance music festival over a weekend organised by Paradiso and AIR which includes a camping area. Event expected on 29-30 Jul 2023 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 7-9 Jul 2023 at Ahoy Rotterdam.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam (July 2023)

EuropArtFair – Art fair featuring dozens of contemporary artists from all over Europe. Runs on 14-16 Jul 2023 at Gashouder Amsterdam.

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (July 2023)

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

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

Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (July 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.

Vondelpark Openluchttheater – The open-air theatre in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark offers shows over every weekend in July. Each Friday night at 2030 there is a dance performance. Music shows (and the occasional Dutch comedy show) are held on Saturday afternoon and evenings and Sunday afternoons. Free entry

Open Air Cinema in Amsterdam (July 2023)

Cinetree Forest Film Festival – Short run of films at the open-air Bostheater in the Amsterdamse Bos near Amstelveen. Films are in English with Dutch subtitles. Expected at the end of July 2023.

Other Events in Amsterdam

Pride Amsterdam 2023 – World famous LGBT event held over a week, the highlight being the spectacular canal parade around the Prinsengracht and river Amstel. Expected to return 29 Jul to 6 Aug 2023.

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 July. Check Dinner Cruise availability here

Market Events in Amsterdam

Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. 9 Jul 2023 (1100-1800) at Amstelpark; 16 Jul 2023 (1100-1800) at Amsterdamse Bos; 30 Jul 2023 (1100-1800) at Park Frankendael. Free entry

Sunday Market – Market events with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Scheduled for 2 Jul 2023 (1200-1800) at Westergas and 23 Jul 2023 (1200-1800) at Rokin. 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. Runs 9 Jul 2023 (1100-1700). Free entry

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. 16 Jul 2023 (1000-1800). Free entry

IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 750 stands. 1-2 Jul 2023 (0900-1630).

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (July 2023)

Iron Maiden – 11 Jul, Ziggo Dome
Coldplay – 15/16/18/19 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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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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