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What’s On in Amsterdam (November 2024)

A look at what’s on in Amsterdam, Netherlands in November 2024. Our listings include special events, festivals, sports, exhibitions, concerts and anything else of interest!

Museums, Exhibitions & Attractions in Amsterdam (November 2024)

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, shows and performances. The Defining Moments Exhibit covers 4 decades of electronic music from Kraftwerk to superstar DJ’s. Book Our House tickets here

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Our House Amsterdam

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 180 artworks, all made on-site. Book STRAAT tickets here

straat museum gallery
STRAAT Museum gallery

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 here

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AMAZE Amsterdam

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 – Beanfield

House of Bols – Stimulate your senses at the Cocktail & Genever Experience – featuring the Lucas Bols brand, which has been making liqueurs in Amsterdam since 1575. Book House of Bols tickets here

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House of Bols 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. Book Nxt Museum tickets here

Body Worlds – Fascinating display of 200 human body ‘plastinate’ specimens at the venue on Damrak in central Amsterdam. The permanent exhibition is The Happiness Project and also includes an InBody scan. Book Body Worlds tickets here

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Body Worlds Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. Book Rijksmuseum tickets here 

Van Gogh Museum – Popular museum with the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh paintings. Vive l’impressionnisme! Masterpieces from Dutch Collections, exhibition featuring works from the likes of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin and Camille Pissarro. Runs 11 Oct 2024 to 26 Jan 2025. 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. [For further insight, book an Anne Frank walking tour here]

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

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WONDR Experience Amsterdam

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 here

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Upside Down Amsterdam

Rembrandt House – Visit the house where Rembrandt lived and worked. Book Rembrandt House tickets here

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 

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. Miriam Cahn, Reading Dust, major exhibition of the Swiss artist rooted in feminist thinking and activism. Runs 5 Oct 2024 to 26 Jan 2025. Book Stedelijk tickets here

Wereldmuseum AmsterdamMartial Arts, exhibition about the traditions and stories of various forms of martial art including kung fu, karate, capoeira, kickboxing, pencak silat and Nguni stick fighting. Runs 31 May 2024 to 31 Aug 2025. Book Wereldmuseum Amsterdam tickets here

Scheepvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum)Food For Thought, exhibition taking a close look at world food production through the lens of photographer and film maker Kadir van Lohuizen. Extended run until 5 Jan 2025.

H’ART Museum – The renamed former Hermitage Museum presents Kadinsky, a retrospective exhibition of Wassily Kandinsk featuring 60 artworks from the Centre Pompidou collection. Runs 19 Jun to 10 Nov 2024. Book H’ART Museum tickets here

NEMO StudioLiving Looonger, exhibition on the future of ageing and the human life span. Runs 19 Jan to 30 Nov 2024. Book NEMO tickets here

Royal Palace – Visit the imposing palace on Dam Square including the magnificent Citizen’s Hall. Book Royal Palace tickets here

ARCAMForm Follows Finance – The City as a Spreadsheet, exhibition about the costs of urban development and an insight into Amsterdam’s leasehold system. Runs 6 Jul to 10 Nov 2024.

Grachtenmuseum (Museum of The Canals)The Green Bend, exhibition about the history of the trees along Amsterdam’s canals and the present challenges. Runs 4 Jul to 1 Dec 2024. Book Museum of the Canals tickets here

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 here

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

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ARTIS Groote Museum in Amsterdam

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

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

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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam – new Harry Styles figure

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 here

Amsterdam Dungeon
Amsterdam Dungeon

Van Gogh and Rembrandt in Amsterdam – Immersive 360° light and sound show inside the Noorderkerk church which looks at the connection between the 2 great Dutch artists. Book Van Gogh & Rembrandt 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

Amsterdam City Passes

These all inclusive passes may save you money on a well planned Amsterdam itinerary.

Most museums + city transport
Includes attractions + tours
I amsterdam City CardGO City Amsterdam All-Inclusive Pass
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1/2/3/4/5 days2/3/5 days
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calendar day basis
€60/€85/€100/€115/€125€119/€144/€194
70 museums + transport + canal cruise + bike rentalOver 25 attractions/tours + canal cruise + bike rental
excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / tours
excludes Anne Frank House / Van Gogh Museum / transport
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Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (November 2024)

Football:
Netherlands home international (UEFA Nations League):
Netherlands vs Hungary 16 Nov 2024 (2045) – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam

Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruyff Arena Amsterdam:
Ajax vs PSV
2 Nov 2024 (2000)
Ajax vs PEC Zwolle
24 Nov 2024 (1645)

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 Cruijff Arena stadium tour

Athletics/Running:
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. Date to be announced.

Inline Skating:
Friday Night Skate – 20km organised skate around the streets of Amsterdam held every Friday night (2030, weather permitting) from Vondelpark Pavilion.

Equestrian:
Jumping Indoor Maastricht – Indoor international equestrian event held at MECC Maastricht. Runs 8-10 Nov 2024.

See the full annual sport calendar for Amsterdam

Festivals in Amsterdam (November 2024)

IDFA 2024 – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Annual event (37th edition) showing a wide variety of thought-provoking documentaries. Main locations at Pathé Tuschinski, Het Ketelhuis, de Brakke Grond theatre. Expected 13-24 Nov 2024.

Imagine Fantastic Film Festival – Well-established international film festival showing sci-fi, cult, fantasy and horror films. 40th edition is expected 24 Oct to 3 Nov 2024 at FilmHallen & LAB111 in Amsterdam.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam and Netherlands (November 2024)

UNFAIR24 – The 8th edition of Unfair Amsterdam hosts solo presentations from up-and-coming and established artists. Expected at Gashouder (Westergas) Amsterdam, dates to be announced.

PAN Amsterdam – Large international fair for art, antiques and design with over 100 galleries and dealers. Scheduled for 24 Nov – 1 Dec 2024 at RAI Amsterdam.

IAMExpat Fair The Hague  – One-day event connecting the expat community with various stands, workshops and presentations. Event due at Grote Kerk (church) in The Hague on 9 Nov 2024 (1000-1700).

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam (November 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

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam. Runs 5 Nov 2024 (1930). Book Amsterdam Magic Show tickets here

VEGAS – Spectacular dinner show featuring Dutch illusionist Hans Klok, dance acts and live musicians including a 4 course shared dining menu. Runs on 1/2/9/16/23/30 Nov 2024 at the Harbour Club (eastern Docklands) in Amsterdam.

Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (November 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.

Shot in the Dark – A 15 piece orchestra plays classic film and TV themes. Runs 9 Nov 2024 (2015) at ‘t Zonnehuis in Amsterdam.

Other Events in and around Amsterdam

Sinterklaas Arrives – The Dutch version of Santa Claus (or St Nicholas) makes his annual arrival by boat in Amsterdam on Sunday 17 Nov 2024 (to be confirmed). This marks the start of the festive season – Sinterklaas is usually celebrated around 5 December.

Amsterdam Dinner Cruise – 120 minute evening cruise around Amsterdam’s canals with a 4 course meal and drinks. Runs every Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat (1930) in November. Tickets are limited in number so please check Amsterdam Dinner Cruise availability here

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Amsterdam Dinner cruise

An Evening With Richard Dawkins and Friends – Theater Carré hosts the UK evolutionary biologist and author on 11 Nov 2024.

Yotam Ottolenghi – The acclaimed chef presents his book Comfort at AFAS Live on 12 Nov 2024.

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 produce, music, food stalls and other activities. 24 Nov 2024 (1100-1700) at Park Frankendael. Free entry

Sunday Market – Market events with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. 3 Nov 2024 (1200-1800) at Westergas and 10 Nov 2024 (1100-1700) at De Hallen. Free entry

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. Scheduled for 17 Nov 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 Nov 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 23 Nov 2024 (1100-1700) and 24 Nov 2024 (1200-1700). Free entry

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (November 2024)

The Analogues (White Album) – 2 Nov, Ziggo Dome
Fat Freddy’s Drops – 13 Nov, AFAS Live
The Damned – 26 Nov, Melkweg
Jacob Collier – 26/27 Nov, AFAS Live
UB40 – 29 Nov, Ziggo Dome

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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Valid on all GVB transport (trams/metro/buses) in AmsterdamValid on all GVB transport (trams/metro/buses) in AmsterdamValid on all GVB transport (trams/metro/buses) in Amsterdam
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Valid on regional NS trains + EBS/Connexxion/Arriva buses in region
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The AmsterdamTips.com What’s On in Amsterdam 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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