The Tale of the Whale in Het Scheepvaartmuseum
Saturday 9 July to Sunday 28 August
The exhibition The tale of the whale is part of The Whale Weeks organised by The National Maritime Museum. It teaches kids about the relationship between people and nature and the importance of clean oceans. The tale of the whale shows how our image of the largest creatures that ever lived, has changed through the centuries and how, because of men, it turned into an endangered species.
Marten en Oopjen reunited in Rijksmuseum
Saturday 2 July to Sunday 2 October
Almost four centuries ago, Rembrandt painted the two metre high marriage portraits of the newly-weds Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. The paintings are quite unique, as at the time it was not common for non-official civilians, to have their portrait taken from head to toe. The incredibly detailed and real portraits hang next to Rembrandt’s other masterpiece: The Nightwatch in the Gallery of Honour.
Over Het IJ Festival
Friday 8 July to Sunday 17 July
Over Het IJ Festival is a 10-day long theatre festival on NDSM-Wharf. The festival offers an accessible stage to young, new, up and coming and established theatre talent. There are some over the top performances and sometimes you go: W.T.F? But the atmosphere of this festival is always great. The industrial area of NDSM-Wharf is a perfect backdrop for this varied theatre festival.
Cycling through beautiful Waterland
On any beautiful, sunny day!
They predict warm and sunny weather this weekend. With between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius, it is the perfect temperature to get out on the bike and explore the wetlands, north of Amsterdam. Our favourite cycling route is about 40 to 50 kilometres long and goes through the picturesque villages Durgerdam, Marken, Holysloot, Zuiderwoude, Broek in Waterland and Nieuwendam.
- World Press Photo Exhibition – 16 April to 10 July 2016 – Last weekend!
- Living in the Amsterdam School – 29 April – 28 August 2016
- Vondelpark Openluchttheater – 2 May – 25 September 2016
- Artis ZOOmeravonden – Every Saturday in June, July & August
- Energetica – 22 April 2016 – 1 January 2017
- Helmut Newton exhibition on Foam – 17 June – 4 September 2016
- 2016: Year of the Amsterdam School – The whole year