Amsterdam Exhibitions Calendar 2023


Vermeer | from 10 February - 4 June 2023

The girl with the pearl earring and The Milkmaid are world famous paintings of the dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. In 2023, the Rijksmuseum brings many of the works of Vermeer to Amsterdam. Johannes Vermeer (1632-1672) lived and worked in Delft.

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Stedelijk Museum

Apocalypse | until 3 September 2023

Felix de Rooy explores topics such as colonialism, racism and the meaning of Afro-Caribbean and queer identities in art. His work includes film, theater and visual art from paintings and assemblages to collages and wall hangings.

Keith Haring Amsterdam Notes | until 5 November 2023

Longer than two trucks and unseen for almost three decades. Amsterdam Notes is one of the largest-ever museum pieces by artist and activist Keith Haring. It is on show at Amsterdam modern art museum. Haring is as popular as ever thanks to his instantly recognizable, accessible style. His socially engaged work often tackles socio-political issues such as war, racism, drugs and AIDS, themes that resonate with many people today.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh in Auvers | until 3 September 2023

This temporary exhibition at Amsterdam’s van Gogh Museum focuses on the last part of the life of Vincent Van Gogh when he was living in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris. He created several of this masterpieces in this time, like Wheatfield with Crows, Doctor Paul Gachet and The Church of Auvers-sur-Oise.

Cobra Museum

Freedom without borders | from 2 June until 8 October 2023

120 artworks are on display the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen by artists such as Klee, Picasso, Appel, Van Gogh, Constant, Miró, Ferlov, Beckmann, Alechinsky, Pollock, De Kooning, Basquiat, Corneille, Van der Gaag, Brown, Schwitters and Munch. The temporary exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the international Cobra movement (1948-1951).


Rembrandt & His Contemporaries | until 27 August 2023

Temporary exhibition at Amsterdams Hermitage museum presenting 35 paintings from The Leiden Collection, a private collection in New York. On display are works by Rembrandt, his teacher Pieter Lastman, and artists by other Dutch painters from the same era such as Jan Lievens, Frans van Mieris and Jan Steen.

Eye Film Museum

Saodat Ismailova 18 000 Worlds | until 4 June 2023

Saodat Ismailova is an important voice within the first generation of Central Asian artists to come of age in the post-Soviet era. In her work, she investigates the rich, complex and layered culture of the region where she was born. She portrays the spirit of Central Asia, crossroads of cultures, leaving lots of space for intuition, stories and music. The exhibition includes films and video installations, photography, textiles, a publication. Check website for talks and events.


Ara Güler A Play of Light and Shadow | until 8 November 2023

Ara Güler is a renowned photojournalist who captured the essence of Turkey and the world beyond. The exhibition A Play of Light and Shadow shows both iconic and unknown parts of Güler’s oeuvre. The show serves as a testament to Turkey’s rich history and offers a glimpse into the ever-evolving Turkish identity.

Sara Cwynar | until 27 September 2023

Sara Cwynar seeks to make sense of our current visual culture through photography, essayistic video works, collages, installations and books. In her studio, she collects and documents images and objects to identify the ways that these everyday materials shape our lives as we consume them. In this way, she captures the prevailing ideals and ideologies of an era.

Huis van Marseille

Variétés. Photography and the Avant-Garde | until 22 Octobver 2023

On show is a collection of avant-garde and surrealist photographs dating from the 1920s that were published in the Belgian art magazine Variétés. The magazine published original photographs, photograms and photomontages by photographers such as Man Ray, Germaine Krull, Berenice Abbott, László Moholy-Nagy, Florence Henri and Eli Lotar.

Eddo Hartmann The Sacrifice Zone | 28 October 2023 - March 2024

Eddo Hartmann’s latest multimedia project is about Kazakhstan. This former Soviet state was a testing ground for nuclear research. Hartman photographed life there: on radioactive grassland steppes, on building sites, and in abandoned cities.

Moco Museum

the Kid | ongoing

Contemporary artist The Kid uses art as a means to make us question the notions of power and privilege. On display at Moco Museum are his hyper-realistic, bigger-than-life portraits and life-size sculptures that confront the audience with the injustice in America and in many democracies around the world today.


Divas | from 8 March 2023

Find inspiration in the female icos of Arab film and music. The Divas exhibition highlights the worldwide artistic and social impact of stars like Umm Kulthum, Asmahan, Warda, and Fayrouz. Their music and films connect people around the world. Divas shows the impact their work had and continues to have.

Our Colonial Inheritance | until 31 December 2023

Exhibition that looks at Dutch colonial history and its influence today in Indonesia, Suriname, Curacao, Sint Maarten and other countries. A multivoiced perspective.

NXT Museum

UFO - Unidentified Fluid Other | until 3 September 2023

Installations that explore new worlds loose from physical life, who are we becoming in virtual worlds? In a world seemingly free from fixed social constraints, with no binary labels, everyone is ‘other’. Who we evolve into is – as yet – unidentified and fluid./span>


Graffiti and street art | permanent

At NDSM, one of the main halls of the former ship wharf you will find the new (2021) museum STRAAT. On display are 150 huge (9 x 5 meter) street-art works by more than 140 artists of 32 nationalities. STRAAT keeps inviting street artists from all over the world to create work of this size. Includes a gift shop and gallery.

Het Schip

Constructed ideals | permanent

The permanent exhibition at The Ship shows the variety and wide range of the Amsterdam School architectural movement. The recommended guided tour explains the stylistic features of the building and includes a visit to the hovel, the former post office and the museum flat.

Jewish Historical Museum

New Era, New Art | 31 March - 3 September 2023

Temporary exhibition about the role Jews played in the development of art and architecture in Amsterdam between 1880 and 1940. New styles like Art Nouveau, Amsterdam School Architecture, and Art Deco were not confined to expensive artworks but found their way to everyday life. The exhibits shown shine a light on the Jews who made and commissioned creative work, who actively and consciously chose to integrate and assimilate.

Etty & Leonie | until 10 April 2023

In 2016, French photographer Frédéric Brenner launched a three-year project to document contemporary Jewish life in Berlin. The photos show fragments of Jewish life in Berlin today: German Jews who have lived in Berlin for generations, young Israelis who have settled in Berlin, Orthodox rabbis, artists and Germans who have converted to Judaism.

De Nieuwe Kerk

History & Royalty | 15 October - 10 April 2023

Exhibition at Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk at Dam Square about queen Juliana. Get to know Dutch royalty by over 400 different objects: photographs, clothing and a complete dinnertable.

Amsterdam Museum

The Maasdamme Collection | until 3 September 2023

At Amstel 51, the Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel presents this impressive collection of dioramas made by Rita Maasdamme (1944–2016). The dolls tell the history of the former Dutch colonies from the unique perspective of enslaved people, Maroons, and the Indigenous population.

Rembrandt House Museum

Museum is renovating | re-opening on March 18th

National Maritime Museum

Humans at Sea | until 2 July 2023

The Dutch National Maritime Museum ‘Het Scheepvaartmuseum’ and Dutch National Portrait Gallery present Humans at Sea, a photography exhibition. Portraits and stories show how a life at sea can change people.

Allard Pierson

Maps Unfolded | 2 March - 16 July 2023

Maps Unfolded – From Atlas to Street Map is a temporary exhibition at the Amsterdam museum of archeology and cultural history about 700 years of cartography in the Netherlands. The exhibition shows the diversity of maps from the 15th century onwards and reveals the stories behind them. All maps, including works by Blaeu, Ortelius, Ptolemaeus and Bos, are held in the cartography collection at the Allard Pierson, one of the most important in Europe.