Amsterdam Events 2016

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Amsterdam Events 2016

January 2016

November 2015 – January 17
Amsterdam Light Festival (FREE)
Light art installations in open air

January 3
Sunday Market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Shopping for art, fashion and design

January 9 – 10
Flea market @ IJhallen (Amsterdam North, NDSM)

January 13 – February 7
Amsterdam Events 2016Flamenco Biennale 

January 15
Whisky Weekend Amsterdam 2016 @ Posthoorn kerk

January 16
National Tulip Day @ Dam Square (FREE)
Massive temporary tulip field on Dam Square (+ free tulip picking!)

January 16- 17
Amsterdam Hotel Night 
Cheap hotel stays for Amsterdam residents

January 21 – 24
Realisme
@ Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
Annual art fair

January 23, 24
Local Goods Weekend Market @ De Hallen (Kinkerstraat) (FREE)
Sale of locally designed and produced goodsJanuary 29 – 30

Grauzone Festival @ Melkweg
New wave music, art and film

January 29 – 31
Food Soul Festival Amsterdam @ Kromhouthal (NDSM)
Culinary festival with food trucks and soul music

Amsterdam Events February 2016

February 5
Mono Japan @ Lloyd Hotel
Japanese craft & design

February 6 – 8
Chocoa Festival @ Beurs van Berlage
Chocolate festival

Sunday Market Amsterdam 2016February 7
Sunday Market Valentines edition @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Shopping for art, fashion and design

February 12
Evening market Valentine edition @ Roest (FREE)

February 13 – 14
Design>Icons Amsterdam @ Kromhouthal
60 international dealers showcasing their personal vintage furniture selection

February 19
Chinese New Year celebrations @ Amsterdam Chinatown

February 13 – 14
24H Oost @ various location in Amsterdam East (mostly FREE)
Workshops, guided tours, performances, food and drink, music, parties

February 27 -28
Local Goods Weekend Market @ De Hallen (Kinkerstraat) (FREE)
Sale of locally designed and produced goods

February 25
1941 February strike remembrance @ Jonas Daniel Meijerplein (Amsterdam Jewish District) (FREE)

February 27
MercatorMarkt @ Mercatorplein
Market

 

Amsterdam Events March 2016

April 1 – 6
CinemAsia Film Festival @ De Balie
Festival with films from Asia

March 5
The spirit of Amsterdam @ Zuiderkerk
Whiskey Festival

March 5
I am Expat Fair @Westergasfabriek

March 6
Sunday Market Spring is in the air @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Shopping for art, fashion and design

Local goods market Amsterdam

Local Goods Market @ De Hallen, Amsterdam

March 10 – 20
Pink Film Days @ Het Ketelhuis,Westergasfabriek
Amsterdam gay & lesbian film festival

March 12 – 13
24H West @ Amsterdam West
All kinds of activities all over Amsterdam West (website in Dutch only)

March 12
Rollerdisco @ De Balie

March 12
Silent Walk Amsterdam (Stille Omgang) @ Spui (FREE)
Remembrance of ‘Amsterdam miracle’ (1345)

March 12 – 13
Local Goods Weekend Market @ De Hallen (Kinkerstraat) (FREE)
Sale of locally designed and produced goods

March 15 – 20
Cinedans @ Eye Film Museum
Dance on Screen Festival

Opera Forward Festival 2016March 15 – 25
Opera Forward Festival

March 18 -20
Amsterdam Coffee Festival Westergasfabriek

March 19
Open Tower Day
19 historical & modern towers open for the public

March 24-28
Foodfestival Amsterdam @ Rai

March 26 – 27 
Local Goods Weekend Market @ De Hallen (Kinkerstraat) (FREE)
Sale of locally designed and produced goods

March 23
Vondelfestival 2016 @ various locations around Vondelpark
Theatre & Cabaret (mostly in Dutch)

Events Amsterdam March 2016

Pure Market, Amsterdam

March 27
Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael (FREE)
Food festival

March 31 – April 3
Unfair Amsterdam 2016Westergasfabriek
Art fair for young artists

Amsterdam Events April 2016

All MONTH
Tulips in bloom (Tulip Festival)

April 1 – 30
World Minimal Music Festival 2016 @ Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ

April 2
World Pillow Fight Day @ Dam Square

Imagine film festival 2016April 6 – 16
Imagine Film Festival @ Eye Filmmuseum
Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival (AFFF)

April 9
Cherry Blossom Festival @ Amstelveen (FREE)

April 9 – 10 
Local Goods Weekend Market @ De Hallen (Kinkerstraat) (FREE)
Sale of locally designed and produced goods

April 10
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

April 13 – 17
Sotu Festival @ places around Vondelpark
Noise, indie rock, psychedelia, avant-garde, bass music, improv jazz and underground dance

April 15
Amsterdam Weekend of anatomy @ Vrolik Museum
Back-stage tours, a walking tour, lectures, workshops, anatomical demonstrations (all in English), drinks in the museum, and much more!

April 16 – 24
Museum Week @ div museums in The Netherlands
Special entry prices & events at over 400 museums

April 17
Meibock Festival 
Festival surrounding spring beers @ Posthoornkerk

Cinema arabeApril 19 – 24
Cinéma Arabe @ Rialto, De Balie, Podium Mozaïek, Studio/K
Contemporary films from arab countries

April 20 – 27
Nieuwmarkt Aprilfeesten @ Nieuwmarkt (FREE)
Food, beer, live music, acts

April 23 – 24
Local Goods Weekend Market @ De Hallen (Kinkerstraat) (FREE)
Sale of locally designed and produced goods

April 24
5th International Troubadours Day @ Ruigoord (FREE)

April 23 – 24
NeighbourFood market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Food Festival

April 24
Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

April 26 – 27
Bredeweg Festival @ Bredeweg, Amsterdam East (FREE)
Live music, food, family friendly

April 27
King’s Day (Koningsdag) @ all over the Netherlands (FREE)
National holiday, celebrating Dutch monarchy/king

April 25 – 28
Easter Weekend

April 23 – 29
April Feesten @ Nieuwmarkt (FREE)

April 30
Beltane @ Ruigoord

April 30
De Straatkaravaan (FREE)
‘Streetroomparade’: 
theater performance, live music, a moving karaoke and a diner at one long table in the middle of the street.

 

Amsterdam Events May 2016

May 4 and 5
National remembrance day WWII  and Dutch Liberation Day @ Dam Square (FREE)

May 5 – 8 
Yummya @ Jaap Eden IJsbaan
Food festival with food trucks

May 5 – 8
Amsterdam Kookt @ Olympisch Stadion (FREE)
Food Festival and live music

Hippiemarket AmsterdamMay 5 – 8
Ibiza Hippie Market Las Dalias Westergasfabriek

May 7 – 8
IJ-Hallen @ NDSM
Huge flee market

May 7- 8 
Local Goods Weekend Market @ De Hallen (Kinkerstraat) (FREE)
Sale of locally designed and produced goods

May 8
Amsterdam Tweedride @ Amsterdam centre
Parade of bikers dressed up in tweed

May 12 – 16
Weekend of the Rolling KitchensWestergasfabriek (FREE)
Food festival

logoMay 13 – 15
Amsterdam Trail 2016 @ Amsterdam galleries
Walking route along art galleries in Amsterdam Spiegel Quarter, Amstelveld and Jordaan, focus on tribal art

May 20
Rollerdisco @ Westerunie

May 21 
Soccer Rocker @ Sportpark Drieburg (East)
Football tournament with live rock music

May 21-22
24H Zuidoost @ Amsterdam Zuidoost
24 hr long program filled with music, theatre art, expo, food etc at venues in neighborhood Amsterdam Southeast (Bijlmer)

May 21 – 22
Local Goods Weekend Market @ De Hallen (Kinkerstraat) (FREE)
Sale of locally designed and produced goods

May 21-22
Festival Muze van Zuid @ Various locations around Amsterdam South
Classical music concerts

May 21 –  22 
Fête de la nature @ various locations all over The Netherlands
Walks, tours, excursions in nature

May 22 
Good Hair Festival @ Tropenmuseum
Hair demo’s, talks, tips & tricks, markt, free treatmens and Q&A with Lady Gaga’s hair stylist

May 24
Films with a view Summer Screenings (1st) @ Pllek (NDSM)
Outdoor film screening (EVERY TUESDAY)

May 25 – 30
Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival @ Eye & Pathé

May 25 – 29
Amsterdam Art Fair @ Museum Square

May 28
Harira, food and stories festival @ Erasmus Park (FREE)

May 28
Dutch protest against TTIP @ Beursplein

Bieroost festival amsterdamMay 28 – 29
IJ-Hallen @ NDSM
Huge flee market

May 28
BierOost @ Jaap Edenbaan
Festival about special beer

 

Amsterdam Events June 2016

Vondelpark Festival 2016ALL MONTH
Vondelpark Festival @ Vondelpark (FREE)
Every weekend open air music and performances

ALL MONTH
Artis Zoomeravonden @ Artis Zoo
Every Saturday till sunset live music

 

June 2 – 5
Amsterdam Kookt @ Oosterpark (FREE)
Food Festival with live performances

June 2 – 5
Taste of Amsterdam @ Amstelpark (FREE)
High-end culinary festival

June 3 – 5
Red Light Jazz Festival @ Red Light District Amsterdam
J
azz festival at 25 different locations in the centre

Wine festival amsterdamJune 10 – 19
Bacchus Wine Festival @ Amsterdamse Bos

June 11 – 14
Het Hoofdgerecht @ Het Stenen Hoofd (FREE)
Food on foodtrucks, cooking games, theatre, music

June 11 -12 
Local Goods Weekend Market @ De Hallen (Kinkerstraat) (FREE)
Sale of locally designed and produced goods

June 12 
Dutch Raw Food Festival @ Boerderij Langerlust (Gaasperplas)

Cannabis liberation Day 206June 12
Cannabis Liberation Day @ Flevopark (Free)

June 12
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

June 13 – 14
World Heritage Weekend (Werelderfgoedweekend) @ various locations
Programme with walking, boat and bike tours surrounding Amsterdam UNESCO heritage sites

June 17 – 19
Amsterdam Open Garden Days @ various locations
Selected Amsterdam canal houses open their gardens

Yoga Festival Amsterdam

Yoga Festival in Amsterdam

June 18 – 19
IJ-Hallen @ NDSM
Huge flee market

June 18 – 19
Yogafest @ Westergasfabriek

June 18 – 20
Neighbourfood market @Westergasfabriek (FREE)

June 23 – 24
IJ-Hallen @ NDSM
Huge flee market

June 25
Rooftop Movie Night @ NEMO
Open air cinema

June 26
4th Japan Market @ Lloyd Hotel (FREE)

June 26
Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

June 27?
Viva Las Vega’s Food Festival @ Oldschool, Gaasterlandstraat 5
Vegetarian food festival with veggie food workshops, music, movies, etc.

 

 

Amsterdam Events July 2016

ALL MONTH
Vondelpark Festival @ Vondelpark (FREE)
Every weekend music and performances

Artis Zoo AmsterdamALL MONTH
Artis Zoomeravonden @ Artis Zoo
Every Saturday till sunset live music

 

July 1
Remembrance abolishment slavery (Keti Koti) @ Oosterpark (FREE)

July 2 – 12
Over het IJ Festival @ NDSM
Theatre festival with food djs, etc

July 2
Japies Hof @ Jaap Edenhal
Live music, food, programme for kids

July 2 – 3
Oedipus International Beer Festival @ Oedipus Brewing

July 10
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

July 14 – 17
Food Truck Festival TREK @ Amstelpark
Food festival

July 16
Nutella Festival @ Stadspodium (Westpoort, behind Westerpark)

July 16
The most Wuthering Heights Day ever 
People recreating Kate Bush hit song video

IJ-Hallen, flee market in Amsterdam (North)

IJ-Hallen flee market

July 17
NeighbourFood market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Food Festival

July 23 – 24
IJ-Hallen @ NDSM
Huge flee market

July 31
Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

 

Amsterdam Events August 2016

 

ALL MONTH
Vondelpark Festival @ Vondelpark (FREE)
Every weekend music and performances

ALL MONTH
Artis Zoomeravonden @ Artis Zoo
Every Saturday till sunset live music

 

Amsterdam gay pride 2016

Amsterdam gay pride 2016

July 23 – August 7
Amsterdam Gay Pride Festival  (pride week)

August 3 – 13
Pluk de Nacht Open Air Film Festival @ ‘t Stenen Hoofd (Donation)

August 4 – 6
Amsterdam Kookt @ NDSM (FREE)
Food Festival with live music performances

August 6
Gay Pride Canal Parade @ Amsterdam Canals (FREE)

August 6
Amsterdam Pizza Festival @ TBA

August 7
Weed & Chill Festival @ Oosterpark (FREE)

August 7
Amsterdam Burger Festival @ TBA (FREE)

August 12 – 28
De Parade @ Martin Luther King Park
Traveling theatre festival

Amsterdam canals festival 2016August 12 – 21
Amsterdam Canal Festival (Grachtenfestival) @ Amsterdam canals (FREE)
Classical music played on Amsterdam canals

August 13 – 14
IJ-Hallen @ NDSM
Huge flee market

August 14 – 23
World Cinema Amsterdam @ Rialto and De Balie (FREE)
World cinema also on open air locations, check site

August 14
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

August 20
Bodypainting Day @ Museumplein (FREE)
Live nude body painting

August 21
NeighbourFood market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Food & Flee Festival

August 28
Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

 

Amsterdam Events September 2016

September 4
Amsterdam City Swim
Participants swim the Amsterdam canals for charity (ALS)

September 10-11
Open Monuments Day (Heritage Days) @ many locations in Amsterdam (FREE)
Free access to monumental buildings

September 10 -11
IJ-Hallen @ NDSM
Huge flee market

September 11
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

September 11 -20
Fotoweek
Nation wide events about photography (website in Dutch only)

September 17 – 18
NeighbourFood market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Food & Flee Festival

September 24 -25
24H Zuid/Zuidoost @ various locations in Amsterdam South/Southeast (mostly FREE)
Workshops, guided tours, performances, food and drink, music, parties

September 25
Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

 

Amsterdam Events October 2016

October 1 -2
IJ-Hallen @ NDSM
Huge flee market

October 9
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

October 15 – 16
NeighbourFood market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Food Festival

October 30
Pure Markt @ Frankendael (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

 

Amsterdam Events November 2016

November 15
Entrance parade of Sinterklaas (FREE)

November 16 – 27
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2016 (IDFA) @ various locations

November 20
NeighbourFood market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Food Festival

 

Amsterdam Events December 2016

ALL MONTH
December  – January 18 2017

Amsterdam Light Festival @ many public locations (FREE)
Route of illuminated artworks along streets and canals of Amsterdam

December 17 – 18
NeighbourFood Market (FREE)

This calender of events in Amsterdam for 2016 is updated regularly. Keep posted about Amsterdam Events 2016 by Twitter with @WhatsupwithA and Facebook.


 

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