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What’s On in Amsterdam September 2022

Check out what’s on in Amsterdam, Netherlands for things to do during September 2022. Listings include special events, festivals, sports, museum exhibitions, concerts, gigs and anything else of interest for both visitors and expats!

Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam (September 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 Vienesse artist and his contemporaries. Runs at Westergas Amsterdam, 22 Apr to 31 Dec 2022. Book Fabrique des Lumières tickets here

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Gustav Klimt, Gold in Motion at Fabrique des Lumières Amsterdam

STRAAT – A 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 your STRAAT tickets here

STRAAT Museum Amsterdam
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 in Amsterdam

Our House – A brand new museum of electronic music culture in the centre of Amsterdam. Explore the evolution of dance music via interactive installations. Book Our House 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

MOCO Museum – The popular modern and contemporary art museum on Museumplein. Banksy: Laugh Now (includes Beanfield) is now a permanent exhibition along with MOCO Masters (Warhol, Basquiat, Koons etc). Book MOCO Museum tickets here

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MOCO Museum Amsterdam

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 your Fashion For Good tickets here

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Fashion For Good Museum

Rijksmuseum – The Rijksmuseum’s rich collection (including Rembrandt’s Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. XXL Paper, exhibition presenting some of the biggest works in the Rijksmuseum collection; Modern Japanese Lacquer. Out of the Box, exhibition of Japanese lacquer art featuring 70 objects. Both run at the Philips Wing 1 Jul to 4 Sep 2022. A Fragile Past: Meissen porcelain from the Oppenheimer family runs in the Gallery of Honour until 13 Nov 2022. Book Rijksmuseum tickets here

Rijksmuseum Gardens – This year’s annual sculpture exhibition features Barbara Hepworth, with an emphasis on her work from the 1960s and early 1970s. Free entry, runs 3 Jun to 23 Oct 2022.

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. Colour as Language, retrospective exhibition of Etel Adnan’s colourful artworks in combination with those of Vincent van Gogh. Runs 20 May to 4 Sep 2022. Book Van Gogh Museum tickets here or book a private tour

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 from €27 per day. Read our full Iamsterdam City Card review here and learn how to maximise the card.

You can order your Iamsterdam City Card online here

Anne Frank House – Visit the canal house on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht canal where Anne Frank wrote her famous teenage wartime diary whilst hiding from German occupation.

Museum of the Mind (Outsider Art) – This museum at the Hermitage showcases extraordinary art by unconventional artists who have not been formally trained. Democracy, exhibition by fashion designer Duran Lantink inspired by American artist Andy Warhol. Extended run 24 Sep 2021 to 3 Sep 2022.

Stedelijk – Amsterdam’s main modern and contemporary art museum. STEDELIJK BASE is the permanent installation featuring around 400 pieces. Sedje Hémon / Imran Mir / Abdias do Nascimento, exhibition of these 3 international artists. Runs 2 Jul to 16 Oct 2022. Book your Stedelijk 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 

Rembrandt HouseRembrandt Revival, exhibition about the Rembrandt-inspired etching revival which happened between 1850 and 1940. Runs 11 Jun to 30 Oct 2022. Book Rembrandt House tickets here

Tropenmuseum – Ethnographic museum featuring fascinating exhibitions on non-Western cultures. Book Tropenmuseum tickets here

Oude KerkPath, installation by Brazilian artist Antonio Obá touching on the history of Dutch-Brazil. Runs 12 May to 13 Sep 2022.

Royal Palace – Visit the grand Royal Palace on Dam Square including the impressive Citizen’s Hall. Book Royal Palace tickets here

Van Loon MuseumTussen Gaasp & Gracht – stories from two city districts is an exhibition showing the connection between the multicultural Amsterdam Southeast area and the city centre. Runs 8 Jul to 2 Oct 2022.

FOAM Photography MuseumMous Lamrabat, Blessings from Mousganistan, exhibition of the Moroccan photographer. Runs 27 May to 16 Oct 2022. Book FOAM tickets here

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FOAM Amsterdam

Huis MarseilleThe beauty of the world so heavy: Dana Lixenberg, Sabelo Mlangeni, Lindokuhle Sobekwa & Dirk Kome. Runs 21 May to 4 Sep 2022.

EYE Filmmuseum – Eye Art & Film Prize – Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective, exhibition runs 11 Jun to 18 Sep 2022.

Jewish MuseumEvery Picture Tells a Story, photo exhibition featuring highlights from the museum collection. Runs 25 Apr to 4 Sep 2022. The Kiss of Life, filmmakers Arnoud Holleman and Batya Wolff present an image archive of Jewish family life. Runs 29 Apr to 2 Oct 2022. 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

Body Worlds – Display of human body plastinate specimens at the permanent venue on Damrak. The exhibition focuses on happiness. Book Body Worlds tickets here

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

COBRA (Amstelveen) – The Other Story, large exhibition of Moroccan modern art. Runs 15 Apr to 18 Sep 2022.

Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (September 2022)

Netherlands home internationals (UEFA Nations League):
Netherlands vs Belgium 25 Sep 2022 (2045) – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam

Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff Arena Amsterdam:
Ajax vs Cambuur 3 Sep 2022 (1630)
Ajax vs SC Heerenveen 10 Sep 2022 (1845)

Motor Sport:
Formula 1 – The historic circuit at Zandvoort (near Amsterdam) will host the Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix race over the weekend of 2-4 Sep 2022 with the main race on 4 Sep 2022. Tickets are sold out though some official 3 day packages remain – check availability here [or in Dutch here]

Dam tot Dam Loop – Popular fun-run event which includes the world’s biggest 10 mile event from Amsterdam to Zaandam, normally attracting almost 50,000 participants. Due 17-18 Sep 2022, after the 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled.

CPC (City-Pier-City) Run – Half Marathon event in the Hague rescheduled for Sunday 25 Sep 2022. The route will include Scheveningen beach.

FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship 2022 – The Women’s Volleyball World Championships will be jointly held by the Netherlands and Poland. The 3 Dutch host cities will be Apeldoorn, Arnhem and Rotterdam. Runs 23 Sep to 15 Oct 2022.

Beach Volleyball:
King of the Court: Utrecht 2022 – Beach volley European finals event for men and women will be held at Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht over 6-11 Sep 2022.

World Padel Tour Amsterdam Open – Racquet sport tournament event will run 28 Sep to 2 Oct 2022 at Plaza Padel and De Centrale Markthal in Amsterdam.

Inline Skating:
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 (September 2022)

Amsterdam Fringe Festival – The Dutch Theatre Festival shows the best of last season’s productions whilst the Fringe offers avant-garde theatre. Expected 1-11 Sep 2022 at various locations around Amsterdam.

Valtifest – DJs perform dance, house, electro and hip-hop on the waterfront at Kaap Oost (Zeeburgereiland) in Amsterdam. Expected 3 Sep 2022.

ZeeZout Festival – Electronic dance music festival scheduled for Tuinen van West in Amsterdam on 3 Sep 2022.

TAPT Festival Amsterdam West – Beer festival on 16 Sep 2022 (1700-2300) at Rembrandt Park in west Amsterdam.

KOHA (Klassiek Op Het Amstelveld) – Classical music open-air festival which gives a stage to young international classical talent. 16-18 Sep 2022 at Amstelveld Amsterdam. Free entry

Ambacht in Beeld Festival – Festival offering workshops, masterclasses and documentary films covering a wide range of craft skills. Scheduled for 24-25 Sep 2022 at NDSM Loods in Amsterdam.

See our complete festival calendar for Amsterdam

Fairs & Expos in Amsterdam (September 2022)

Floriade Expo 2022 – The international horticulture exhibition (7th edition, held every 10 years) takes place in 2022 at the Floriade pavilion in Almere. There are 40 pavilions from different countries on show as well as local horticultural presentations. In 2022 the theme is ‘Growing Green Cities’. Runs 14 Apr to 9 Oct 2022. You can book Floriade Expo 2022 tickets online here

IBC 2022 – Influential media, entertainment and technology expo, due to be held at RAI Amsterdam on 9-12 Sep 2022.

Unseen Amsterdam – Major international photography fair at Westergas Amsterdam on 15-18 Sep 2022.

Comedy & Shows in Amsterdam & Netherlands (September 2022)

Amsterdam Magic Show – Monthly magic and comedy show with international performers. At Boom Chicago’s Rozentheater, Rozengracht in Amsterdam, Thursday 1 Sep 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

Katherine Ryan – The UK-based Canadian comedian plays her Missus stand-up show at Philharmonie in Haarlem on 17 Sep 2022.

Classical Concerts & Theatre in Amsterdam (September 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.

Other Events in Amsterdam

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

European Heritage Days – Over a weekend many public buildings in the Netherlands open their doors to visitors including dozens of sites in Amsterdam. Known as Open Monumentendag in Dutch, this event should run over 10-11 Sep 2022.

Market Events in Amsterdam

Pure Markt – Regular market event with high quality produce, music, food stalls and other activities. Scheduled for 11 Sep 2022 (1100-1800) at Amstel Park, 18 Sep 2022 (1100-1800) at Amsterdamse Bos and 25 Sep 2022 (1100-1800) at Park Frankendael. Free entry

Sunday Market – Sunday market at Westergas with a mix of fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Scheduled for 4 Sep 2022 (1200-1800). Free entry

Museum Market – Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music. Scheduled for 18 Sep 2022 (1000-1800). Free entry

IJ-Hallen – Large weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam with 750 outdoor stands. 10-11 Sep 2022 (0900-1630).

Rock & Pop Concerts in Amsterdam (September 2022)

Snoop Dogg – 6 Sep, Ziggo Dome
The Analogues (Hello Goodbye) – 16/17 Sep, Ziggo Dome
Billy Ocean – 27 Sep, Melkweg
Richard Marx – 28 Sep, Carré

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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