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NY400: Amsterdam - New York

Entire year 2009

This year, exactly 400 years after Henry Hudson set sail for New York, the city of Amsterdam celebrates NY400 by hosting many activities and events.

Website: http://www.ny400.org

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Realisme 2015 Art Fair

Mid-January of each year

A popular and exciting art fair conveniently held near the Central Train Station, dedicated exclusively to the figurative arts. It fills the entire main hall of the new Passenger Ship Terminal in the picturesque harbor of Amsterdam.

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Capoeira Film Festival

Mid-January

A unique film festival devoted entirely to capoeira, African Brazilian art of dance, music and martial arts.
All films the are in Portuguese with English subtitles.

Venue:
Latin America Center
Nieuwe Herengracht 29,
1011 RL Amsterdam
Telephone: 06 488 147 58

Website: http://www.capoeirafilmfestival.com

 
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Chinese New Year

19 February 2015  "Year of the Sheep "

Festival through Zeedijk and Chinatown

2014 January 31 Horse
2015 February 19 Sheep
2016 February 8 Monkey
2017 January 28 Rooster
2018 February 16 Dog
2019 February 5 Pig
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Kingsday

Every year 30 April

Queens Day AmsterdamAmsterdam Queensday, now Kingsday is officially the national celebration of the birthday of the Queen Mother, but this in reality is only an excuse to PARTY HARD. The celebrations takes place all over the Netherlands, but have a special atmosphere in big cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam or The Hague.
In Amsterdam, Queensday is by far the largest open-air festivity, with estimated 750-thousend people come to the city, wisely arriving by train.

Places in centre like Dam, Damrak, Rokin, Rembrandtplein, Spui, Leidsestraat and Leidseplein are bursting with crowds celebrating and wearing orange.. On Queensday, all street trade all over the city is unregulated, so it is also the time for second-hand shopping. In Vondelpark the children show their business talents offering various attractions.

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Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival

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26th edition of the Fantastic Film Festival

Website:  http://www.afff.nl

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5 Days Off Amsterdam

5 days off AmsterdamChanging dates each year...

Probably the loudest event in Amsterdam, "5 Days Off" is a festival of electronic music taking place at the beginning of July in several venues in Amsterdam, like Melkweg, Paradiso and Heineken Music Hall. While it has been at its beginnings an annual indoor dance event, "5 Days Off" has become last years a cultural event of international reputation, an important occasion to present what is new in the field of the electronic music, with participation of music bands from all over Europe and the US.
Website:  http://www.5daysoff.nl

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Art Amsterdam

Art Amsterdam (previously known as Kunst RAI) is a modern art fair, which is organised each year for five days in May in the RAI exhibition and conference centre, in the south of Amsterdam. Art Amsterdam exhibition

It is  a big fair, with more than 120 galleries from the Netherlands and an increasing number of the foreign galleries, mainly from Western Europe and the United States. The accent is on new developments in art.

Website: http://www.artamsterdam.nl

 

RAI Exhibitor Services at +31 20 549 19 29 or E-mail to exhibitorservices@rai.nl

 

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Holland Festival

Every year - end of May – June. 2014 from June 1st till the 29th

The Holland Festival has been the most important international festival for the performing arts in Amsterdam ever since 1947. Every year in June the festival presents extraordinary and mind-blowing performances in different venues in Amsterdam.

The program consists of a mixture of all performing arts, from the bigger names to daring experiments. Besides just the performing arts (theatre, music, dance, opera and music theatre) thereÕs also room for films and fine arts. The performances are generally not part of the regular theatre offerings in the Netherlands and will inspire and stimulate reflection in the audience.

This year the Holland Festival will take place from the 1st till the 29th of June and will present more than 50 productions from national and international talents, which add up to over 140 performances. It is an extra special edition since it will be the last under the direction of artistic director Pierre Audi.

Take a look at the program and order your tickets now on: http://www.hollandfestival.nl>www.hollandfestival.nl. See you in June!

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Website: http://www.hollandfestival.nl

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Strand Zuid (citybeach)

June-Septembe

Trendy citybeach next to the RAI in the south of Amsterdam. With events, party's, exclusive DJ's, good food and drinks: a Mediterranean atmosphere in Amsterdam Zuid, with an à la carte menu and a large terrace next to the water.

Website: http://www.strand-zuid.nl

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Taste of Amsterdam

Taste of Amsterdam In June each year

Elegant open air festival for people interested in enjoying the good life. Amstelpark where event is held, feels crowded and very busy, The Taste festival is always cultured and relaxed and in good taste. If the weather is good - a perfect outing. If the weather is bad..well then ...fill you plate have some wine and eat up.. it's Holland!.

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Vondelpark Open Air Theater

June – August Every Summer

Various times and days throughout the summer there is music coming from the Openluchttheatre, in Vondelpark,
The open air theatre just by the Park fountain ia home to a variety of ongoing performances. From Jazz to cabaret, drama to folk music concerts, even modern and ballet dance, there is something here for everyone. Don't miss the show ...and do bring the kids.

Website: http://www.openluchttheater.nl

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The Open Garden Days (Open Tuin Dagen) Book your Flower tours now with us

Every year third weekend of June

GrachtenfestivalAmsterdam’s gardens are perhaps its best kept secret as they’re rarely visible from the street. The gardens, hidden behind the stately facades and canals of Amsterdam, are true oases of peace and greenery.

Many of them designed by renowned architects. For this one weekend every year everyone is able to experience these private gardens of Eden..

You can buy one ticket that gives you entry to all the gardens, and there is a special canal boat to take you from one location to another.

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Website: http://www.canalmuseums.nl

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International Theatre School Festival – ITS

Art Amsterdam exhibitionEach year in June

The ITS festival presents the work of young theatre makers, students of theatre schools from the Netherlands and some chosen European countries, always different each year. During the event, not only theatre productions but also mime shows, dance performances as well as operas by young artists are presented. Workshops and a host of parties accompany the event and bring theatre goers and makers together marvelously.

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Website: http://www.itsfestival.nl

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Amsterdam Roots Festivalroots Amsterdam

 

22-26 June 2011

Each summer, the Amsterdam Roots Festival presents a wide range of global music and non-western culture. For over 7 days in June, the audience is offered a selection of performances, masterclasses and special projects at different locations.

Woensdag 22 juni:        Tropentheater
Donderdag 23 juni:       Sugar Factory
Vrijdag 24 juni:              Paradiso
Zaterdag 25 juni:           Melkweg en Tropentheater
Zondag 26 juni:             Roots Open Air, Oosterpark 

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Website: http://www.amsterdamroots.nl
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Julidans Festival

Amsterdam Jewish Festival

Feel like something different?

01 Jul 2011 - 12 Jul 2011 Dates to be confirmed

A summer festival of dance, Julidans takes place in a number of venues around Leidseplein and offers a rich overview of the contemporary scene. Each year a selection of the work of leading choreographers is presented in a program which enables dance enthusiasts to follow their latest developments and trends. Non-western themes such as new, innovative dance forms from Africa and Asia are included, as is Urban Dance, reflecting popular music, street and dance culture. Up to 20,000 visitors pack the venues each year to enjoy the performances.

Times:
Various. A full program is available from the festival website.

Location:
Various venues around Leidseplein -

Includes:
Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
at Leidseplein 26
Theater Bellevue at Leidsekade 90;
Paradiso at Weteringschans 6-8 (Venue)

Getting There:
Foot: All locations are within walking distance of the Leidseplein:
1.5km (1 mile) southwest of Central Station.
Tram: 1, 2, 5 or 20.
Bus: 170, 171 or 172;
all-night services 72, 73, 74 or 78.

Stichting Julidans (Tourist Info)
Wiepke Westbroek
Leidseplein 26
Amsterdam
1017 PT Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)20 523 7716.
E-mail: wiepke.westbroek@ssba.nl

Website:  http://www.julidans.com

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Kwakoe Festival

July and August for over six summer weekends

Kwakoe has drawn crowds of almost a million people in recent years. The Increasingly popular Kwakoe Festival is Amsterdam's biggest multicultural festival and the festive main event of the Surinamese, black and African community for the year.

Kwakoe attracts thousands of visitors to the Bijlmerpark show grounds (Amsterdam South-East) over six summer weekends for a programme of live music, dancing, film screenings, sports, informative events, discussions and many varieties of ethnic food. A different theme is chosen each year and this is reflected in the music and performances.

Bijlmerpark:
Off Goolseweg in the southeast area of city, 8km (5 miles) from Central Station
(same area as the ArenA)

Getting There:
Underground: Line 54 from Central Station to Bijlmer stop. Walk the remaining distance to Bijlmerpark or take the free shuttle bus.

Tel:   +31 (0)20 416 0893.
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Website: http://www.kwakoefestival.com

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Comedytrain International Festival\

July – August toomler amsterdam

Organized by the Toomler Comedy Café, this annual festival features the very finest in English language stand-up comedy. You will leave Toomler in stitches, guaranteed.

Toomler ~ At Hilton Hotel Amsterdam  Hilton hotel Amsteradam
Breitnerstraat 2, (Wednesday-Friday, 8:30pm – 11:30pm)
Right Side of Hotel - Look for the Awning and go down to the Lower level entrance



Website: http://www.comedytrain.nl

Website: http://www.toomler.nl

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Amsterdam International Fashion Week

Twice Yearly - At the end of July ...and the end January

Grachten festival- canal festival

Twice a year, Fashion Week forms the centre-point of the Dutch fashion world, with a full schedule of catwalk shows, trade fairs, presentations, lectures and parties.

AIFW tries to establish Amsterdam on the existing fashion map where Paris, Milan and London dominate. The idea behind the Amsterdam International Fashion Week is to make a step towards art, and while showing new fashion collections and to create the whole range of events like fashion photography exhibitions, museum exhibits about clothing, meetings of retailers and of course parties.

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Robeco Summer Concerts (Robeco Zomerconcerten)

Het Koninklijk Concertgebou Royal concert hall Amsterdam interior

July – August

Each summer, informal and entertaining classical music concerts - the Robeco Zomerconcerten take place at the prestigious location of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. The Summer Concerts are sponsored, so the tickets are relatively cheap. Tickets start at € 12,50. An excellent opportunity to enjoy classical music in one of the world’s most famous philharmonic halls.

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 Website: http://www.concertgebouw.nl
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De Parade

Martin Luther King Park (various times)

 d as one of the few travelling festivals in the world. Inspired by traditional circuses, the park offers a brilliant kaleidoscope of brightly coloured tents making it simply picture perfect. De parade may look like an old-fashioned fairground but it promises a very action packed 17 days of 75 spectacles, featuring dance, theatre, magic, art, animation and music.

Website: http://www.deparade.nl

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Amsterdam gay pride

August 2010

gay pride canal festival

The gay pride in Amsterdam is one of the best in the world. It has the unique floating Canal Parade through the famous Amsterdam canals. From the afternoon large outdoor streetparties and large gay dance parties later at night in the clubs.

The Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend will be full of events and parties. In the end the complete program will be a mix for anyone's taste. These are the main outlines of everything to come up. Keep an eye on amsterdamgaypride.nl to get the latest updates on parties and events

gay pride canal festival Amsterdam

The Gay pride festival presents an extensive programme with sports, cultural activities and parties. The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride is the canal parade on in early August, which is a carnivalesque, cultural and slightly naughty boat parade through Amsterdam's canals.

Website: http://www.amsterdamgaypride.nl

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Grachtenfestival - Canal Festival

Grachtenfestival12 - 21 August 2011

The festival bringstogether some of Europe’s best young talents to the banks of the river IJ in Amsterdam.

For five days, special locations in the heart of Amsterdam form the backdrop for more than 160 classical concerts. Over 70,000 visitors enjoyed concerts in 2009. The concerts take place in the city’s most special locations, such as the pontoons on the Prinsengracht canal.

Website: http://www.grachtenfestival.nl

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Prinsengracht Concert

Amsterdam  Prinsengracht festival Amsterdam

Today the Prinsengracht Concert is a part of Grachtenfestival, the whole series of the canal concerts, attracting an audience of almost 80 000.

This open air classical music concert has a long tradition; it used to be called The Pulitzer Concert, because it is staged on pontoons floating on water just in front of the Pulitzer Hotel, previously one of its organizers.

Grachten festival Amsterdam

Many spectators of Prinsengracht Concert arrive onboats, while scores of of them are sitting and standing on the canal's banks. The music sounds marvelous in these open, full of water surroundings. The most attractive is late evening, when the stage and its surroundings are illuminated by strong reflectors, creating a truly unique atmosphere.

Website: http://www.grachtenfestival.nl

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Pluk De Nacht – Open Air Film Festival

Middle of August each year

Open Air Night Festival Amsterdam

Every summer the Open Air Film Festival Amsterdam presents a unique selection of unreleased independent arthouse cinema, documentary, animation and shorts, attracting both film enthousiasts and professionals. Films are projected in the open air on a beautiful old harbour location in the centre of Amsterdam. Admission to all festival activities and screenings is free.

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 Website: http://www.plukdenacht.nl

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Scheepvaartmuseum Filmfestival – Film Festival of the Maritime Museum

A wonderful Long weekend in the middle of August

ship museum festival amsterdam

Please Note: The National Maritime Museum Amsterdam will be closed until 2011 for major renovations

Films about people and the sea projected in summer evenings on a huge screen mounted at Scheepvaartmuseum BUT you must arrive by boat with an FM radio receiver to receive the sound. A uniquely Dutch event ..on the water. So make your plans..arrange for a boat rental and enjoy a summer evening on the water watching a film. Do dress warm as it can get a little cool in the evenings on the water.

After the museum's restoration and reopening in September 2011. New info will be available.

Website: http://www.scheepvaartmuseum.nl

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Sail Amsterdam

2015 - 19th to 23rd August (every 5th year)

SAIL amsterdam

SAIL Amsterdam is a large maritime manifestation that takes place every 5 years. The 8th edition of SAIL will take place from 19 to 23 August 2010. For five days long, the Amsterdam IJ harbor will serve as the backdrop for a festive program full of music, culture and nautical riches. Preparations are in full swing and the event promises once again to be an unparalleled nautical spectacle which includes:

During the last edition of SAIL in 2005, more than 600 ships moored in and around the IJ harbor. The event featured a fleet of 21 Tall Ships, numerous ships from the Dutch nautical past as well as modern ships and attracted a total of 1.8 million visitors. Thousands of smaller boats sailed past the fleet.

In addition to the SAIL IN and the Tall Ships, the Sailing Heritage fleet and the row boat parade were also very popular with the public in 2005. SAIL 2005 was honored by several visits from the royal family. For the first time, the event included an extensive cultural program on the wharf which also attracted a great deal of interest. The Postbank beach on the wharf was also a big success, thanks in part to the weather.

Website: http://www.sail.nl

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BlijBurg

April 30th - August 30th - Ijburg
(Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. – till late)

Blijburg festival events amsterdam

Ijburg ...a man-made temporary swimming beach complete with a restaurant, bar, DJs and bands.
Blijburg or 'Happyville,'as it is known for a day at the beech for a party! Also has a great collection of Dutch ship architecture on display so you can say it was an "educational experience". Do check the weather forecast.

Website: http://www.blijburg.nl/

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Uitmarkt

Last weekend of August every year

By far the largest cultural event in Amsterdam, the Uitmarkt definitely guarantees a good time in Amsteradm. Actually a visit to Amsterdam during the festival week afords little chance of avoiding the festivities.

Uitmarkt takes place every year during the last weekend of August, it celebrates the official opening of the Dutch Cultural season and offers performances, concerts, exhibitions, drama, countless workshops and a teriffic book market. All events are totally free and sponsored by Amsterdams uit buro.http://www.amsterdamsuitburo.nl

Website: http://www.uitmarkt.n

 
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