Amsterdam Exhibitions Calendar 2022


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

Yto Barrada | until 5 March 2023

In Bad Color Combos Yto Barrada continues to explore cultural phenomena, personal histories and natural processes. In recent years, Yto Barrada has developed new series of works around themes such as the acceleration and deceleration of time; motherhood; the history of education; play; the artisanry of natural dyes and color as material; traditions of modernism and our futile attempts to control nature.

Van Gogh Museum

Golden Boy Gustav Klimt | 7 October 2022 - 8 January 2023

Dozens of Gustav Klimt masterpieces are on display at this temporary exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibit explores how Klimt developed his own style. He was inspired by the work of Van Gogh, Toorop, Rodin, Whistler, Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, Matisse and many others.

Cobra Museum

We kiss the earth | until 14 May 2023

Overview of developments in Danish art in the years before, during and after World War II, until the founding of the Cobra art movement. On display are works of Danish abstract-surrealist art in the 1930s. Also works from The radical artist collective Helhesten, one of the pioneers of later Cobra art. In the years 1934-1948, a spontaneous, abstract art form developed that was unique to Denmark and would later be an important pioneer for the Cobra movement (1948-1951)./span>


Love Stories - Art, passion & tragedy | until 8 January 2023

Come face-to-face with famous romantic couples like Oscar Wilde & Lord Alfred Douglas and John Lennon & Yoko Ono. And meet famous artists like Anthony van Dyck, Lee Miller, Ferdinand Bol and David Hockney in this temporary art exhibition at Amsterdam’s Hermitage museum. More than 100 portraits from the Natonal Portrait Gallery in London tell the stories of the world’s most beautiful love stories.

Eye Film Museum

Fiona Tan Mountains and Molehills | until 8 January 2023

How do we hold on to memories – in archives, in the mind, in the landscape, on film? Visual artist and filmmaker Fiona Tan investigates ways in which we record the world around us.


Foam Talent 2022 | until 18 January 2023

Amsterdam’s Foam, photography museum, presents the work of a new generation of artists in the group exhibition Foam Talent 2022. The 20 participating artists look closely at both the world around us, and the one within.

Paul Kooker 'Fashion' | from 9 December 2022

Paul Kooiker’s fashion photography is characterised by its timelessness. The artist portrays the biggest fashion brands and today’s most famous faces, but transports them to a world of their own. Disconnected from time and place, his surreal images feel like film stills with stories we can only guess.

Huis van Marseille

Jochen Lempert 'Natural sources' | until 4 December 2022

During his training as a biologist and dragonfly specialist, Jochen Lempert (1958, Moers, Germany) obtained extensive knowledge of the natural world. His scientific background underlies the way he documents his observations of the many manifestations of flora and fauna.

Nhu Xuan Hua 'Hug of a swan' | until 4 December 2022

Three short films by Charlotte Dumas all set on the Japanese island of Yonaguni. Since 2015 Dumas has studied this island and the critically-endangered breed of native horses that roam freely across it. The horses once fulfilled a vital role in the island’s community, as general workhorses but also with a religious function.

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.


Our Colonial Inheritance | from October 2022

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 30 April 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 shipwharf you will find the new (2021) museum STRAAT. On display are 150 huge (9 x 5 meter) streetart-works by more than 140 artists with 32 nationalities. STRAAT keeps inviting street artists from all over teh world to create work of this size. Includes a giftshop and gallery with temporary exhibition. Until 12 December work of legendary artist Cornbread from Philadelphia

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

Iris Hassid A Place of our Own | until 29 January 2023

Exhibition about four young Arabic-speaking women who live and study in Tel Aviv, Israel. The exhibited photos and quotes show the life that these women have lived since leaving their Arab towns and villages to study in Tel Aviv.

Zerheilt - Photo Fragments of Berlin | until 3 March 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 | from October 16, 2022

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 28 May 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.

Resistance Museum

CLOSED UNTIL 2 December 2022

The resistance museum is closed until 2 December 2023.