A look at what’s on in Amsterdam, Netherlands in November 2022. Our listings include special events, festivals, sports, exhibitions, concerts and anything else of interest!
Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam (November 2022)
It is recommended visitors book a ticket and time-slot online in advance.
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 Viennese artist and his contemporaries. Runs at Westergas Amsterdam, 22 Apr to 31 Dec 2022. Book Fabrique des Lumières tickets here
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 (open Wed-Sun).
STRAAT – A totally unique experience. The world’s biggest street art and graffiti museum in a 8,000m² warehouse at NDSM wharf in Amsterdam which showcases some 150 artworks, all made on-site. Book your STRAAT tickets here
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).
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
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. Clara and Crawly Creatures, exhibitions about Clara the 18th century rhinoceros plus 140 objects with an animal theme. Runs 30 Sep 2022 to 15 Jan 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. Golden Boy Gustav Klimt. Inspired by Van Gogh, Rodin, Matisse… large-scale exhibition runs 7 Oct 2022 to 8 Jan 2023. Book Van Gogh Museum tickets here
If you wish to visit Van Gogh’s hometown of Nuenen then consider the Footsteps of Van Gogh Tour which includes entry to the Van Gogh Museum.
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.
Hermitage Museum – Love Stories – Art, Passion & Tragedy, exhibition featuring more than a hundred portraits about love, passion and tragedy from the late sixteenth century until today. Runs 17 Sep 2022 to 8 Jan 2023.
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.
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
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
Museums of the Canals – Waterkracht, exhibition about the water in Amsterdam’s canals and how its quality has improved. Runs 17 Jun 2022 to 29 Jan 2023. Book Museum of the Canals 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 19 Mar 2023.
Huis Marseille – 4 Exhibitions: Jochen Lempert: Natural sources; Nhu Xuan Hua: Hug of a swan; Diane Severin Nguyen; Danh Vo Archive of Dr. Joseph M. Carrier 1962–1973. All run 10 Sep to 4 Dec 2022.
EYE Filmmuseum – Fiona Tan, major retrospective exhibition of the Indonesian-born filmmaker runs 1 Oct 2022 to 8 Jan 2023.
Stadsarchief – The Amsterdam city archive presents Amsterdam Ancestors: In Search of Our Family Histories, an exhibition featuring the family stories of various primary school children from Amsterdam. Runs 9 Jun 2022 to 8 Jan 2023. All Those Amsterdam People… Photos 1935-1975, exhibition of lively photos from the 20th century. Runs 27 Oct 2022 to 12 Feb 2023.
Jewish Museum – Eden and the Golden Rule, virtual reality exhibition with the theme ‘Don’t do anything to other people that you wouldn’t want them to do to you.’ Runs 7 Jul to 31 Dec 2022. Book Jewish Cultural Quarter tickets here
Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum – Stay 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
Melkweg Expo – Universal Tongue by Anouk Kruithof, video installations on dance from around the world taken from social media. Runs 21 Oct to 1 Dec 2022. Free entry
COBRA (Amstelveen) – Corneille 100, exhibition of the Cobra artist marking 100 years since his birth. Runs 3 Jul to 20 Nov 2022.
Teylers Museum (Haarlem) – Hockney’s Eye, exhibition of British artist David Hockney including drawings, paintings, photographic and digital artwork. Runs 23 Sep 2022 to 29 Jan 2023. Book Teylers Museum tickets here
Micropia – The world’s only museum dedicated to microbes and micro-organisms. Book Micropia tickets here
|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 €65 to €135. Read our full Iamsterdam City Card review here and learn how to maximise the card.|
Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (November 2022)
Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff Arena Amsterdam:
Ajax vs PSV 6 Nov 2022 (1645)
Netherlands (Group A) fixtures at FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar:
Senegal vs Netherlands 21 Nov 2022 (1100 CET – Amsterdam time)
Netherlands vs Ecuador 25 Nov 2022 (1700 CET)
Netherlands vs Qatar 29 Nov 2022 (1600 CET)
Olympic Stadium Run – The Olympischstadionloop is a 800m/5km/10km running event which starts and finishes at the Olympic Stadium in the south of Amsterdam. Expected November 2022.
Movember Run Amsterdam – 5km charitable (and humorous) run around the Vondelpark in Amsterdam to raise funds for Movember. Also counts as the official Dutch Championship (NK) for running with a moustache. Note, this was a virtual event in 2020 and 2021.
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 (November 2022)
IDFA 2022 – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Annual event (34th edition) showing a wide variety of thought-provoking documentaries. Main locations at Pathé Tuschinski, Het Ketelhuis, de Brakke Grond theatre. Runs 9-20 Nov 2022.
See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam
Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam and Netherlands (November 2022)
PAN Amsterdam – Large international fair for art, antiques and design with over 100 galleries and dealers. Scheduled for 20-27 Nov 2022 at RAI Amsterdam.
Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (November 2022)
Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam, scheduled for Thursday 3 Nov 2022 at 2000. Book Amsterdam Magic Show tickets here
Boom Chicago – Comedy and improv shows in English playing at Rozentheater on Rozengracht. Book Boom Chicago here
Jim Gaffigan – The American stand-up comedian brings his observational humour to the De La Mar Theatre in Amsterdam for a show on 8 Nov 2022.
Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (November 2022)
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.
Auditory Reset – Series of intimate monthly concerts at A Lab Amsterdam designed for experiencing deep concentration/mindfulness experience/reset. Runs 8 Nov 2022 (1800).
Other Events in Amsterdam
Ice*Amsterdam – Get your skates on and hit the spectacular ice rink on Museumplein in the shadow of the Rijksmuseum. Scheduled from 12 Nov 2022 until 5 Feb 2023.
Sinterklaas Arrives – The Dutch version of Santa Claus (or St Nicholas) makes his annual arrival by boat in Amsterdam on Sunday 13 Nov 2022. This marks the start of the festive season – Sinterklaas is usually celebrated around 5 December.
TEDxAmsterdam 2022 – The speaker’s conference event is scheduled to take place some time in November 2022. Venue to be confirmed.
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 local and seasonal produce, music, food stalls and other activities. 27 Nov 2022 (1100-1700) at Park Frankendael. Free entry
Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergas with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Scheduled for 6 Nov 2022 (1200-1800). Free entry
Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. Scheduled for 20 Nov 2022 (1000-1800). Free entry
IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 400 indoor stands. 19-20 Nov 2022 (0900-1630).
Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (November 2022)
Il Divo – 6 Nov, Ziggo Dome
Simply Red – 10/11 Nov, Ziggo Dome
Art Garfunkel – 14 Nov, Carré
Chris De Burgh – 15 Nov, Carré
The Cure – 25 Nov, Ziggo Dome
Nightwish – 27/28 Nov, 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.