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What’s On in Amsterdam June 2022

Check our guide to what’s on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during June 2022. The early summer is a fantastic time to visit the city with good weather, long summer evenings and (normally) many things going on.

The Iamsterdam City Card (1-5 days) offers free entry and discounts to numerous Amsterdam attractions and also includes a free transport pass and bike rental as well. It costs €65 to €135. You can order the Iamsterdam City Card online here

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

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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).

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

Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. Vincent Mentzel, exhibition from the Dutch photojournalist. Runs 28 Jan to 6 Jun 2022 also at the Philips wing. Revolusi! Indonesia Independent, exhibition on the pursuit of freeing Indonesia from colonial rule. Runs 11 Feb to 6 Jun 2022 also at the Philips wing. 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 27 May 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. Van Gogh and the Olive Groves, exhibition featuring more than a dozen paintings by Vincent van Gogh of olive groves. Runs 11 Mar to 12 Jun 2022. 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.

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

Hermitage Amsterdam – Showcases an exhibition every 6 months from the vast collection of the grand State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia.

Also ongoing at the Hermitage: Panorama Amsterdam. City Time Lapse, a visual projection of Amsterdam through the ages as seen from the Amstel river; and Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century.

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. Runs 24 Sep 2021 to 6 Jun 2022.

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. STEDELIJK BASE is the permanent installation featuring around 400 pieces. 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 

Tropenmuseum – Ethnographic museum featuring fascinating exhibitions on non-Western cultures. Healing Power, exhibition about healing traditions around the world. Runs 5 Jun 2021 to 6 Jun 2022. 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

Body Worlds – Display of human body plastinate specimens at the permanent venue on Damrak. The exhibition focuses on happiness. Book Body Worlds tickets here

Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands

Tennis:
Libéma Open
– International grass court tournament (men’s ATP and women’s WTA) at the Autotron Rosmalen near Den Bosch, 1 hour south of Amsterdam. Used as a warm-up to Wimbledon for some players. The 2021 event was cancelled, next event will be 4-12 Jun 2022.

Athletics/Running:
Friday Night Run – Free monthly 1 hour run organised by running group Phanos. Meet at Olympic Stadium Amsterdam at 1930 on Friday 10 Jun 2022, to be confirmed.

Gaasperplasrun – 1km, 2km, 5km and 10km runs around the Gaasperplaas, a lake in south-east Amsterdam. The next edition is expected in June 2022.

Triathlon:
Tri Amsterdam – International triathlon event which offers half-distance and full Olympic distance courses around Bella Vista Park. Expected on 19 Jun 2022.

Rugby:
Amsterdam Sevens – Annual international rugby sevens tournament with over 120 teams to be played at the National Rugby Centre in Amsterdam. 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled, expected 3-5 Jun 2022.

MotorSport:
Dutch Moto GP – Popular motorcycle racing event held at the Assen TT circuit over the weekend, expected 26 Jun 2022.

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

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Festivals in Amsterdam and Netherlands

Holland Festival – The country’s biggest performing arts festival running most of June every year. The event features scores of performances including theatre, visual arts, classical, dance, opera and film. It normally attracts a high calibre of local and international performers. 75th edition will run in June 2022 at multiple locations in Amsterdam.

Taste of Amsterdam – Culinary festival held over 4 days with dishes from some of Amsterdam’s best restaurants and chefs. Events include tastings, workshops, a food market and live music. Expected 2-5 Jun 2022 at Amstelpark, Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Open Air – Outdoor music festival with camping area held over a weekend. 2021 event was cancelled, scheduled to return 4-5 Jun 2022 at Gaasperpark, south-east Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Roots Festival – Well-established international music and circus festival held at various venues around the city. Expected June 2022.

Pinkpop – Large annual music festival running since 1970 which features major artists playing on 4 stages. Expected 17-19 Jun 2022, Megaland, Landgraaf in Limburg, south Netherlands.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam & Netherlands

I Am Not A Tourist – International expat fair in south of the Netherlands organised by Expatica. Varied programme from job hunting, self-development and expat life. 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled, expected in June 2022 (to be confirmed) at KLOK gebouw in Eindhoven.

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam. Expected show on 7 Jun 2022. Book Amsterdam Magic Show tickets here

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

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

Open Garden Days – Some 30 private gardens in Amsterdam open their doors to the public – expected to run over the weekend 17-19 Jun 2022. The 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled.

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. 2022 season to be confirmed.

Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergas with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Scheduled for 5 Jun 2022 (1200-1800).

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. 19 Jun 2022 (1000-1800).

IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 500 outdoor stands. 18-19 Jun 2022 (0900-1630).

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam & Netherlands

Paul Weller – 1/2 Jun, Paradiso
Eric Clapton – 7/8 Jun, Ziggo Dome
Brian Wilson – 7 Jun, Carré
Pearl Jam – 14/15 Jun, Ziggo Dome
Faith No More – 19 Jun, AFAS Live

Hotels in Amsterdam

You should book your Amsterdam accommodation in advance if possible. During popular events rooms can be difficult to find and prices can rise significantly! Book your Amsterdam hotel here via Booking.com, which usefully offers free cancellation if your plans change.

Some specific Amsterdam hotel recommendations:

• At the very top-end with 5 star luxury consider Waldorf Astoria, Sofitel Grand, Hotel De L’Europe and Conservatorium.

• Stylish, quality mid-range choices near the city centre include The Toren, Banks Mansion, The Hoxton, Kimpton-De Witt and Sir Adam Hotel.

• For those on a budget check out Conscious Hotel Vondelpark, The Student Hotel, Volkshotel, Jaz Amsterdam (close to Ziggo Dome/ArenA) and Motel One.

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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