The First Art Fair - Expositions - Hello Amsterdam City Guide



CalendarArt ExhibitionsAmsterdam City Centre

First Art Fair

Discover Amsterdam

The First Art Fair is a sparkling contemporary art fair at the Passenger Terminal near the Amsterdam IJ river. During this fair you can admire paintings, sculptures, glass, photography and jewelry from hundreds of renowned and young artists, introduced by one of the 30 participating galleries that all focus on contemporary art. If you want to know more about some of the artists or their art you can participate in one of the fair’s art talks where they dive into the background of their contemporary art.

first art fair amsterdam

Artist Talks at The First Art Fair

The artist talks take place on Thursday  & Friday, with the following artist taking the stage to tell a bit more about themselves and the motives behind their art pieces.

Thursday 17 January
12:00-12:30 Lizette Luijten (Galerie The Obsession of Art)
13:00-13:30 Raymond Rutting (Galerie The Obsession of Art)
14:00-14:30 John Wassenaar (Galerie ArtBoutique)
15:00-15:30 Corry Kooy (GrachtenGalerie)
16:00-16:30 Erik Kierkels (Galerie Terbeek)
17:00-17:30 Diana Blok (Sandvoort Gallery)

Friday 18 January

12:00-12:30 Damian Kapojos (Lukisan Gallery)
13:00-13:30 Maarten Versteeg (Brech Jewelry)
14:00-14:30 Bart Somers (Van Loon Galleries)
15:00-15:30 Ileana Mariotto (Novi/Arte)
16:00-16:30 Joris Verdonkschot (Terbeek)
17:00-17:30 Jeroen Dercksen (Art Expositions)

The fair takes place in the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, located on the banks of the IJ, so a trip to the First Art Fair can be combined perfectly with a trip to the Palace Quarter or Amsterdam North!


Passenger Terminal


Piet Hein Kade 27, Amsterdam

Start Date

17 January 2019 (this event is over)

End Date

20 January 2019 (this event is over)


Opening Hours

daily from 11 am to 6 pm Friday evening open until 9 pm

Admission At the register: Adults: € 12.50 <18 Years: € 8, – Children up to 12 years: free C card holders free access 


City Centre

Discover Amsterdam

We've listed the best things to do and see in the Amsterdam City Centre. Stop-by to plan your trip to our beautyful city now...

Explore City Centre

You Might Also Like



The Jazz Music Hall in Town

The Bimhuis Amsterdam is the Jazz Music Hall of the city. It is conveniently located on the site of the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. Because of that it shares some interesting features with this spectacular building, starting with the location and the beautiful view of the river. Together they host international music festivals and events. …

Read more about Bimhuis

Best museums in Amsterdam

Best Museums in Amsterdam

An art enthusiast paradise

Amsterdam is a city full of culture and will make any art loving heart beat just a bit faster. From world renowned hotspots like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House to small independent niche museums. With over 75 options the city has something to offer for everyone. To make it a little easier to choose, we …

Read more about Best Museums in Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum

Discover Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is a must see. It is the biggest museum of modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. Come and see iconic works by Appel, Chagall, Dumas, De Kooning, Koons, Malevich, Matisse, Mondriaan, Picasso, Rietveld, Warhol and many others. The Stedelijk Museum is the place where everyone can discover …

Read more about Stedelijk Museum