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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 many things going on.

June 2022 Highlights

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

Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam

It is recommended visitors book tickets and time-slots online in advance.

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

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AMAZE in Amsterdam

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

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. 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 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 or book a private tour

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

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 third exhibition is the The Self-Portrait (1669) by Rembrandt van Rijn (from the Mauritshuis collection) on show 28 Jun to 24 Jul 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.

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 

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. Healing Power, exhibition about healing traditions around the world. Extended run until 28 Aug 2022. 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) at Nieuwe Kerk 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. 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.

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

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Body Worlds Amsterdam

COBRA (Amstelveen) – Korda: Cuba, Che, Glamour, major retrospective exhibition of renowned Cuban photographer Alberto Díaz Gutiérrez (Korda). Runs 18 Mar to 26 Jun 2022. The Other Story, large exhibition of Moroccan modern art. Runs 15 Apr to 18 Sep 2022.

Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands

Football:
Netherlands home internationals (UEFA Nations League):
Netherlands vs Poland 11 Jun 2022 (2045) – Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam
Netherlands vs Wales 14 Jun 2022 (2045) – Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam

Cricket:
One Day International Super League Series at VRA, Amstelveen
Netherlands vs England 17/19/22 Jun 2022 from 1100.

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. Event played 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 on 12 Jun 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 24-26 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 3-26 Jun 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.

Mystic Garden Festival – Music and dance festival with an enchanted fairy-tale theme. Sloterpark Amsterdam on 18 Jun 2022.

CineDans Fest – International ‘dance on screen’ festival with film screenings plus debates and workshops. Expected 22-26 Jun 2022 at EYE Film, Amsterdam.

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.

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

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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

I Am Not A Tourist (Eindhoven) – International expat fair in south of the Netherlands organised by Expatica. Varied programme from job hunting, self-development and expat life. Runs 20 Jun 2022 at KLOK gebouw in Eindhoven.

TEFAF Maastricht 2022 – World’s premier fair for fine art, antiques and design. Held at MECC in Maastricht, 25-30 Jun 2022.

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 2 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.

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Van Loon Museum gardens in Amsterdam

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 12 Jun 2022 (1100-1800) at Amstel Park and 26 Jun 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 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 750 outdoor stands. 25-26 Jun 2022 (0900-1630).

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam & Netherlands

Eric Clapton – 7/8 Jun, Ziggo Dome
The Analogues (Let It Be: Abbey Road) – 10/11/12 Jun, Carré
Alanis Morisette – 12 Jun, Ziggo Dome
Billie Eilish – 18 Jun, Ziggo Dome
Alan Parsons Live Project – 27/28 Jun, Carré

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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