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IDFA starts

14 Nov 2018
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Running from 14-25 November 2018, IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam takes over nearly all the cinema screens in the city. Nearly. The festival attracts documentary professionals from all over the world, but it’s also incredibly popular with the general public so be warned: screenings are often sold out. On our wish-list to see: […]

17 November – 3 February 2019 Go ice skating on the large open air ice rink besides the Rijksmueum, underneath a replica of ‘De Magere Brug’. Ice-skating lessons are also available if you’d like some tips. Or just watch from the sidelines. There will be festive food and drink on offer and a Christmas market will […]

29 Nov – 20 January 2019 The light art installations of Amsterdam Light Festival are exclusively made for the festival, created with a specific location in mind. In total, 30 artworks will be on show, with the theme, The Medium is the Message. You can explore the Amsterdam Light Festival by boat, by bike, or […]

Organised by Amsterdam Mamas, you’ll need to book tickets for this old tram, driven by Santa himself*, with the help of his elves. They will also be live performances of Christmas music and other activities for children. Watch our video about the Vintage Santa Tram on the Broadcast Amsterdam YouTube channel to get a taster. […]

The shepherd will be at the Visitor Centre with his sheep, for the children to pet. Listen to Christmas songs from the choir and shop for sustainable Christmas presents. For a small fee, there are winter crafts to make, like a bird feeder or a sheep’s wool Christmas bauble. The Dune Café will be open […]

26 Dec, 16:00- 18:30 @ Paradiso Featuring the Paradiso Orchestra and guests. With glühwein. “An Absolutely charming festive family concert.” @CathyCentral #CHRISTMAS&NEWYEARINAMS

14 Nov 2018

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17 Nov 2018


ICE Amsterdam

ice ams

29 Nov 2018

@ various locations around the city

Amsterdam Light Festival 2018 | opens

ams light fest

09 Dec 2018

Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam

Vintage Santa Tram 2018

santa tram

16 Dec 2018

dunes kerst

26 Dec 2018

kerst matinee



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