From January 29th till January 31th an indoor food truck festival is held in Amsterdam-Noord. You can enjoy a great variety of food that is prepared in the trucks while listening to soul music. You will also find a wine bar and a bar with traditionally brewed beer. The entrance is free. More information: foodsoulfestival.nl
From November 28th 2015 to May 29th 2016, Hermitage Museum is home to the art exhibition ‘Spanish Masters from the Hermitage‘. In this exhibition you will find more than 60 masterpieces from painters like El Greco, Velázquez, Murillo, Zurbarán and Picasso, that together tell the story of the rise and glory of Spanish art in the Golden Age. More information: www.hermitage.nl
Every year in winter time, Amsterdam is transformed into a capital of lights, thanks to many international artists. They are able to show their latest work in the streets and canals. The theme of this year is ‘Friendship’. You can see all the works by taking a boat or walking through the city. For more information: https://www.amsterdamlightfestival.com/en/
On November 18th, the IDFA festival starts in Amsterdam. For me, one of my favourite events in Amsterdam. Our city transforms itself to the international documentary capital of the world. More than 2.500 international documentary professionals gather in Amsterdam during eleven days of films, industry events, panel discussions and much more. – See more at: https://www.idfa.nl/industry/festival.aspx
Each year in November, all museums in Amsterdam open at one night. This year Museum Night is held on November 7th. All museums become a festivity with art, drinking, dancing eating and they close at 2 am (of course you can go to after parties if you like). The Museum Night attracts about 26.000 visitors every year. Tickets cost E18,50 and it gives you entrance to basically all (more than 50) museums. For more information: http://museumnacht.amsterdam/info
The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is held anually in mid-October. This event draws elite runners from all over the world. On Sunday, 18 October 2015, Amsterdam is celebrating its 40th TCS Amsterdam Marathon. The course starts from the city’s famous Olympic Stadium and passes many of Amsterdam’s most notable landmarks and attractions while making its way back to the stadium via the east of the city.
King’s Day is a national holiday, celebrated yearly on April 27th. This day we celebrate the birth of our king Willem-Alexander. You will find markets, music and food on the streets all over our country. Also, people tend to dress up in orange clothes. So if you are planning to celebrate with us: don’t forget your orange details.