January – March 2021

— January —

Amsterdam Light Festival
*Light walk is cancelled, this year will be online
Various locations, 10 December 2020 – 3 January 2021
Amsterdam Light Festival is a highlight of the holiday season and 2020/2021 marks its ninth edition. As in previous years, a whole host of Dutch and international artists will contribute to the festival, creating spectacular light sculptures in Amsterdam’s east. Each year, hundreds of ideas are submitted by designers, architects and artists from around the world. A selection committee then chooses about 30 artworks that make up the festival’s installations. The sculptures can be spotted all over the city centre, illuminating and transforming familiar monuments in magical and unexpected ways. Due to the current circumstances, this year’s edition ‘When Nature Calls’ has been fully adjusted and offers a new theatrical walking experience instead of the boat tour.
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Tulips from Amsterdam
Dam Square, 16 January 2021
The Dutch tulip season officially gets underway in January every year as the National Tulip Day comes to town! Everyone is invited to pick their own tulip for free from a specially constructed ‘picking garden’ at Amsterdam’s Dam Square. Every year, an estimated 1.7 billion Dutch tulips bring a welcome touch of spring to households and businesses all over the globe. National Tulip Day sees Dutch tulip growers create a massive temporary garden on Dam Square, bursting with around 200,000 tulips.

 

— February —

Little Italy Taste & Travel
Westergas, 5-6-7 February 2021
In the first weekend of February there is all sorts of information about Italy in the Westergasfabriek. A unique Italian event where traveling and tasting are central. In addition to workshops and tastings with regional products, travel providers and quality accommodations ensure an attractive holiday offer. The food market, live entertainment, the necessary design and fashion stands and local hospitality establishments complete the Italian picture.
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The Jewish Cultural Quarter
At the heart of Amsterdam’s old Jewish neighbourhood lies the Jewish Cultural Quarter with its landmark buildings: the Jewish Historical Museum (including the inspiring JHM Children’s Museum), the imposing Portuguese Synagogue, the Hollandsche Schouwburg and the National Holocaust Museum. Here you can learn all you want to know about the Dutch jewish culture, history, and traditions with just one ticket.
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— March —

FloriWorld
Due to Covid-19, the doors are still closed

LegmeerdijkAalsmeer, opening its doors in the first quarter of 2020
As of the first quarter of 2020, the Amsterdam Area will have a new floral hotspot for flower lovers: FloriWorld Amsterdam. Just like the annual Keukenhof event, this brand-new, year-round ‘flower experience and expertise centre’ takes visitors from near and far into the fascinating world of flora with an attractive mix of wonder, delight and surprise. Located at the entrance of the flower auction in Aalsmeer, FloriWorld offers everything from surreal Virtual Reality experiences to live flower auctions, demonstrating what flowers and plants can mean in daily life, the effect they have on people and how they influence our health.

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In the Picture
*Adjusted program due to Covid-19
Van Gogh Museum, t.b.a.
In the Picture at the Van Gogh Museum references selfie culture by exploring how artists looked at themselves and what the resulting self-portraits tell us. See works by the master himself plus Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Julian Schnabel and others.

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