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What's On in Amsterdam in June

What's On in Amsterdam in June

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Updated: 1 May 2017
After the last three seasons’ testing weather patterns, summer is finally on its way. For obvious reasons, Amsterdam’s cultural calendar will gravitate around several outdoor activities in June and includes numerous open-air events such as Films With a View and the Taste of Amsterdam.


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MUSIC | Cat Power

📅  Thursday, June 1st

Paradiso has booked American indie legend Cat Power to open their summer program. While Cat Power’s unique brand of alternative rock has altered significantly over the years, her sound has always remained polished, emotive and arresting.

Tickets: €32.50

📍 Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam +31 20 626 4521

MUSIC | Deep Purple – The Long Goodbye Tour

📅 Friday, June 2nd

British rock legends Deep Purple will kick off the Northern European portion of their latest tour at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome this summer. The band made their name with massive hits such as their iconic head-banger Smoke on the Water and even after almost 50 years on the road still pack a punch when it comes to live performances.

Tickets: €59

📍Ziggo Dome, De Passage 100, Amsterdam +31 900 2353663

FOOD & DRINKS | Taste of Amsterdam

📅  Friday, June 2nd to Monday, June 5th

During the first weekend of June, thousands of chefs, foodies and restauranteurs flock to Amstelpark, for one of the largest culinary events in the Netherlands. Aptly titled, Taste of Amsterdam, this massive, open-air food fair covers almost every conceivable cuisine and always attracts a high quota of gastronomic experts.

Tickets: €12

📍 Amstelpark, Amsterdam

THEATER | Holland Festival

📅  Saturday, June 3rd to Sunday, June 25th

Holland Festival is among the largest, and oldest performing arts events in the world and has taken place anunally in Amsterdam since 1947. This esteemed festival always books world-leading artists, from a wide range of genres and mediums, including opera, modern dance and the visual arts.

Tickets: varies by event

📍 Locations throughout Amsterdam


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MUSIC | Eyedress

📅 Monday, June 5th

Subbacultcha magazine has booked California-based up-and-comer Eyedress to perform at Sugarfactory this June. Eyedress recently dropped a string of well received new-wave leanings tracks that are laced with subtle synth whispers and resonating bass lines.

Tickets: €8

📍 Sugarfactory, Lijnbaansgracht 238, Amsterdam +31 20 627 0008

HEALTH & FITNESS | Gaasperplasrun 

📅  Sunday, June 11th

The 23rd edition of Gaasperplasrun will take place on June 11th 2017. Amateur athletes at this annual running competition can choose between several routes and distances, ranging from 1 kilometer to sprints to 10 kilometer endurance tests.

Tickets: free

📍 Gaasperplas, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Amsterdam

FILM | Films With a View

📅  Everyday Tuesday Through June

During the warmer months of the year, Pllek organises weekly movie nights on its beachside terrace. For these events, the restaurant constructs a full-sized cinema screen on the banks of the river IJ, and collaborates with Dutch film professionals in order to devise its summer program.

Tickets: €5

📍 Pllek, Tt. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam +31 20 290 0020

ART | Chris Beekman, De Stijl Defector

📅  Until Sunday, September 17th

As part of their yearlong tribute to de Stijl, the Stedelijk museum will present Chris Beekman’s often overlooked oeuvre. Although Beekman was an early member of De Stijl, he eventually became embittered by the movement due to its lackluster political ethos. Unlike his former peers, Beekman created socially engaged artwork that addressed contemporary issues.

Tickets: €15

📍 The Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, Amsterdam +31 20 573 2911


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CULTURE | Open Garden Days

📅  Friday, June 16th to Sunday, June 18th

There are over 30 stately gardens hidden amidst Amsterdam’s iconic canal belt, many of which were created during the height of the Dutch Golden Age. These secluded sanctuaries are only accessible to the public once a year, during the third weekend of June.

Tickets: €18

📍 Gardens throughout central Amsterdam

FILM | Eyeshadow: Any Way the Wind Blows & Dollkraut

📅  Saturday, June 17th

1970s electro throwback Dollkraut will perform at June’s edition of Eyeshadow, after a screening of Tom Barman’s low-budget masterpiece Any Way the Wind Blows. This two-pronged event is organised by the EYE Film Institute, and is part of an ongoing series that will continue throughout summer.

Tickets: €12.50

📍 The EYE Film Institute, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam  +3120 589 1400

HEALTH | Yogafest Amsterdam

📅  Saturday, June 17th to Sunday, June 18th

This year Yogafest will take place inside Westergasfabriek – a state-of-the-art conference centre that is surrounded by natural beauty. Over this two-day festival, yoga enthusiast are encouraged to practise their techniques alongside certified experts.

Tickets: varies by event

📍 Westergasfabriek, Klönneplein 1, Amsterdam +31 20 586 0710

FOOD & DRINKS | Dutch Raw Food & Lifestyle Festival

📅  Sunday, June 18th

Numerous lectures, workshops and demonstrations covering the in-and-outs of raw diets will take place during this one-day festival, alongside an expansive market featuring exclusively biological food.

Tickets: €11.50

📍 Boerderij Langerlust, Provincialeweg 24, Amsterdam  +31 20 342 0440


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MUSIC | World Wide Music Day

📅 Wednesday, June 21st

For the fourth year in a row, Amsterdam-based non-profit organisation Musicians Without Borders will organise a benefit concert during World Wide Music Day in order to promote universal access to music. The concert’s line-up is already shaping up nicely and will coincide with other similar events around the world.


MUSIC | Candlelight Concert

📅  Thursday, June 22nd

The Portuguese Synagogue organises candlelight concerts once every few months and usually invites artists working within traditional Jewish music to perform within the buildings main hall. In June, the synagogue will host klezmer night and has booked esteemed, Dutch band Di Gojim, as well as famed clarinetist Jaap Mulder for the evening.

Tickets: €14.50

📍 The Portuguese Synagogue, Mr. Visserplein 3, Amsterdam +31 20 624 5351

ART | Edward Krasiński 

📅  Saturday, June 25th to Sunday, October 15th

During the third quarter of 2017, the Stedelijk Museum will present a comprehensive retrospective of Polish, avant-garde artist Edward Krasiński’s work. By combining gestures drawn from Dada and Polish constructivism, Krasiñski created an unique artistic method that frequently employed chance, geometry and a patently dry sense of humour.

Tickets: €15

📍 The Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, Amsterdam +31 20 573 2911

HISTORY | Een Betere Stad

📅  Until Sunday, July 16th

In order to modernise Amsterdam, the city’s municipality devised several large-scale urban renewal projects in the early 20th century, that were collectively known as het Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan (The General Expansion Plan). During summer, de Stadsarchief will document this important period by presenting records, photographs and other items related to Amsterdam’s 20th century urban history.

Tickets: €6

📍 De Stadsarchief, Vijzelstraat 32, Amsterdam +31 20 25 11 511




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PHOTOGRAPHY | Gordon Parks – I am You. Selected Works 1942 – 1978

📅  Friday, June 16th to Wednesday, September 6th

Due to his unbelievably influential body of work, Gordon Parks’ contributions to American photography and cinema cannot be understated. As a photographer, Parks was among the first figures to openly address racial tensions in the US and eventually went onto to direct the groundbreaking blaxploitation film Shaft. A large collections of photographic will be on display at FOAM throughout summer.

Tickets: €11

📍 FOAM, Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam +31 20 551 6500

PHOTOGRAPHY | New Realities. Photography in the Nineteenth Century

📅  Saturday, June 17th to Sunday, September 17th

In June, the Rijksmuseum will present a massive collection of rarely seen photographs from its archives that date back to the early 19th century. During this period, photography was slowly emerging as an important medium and many practitioners employed their cameras to capture a diverse range of subjects, including scientific phenomena, cities, and natural landscapes.

Tickets: €17.50

📍 The Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam +31 20 674 7000

ART: From Fauvism to Surrealism: Jewish Avante-Garde Artists From Hungary

📅   Until Sunday, September 24th

As its name suggests, the Jewish Historical Museum’s latest exhibition presents and retraces the work of several Hungarian Jewish artists, whose legacy shines through Fauvism, Surrealism and other coevals strands of the avant-garde.

Tickets: €15

📍Jewish Historical Museum, Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam +31 20 531 0310

FOOD & DRINKS | World Talks

📅 Friday, June 30th

Every month de Stadsschouwburg theater in Amsterdam organises a night of drinks and discussions called World Talks, where Amsterdammers are encouraged to enjoy a beer with their fellow citizens whilst mulling over important contemporary issues. The theater also invites guest speakers in order to moderate discussions.

Tickets: free

📍Stadsschouwburg, Leidseplein 26, Amsterdam +31 20 624 2311