Check our guide to what’s on in and around Amsterdam, Holland during June 2023. The early summer is a fantastic time to visit the city with good weather, long summer evenings and many things going on.
Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam (June 2023)
Amaze Amsterdam – An new immersive audio-visual experience with 7 stages which varies from intense, interactive to relaxing. Excellent for groups (up to 6). Located in an old industrial nightclub in Amsterdam’s West Port district. Book Amaze Amsterdam tickets here
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
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
Fabrique des Lumières – Immersive exhibitions of classical, modern and contemporary artists using cutting-edge technology with light projections and music. Main exhibition is Salvador Dalí, The Endless Enigma with works of the celebrated artist set to the music of the legendary Pink Floyd. Alongside there is the spectacular display Gaudí, Architect of the Imaginary. Both run 10 Mar to 3 Sep 2023. Book Fabrique des Lumières 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.
Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. Vermeer, the largest exhibition ever of paintings by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). Runs 10 Feb to 4 Jun 2023. [All Vermeer tickets sold out!] Book standard 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 – 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]
Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. STEDELIJK BASE is the permanent installation featuring around 400 pieces. Modern, exhibition on 19th and early 20th-century modern artists and designers who wanted to not only work for the elite but also to reach society in general. Runs 18 May to 24 Sep 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
Rembrandt House – Visit the house where Rembrandt lived and worked. The Art of Drawing, an exhibition of 74 drawings from Rembrandt, Bol and Maes from The Peck Collection (USA). Runs 18 Mar to 11 Jun 2023. Titus Returns Home, the iconic painting of Rembrandt’s son will also be on show 18 Mar to 4 Jun 2023. Book Rembrandt House tickets here
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
Fashion For Good Museum – Learn where your clothes come from and discover the innovations shaping the future of fashion. Knowing Cotton Otherwise, exhibition highlighting the relationship between cotton and the fashion industry. Runs 7 Oct 2022 to 5 Oct 2023. Book Fashion For Good tickets here
De Nieuwe Kerk – World Press Photo Exhibition 2023, annual exhibition of the current affairs photography contest inside Amsterdam’s New Church. Runs 22 Apr to 30 Jul 2023.
Royal Palace – Visit the grand Royal Palace on Dam Square including the impressive Citizen’s Hall. Book Royal Palace tickets here
FOAM Photography Museum – Ernest Cole House of Bondage, large scale exhibition from the late South African photographer including unpublished works. Runs 27 Jan to 14 Jun 2023. Book FOAM tickets here
Huis Marseille – Pérez Siquier, Colours and Contrasts of Spain, retrospective exhibition of the Spanish photographer Carlos Pérez Siquier (1930-2021). His work highlights the cultural and socio-economic transformation of postwar Spain. Runs 25 Mar to 18 Jun 2023. Widline Cadet: Take This With You / Pran Sa Avèk Ou, exhibition of works from the Haitian visual artist. Runs 24 Jun to 22 Oct 2023.
Stadsarchief – Forced labour in the Amsterdamse Bos. Jewish labour camps in and around Amsterdam 1941-1944, exhibition at the City Archives. Runs 24 Mar to 4 Jun 2023. Amsterdam 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.
Hermitage – Rembrandt & 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 @Hermitage – The 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 Museum – Maps 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 Museum – Amsterdam, day and night, exhibition at the Museum of the Canals of 34 Amsterdam cityscapes by Dutch artist Arie Schippers. Runs 2 Mar to 4 Jun 2023. Book Museum of the Canals 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 17 Sep 2023.
Framer Framed – Charging Myths, exhibition by the transnational artist collective On-Trade-Off exploring how technological innovation is dependent on mining natural resources. Runs 24 Feb to 4 Jun 2023 (closed Mon). Free entry
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|
|I amsterdam City Card||GO City Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass||Tiqets Amsterdam Digital Pass|
|1/2/3/4/5 days||1/2/3/5 days||package deal|
|€65 – €135||€59 – €119||€62|
|70 attractions + transport + canal cruise + bike rental||Over 25 attractions/tours + canal cruise + bike rental||Rijksmuseum + Van Gogh Museum + canal cruise|
|excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / tours||excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / transport||excludes any other attractions|
|Book here||Book here||Book here|
Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (June 2023)
Netherlands will host the semi-finals and final stages of the UEFA Nations League 2022-23.
Netherlands vs Croatia 14 Jun 2023 (2045) – Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam
Spain vs Italy 15 Jun 2023 (2045) – De Grolsch Veste, Enschede
Third-place Play off 18 Jun 2023 (1500) – De Grolsch Veste, Enschede
Final 18 Jun 2023 (2045) – Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam
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. Event runs 10-18 Jun 2023.
Gaasperplasrun – 1km, 2km, 5km and 10km runs around the Gaasperplaas, a lake in south-east Amsterdam. The next edition is expected on 18 Jun 2023.
Tri Amsterdam – International triathlon event which offers half-distance and full Olympic distance courses around Bella Vista Park. Expected 18 Jun 2023.
Amsterdam Sevens – Annual international rugby sevens tournament with over 120 teams to be played at the National Rugby Centre in Amsterdam. 50th edition expected 2-4 Jun 2023.
Dutch Moto GP – Popular motorcycle racing event held at the Assen TT circuit over the weekend, expected 23-25 Jun 2023.
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 (June 2023)
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. 76th edition will run June 2023 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 June 2023 at Amstelpark, Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Open Air – Outdoor music festival with camping area held over a weekend. Scheduled for 3-4 Jun 2023 at Gaasperpark, south-east Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Student Film Festival – Inaugural edition at Kriterion Film Theatre featuring works from Amsterdam student filmmakers. Runs 9 Jun 2023.
Mystic Garden Festival – Music and dance festival with an enchanted fairy-tale theme. Expected at Sloterpark Amsterdam on 17 Jun 2023.
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, 41st edition expected late June/early July 2023.
Pinkpop – Large annual music festival running since 1970 which features major artists playing on 4 stages. Expected 16-18 Jun 2023, Megaland, Landgraaf in Limburg, south Netherlands.
See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam
Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (June 2023)
Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam. Thursday 1 Jun 2023 (2000). Book Amsterdam Magic Show tickets here
Boom Chicago – Comedy and improv shows in English playing regularly at Rozentheater on Rozengracht. Book a Boom Chicago show here
David Sedaris – The American author and humourist brings his observational show to the De La Mar Theatre in Amsterdam on 27 Jun 2023.
Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (June 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.
Other Events in Amsterdam
Open Garden Days – Some 30 private gardens in Amsterdam open their doors to the public – expected to run 16-18 Jun 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 June. Check Dinner Cruise availability here
Market Events in Amsterdam
Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. 11 Jun 2023 (1100-1800) at Amstelpark; 18 Jun 2023 (1100-1800) at Amsterdamse Bos; 25 Jun 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 4 Jun 2023 (1200-1800) at Westergas and 25 Jun 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 11 Jun 2023 (1100-1700). Free entry
Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. 18 Jun 2023 (1000-1800). Free entry
IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 750 stands. 17-18 Jun 2023 (0900-1630).
Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam & Netherlands (June 2023)
Harry Styles – 4/5/6 Jun, Johan Cruyff ArenA
Peter Gabriel – 5 Jun, Ziggo Dome
KISS – 12 Jun, Ziggo Dome
Jack Johnson – 15 Jun, AFAS Live
Beyoncé – 17/18 Jun, Johan Cruyff ArenA
Maroon 5 – 25 Jun, Ziggo Dome
Sabrina Carpenter – 25 Jun, Melkweg
Melvins – 26 Jun, Paradiso
Amsterdam Transport Passes
The following multi-day transport tickets can help you get to the various events in and around Amsterdam:
|Best Value & Validity||Best for AMS airport||Best for Excursions|
|Unlimited GVB Day/Multi-Day tickets||Amsterdam Travel Ticket||Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket|
|1-7 days||1/2/3 days||1/2/3 days|
|€9-€41, child €4.50/day||€18/€24/€30||€21/€31.50/€40.50|
|Valid on all GVB transport (trams/metro/buses) in Amsterdam||Valid on all GVB transport in Amsterdam + airport train/bus||Valid on all GVB transport in Amsterdam + regional train/bus|
|24 hour basis||Calendar day basis||Calendar day basis|
|Order here||Order here||Order here|
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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