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 
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)

 

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
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 14 – 15
Amsterdam 24H West @ various locations A’dam West
Music, guided tours, fashion, foods, workshops

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

March 18 -20
Amsterdam Coffee Festival Westergasfabriek

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

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

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 28?
Open Toren Dag @ towers in Amsterdam (FREE)
Historic towers in Amsterdam open their doors

Amsterdam Events April 2016

All MONTH
Tulips in bloom (Tulip Festival)

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

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

April 9
Cherry Blossom Festival @ Amstelveen

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

April 19 – 24
Cinéma Arabe @ Rialto
Contemporary films from arab countries

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

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

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

April 25 – 28
Easter Weekend

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

April 23 – 29
April Feesten @ Nieuwmarkt (FREE)

 

 

Amsterdam Events May 2016

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

May 6 – 8
Ibiza Market @ Westergasfabriek

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

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

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

 

Amsterdam Events June 2016

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

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

 

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

June 11 – 14
Het Hoofdgerecht @ Het Stenen Hoofd
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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

July 23 – August 7
Amsterdam Gay Pride Festival  (pride week)August 6
Gay Pride Canal Parade @ Amsterdam Canals (FREE)

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

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

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

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 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 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 24 -25
24H Zuid/Zuidoost @ various location 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 9
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark (FREE)
Artisan, Dutch and international produce: mostly food but also designer, vintage, gifts

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

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

December  – January 18 2017
Amsterdam Light Festival @ many public locations (FREE)
Route of illuminated artworks along streets and canals of Amsterdam

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

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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