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What’s On in Amsterdam (March 2024)

March sees the beginning of springtime in Amsterdam. After the long winter, the sun starts shining more often and the outdoor café terraces come back to life.

Check out our special curated guide to March 2024 Amsterdam events below.

Springtime in the Netherlands

Keukenhof Gardens – The world famous tulip and flower park is a must-visit and is now open for the 2024 spring season – running 21 Mar to 12 May 2024. See Keukenhof info here or book Keukenhof entry+shuttle bus from Amsterdam

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The beautiful Keukenhof Gardens

Museums, Exhibitions & Attractions in Amsterdam (March 2024)

MOCO Museum – The popular modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein with many works by Banksy. Robbie Williams: Pride and Self-Prejudice, exhibition from the UK singer-songwriter of artworks on mental health. Runs 8 Mar to 8 Jul 2024. Book MOCO Museum tickets

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MOCO Museum Amsterdam

Da Vinci Genius – A new immersive art experience showcasing the works of Leonardo Da Vinci including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Uses interactive technology and floor-to-ceiling projections. Runs 30 Nov 2023 to 30 Aug 2024. Book Da Vinci Genius tickets

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Da Vinci Genius in Amsterdam

Fabrique des Lumières – Immersive exhibitions of classical, modern and contemporary artists using cutting-edge technology with light projections and music. New exhibition is Dutch Masters, From Vermeer to Van Gogh with works from renowned Dutch artists. Alongside there is a short program Mondriaan, An Abundance of Colour. Runs 22 Mar to 5 Jul 2024. Book Fabrique des Lumières tickets

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Fabrique des Lumières – Dutch Masters

Rijksmuseum – Following last year’s hugely popular Vermeer exhibition, Rijksmuseum now presents Frans Hals, a major retrospective exhibition of the renowned 17th century Dutch Master painter. It features some 50 of his finest works. Runs 16 Feb to 9 Jun 2024. Book Rijksmuseum tickets or a semi-private tour

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Rijksmuseum – Frans Hals exhibition

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. Marina Abramović, first major solo exhibition in the Netherlands of the internationally acclaimed, controversial artist. Runs 16 Mar to 14 Jul 2024. Martin Wong, Malicious Mischief, major survey exhibition of the Chinese-American artist. Runs 3 Nov 2023 to 1 Apr 2024. Book Stedelijk tickets

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Stedelijk Amsterdam – Marina Abramović

Our House – A 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. Book Our House tickets

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Our House Amsterdam

STRAAT – A unique experience. The world’s biggest street art and graffiti museum in a 8,000m² warehouse at NDSM wharf and showcasing some 180 artworks, all made on-site. Book STRAAT tickets

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STRAAT Museum Amsterdam

Amaze Amsterdam – An immersive audio-visual experience with 7 stages which varies from intense, interactive to relaxing. Located in an old industrial nightclub in Amsterdam’s West Port district. Book Amaze Amsterdam tickets

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AMAZE Amsterdam

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

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam – Get your celebrity fill by visiting the ever-popular wax work museum on Dam Square. Book Madame Tussauds Amsterdam tickets

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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Amsterdam Dungeon – Interactive show featuring excellent actors and audience participation. Takes you through dark dungeon-themed rooms from Amsterdam’s murky past – scary but with a comic element. Book Amsterdam Dungeon tickets

Amsterdam Dungeon
Amsterdam Dungeon

Van Gogh Museum – Popular museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Matthew Wong / Vincent van Gogh: Painting as a Last Resort, exhibition of the late Chinese-Canadian artist who had much in common with Van Gogh. Runs 1 Mar to 1 Sep 2024. Book Van Gogh Museum tickets

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Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Nieuwe KerkThe Great Indonesia Exhibition, major exhibition in the New Church on Dam Square focusing on the history of the largest archipelago in the world. Runs 21 Oct 2023 to 1 Apr 2024.

anne frank tourAnne 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 which lasts 2 hours and explores Amsterdam’s Jewish quarter]

The Upside Down Museum Amsterdam – Large interactive museum and Instagram experience which includes 25 mind-bending rooms. Located near RAI Amsterdam. Book Upside Down Museum tickets

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Upside Down Amsterdam

WONDR Experience – A fun and immersive pop-up experience in Amsterdam for both adults and children alike. Book WONDR tickets

Rembrandt House – Visit the house where Rembrandt lived and worked. Directed by Rembrandt, exhibition showcasing the close connection between Rembrandt’s art and Amsterdam’s theatre scene. Runs 2 Mar to 26 May 2024. Book Rembrandt House tickets

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Rembrandt House Amsterdam

Rembrandt’s Amsterdam Experience – A video art experience about the life of the famous painter and reconstruction of Rembrandt’s studio on Rozengracht. Book Rembrandt’s Amsterdam Experience tickets 

H’ART Museum – The renamed former Hermitage Museum presents its inaugural exhibition Julius Caesar, I came, I saw, I met my doom – about the life of the iconic Roman general. Runs 16 Sep 2023 to 20 May 2024.

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H’ART Museum Amsterdam – Julius Caesar exhibition

Museum of the Mind (Outsider Art)Who Cares? A tribute to victims and care heroes during WWII – in the fields of psychiatry and mental health care. Exhibition on view within the H’ART Museum, runs until 1 Dec 2024.

Museum of the Mind (Outsider Art) - Who Cares exhibition
Museum of the Mind (Outsider Art) – Who Cares exhibition

Wereldmuseum Amsterdam – Ethnographic museum (formerly Tropenmuseum) 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 21 Apr 2024. Book Wereldmuseum Amsterdam tickets

Allard Pierson MuseumFace to Face: The People Behind Mummy Portraits, exhibition about ancient Egyptian mummy portraits. Runs 6 Oct 2023 to 20 May 2024. Book Allard Pierson tickets

Museum of the CanalsAmsterdam in Stained Glass, exhibition of Amsterdam themes on stained glass by local artist Robin Kapitein. Runs 16 Nov 2023 to 31 Mar 2024. Book Museum of the Canals tickets

Oude Kerk – Amsterdam’s Old Church presents Merdith Monk: Calling, a retrospective presentation of the American contemporary music icon. Runs 21 Oct 2023 to 14 Apr 2024. Book Oude Kerk tickets

Jewish MuseumSol LeWitt, exhibition of works from the late Jewish artist. Runs 30 Oct 2023 to 31 Mar 2024. Book Jewish Cultural Quarter tickets

Fashion For Good MuseumWhat Goes Around Comes Around, final exhibition from the museum about fashion innovation and circularity. Runs until 26 May 2024, the museum will permanently close and become a co-working space. Book Fashion For Good tickets

EYE Filmmuseum – Paravel & Castaing-Taylor – Cosmic Realism, retrospective exhibition featuring the anthropological works of Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Runs 20 Jan to 20 May 2024. Book EYE Film Museum tickets

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

FOAM Photography MuseumFelipe Romero Beltrán Dialect, exhibition following the lives of a group of young Moroccan men in Spain. Runs 26 Jan to 1 May 2024. Book FOAM tickets

Huis MarseilleLisa Oppenheim Spolia, solo presentation from the American artist; Deborah Turbeville Photocollage, major retrospective of the late American artist. Both running 16 Mar to 16 Jun 2024.

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

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Body Worlds Amsterdam

ARTIS Amsterdam Royal 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 Zoo tickets

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ARTIS Groote Museum – The fascinating new Groote Museum allows you to explore your place in the living world with beautifully presented installations and exhibits. Book Groote Museum tickets

ARTIS Micropia – The world’s only museum dedicated to microbes and micro-organisms. Book Micropia tickets

House of Bols – The Cocktail & Genever Experience about the Lucas Bols brand, which has been making liqueurs in Amsterdam since 1575. Book House of Bols tickets

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House of Bols Amsterdam

Framer FramedThe One-Straw Revolution, exhibition on alternative ecology, exploring sustainable futures through artistic practices. Runs 11 Feb to 19 May 2024. Free entry

Amstelkerk – Exhibition Onderweg (On the Road) from local artist Pieter Vuursteen which features landscapes, portraits and abstracts. Runs 5-29 Mar 2024. Free entry

COBRA (Amstelveen) – Cobra 75: A Cry for Freedom! Exhibition celebrating 75 years of the Cobra art movement. Runs 20 Oct 2023 to 14 Apr 2024. Anton Corbijn – MOØDe, exhibition from the Dutch photographer, exploring the crossover between photography and the world of fashion – includes lots of celebrity photos. Runs 22 Dec 2023 to 12 May 2024.

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COBRA – Anton Corbijn – MOØDe exhibition

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.

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Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (March 2024)

Netherlands home international (friendly):
Netherlands vs Scotland 22 Mar 2024 (2045) – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam

Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff ArenA Amsterdam:
Ajax vs FC Utrecht 3 Mar 2024 (1215)
Ajax vs Fortuna Sittard 10 Mar 2024 (1430)

It is possible to take a classic stadium tour of the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. Book Johan Cruijff Arena Tour tickets here

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Johan Cruyff ArenA stadium

CPC (City-Pier-City) Run – Half-marathon event in The Hague scheduled for Sunday 10 Mar 2024. The route will include Scheveningen beach.

30 van Zandvoort – 30km and 18km walking event (12th edition) on 23 Mar 2024 around the Zandvoort area starting at the paddock of the famous Circuit Zandvoort.

Zandvoort Circuit run – Running event on 24 Mar 2024 around the Zandvoort circuit, beach and dunes. Options of 4km, 12km and 10 miles courses.

Omloop van Zandvoort – Cycling event over 40km, 80km or 120km on 24 Mar 2024 starting in the pit lane of Zandvoort circuit.

ISU Short Track World Championships 2024 – Short track speed skating world championships will be held at Rotterdam Ahoy over 15-17 Mar 2024.

See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam

Festivals in Amsterdam (March 2024)

CineDans Fest – International ‘dance on screen’ festival (20th edition) with film screenings plus debates and workshops. Runs 20-24 Mar 2024 at EYE Film, Amsterdam.

DGTL Festival – Global electronic music festival with mix of art installations and sustainability projects. Runs 29-31 Mar 2023 at NDSM wharf, Amsterdam.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam and Netherlands (March 2024)

Independent Hotel Show – Expo for independent hoteliers and industry professionals with 200 innovative product and service providers from the hotel supply chain. Runs 12-13 Mar 2024 at RAI Amsterdam.

The National Career ExpoDe Nationale Carrièrebeurs is the largest career fair event in the Netherlands and takes place at RAI Amsterdam over 22-23 Mar 2024.

International Amsterdam Motor Show – The biggest motor show in the Netherlands to be held at RAI Amsterdam featuring 50,000m² of cars. Runs 28 Mar to 1 Apr 2024.

TEFAF Maastricht 2024 – World’s premier fair for fine art, antiques and design. Held at MECC in Maastricht, 9-14 Mar 2024.

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (March 2024)

Boom Chicago – Great night out at the popular comedy and improv theatre show in English – with bar and table service. At the Rozentheater in Amsterdam. Book a Boom Chicago show

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Boom Chicago Amsterdam

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam. 7 Mar 2024 (1930).

Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (March 2024)

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.

Village Singers Choir – Concert from a mixed voice choir from Chippenham in the UK. Held at Vondelkerk Amsterdam on 24 Mar 2024 (1500).

Other Events in Amsterdam and Netherlands

Amsterdam Dinner Cruise – 120 minute evening cruise around Amsterdam’s canals with a 3 course meal and drinks. Runs every Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat (1930) in March. Check Dinner Cruise availability here

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Amsterdam Dinner cruise

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

[X] Open Tower Day – The Open Toren Dag event where the public can climb some of Amsterdam’s modern and historical towers. Unfortunately, there will be no edition in March 2024 as there are preparations in 2025 for the special Amsterdam 750th anniversary event.

Easter 2024 – Public holiday in the Netherlands on 29 Mar (Good Friday).

Market Events in Amsterdam

Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. 31 Mar 2024 (1100-1800) at Park Frankendael. Free entry

Sunday Market – Market events with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. 3 Mar 2024 (1200-1800) at Westergas and Saturday 23 Mar 2024 (1100-1700) at De Hallen. Free entry

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. 17 Mar 2024 (1000-1800). Free entry

IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 400 indoor stands. 16-17 Mar 2024 (0900-1630).

The Maker Market – Weekend market features creative handmade products including jewelry, art and live music. Runs in the covered passage of De Hallen Amsterdam on 30 Mar 2024 (1100-1700) and 31 Mar 2024 (1200-1700). Free entry

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (March 2024)

The 1975 – 2/24 Mar, AFAS Live
Editors – 5/6 Mar, AFAS Live
Róisín Murphy – 7/8 Mar, Gashouder
IDLES – 8 Mar, AFAS Live
Mother Mother – 12/13 Mar, Paradiso
Underworld – 13/14/15/16 Mar, Gashouder
Potter Payper – 14 Mar, Paradiso
The Smile – 16 Mar, AFAS Live
John Mayer – 21 Mar, Ziggo Dome
Tom Odell – 23 Mar, AFAS Live
Pretenders – 26/27 Mar, Paradiso
Niall Horan – 27/28 Mar, Ziggo Dome
The Rose – 28 Mar, AFAS Live
Mika – 29 Mar, AFAS Live

Amsterdam Transport Passes

The following multi-day transport tickets can help you get to the various events in and around Amsterdam:

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The AmsterdamTips.com What’s On in Amsterdam guide has been running monthly since 2008. 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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