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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.

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

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

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Gustav Klimt, Gold in Motion at Fabrique des Lumières 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).

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

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 to 30 Oct 2022 (closed Mondays). Book Once Upon a Time tickets here

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

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 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. 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.

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.

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. Sedje Hémon / Imran Mir / Abdias do Nascimento, exhibition of these 3 international artists. Runs 2 Jul to 16 Oct 2022. Book 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

Fashion For Good Museum – Learn where your clothes come from and discover the innovations shaping the future of fashion. Book your Fashion For Good tickets here

Oude Kerk – The Walk, a light installation by Amsterdam-based artist Titia Ex. Runs 24 Sep to 16 Oct 2022.

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

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 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.

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.

Jewish MuseumThe 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

This Is Holland – Experience a virtual flight over many of Holland’s sights and attractions. Book This Is Holland tickets here

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This Is Holland 5D Flight Experience

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

Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands (September 2022)

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

Women’s Football (World Cup 2023 Qualification):
Netherlands vs Iceland 6 Sep 2022 (2045) – Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht

Ajax home fixtures at Johan Cruijff ArenA Amsterdam:
Ajax vs Cambuur 3 Sep 2022 (1630)
Ajax vs Rangers 7 Sep 2022 (1845) – UEFA Champions League
Ajax vs SC Heerenveen 10 Sep 2022 (1845)

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Johan Cruijff ArenA Amsterdam

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.

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.

Jack’s World Series of Darts Finals – 24 of the world’s top darts players including Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price will play at AFAS Live in Amsterdam on 16-18 Sep 2022.

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.

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.

Mahattan Lounge Bar – Live music (classic jazz/French chansons/flamenco) at the Amsterdam Zuid venue featuring Pierre et les Optimistes on 8 Sep 2022 (from 1800) and 22 Sep 2022 (from 1800, Dupa trio). Free entry

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 runs over 10-11 Sep 2022.

TechEx Europe – International conference and expo world series showcasing cutting-edge tech innovation in enterprise. Held at RAI Amsterdam on 20-21 Sep 2022.

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson – The Canadian professor and psychologist presents Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life Tour at RAI Theater, Amsterdam on 24/25 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
Del Amitri – 7 Sep, Melkweg
The Analogues (Hello Goodbye) – 16/17 Sep, Ziggo Dome
Lindsey Buckingham – 20 Sep, Philharmonie Haarlem
Parkway Drive – 23 Sep, AFAS Live
Parcels – 24 Sep, AFAS Live
Billy Ocean – 27 Sep, Melkweg
Richard Marx – 28 Sep, Carré
KALEO – 29 Sep, AFAS Live

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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