This is our 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, the days are long and there’s plenty to see and do.
Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam
It is recommended visitors buy a ticket and time-slot online in advance.
STRAAT – A new and 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
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).
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. 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 of charge.
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. Book Van Gogh Museum 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.
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
Museum of the Mind (Outsider Art) – This museum at the Hermitage showcases extraordinary art by unconventional artists who have not been formally trained.
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
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
Tropenmuseum – Ethnographic museum featuring fascinating exhibitions on non-Western cultures. Book Tropenmuseum tickets here
De Nieuwe Kerk – World Press Photo Exhibition 2022, annual exhibition of the current affairs photography contest inside Amsterdam’s New Church. Runs 15 Apr to 14 Aug 2022.
Royal Palace – Visit the grand Royal Palace on Dam Square including the impressive Citizen’s Hall. Book Royal Palace tickets here
Huis Marseille – The beauty of the world so heavy: Dana Lixenberg, Sabelo Mlangeni, Lindokuhle Sobekwa & Dirk Kome. Runs 21 May to 4 Sep 2022.
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.
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.
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Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands
Friday Night Run – A free monthly 1 hour run organised by running group Phanos. Meet at Olympic Stadium Amsterdam at 1930 on Friday 8 Jul 2022, unconfirmed.
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. Scheduled for 19-22 Jul 2022.
FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup – The Women’s World Cup hockey event will be held jointly in Amstelveen, Netherlands (at Wagener Stadium) and Terrassa, Spain. Runs 1-17 Jul 2022.
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
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.
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. To be 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
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
Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam
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
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.
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.
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.
Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergas with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Scheduled for 3 Jul 2022 (1200-1800).
Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. Scheduled for 17 Jul 2022 (1000-1800).
IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 500 outdoor stands. 23-24 Jul 2022 (0900-1630).
Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam & Netherlands
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
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
KISS – 21 Jul, Ziggo Dome
Pearl Jam – 24/25 Jul, Ziggo Dome
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.