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What’s On in Amsterdam July 2022

This is our events listings guide to what’s on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during July 2022. 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 2022)

It is recommended visitors book a ticket and time-slot online in advance.

Fabrique des Lumières – Immersive exhibitions of classical, modern and contemporary artists using cutting-edge technology with light projections and music. Inaugural exhibition is Gustav Klimt, Gold in Motion, with works from the Vienesse artist and his contemporaries. Runs at Westergas Amsterdam, 22 Apr to 31 Dec 2022. Book Fabrique des Lumières tickets here

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Gustav Klimt, Gold in Motion at Fabrique des Lumières Amsterdam

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 – A new immersive audio-visual experience with 7 stages. Located in an old industrial nightclub in Amsterdam’s West Port district. Book Amaze Amsterdam tickets here (open Wed-Sun).

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AMAZE in Amsterdam

Our House – A brand new museum of electronic music culture in the centre of Amsterdam. Explore the evolution of dance music via interactive installations. Book Our House 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

Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. XXL Paper, exhibition presenting some of the biggest works in the Rijksmuseum collection; Modern Japanese Lacquer. Out of the Box, exhibition of Japanese lacquer art featuring 70 objects. Both run at the Philips Wing 1 Jul to 4 Sep 2022. A Fragile Past: Meissen porcelain from the Oppenheimer family runs in the Gallery of Honour until 13 Nov 2022. Book Rijksmuseum tickets here

Rijksmuseum Gardens – This year’s annual sculpture exhibition features Barbara Hepworth, with an emphasis on her work from the 1960s and early 1970s. Free entry, runs 3 Jun to 23 Oct 2022.

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

Van Gogh Museum – Popular museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Colour as Language, retrospective exhibition of Etel Adnan’s colourful artworks in combination with those of Vincent van Gogh. Runs 20 May to 4 Sep 2022. Van Gogh Family Days run on Wednesdays and Saturdays (16 Jul to 28 Aug 2022) with special activities for kids. Book Van Gogh Museum tickets here or book a private tour

The Iamsterdam City Card (1-5 days) offers free entry and discounts to numerous Amsterdam museums and attractions. It also includes a free public transport pass, a canal cruise and bike rental as well. It costs from €27 per day. Read our full Iamsterdam City Card review here and learn how to maximise the card.

You can order your Iamsterdam City Card online 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.

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

Dutch Heritage Exhibition – The Hermitage museum on the Amstel (which has recently cut ties with the State Hermitage in Russia) is holding a series of exhibitions focussed on Dutch Masterpieces. The fourth and final exhibition is the The Tower of Babel (c1568) by Pieter Bruegel (from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam) on show 26 Jul to 28 Aug 2022.

Museum of the Mind (Outsider Art) – This museum at the Hermitage showcases extraordinary art by unconventional artists who have not been formally trained. Democracy, exhibition by fashion designer Duran Lantink inspired by American artist Andy Warhol. Extended run 24 Sep 2021 to 3 Sep 2022.

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Democracy – Museum of the Mind Amsterdam

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. STEDELIJK BASE is the permanent installation featuring around 400 pieces. Sedje Hémon / Imran Mir / Abdias do Nascimento, exhibition of these 3 international artists. Runs 2 Jul to 16 Oct 2022. Book your Stedelijk tickets here

MOCO Museum – The popular modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein. Banksy: Laugh Now (includes Beanfield) is now a permanent exhibition along with MOCO Masters (Warhol, Basquiat, Koons etc). Book MOCO Museum tickets here

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MOCO Museum Amsterdam

Rembrandt’s Amsterdam Experience – A new 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 

Rembrandt HouseRembrandt Revival, exhibition about the Rembrandt-inspired etching revival which happened between 1850 and 1940. Runs 11 Jun to 30 Oct 2022. Book Rembrandt House tickets here

Tropenmuseum – Ethnographic museum featuring fascinating exhibitions on non-Western cultures. Book Tropenmuseum tickets here

De Nieuwe KerkWorld Press Photo Exhibition 2022, annual exhibition of the current affairs photography contest inside Amsterdam’s New Church. Runs 15 Apr to 14 Aug 2022. Book Nieuwe Kerk tickets here

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World Press Photo (2022) in Amsterdam

Oude KerkPath, installation by Brazilian artist Antonio Obá touching on the history of Dutch-Brazil. Runs 12 May to 13 Sep 2022.

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

FOAM Photography MuseumMous Lamrabat, Blessings from Mousganistan, exhibition of the Moroccan photographer. Runs 27 May to 16 Oct 2022. Book FOAM tickets here

Huis MarseilleThe beauty of the world so heavy: Dana Lixenberg, Sabelo Mlangeni, Lindokuhle Sobekwa & Dirk Kome. Runs 21 May to 4 Sep 2022.

Melkweg ExpoThe Ways of Water, immersive exhibition exploring the relationship between humans and water through photography and art installations. Runs 3 Jun to 10 Jul 2022.

EYE Filmmuseum – Eye Art & Film Prize – Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective, exhibition runs 11 Jun to 18 Sep 2022.

Jewish MuseumEvery Picture Tells a Story, photo exhibition featuring highlights from the museum collection. Runs 25 Apr to 4 Sep 2022. The Kiss of Life, filmmakers Arnoud Holleman and Batya Wolff present an image archive of Jewish family life. Runs 29 Apr to 2 Oct 2022. Eden and the Golden Rule, virtual reality exhibition with the theme ‘Don’t do anything to other people that you wouldn’t want them to do to you.’ Runs 7 Jul to 31 Dec 2022. Book Jewish Cultural Quarter tickets here

Stadsarchief (City Archives)Wandering through Amsterdam. Drawings by Gerrit Lamberts 1800-1850, runs 1 Apr to 31 Jul 2022.

De Hallen – Exhibition Nostalgic Tracks of Amsterdam, showing the work of artist Jim Gijbels on Amsterdam trams from the past. Free entry at De Passage, De Hallen Amsterdam, runs 29 Jun to 25 Jul 2022.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp MuseumStay Stoned: Madness, Cannabis & Tattoos, long-term exhibition running 18 Jun 2022 to 23 Feb 2023. Book 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

COBRA (Amstelveen) – The Other Story, large exhibition of Moroccan modern art. Runs 15 Apr to 18 Sep 2022.

Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (July 2022)

Football:
Ajax home matches at the Johan Cruijff Arena Amsterdam:
Ajax vs FK Shakhtar Donetsk 26 Jul 2022 (2000) – friendly
Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven 30 Jul 2022 (2000) – Johan Cruijff Schaal (Johan Cruyff Shield)
The Cruyff Shield is the Dutch football season opener – winner Eredivisie vs winner KNVB Cup.

Walking:
Nijmegen Vierdaagse – International four days marches event (104th edition) around the city of Nijmegen with up to 50,000 participants – walking 30km to 50km per day over all 4 days. Takes place 19-22 Jul 2022 (note, the first day has been cancelled due to the heat).

Hockey:
FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup – The Women’s World Cup hockey event will be held jointly in Amstelveen, Netherlands and Terrassa, Spain. Runs 1-17 Jul 2022.

Golf:
Big Green Egg Open – Ladies European Tour event due at Rosendaelsche Golf Club in Arnhem over 14-17 Jul 2022. Free entry but reservation required.

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

World Police & Fire Games 2022 – Rotterdam hosts the international games event for active and retired police and fire personnel. 10,000 participants are expected to compete in 63 sports at 40 different venues in and around Rotterdam. The Games will run 22-31 Jul 2022.

See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam

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Festivals in Amsterdam and Netherlands (July 2022)

Amsterdam Roots Festival – Well-established international performance art festival featuring music, dance, circus, theater, talks, spoken word and more. Held at various venues around the city, 40th anniversary edition runs 28 Jun – 3 Jul 2022. The free Roots Open Air will be on 3 Jul 2022 at Oosterpark in Amsterdam.

Julidans – International contemporary dance festival with a broad programme. Held at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam and at other locations in the city over 2-16 Jul 2022.

Sensation – Huge all-night dance party with an international line-up of DJs. Held on Saturday 2 Jul 2022 (from 2230) at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

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. 30th edition due for 8-17 Jul 2022. Location is NDSM wharf, Amsterdam (accessible by free ferry from Amsterdam Central) and around Amsterdam Noord.

Guilty Pleasures Festival – Party festival with nostalgic theme and wide array of activities. At Gaasperplas Amsterdam on 9-10 Jul 2022.

Kwaku Summer Festival – Large summer festival focussed around the culturally diverse Zuidoost (south-east) district of Amsterdam. Runs each weekend (16 Jul to 7 Aug 2022 at Nelson Mandela Park) with a broad range of activities including art and music, a football tournament and food offerings.

No Art Festival – Inaugural festival featuring unconventional art-performances and pioneering musicians. Runs at NDSM wharf in Amsterdam on 30 Jul 2022.

Milkshake Festival – Dance music festival over a weekend organised by Paradiso and AIR which includes a camping area. Event expected on 30-31 Jul 2022 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 8-10 Jul 2022 at Ahoy Rotterdam, 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam (July 2022)

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Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere

Floriade Expo 2022 – The international horticulture exhibition (7th edition, held every 10 years) takes place in 2022 at the Floriade pavilion in Almere (20 mins by train from Amsterdam). There are 40 pavilions from different countries on show as well as local horticultural presentations. In 2022 the theme is ‘Growing Green Cities’. Runs 14 Apr to 9 Oct 2022. You can book Floriade Expo 2022 tickets online here

UNFAIR22 – The 6th edition of Unfair Amsterdam hosts 40 solo presentations from up-and-coming and established artists. Runs at Gashouder (Westergas) Amsterdam 15-17 Jul 2022.

TwitchCon 2022 – Expo event for Twitch live streamers and viewers. Runs at RAI Amsterdam 16-17 Jul 2022.

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (July 2022)

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam, expected Thursday 7 Jul 2022 at 2000. Book Amsterdam Magic Show tickets here

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

John Cleese – The renowned English writer-comedian comes to Carré theater in Amsterdam for his show The Last Time To See Me Before I Die on 4/11 Jul 2022.

Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (July 2022)

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 2022)

IDFA by night – IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) is running some open-air screenings of documentary films at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, 5-15 Jul 2022. Free entry but reservation necessary.

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. Runs nightly 27-31 Jul 2022 with films starting at 2130.

Other Events in Amsterdam

Pride Amsterdam 2022 – World famous LGBT event held over a week, the highlight being the spectacular canal parade around the Prinsengracht and river Amstel. Expected to return 30 Jul to 7 Aug 2022.

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

Sustainable Foods Summit – Conference event exploring new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry. Held at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam, 7-8 Jul 2022.

Market Events in Amsterdam

Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. Scheduled for 10 Jul 2022 (1100-1800) at Amstel Park, 17 Jul 2022 (1100-1800) at Amsterdamse Bos and 31 Jul 2022 (1100-1800) at Park Frankendael. Free entry

Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergas with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Scheduled for 3 Jul 2022 (1200-1800). Free entry

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. Scheduled for 17 Jul 2022 (1000-1800). Free entry

IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 750 outdoor stands. 23-24 Jul 2022 (0900-1630).

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (July 2022)

Queen + Adam Lambert – 1/2 Jul, Ziggo Dome
Richard Thompson – 3 Jul, Melkweg
The Killers – 4 Jul, Ziggo Dome
Tom Jones – 6 Jul, Ziggo Dome
The Rolling Stones (Sixty Tour) – 7 Jul, Johan Cruyff ArenA
Suzanne Vega – 8 Jul, De Waalse Kerk
Harry Styles – 9 Jul, Ziggo Dome
Ed Sheeran – 14/15 Jul, Johan Cruyff ArenA
Toto – 15 Jul, Ziggo Dome
Son Lux – 18 Jul, Paradiso
Jacob Collier – 20 Jul, Paradiso
Gov’t Mule – 21 Jul, Paradiso
KISS – 21 Jul, Ziggo Dome
Pearl Jam – 24/25 Jul, Ziggo Dome

Summary: Amsterdam Daily Events Calendar (July 2022)

Looking for events or things to do in Amsterdam today or this weekend? Our calendar highlights selected upcoming events in Amsterdam on a day-by-day basis – handy for visitors or expats who want to take time out.

Day
Event
Fri 1 July 22Queen + Adam Lambert (Ziggo Dome)
Sat 2 July 22Sensation (Johan Cruyff ArenA)
Sun 3 July 22Sunday Market (Westergas)
Roots Open Air (Oosterpark)
Mon 4 July 22John Cleese (Carré)
The Killers (Ziggo Dome)
Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Tue 5 July 22New Zealand vs England women’s hockey (Wagener Stadium)
Julidans festival (ITA + various)
In conversation with Jenny Offill (De Balie)
Wed 6 July 22Tom Jones (Ziggo Dome)
Netherlands vs Chile women’s hockey (Wagener Stadium)
Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Thu 7 July 22Amsterdam Magic Show (Rozentheater) [tickets]
The Rolling Stones (Johan Cruyff ArenA)

England vs China women’s hockey (Wagener Stadium)
Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Fri 8 July 22Suzanne Vega (De Waalse Kerk)
Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
Sat 9 July 22Guilty Pleasures Festival (Gaasperplas)
Harry Styles (Ziggo Dome)

Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
Sun 10 July 22Guilty Pleasures Festival (Gaasperplas)
Pure Markt
(Amstel Park)
Julidans festival (ITA + various)

Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
Mon 11 July 22John Cleese (Carré)
Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
Tue 12 July 22
Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
Wed 13 July 22Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
Thu 14 July 22Ed Sheeran (Johan Cruyff ArenA)
Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
Fri 15 July 22Ed Sheeran (Johan Cruyff ArenA)
Toto (Ziggo Dome)
Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
UNFAIR (Westergas)
Sat 16 July 22Julidans festival (ITA + various)
Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
Kwaku Summer Festival (Nelson Mandela Park)
UNFAIR (Westergas)
TwitchCon 2022 (RAI)
Sun 17 July 22Museum Market (Museumplein)
Pure Markt (Amstel Park)
Over het IJ Festival (NDSM wharf)
Kwaku Summer Festival (Nelson Mandela Park)
UNFAIR (Westergas)
TwitchCon 2022 (RAI)
Mon 18 July 22Son Lux (Paradiso)
Tue 19 July 22
Wed 20 July 22Jacob Collier (Paradiso)
Thu 21 July 22Gov’t Mule (Paradiso)
KISS Pre-party (Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam)
KISS (Ziggo Dome)
Fri 22 July 22Kwaku Summer Festival (Nelson Mandela Park)
Sat 23 July 22IJ-Hallen (NDSM wharf)
Kwaku Summer Festival (Nelson Mandela Park)
Sun 24 July 22IJ-Hallen (NDSM wharf)
Kwaku Summer Festival (Nelson Mandela Park)
Pearl Jam (Ziggo Dome)
Mon 25 July 22Pearl Jam (Ziggo Dome)
Tue 26 July 22Ajax vs FK Shakhtar Donetsk (Johan Cruyff ArenA)
Wed 27 July 22Cinetree Forest Film Festival (Bostheater): Elvis
Family Days (Van Gogh Museum)
Thu 28 July 22
Cinetree Forest Film Festival (Bostheater): Paris is Burning
Fri 29 July 22Cinetree Forest Film Festival (Bostheater): Peanut Butter Falcon
Sat 30 July 22Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven (Johan Cruyff ArenA)
Kwaku Summer Festival (Nelson Mandela Park)
No Art Festival (NDSM wharf)
Milkshake Festival (Westerpark)
Cinetree Forest Film Festival (Bostheater): Cinema Paradiso
Family Days (Van Gogh Museum)
Sun 31 July 22Pure Markt (Park Frankendael)
Kwaku Summer Festival (Nelson Mandela Park)
Milkshake Festival (Westerpark)
Cinetree Forest Film Festival (Bostheater): Isle of Dogs

Amsterdam Travel/Transport Resources

Prepare for your trip to Amsterdam in advance.

Unlimited GVB Day/Multi-Day tickets – 1 to 7 day ticket (€8.50 to €37). Valid on all GVB transport (trams/metro/buses) in Amsterdam on a 24 hour basis. Book GVB 1-7 day tickets online here and pick-up in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Travel Ticket – 1/2/3 day card (€17/€22.50/€28) combines airport train/bus journey with unlimited GVB transport in Amsterdam. Valid on a day (not 24 hours) basis. Book online here and pick-up in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket – 1/2/3 day card (€19.50/€28/€36.50) for unlimited travel in entire Amsterdam region. Valid on a day (not 24 hours) basis on NS trains (in region), regional buses and Amsterdam GVB transport. Book online here and pick-up in Amsterdam.

Iamsterdam City Card – Tourist pass which includes a GVB multi-day ticket as well as admission to many Amsterdam attractions. 24/48/72/96/120 hour cards (€65-€135). Book the Iamsterdam City Card online here

Hotels Book your Amsterdam hotel here via Booking.com, which offers a wide selection of hotels and free cancellation if your plans change. It also has a range of Amsterdam hostels for those on a budget.

Taxi Sneleentaxi is a reliable taxi firm offering rides anywhere in the Netherlands – including around Amsterdam and to/from airports. It offers competitive fixed fares. You can book with Sneleentaxi here

International Trains – You can check timetables, prices and make bookings for all the international train services to/from the Netherlands at the NS International site

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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