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What’s On in Amsterdam November 2022

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 tickets and time-slots 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 2022 to 5 Feb 2023. Book Fabrique des Lumières tickets here

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Gustav Klimt, Gold in Motion at Fabrique des Lumières Amsterdam

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).

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

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STRAAT Museum Amsterdam

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).

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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

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 31 Aug 2023. Located in the Amsterdam North district, open daily. Book Nxt Museum tickets here

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Nxt Museum Amsterdam exhibition (credit: Get Jan van Rooij/Nxt Museum)

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. 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

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Van Gogh and Klimt – side-by-side (2022-23 exhibition)

Once Upon a Time Amsterdam – Pop-up museum on Museumplein which houses an exhibition of exquisite clocks from the late 18th and early 19th century, part of the Parnassia Collection. Runs 21 May 2022 to 29 Jan 2023 (open Fri-Sun). Book Once Upon a Time 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.

Hermitage MuseumLove 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. Anne Imhof – YOUTH, installation featuring art, architecture, light and sound. Runs 1 Oct 2022 to 29 Jan 2023. 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 CanalsWaterkracht, 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 KerkIbrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars, installation exhibition by the Ghanaian artist featuring over 800 memorial stones. Runs 5 Nov 2022 to 19 Mar 2023.

FOAM Photography MuseumMous Lamrabat, Blessings from Mousganistan, exhibition of the Moroccan photographer. Runs 27 May to 4 Dec 2022. Book FOAM tickets here

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.

ARTIS Groote Museum – Opened in late spring 2022, the fascinating new Groote Museum allows you to explore your place in the living world with beautifully presented installations and exhibits. Book your Groote Museum tickets here

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ARTIS Groote Museum in Amsterdam

Jewish MuseumEden 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. A Place of Our Own, photo exhibition from Iris Hassid featuring four young women living and studying in Tel Aviv. Runs 24 Jun 2022 to 29 Jan 2023. Book Jewish Cultural Quarter tickets here

Hash Marihuana & Hemp MuseumStay Stoned: Madness, Cannabis & Tattoos, long-term exhibition running 18 Jun 2022 to 23 Feb 2023. Book tickets here

Melkweg ExpoUniversal 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 2022 to 15 Jan 2023.

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

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Teylers Museum Haarlem – Hockney’s Eye

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

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Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (November 2022)

Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff Arena Amsterdam:
Ajax vs PSV 6 Nov 2022 (1645)
Ajax vs Vitesse 9 Nov 2022 (2000)

Netherlands (Group A) fixtures at FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar:
Senegal vs Netherlands 21 Nov 2022 (1700 CET – Amsterdam time)
Netherlands vs Ecuador 25 Nov 2022 (1700 CET)
Netherlands vs Qatar 29 Nov 2022 (1600 CET)

Women’s Football (international friendlies):
Netherlands vs Costa Rica 11 Nov 2022 (2000) – Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht
Netherlands vs Denmark 15 Nov 2022 (2000) – MAC PARK Stadion, Zwolle

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. Runs 13 Nov 2022.

Apollo Amsterdam home fixtures (BNXT League) at Apollohal in Amsterdam:
Apollo Amsterdam vs Donar Groningen 5 Nov 2022 (1530)
Apollo Amsterdam vs Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden 26 Nov 2022 (1530)

Ice Hockey:
Amsterdam Tigers home fixtures (IJHL Eredivisie) at Jaap Eden Hal Amsterdam:
Amsterdam Tigers vs Leeuwarden Capitals 12 Nov 2022 (1745)
Amsterdam Tigers vs Smoke Eaters Geleen 19 Nov 2022 (1745)

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

Jumping Indoor Maastricht – Indoor international equestrian event held at MECC Maastricht. Runs 4-6 Nov 2022.

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.

Imagine Film Festival – Well-established international film festival (formerly Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival) showing sci-fi, cult, fantasy and horror films. Expected 26 Oct to 5 Nov 2022 (38th edition) at EYE Film, Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Storytelling Festival – 15th edition includes shows, workshops and live music. It takes place at Podium Mozaïek in Amsterdam over 2-6 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.

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 4 Nov 2023 (1000-1700).

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

The Comedy Store Europe – Features stand-up comedians Michelle Shaughnessy, Emmanuel Sonubi and Funmbi Omotayo – at Melkweg Amsterdam on 5 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.

Dutch National Ballet – Performances of The Sleeping Beauty on 3/5/6 Nov 2022 at the National Opera Ballet Theatre in Amsterdam.

Frascati International – The Dutch premieres of 4 international small-scale theatre productions will be held at Frascati Theater in Amsterdam between 2-11 Nov 2022.

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 and around 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.

SheNFT Netherlands – Women-empowering digital art exhibition & expert talks, part of Dutch blockchain week. Runs on 26 Nov 2022 at Cupola XS in Haarlem.

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

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 November. Check Dinner Cruise availability here

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 500 indoor stands. 19-20 Nov 2022 (0900-1630).

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (November 2022)

The Three Degrees – 3 Nov, Q-Factory
Infloyd (Pink Floyd tribute) – 4 Nov, Q-Factory
Il Divo – 6 Nov, Ziggo Dome
Simply Red – 10/11 Nov, Ziggo Dome
Art Garfunkel – 14 Nov, Carré
The Libertines – 14 Nov, Melkweg
Chris De Burgh – 15 Nov, Carré
Sting – 17 Nov, AFAS Live
Bryan Adams – 23 Nov, Ziggo Dome
The Cure – 25 Nov, Ziggo Dome
Beth Hart – 26 Nov, Ziggo Dome
Nightwish – 27/28 Nov, Ziggo Dome

Summary: Amsterdam Daily Events Calendar (November 2022)

Looking for events or things to do in Amsterdam today or this weekend? Our calendar highlights selected upcoming events in Amsterdam on a day-by-day basis – handy for visitors or expats who want to take time out.

Tue 1 Nov 22
Wed 2 Nov 22Amsterdam Storytelling Festival (Podium Mozaïek)
Precarious Moves (Frascati International)
Thu 3 Nov 22Amsterdam Magic Show (Rozentheater) [tickets]
The Three Degrees (Q-Factory)
Amsterdam Storytelling Festival (Podium Mozaïek)
Precarious Moves (Frascati International)
Fri 4 Nov 22Infloyd (Pink Floyd tribute) (Q-Factory)
Amsterdam Storytelling Festival (Podium Mozaïek)
Sat 5 Nov 22The Comedy Store Europe (Melkweg)
Amsterdam Storytelling Festival (Podium Mozaïek)
Apollo Amsterdam vs Donar Groningen (Apollohal)
Sun 6 Nov 22Ajax vs PSV (Johan Cruijff ArenA)
Sunday Market (Westergas)
Il Divo (Ziggo Dome)
Amsterdam Storytelling Festival (Podium Mozaïek)
Mon 7 Nov 22
Tue 8 Nov 22Natural Drama/Attempt on Dying (Frascati International)
Auditory Reset (A Lab)
Wed 9 Nov 22Ajax vs Vitesse (Johan Cruijff ArenA)
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Natural Drama/Attempt on Dying (Frascati International)
Thu 10 Nov 22International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Iris, pupil, retina, etc. (Frascati International)
Simply Red (Ziggo Dome)
Fri 11 Nov 22International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Iris, pupil, retina, etc. (Frascati International)
Simply Red (Ziggo Dome)
Sat 12 Nov 22International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Amsterdam Tigers vs Leeuwarden Capitals (Jaap Eden Hal)
Sun 13 Nov 22Olympic Stadium Run (Olympic Stadium)
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Mon 14 Nov 22International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Art Garfunkel (Carré)
The Libertines (Melkweg)
Tue 15 Nov 22International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Chris De Burgh (Carré)
Wed 16 Nov 22International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Thu 17 Nov 22International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Sting (AFAS Live)
Fri 18 Nov 22International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Sat 19 Nov 22IJ-Hallen flea market (NDSM wharf)
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Amsterdam Tigers vs Smoke Eaters Geleen (Jaap Eden Hal)
Sun 20 Nov 22IJ-Hallen flea market (NDSM wharf)
Museum Market (Museumplein)
PAN Amsterdam (RAI Amsterdam)
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (various)
Mon 21 Nov 22Senegal vs Netherlands (FIFA World Cup – Qatar)
PAN Amsterdam (RAI Amsterdam)
Tue 22 Nov 22PAN Amsterdam (RAI Amsterdam)
Wed 23 Nov 22PAN Amsterdam (RAI Amsterdam)
Bryan Adams (Ziggo Dome)
Thu 24 Nov 22PAN Amsterdam (RAI Amsterdam)
Fri 25 Nov 22Netherlands vs Ecuador (FIFA World Cup – Qatar)
PAN Amsterdam (RAI Amsterdam)
The Cure (Ziggo Dome)
Sat 26 Nov 22PAN Amsterdam (RAI Amsterdam)
SheNFT Netherlands (Cupola XS Haarlem)
Beth Hart (Ziggo Dome)
Apollo Amsterdam vs Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden (Apollohal)
Sun 27 Nov 22Pure Markt (Park Frankendael)
PAN Amsterdam (RAI Amsterdam)
Nightwish (Ziggo Dome)
Mon 28 Nov 22Nightwish (Ziggo Dome)
Tue 29 Nov 22Netherlands vs Qatar (FIFA World Cup – Qatar)
Wed 30 Nov 22

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.

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