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Happy Monday! Whether you are a first-timer or a well-seasoned traveler to the city, the choices of things to do and see can be a bit overwhelming. To make your planning process a bit easier we’ve carefully compiled a list of things to do in Amsterdam this week.

Last call or only this week – Things to do in Amsterdam this week

Some events in the city are only this week or have their closing date in the near future. No worries though, we´ve got you covered. These are the events you shouldn´t miss this week.

  • This Saturday it is time for another edition of The Maker Market, this is one of the most exciting new markets in Amsterdam. During this monthly event you can pick up natural cosmetics, handcrafted leather items, furniture or some true delicacies. It is the place to be for creative locals or tourists that want to experience something different! Go by the market to pick up a one-of-a-kind gift or to enjoy a delicious delicacy made by one of the food stalls at the market.

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  • The Dutch Masters in the Hermitage is easily one of the biggest exhibitions of the year, this collection of masterpieces from the Hermitage in St Petersburg shines a light on the Dutch Masters. Travel back in time to the Netherlands’ Golden Age, and encounter an impressive array of the works that influenced artistic styles across a range of styles. The exhibition closes this week so go and check it out now. Added bonus! The newly discovered Rembrandt is also on display at the Hermitage.


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  • This Friday it is time for another Vincent on Friday at the Van Gogh Museum! This week it revolves around his fascination with Japan and how it influenced his art. Besides that the night centers around Japan in the current day and age with a documentary and chance to design your own van Gogh kimono.


  • The OBA (Oosterdokskade 143) organizes a hip hop festival on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of May. Participate in workshops or lectures and be inspired by music and dance during the Hip Hop Festival.

Other Things to do in Amsterdam this week


Best Burger Amsterdam

Best Burgers in Amsterdam

Who doesn’t love a juicy burger. From a gourmet burger to a fast food snack, the burger is the most popular sandwich in the world! Amsterdam is full of great places to grab one, but which one is the best? The Best Burgers in Amsterdam Hello Amsterdam has got you covered! It was a tough …

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My Name is Prince Inside

My Name is Prince

My Name is Prince, the official Prince exhibition finally comes to Amsterdam! Following the success of the exhibition at the O2 in London, My Name Is Prince will now be on show at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. Prince, The Legend Never Really Dies Legendary artists like Prince never really die. The legacy of this …

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Bernd, Hilla and the others

Bernd, Hilla and the Others in Huis Marseille

Bernd, Hilla and the others is an exposition in Huis Marseille. It is an exposition that honors the so-called Düsseldorfer Photoschule. This movement revolves around artists that learned their craft from Bernd and Hilla Becher or their successors Thomas Ruff and Andreas Gursky. About the exposition The movement is so iconic and successful, that you …

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Kevin Ledo at Go Gallery 2

Kevin Ledo in GO Gallery

World famous urban artist Kevin Ledo has its own exposition in GO Gallery. For this exposition he also invited 14 other artists to be a part of his An Impeccable Bunch show. Ledo is famous for his impressive murals such as the nine story high Leonard Cohen in Montreal or the Facing the Future in …

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Amsterdam Markets

Best Amsterdam Markets

From vegetables to cheese and fresh fish, and from art to antiques, books and vintage clothing, there is something for everyone at the various Amsterdam Markets. For the Dutch, a trip to the market is not only a way to get more value for their money or buy special products that are not found at …

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Dutch Doubles Ballet

Dutch Doubles by the National Ballet

Following the success of Dutch Doubles in 2014, Dutch National Ballet now presents the long awaited second edition in 2018. Top choreographers collaborate with renowned musicians, to create 4 state of the art ballets. The program includes world premieres by Ernst Meisner and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, work by ‘master of dance’ Hans van Manen and …

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Metamorphosis Melkweg Expo

Metamorphosis in the Melkweg

Metamorphosis is the exposition by photographer Lois Cohen and stylist Indiane Roma Voss that is on display in the Melkweg. Their work will be on display from the 19th of May until the 10th of June. In this exposition the two have taken twelve female figures from pop-culture and they’ve reconstructed them. This results in …

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Studio Drift at the Stedelijk Museum

Studio Drift at the Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum presents a Dutch duo, Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, with Studio Drift. They met during their studies at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, where they graduated in 2005. Their fascination for nature, science fiction and technology comes together in their site-specific installations and interactive sculptures. During this exposition the relation between humans, …

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Lindengracht Market

The Lindengracht Market is another famous market in the picturesque Jordaan. With a laid-back atmosphere and beautiful architectural backdrop this is another market you should visit when you are exploring the Jordaan. Make sure it is on Saturday though, this 120-year old market with 232 stalls is only held on Saturdays. What you can find …

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World Press Photo Turtle

World Press Photo Amsterdam

The 14th of April marks the start of World Press Photo Amsterdam. The winning images from the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour in Amsterdam. World Press Photo Amsterdam Each year, professional press photographers, photo agencies, newspapers and magazines from all over the world are invited to submit …

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