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 2022 Amsterdam events below…
Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam
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STRAAT – A new and 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
Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. Vincent Mentzel, exhibition from the Dutch photojournalist. Runs 28 Jan to 6 Jun 2022 also at the Philips wing. Revolusi! Indonesia Independent, exhibition on the pursuit of freeing Indonesia from colonial rule. Runs 11 Feb to 6 Jun 2022 also at the Philips wing. 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 of charge.
Van Gogh Museum – Popular museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Van Gogh and the Olive Groves, exhibition featuring more than a dozen paintings by Vincent van Gogh of olive groves. Runs 11 Mar to 12 Jun 2022. Book Van Gogh Museum 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. Take advantage of the lower numbers of visitors currently.
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
Hermitage Amsterdam – Showcases an exhibition every 6 months from the vast collection of the grand State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia.
Also ongoing at the Hermitage: Panorama Amsterdam. City Time Lapse, a visual projection of Amsterdam through the ages as seen from the Amstel river; and Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century.
Museum of the Mind (Outsider Art) – This museum at the Hermitage showcases extraordinary art by unconventional artists who have not been formally trained.
Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. STEDELIJK BASE is the permanent installation featuring around 700 pieces. Prix De Rome: Open Call, exhibition of nominees for the Dutch award for visual artists below the age of 40. Runs 13 Nov 2021 to 20 Mar 2022.
MOCO Museum – This modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein. Book MOCO Museum tickets here
Rembrandt House – RAW, exhibition showcasing the work of eleven contemporary artists which show subjects in a realistic way. Runs 20 Jan to 22 May 2022.
Tropenmuseum – Ethnographic museum featuring fascinating exhibitions on non-Western cultures.
De Nieuwe Kerk – Maison Amsterdam, large exhibition of historic fashion from the Amsterdam Museum collection along with contemporary designers. Runs 18 Sep 2021 to 3 Apr 2022.
FOAM Photography Museum – Next Level: Jonathas de Andrade, exhibition of the Brazilian artist who tells layered stories by creating staged scenes. Expected 14 Jan to 10 Apr 2022.
Body Worlds – Display of human body plastinate specimens at the permanent venue on Damrak. The exhibition focuses on happiness. Book Body Worlds tickets here
COBRA (Amstelveen) – Clandestine: The Photo Collection of Pedro Slim, photo exhibition with the human body as central theme. Runs 18 Oct 2021 to 27 Mar 2022.
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Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands
Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruyff Arena Amsterdam:
Ajax vs RKC Waalwijk 6 Mar 2022 (tba)
Ajax vs Feyenoord 20 Mar 2022 (tba)
Premier League – The invitational Premier League of darts event is provisionally due to return to the Netherlands on 24 Mar 2022 at Ahoy Rotterdam.
[?] Friday Night Run – Free monthly 1 hour run organised by running group Phanos. Meet at Olympic Stadium Amsterdam at 1930 on Friday 11 Mar 2022, to be confirmed.
[X] Friday Night Skate – 20km organised skate around the streets of Amsterdam held every Friday night (2030, weather permitting) from Vondelpark Pavilion. Cancelled until further notice.
See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam
Festivals in Amsterdam
CineDans Fest – International ‘dance on screen’ festival with around 60 film screenings plus debates and workshops. Expected 23-27 Mar 2022 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. 28 Mar to 3 Apr 2022.
See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam
Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam and Netherlands
TEFAF Maastricht 2022 – World’s premier fair for fine art, antiques and design. Held at MECC in Maastricht, 12-20 Mar 2022.
Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam. Virtual show on 11 Mar 2021.
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.
Dutch National Opera & Ballet – Productions in March 2022 is opera Eurydice – Die Liebenden blind and ballet Raymonda.
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. 10th edition expected sometime in March 2022.
De Balie – The multimedia venue near Leidseplein in Amsterdam hosts regular events about current affairs, politics and culture. Currently events are streamed online.
Keukenhof 2022 – After closure in 2020 and 2021, the world famous tulip and flower park is expected to open its doors for the spring season from 24 Mar to 15 May 2022.
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Free Concerts in Amsterdam
Most of the free concerts offered by various venues in Amsterdam have been temporarily suspended.
Market Events in Amsterdam
Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. 2022 season to be confirmed.
Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergas with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. 2022 season to be confirmed.
Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. 2022 season to be confirmed.
IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 400 indoor stands. 2022 season to be confirmed.
Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam
UB40 – 8 Mar, Ziggo Dome
Skunk Anansie – 26 Mar, AFAS Live
Los Lobos – 31 Mar, Paradiso
Hotels in Amsterdam
You should book your Amsterdam accommodation in advance if possible. During popular events rooms can be difficult to find and prices can rise significantly! Book your Amsterdam hotel here via Booking.com, which usefully offers free cancellation if your plans change.
Some specific Amsterdam hotel recommendations:
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.