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 guide to March 2023 Amsterdam events below.
Springtime in the Netherlands
Keukenhof Gardens – The world famous tulip and flower park is a must-visit and opens for the 2023 spring season – 23 Mar to 14 May 2023. Book Keukenhof tickets with shuttle bus here or take a full-day guided tour from Amsterdam
Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam (March 2023)
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
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. 20 Years: A State of Trance By Armin van Buuren, an exclusive exhibition on DJ Armin van Buuren’s iconic dance music brand. Runs 25 Feb to 10 Apr 2023. Book Our House tickets here
STRAAT – A unique experience. The world’s biggest street art and graffiti museum in a 8,000m² warehouse at NDSM wharf and showcasing some 150 artworks, all made on-site. Women in Street Art, exhibition with a focus on female street artists, runs 22 Feb to 28 May 2023. Book your STRAAT tickets here (note, museum closed 29-30 Mar 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
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 30 Apr 2023. Located in the Amsterdam North district, open daily. Book Nxt Museum tickets here
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
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). The Delft artist is renowned for his tranquil indoor scenes and his use of bright colour and light. Runs 10 Feb to 4 Jun 2023. [All Vermeer tickets sold out!] Book standard Rijksmuseum 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 which lasts 2 hours and explores Amsterdam’s Jewish quarter]
Youseum Amsterdam – Social media experience with 30 eye-catching installations to create content for Instagram and TikTok. Good for both solo visitors and groups. Located near Amstel station. Book Youseum Amsterdam tickets here
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 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
Het Scheepvaartmuseum – National Maritime Museum presents Humans at Sea, a photographic exhibition of how venturing out to sea can transform a life. Runs 7 Oct 2022 until 28 May 2023. Book Scheepvaartmuseum 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
Royal Palace – Visit the grand Royal Palace on Dam Square including the impressive Citizen’s Hall. Book Royal Palace tickets here
Oude Kerk – Ibrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars, installation exhibition by the Ghanaian artist featuring over 800 memorial stones. Runs 5 Nov 2022 to 10 Apr 2023.
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.
Body Worlds – Display of human body plastinate specimens at the permanent venue on Damrak. The exhibition focuses on happiness. Book Body Worlds tickets here
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 here
Micropia – The world’s only museum dedicated to microbes and micro-organisms. Book Micropia tickets here
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
Jewish Museum – Etty & Leonie, exhibition about the friendship of 2 young Jewish women in the Second World War. Runs 14 Oct 2022 to 10 Apr 2023. Book Jewish Cultural Quarter tickets here
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. Free entry
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 (March 2023)
Netherlands home international (Euro 2024 qualifier):
Netherlands vs Gibraltar 27 Mar 2023 (2045) – Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam
Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff Arena Amsterdam:
Ajax vs NEC 5 Mar 2023 (1645)
Ajax vs Feyenoord 19 Mar 2023 (1430)
It is possible to take a stadium tour of the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam. Book Johan Cruijff Arena Classic Tour tickets here
30 van Zandvoort – 30km and 18km walking event (11th edition) on 25 Mar 2023 around the Zandvoort area starting at the paddock of the famous Circuit Zandvoort.
Zandvoort Circuit run – Running event on 26 Mar 2023 around the Zandvoort circuit, beach and dunes. Options of 4km, 12km and 10 miles courses.
CPC (City-Pier-City) Run – Half-marathon event in The Hague scheduled for Sunday 12 Mar 2023. The route will include Scheveningen beach.
Omloop van Zandvoort – Cycling event over 40km, 80km or 120km on 26 Mar 2023 starting in the pit lane of Zandvoort circuit.
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. Runs 25 Feb – 4 Mar 2023 (27th edition) at Zonnehuis Theatre Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Wine Festival – Event featuring around 300 wines from the southern hemisphere with workshops and tastings. Runs 23-26 Mar 2023 at Gashouder 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.
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.
Passenger Terminal World Expo 2023 – World leading platform for sales and marketing in the airport industry. Runs 14-16 Mar 2023 at RAI Amsterdam.
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 on Thursday 3 Mar 2023.
Boom Chicago – Comedy and improv shows in English playing regularly at Rozentheater on Rozengracht. Book a Boom Chicago show 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.
Candlelight Concert – Monthly series at the Portuguese Synagogue featuring the New Phoenix Ensemble. Runs 23 Mar 2023 (1930).
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 Thu/Fri/Sat (1930) in March. Check Dinner Cruise availability here
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 editions in March 2023 and 2024 as there are preparations in 2025 for the special Amsterdam 750th anniversary event.
Market Events in Amsterdam
Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. 26 Mar 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 5 Mar 2023 (1200-1800) at Westergas and 26 Mar 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 12 Mar 2023 (1100-1700). 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 500 indoor stands. 11-12 Mar 2023 (0900-1630).
Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (March 2023)
George Ezra – 1 Mar, Ziggo Dome
Chris Brown – 6/7/23 Mar, Ziggo Dome
Snoop Dogg – 20 Mar, Ziggo Dome
Michael Bublé – 22 Mar, Ziggo Dome
Damien Rice – 22 Mar, Carré
Dermot Kennedy – 24 Mar, AFAS Live
Van Morrison – 29/30 Mar, Carré
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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