January in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Events Calendar

Monthly calendar for Amsterdam with festivals, special events, concerts, cultural happenings, fairs, film & media arts, sports and entertainment. Exhibitions in museums and galleries are listed in the Exhibitions Calendar

January 1, 2022

New Year's Day

As in many countries this day is a national holiday. Some museums and attractions may be closed.

January 1 or 2, 2022

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Preview of Amsterdam's celebration and traditional performances of Chinese New Year offered by the Chinese community of Amsterdam. It includes dancing, fireworks and Chinese exhibitions. Festivities are centered around Nieuwmarkt, the heart of Amsterdam's Chinatown.

December 19, 2021-January 3, 2022

Het Amsterdamse Winterparadijs

The Ultimate Winter Experience with an indoor and outdoor skating rink, toboggan (sledding), cross-country skiing, snowball fight, cinema, curling, Ferris wheel, carousel, Christmas market, theatre, après-ski, and more.

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January 10-February 5, 2020

Skalar - Reflections on light and sound

A moving audiovisual installation and art show in the iconic Gashouder in Amsterdam.

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December 22, 2021 - January 9, 2022

World Christmas Circus

Traditional circus show in the famous Royal Theatre Carré, originally designed as a circus theatre, with acrobats, clowns and spectacular horse acts with dazzling jumps and somersaults on horseback.

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January 15, 2022

National Tulip Day

Official start of tulip season. Anyone can come to pick free tulips from a special built garden on Dam Square.

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January 17-24, 2021


Running contest on the main roads through the Vondelpark. Choose between 'Race the Day', 'Light the Night' or Children Run.

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December 2, 2021 - January 23, 2022

Amsterdam Light Festival

Walk or sail alongside light sculptures created by leading artists, beautifully illuminated buildings, bridges and boats and surprising light projections on buildings.

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January 27-30, 2022

Jumping Amsterdam

Annually held equestrian event and international competition in both jumping and dressage at the RAI in Amsterdam, attended by more than 50,000 equestrians and horse enthusiasts.

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end August-end April

Ajax Amsterdam Football Club

Spend a Sunday amongst frenzied fans of the famous Ajax Amsterdam football team. Ajax plays in the impressive, modern ArenA south of the city.

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