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What’s On in Amsterdam June 2021

Check our guide to what’s on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during June 2021. The early summer is a fantastic time to visit the city with good weather, long summer evenings and (normally) many things going on.

The Dutch Government continues bringing in ‘precautionary’ measures to contain the ‘coronavirus’. Some events are cancelled [X] or may be cancelled/rescheduled at short notice with limits on capacity.

Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam

Museums in the Netherlands are closed until at least 20 April 2021. Once open again visitors need to buy a ticket (and time-slot) online in advance, masks are mandatory.

For a comprehensive selection of museums, activities and tours in Amsterdam book here

Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. Book Rijksmuseum tickets here

Rijksmuseum Schiphol – Amsterdam airport hosts 10 paintings of the Dutch Golden Age from the Rijksmuseum collection. The Rijksmuseum Schiphol 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. 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.

Hermitage Amsterdam – Showcases an exhibition every 6 months from the vast collection of the grand State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. Exhibition Tsars & Knights, a unique collection of suits of armour and antique weapons. 17 Oct 2020 to 31 Jul 2021.

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.

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. STEDELIJK BASE is the permanent installation featuring around 700 pieces.

MOCO Museum – This modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein. THE KID: The Future Is Old, an exhibition by the contemporary American artist on social issues runs 19 Nov 2020 to 31 Jul 2021. Banksy: Laugh Now (includes Beanfield) is now a permanent exhibition. Book MOCO Museum tickets here

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

Rembrandt House – Hansken, Rembrandt’s Elephant, the story of Haksen, the most famous elephant of the 17th century who was drawn a number of times by Rembrandt. Runs 1 May to 25 Jul 2021.

FOAM Photography Museum – Shigeru Onishi – The Possibility of Existence, the first solo exhibition of the Japanese mathematician photographer in Europe. Runs 30 Apr to 25 Aug 2021.

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

iamsterdam card The Iamsterdam City Card (1-5 days) offers free entry and discounts to numerous Amsterdam attractions and also includes a free transport pass as well. It costs €65 to €130.
You can order the Iamsterdam City Card online here

Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands

Football:
UEFA Euro 2020
– The postponed European Football Championship will be held in 12 countries between 11 Jun to 11 Jul 2021. Amsterdam is one of the host cities and the following matches will take place at the Johan Cruyff Arena Amsterdam:
Netherlands vs Ukraine  – 13 Jun 2021, 2100 (Group C)
Netherlands vs Austria – 17 Jun 2021, 2100 (Group C)
North Macedonia vs Netherlands – 22 Jun 2021, 1800 (Group C)
2nd Group A vs 2nd Group B – 26 Jun 2021, 1800 (Round of 16)

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. 5-13 Jun 2021.

Athletics/Running:
Friday Night Run – Free monthly 1 hour run organised by running group Phanos. Meet at Olympic Stadium Amsterdam at 1930 on Friday 11 Jun 2021.

Gaasperplasrun – 1km, 2km, 5km and 10km runs around the Gaasperplaas, a lake in south-east Amsterdam. 2020 event was cancelled, next edition expected in June 2021.

Festival Run Rotterdam – 1km, 2km 5km and 10km running event held around Zuiderpark in Rotterdam. 2020 event was cancelled, next edition expected in June 2021.

Dutch Athletics Championships (NK) – Annual Dutch Championships meet takes place in summer, with qualification places up for grabs for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Expected 25-27 Jun 2021 at SPRINT Breda.

Rugby:
Amsterdam Sevens – Annual international rugby sevens tournament with over 120 teams to be played at the National Rugby Centre in Amsterdam, Expected 4-6 Jun 2021.

Triathlon:
Tri Amsterdam – International triathlon event which offers half-distance and full Olympic distance courses around Park Somerlust in the Amstel river area. Expected 20 Jun 2021.

MotorSport:
Dutch Moto GP – Popular motorcycle racing event held at the Assen TT circuit over the weekend, expected 25-27 Jun 2021.

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

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. 74th edition will run during June 2021. Locations: Carré Theatre, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Concertgebouw, Stadsschouwburg, Westergas and others, all in Amsterdam.

ITs Festival Amsterdam – International theatre school festival in Amsterdam held every June featuring the crop of the year’s theatre and dance graduates. The 32nd edition of the festival is scheduled for June 2021.

Amsterdam Open Air – Outdoor music festival with camping area held over a weekend. Will likely run 5-6 Jun 2021 (unconfirmed) at Gaasperpark, south-east Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Roots Festival – Well-established international music and circus festival held at various venues around the city. Includes the free entry Roots Open Air at Oosterpark which features music, food and stalls. Founded in 1983 as the Africa Roots Festival, and since 1998 as the Amsterdam Roots Festival. Expected June 2021 (24th edition) at various venues in Amsterdam.

Pinkpop – Large annual music festival running since 1970 which features major artists playing on 4 stages. Expected 18-20 Jun 2021, Megaland, Landgraaf in Limburg, south Netherlands.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam & Netherlands

IAMS 2021 – The International Amsterdam Motor Show is the country’s biggest motor show and features over 300 supercars, hypercars, electric and classic cars. Runs at RAI Amsterdam, 2-7 Jun 2021.

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 event was cancelled, expected 20 Jun 2021 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, Tuesday 1 Jun 2021 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

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.

Dutch National Opera & Ballet – Production highlights in June 2021 are La damnation de Faust (opera) and The Dutch School (ballet).

Other Events in Amsterdam

Open Garden Days – Some 30 private gardens in Amsterdam open their doors to the public – running over the weekend 18-20 Jun 2021. This year’s theme is ‘the private garden’.

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

Tony Robbins – The American coach and motivational speaker brings his Business Mastery event to AFAS Live Amsterdam on 23-27 Jun 2021.

Free Concerts in Amsterdam

Most of the free concerts offered by various venues in Amsterdam have been temporarily suspended.

Market Events in Amsterdam

Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. Scheduled for 13 Jun 2021 (1100-1800) at Amstel Park and 27 Jun 2021 (1100-1800) at Park Frankendael.

Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergas with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Scheduled for 6 Jun 2021 (1200-1800).

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. Scheduled for 20 Jun 2021 (1000-1800).

IJ-Hallen –Huge weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam. June dates to be confirmed.

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam & Netherlands

The Script – 7/8 Jun, Ziggo Dome
Korn – 8 Jun, AFAS Live
Tom Jones – 22 Jun, Ziggo Dome
Zucchero – 27 Jun, Ziggo Dome

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.

>>>What’s On in Amsterdam July 2021

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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