Events 2013

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Want to know what’s on in Amsterdam 2013?

Check out this calender of Amsterdam Events 2013.

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Events January 2013

Tulip Day, Dam square

Tulip Day in January, 2013. Picking tulips on Dam Square. Photo taken from FloraHolland.com.

January 12, 13
24H Amsterdam/ Nachttour

January 17 – 20
Realisme Art Fair @ Passenger Terminal

January 18
Tulip Day @ Dam Square (free)
Tulip picking, start of tulip season

January 18 – February 3
Flamenco Biennale @ div. locations

January 18 – 27
Amsterdam Fashion Week @ Westergasfabriek and other locations

January 20
NeighbourFood Market @ Westergasfabriek
Fresh food, bio, locally produced food, food stand & vintage market

 

Events February 2013

February 1, 2
Human Rights Weekend @ De Balie, Leidseplein
Films, debates

February 10
Chinese New Year @ Amsterdam Chinatown, Nieuwmarkt (FREE)

February 17
NeighbourFood Market @ Westergasfabriek
Fresh food, bio, locally produced food, food stands & vintage market

February 21 – 24
Do it! Sonic Acts 2013: The Dark Universe @ Stedelijk Museum
Art, music and science at Amsterdam museum of modern art

February 24 – March 3
Holland Food and Flowers @ CNB Bovenkarspel

February 27
Stukafest Amsterdam @ student’s homes
Music, performances by students at their homes

 

Events March 2013

March 1 – 10
Restaurant Week @ selected Amsterdam restaurants
Special prices for Amsterdam restaurants

March 3
(So Affordable You Cant Say No) C4CVintage & C4C Vintage Kilo Sale @ Trouw
Shopping for vintage

March 6 – 10
5 Days Off @ div. locations
Electronic Music Festival

March 9
Open Toren Dag @ towers of Amsterdam
Free entrance to many of Amsterdam’s towers churches and hotels). Site only in Dutch.
Pre-sign up necessary for some towers.

March 11 – 19
Living Room Restaurant Week @ Living Room Restaurants

March 15 – 17
Salebration @ Gashouder, Westergasfabriek

March 16
Silent procession (FREE)

March 22, 23, 24
Food Film Festival @ Studio K

March 23
Earth Hour (lights off from 20.30)

March 23 – April 1
Fun Fair @ Westergasfabriek

March 23
24H Oost @ Amsterdam East
Very varied programme of things to do in Amsterdam East

 

Events April 2013

All month

Tulip gardens in bloom @ Keukenhof , Lisse

April 3 – 7
World Minimal Music Festival @ Muziekgebouw aan t’ IJ

April 4-7
Cinemasia @ De Balie
Film Festival for Asian film

April 6, 7
National Museum Weekend
Free/discounted entrance to all museums in Holland

April 7
Short Skirt Day Run @ Science Park

April 10
Cherry Blossom Festival @ Amsterdamse Bos (Amstelveen)
Japanese Sakura celebration

April 13
Official (re)opening of Rijksmuseum by Queen Beatrix
Free entrance to the museum

April 17 – 28
Image Film Festival @ Film Theatre Kriterion
Fantasy, horror, science-fiction, animation and thriller films.

April 21
NeighbourFoodmarket @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Bio-food market

April 23 – 30
April festivities @ Nieuwmarkt (FREE)

April 26 – June 23
World Press Photo exihibit @ De Oude Kerk

April 27, 28
Amsterdam Tulip Days @ Museum van Loon and others
Canal gardens open for visitors

April 30
Queens Day / Inauguration of new King of The Netherlands (FREE)

 

Events May 2013

May 1 – 5
dOek Festival @ Bimhuis, Vondelbunker, OT301
Jazz improv festival

May 4/5
Netherlands Remembrance Day/ Netherlands Liberation Day (FREE)
Ceremonies and performances

May 5
Sunday Liberation Market & Festival @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Live music & DJ’s, shopping for art, fashion and design

May 5 – 12
SOTU Festival @ OCCII, OT301, Vondelbunker
Alternative and independent music culture festival

Amsterdam Westerpark

Rolling Kitchen at Amsterdam Westerpark

May 9 – 13
Weekend of the Rolling Kitchens @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Food festival with mobile kitchens

May 9 – 12
Festival Europe Now @ Podium Mozaïk
International theatre festival

May 12
Amsterdamse Bos Festival @ Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forrest)
Art, barbecue, music, frisbee, wood carving, children’s disco and much more

May 18 – 26
Indiestad @ div. locations
Indie bands

May 22 – 23
Celebration opening museums @ Museumplein (FREE)
Free garden tours (Saturday @ Rijksmuseum), dance performance (Saturday 12.45 outside Stedelijk Museum), singer-songwriters (Saturday 20.00, outside & inside Van Gogh Museum), streaming of open air concert Sao Paulo (Sunday, 16.00 outside Concertgebouw).

May 22 – September 22
ArtZuid @ Amsterdam Zuid (FREE)
Contemporary sculptures

May 25
The Spirit of Amsterdam @ Industrieele Groote Club (IGC)
Whisky Festival

May 26
Sunday Market IJburg @ Jachthaven IJburg (FREE)

 

Events June 2013

Every Fri, Sat and Sun in June, July and August
Vondelpark Open Air @ Vondelpark (FREE)
Music, dance, performance

June 1
Viva Las Vega’s Food Festival @ Studio K
Vegetarian food festival

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Culinary Festival Taste of Amsterdam is from June 6 – 9, 2013.

June 2
Sunday Market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Shopping for art, fashion and design

June 6 – 9
Taste of Amsterdam @ Amstelpark (FREE)
Culinary Festival

June 8
Red Bull Framed Reactions @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) Freestyle competition

June 9
Sunday Market East Side @ Café Roest (FREE)

June 13
Lunch concert (12.30 hours) @ Passage Rijksmuseum (FREE)
Musical / theatrical show by students of conservatory The Hague

June 14, 15, 16
Open Garden Days Amsterdam @ div. locations

June 16
Nuit Blanche @ div. locations

June 20
Lunch concert (12.30 hours) @ Passage Rijksmuseum (FREE)
Musical / theatrical show by students of conservatory The Hague

 

Events July 2013

Every Fri, Sat and Sun in June, July and August
Vondelpark Open Air @ Vondelpark (FREE)
Music, dance, performance

July – August 5
Gay & Lesbian Summer Festival @ Rialto cinema
Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

 

Over het IJ Festival

Performances at theatre festival ‘Over het IJ’ (Amsterdam Event in July) take place in shipping containers at NDSM, Amsterdam North. Photo by Esther Lagendijk, taken from Amsterdamse Kunstraad.

July 4 – 14
Over het IJ Festival @ NDSM
Theatre, performances

July 7
Sunday Market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Shopping for art, fashion and design

July 14
Amsterdam Heritage Days (FREE)
Buildings, monuments and private homes open their doors to the public

July 18 & 25
Hortus Festival @ Hortus Botanicus
Chamber Music Festival

 

Events August 2013

Every Fri, Sat and Sun in June, July and August

Vondelpark Open Air @ Vondelpark (FREE)
Music, dance, performance

August 1, 8, 15, 22
Hortus Festival @ Hortus Botanicus
Chamber Music Festival

August 4
Gay Pride Canal Parade @ Amsterdam Canals (FREE)

August 4
Sunday Market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Shopping for art, fashion and design

August 9 – 25
De Parade @ Martin Luther King Park
Open Air Theatre Festival

August 16 – 25
Grachtenfestival @ Amsterdam canals (FREE)
Live classical music on Amsterdam canals

August 22 – 25
Fortenfestival @ 17th century water based defences (fortresses)
Music, films, theatre

August 23 – September 15
Magneet Festival @ Blijburg
Music, dj’s theatre, food

 

Events September 2013

September 1
Sunday Market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Shopping for art, fashion and design

September 5-15
Amsterdam Fringe Festival @ div locations
Theatre festival

September 7
Festival Zo niet, dan toch @ Tolhuistuin
Virtual Festival with Augmented Reality projects

September 8
Noorderparkfestival @ Amsterdam Noord, Tolhuistuin (FREE)
Music, street theatre, circus, market, games

September 13
Read my words @ Tolhuistuin
International Literary Festival

September 13- 15
Russian Food Festival @ Museumplein (FREE)

September 14
City Farming Festival @ Roest
Food trucks, farmers (flee) market, poetry, music street art, workshops & real farmers

September 14, 15
Open Monuments / European Heritage Day @ div locations in The Netherlands (FREE)
Historical buildings open free of charge

September 21
Bike-In Cinema @ Cruquiusweg 124A (FREE with bike)
Cinema

September 21 – 29
De Fotohal @ Van Gendthallen (Roest) (FREE)
Photography exhibition

September 22 – November 17
Kunst aan de Schinkel @ div locations in Schinkel neighbourhood
Cultural manifestation

September 27
Discovery Festival @ Trouw
Experiments, science, art, music

September 28
Nuit Blanche @ div. locations
Nocturnal cultural festival

 

Events October 2013

October 1
Sunday Market @ Westergasfabriek (FREE)
Shopping for art, fashion and design

October 11-12
Open Art Route Zuidoost @ Amsterdam Southeast (FREE)
Artists in multicultural Amsterdam Southeast (Bijlmer) open their doors

October 16 – 20
Amsterdam Dance Event @ div locations
International festival for dance music

October 16 – 25
Cinekid Festival @ Westergasfabriek & cinema The Movies
Film festival for children

October 23
Origin Chocolate Event @ Tropical Museum
Chocolate tasting event

October 25 – 31
Amsterdam Halloween Festival @ div locations

October 25-27
PINT Bokbierfestival @Beurs van Berlage
Bock beer festival

October 26 – 27
24H Noord @ Amsterdam Noord
Restaurants, cafés, clubs and markets open 24 hours

 

Events November 2013

November 1 – 17
Chambres des Canaux: The tolerant home @ 20 Amsterdam canal houses
Contemporary art exhibition

November 2-10
International Storytelling Festival Amsterdam @ NDSM, Podium Mozaik, Mezrab and Central Library (OBA)

N0vember 2
Amsterdam Museum Night @ museums in Amsterdam
Amsterdam museums open with special expo’s, music etc

November 9
Jazzfest @ Studio/K

November 10
Modern Hippies Market @ Amsterdam Roest (FREE)

November 11 – 17
Free sports week @ USC (FREE)

November 15-24
Young Pianists Festival @ Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ

November 16
Restaurant Day @ pop-up restaurants
Food carnival

November 17
Official arrival of Sinterklaas to Amsterdam (FREE)

November 20 – December 1st
IDFA @ cinema’s in Amsterdam
International Documentary Film Festival

November 23- 24
Winterfair @ Museum for bags and purses
Market fair for new and vintage bags, jewellery and fashion

November 24 – 28
High Times 26th Annual Cannabis Cup @ Theater Fabriek Amsterdam

November 24 – December 1
PAN Amsterdam @ Amsterdam RAI
Antiques and design fair

November 29 – December 1
Meesterlijk @ Westergasfabriek Amsterdam
Design-food-fashion and photography event

November 30 – December 1
RijksakademieOPEN @ The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Open artists studios

 

Events December 2013

December 1 -14
SBK Kunst and Design Expomarkt @ Baggagehal Loods 6 (KNSM- laan 307-309)
Art and design market

December 6 – January 19
Amsterdam Light Festival @ historical centre of Amsterdam
International light and water festival

December 13, 14, 15
WintersBinnen @ Amsterdam Noord
Cultural festival at living rooms, cafés and shops in Amsterdam Noord

December 15
Pre-Posada @ IJburgLatin Christmas market

December 15
Pure market @ Beatrixpark (FREE)
Dutch food market

December 21
Valhalla Festival @ Amsterdam RAI
Dance/house festival

December 22
Pure market @ Park Frankendael
Dutch food market

December 24 and 25
Christmas in Amsterdam

December 28
Planet Earth in Concert @ Ziggodome
Screening of BBC Planet Earth documentary  with live orchestra

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