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What’s On in Amsterdam March 2023

March sees the beginning of springtime in Amsterdam. After the long winter, the sun starts shining more often and the outdoor café terraces (normally) come back to life. Check out our guide to March 2023 Amsterdam events below.

Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam (March 2023)

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

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 your 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).

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AMAZE Amsterdam

Our House – A brand 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, shows and performances. Book Our House tickets here

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Our House Amsterdam

Nxt Museum – The first “new media art” museum in the Netherlands which has large-scale, multi-sensory immersive exhibitions. UFO – Unidentified Fluid Other, exhibition examining the boundaries of the physical and virtual worlds. Runs 11 Jun 2022 to 31 Aug 2023. Located in the Amsterdam North district, open daily. Book Nxt Museum tickets here

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Nxt Museum Amsterdam exhibition (credit: Get Jan van Rooij/Nxt Museum)

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. Book Rijksmuseum tickets here 

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

Van Gogh Museum – Popular museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Choosing Vincent: From Family Inheritance to World-Famous Collection, how Van Gogh’s family helped to establish his legacy. Runs 10 Feb to 10 Apr 2023. Book Van Gogh Museum tickets here

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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

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.

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.

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

De Nieuwe Kerk – The Century of Juliana, a Queen and her Ideals, major exhibition about the former Dutch Queen who reigned 1948-1980, with over 100 art objects from the Royal Collections. Runs 15 Oct 2022 to 9 Apr 2023.

MOCO Museum – The popular modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein. Banksy: Laugh Now has a diverse selection of works from the anonymous British street artist. In addition MOCO Masters features the likes of Warhol, Basquiat and Koons. Book MOCO Museum tickets here

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MOCO Museum Amsterdam

Rembrandt House – Visit the house where Rembrandt lived and worked. House reopens on 18 Mar 2022 following a major renovation. Book Rembrandt House tickets here

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

Fashion For Good Museum – Learn where your clothes come from and discover the innovations shaping the future of fashion. Book Fashion For Good tickets here

Royal Palace – Visit the grand Royal Palace on Dam Square including the impressive Citizen’s Hall. Book Royal Palace tickets here

Oude KerkIbrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars, installation exhibition by the Ghanaian artist featuring over 800 memorial stones. Runs 5 Nov 2022 to 19 Mar 2023.

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

Heineken Experience – Take a tour of the former brewery in the De Pijp district of Amsterdam. Book Heineken Experience tickets here

Artis Zoo – One of the city’s premier visitor attractions – a magnificent zoo set in a large park in the picturesque Plantage area of the city. Book Artis tickets here

Amsterdam City Passes

The official Iamsterdam City Card (1-5 days) offers free entry and discounts to numerous Amsterdam region museums and attractions. Plus a free public transport pass, a canal cruise and bike rental as well. It costs €65 to €135. Book the Iamsterdam City Card here

The GO City All-inclusive Amsterdam Pass (1/2/3/5 days) offers free entrance to 25 attractions and includes a canal cruise, pedal boat and bike rental. It costs €51 to €99. Book the GO City All inclusive Pass here

The GO City Explorer Amsterdam Pass (3-7 attractions) allows you to pick entry to a specific number of attractions with a 60 day time limit. It costs €43 to €89. Book the GO City Explorer Amsterdam Pass here

amsterdam digital pass

The Amsterdam Pass from Tiqets offers entrance to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. It also includes a canal cruise and city guide app. It costs €62. Book the Amsterdam Pass here

Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (March 2023)

Football:
Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff Arena Amsterdam:
Ajax vs NEC 4 Mar 2023 (tba)
Ajax vs Feyenoord 18 Mar 2023 (tba)

See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam

Festivals in Amsterdam (March 2023)

IMPRO Amsterdam – Improvisation theatre festival which attracts a high calibre of international impro players. Expected 25 Feb – 4 Mar 2023 (27th edition) at Zonnehuis Theatre Amsterdam.

CineDans Fest – International ‘dance on screen’ festival (19th edition) with film screenings plus debates and workshops. Expected 24-26 Mar 2023 at EYE Film, Amsterdam.

Kaboom Animation Festival – Cutting-edge films from experimental art-house to colorful stories for families and kids. To be held in various cinemas in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Runs 24-29 Mar 2022 in Utrecht; 30 Mar – 2 Apr 2022 in Amsterdam.

kaboom animation festival
Kaboom animation festival

Amsterdam Coffee Festival – A festival event for coffee lovers and industry professionals featuring artisan coffee, gourmet food stalls, barista demonstrations, live music and art exhibitions. Runs 30 Mar – 1 Apr 2023 at Westergas, Amsterdam.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam & Netherlands (March 2023)

TEFAF Maastricht 2023 – World’s premier fair for fine art, antiques and design. Held at MECC in Maastricht, 11-19 Mar 2023.

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (March 2023)

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam. 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 (March 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 and Netherlands

Open Tower Day – The Open Toren Dag event where the public can climb some of Amsterdam’s modern and historical towers. 11th edition expected March 2023.

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

Keukenhof Gardens – The world famous tulip and flower park is open for the 2023 spring season. Runs 23 Mar to 14 May 2023.

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Market Events in Amsterdam

Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. Date to be confirmed.

Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergas with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. 5 Mar 2023 (1200-1800). Free entry

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. 19 Mar 2023 (1000-1800). Free entry

IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 400 indoor stands. 11-12 Mar 2023 (0900-1630).

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (March 2023)

George Ezra – 1 Mar, Ziggo Dome
Michael Bublé – 22 Mar, 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.

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