Jan 2018

What’s on? Amsterdam

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What’s on? Amsterdam | Jan 2018

Sun 14 Jan from 14:00 @ ABC Amsterdam, Spui

Working Lunch | A book presentation. With “recipes for your Office Kitchen”, local cook and restaurant critic, Vicky Hampton, wants us to give the boterham a break for our Monday to Friday lunchtimes. She’s come up with 50 recipes and she’ll be presenting a few of them in person at this event.


Every Monday night from 8 Jan at 19:30

Open Draw @ Cinetol in the Pijp | The regular drawing-based social event for illustrators, graphic designers, visual designers, drawing artists, serial doodlers and drawing enthusiasts. They supply the materials and music, you pay a small entrance fee. Bar on site.


Tues 16 Jan

De Wilde Stad film preview & talk @ Pakhuis de Zwijger | Ahead of its general cinema relase, here’s a chance to see this charming nature film about Amsterdam’s wildlife. (Dutch spoken, no subtitles)


18 Jan – 28 Feb

Ice skating @ the Olympic Stadium | As it sounds really. But it’s very popular, so when you can, book ahead at schaatsen.nl.


Fri 19 Jan

#LinkedInLocal | Get to know your local LinkedIn connections face-to-face and in a smal, relaxed meet-up. Free to register.


19 Jan till 28 March

Back to the Future @ Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

Exploring what photography was, what it is considered to be now, and what it will be in the future. As they say, “This exhibition juxtaposes the work created by contemporary artists with the work of some of the medium’s nineteenth century pioneers.”


Saturday, January 20 & Sunday 21 January, 09:00-16:00

Egmond Walking Marathon | a charity event to raise money for rheumatism, whilst walking the North Holland coast. There are snacks and a Walkers Expo en route. There are also special public transport arrangements across the country due to its popularity. (Tip: Join the Netherlands Adventurers Meetup if you are on your own.)


20 Jan

Burns Night with the British Society of Amsterdam @ British School of Amsterdam | Celebrate this traditional Scottish event with proper haggis, neeps and tatties. Warning: Bagpipes may be played.


20 Jan

Lady Gaga @ Ziggodome | A new date after her postponed gig. And last time we looked, it’s not sold out.


wed 24 jan

Dancing Grandmothers @ Stadsschouwburg | “As it sounds”.  The Korean Dancing Grandmothers have been a global success, exploring the “attitudes of Korean women to dance and ageing”. The choreography includes elements of flower power, folklore and electro.


27 Jan

Cults @ Bitterzoet | Synth pop from NYC with their third album, Offering.


Sat 27 Jan

Mixtree standup comedy in English | Rahul Kohli headlining, with support from Esra Seval Dede, Ruud Vos, Rachel Wan and Daniel Hilel Tuch. Hosted by Ken Parsons. New venue, same great vibe.


Sun 28 Jan

PAC Festival @ Pathe Tuschinksi | Five awards-worthy films screened all in one big Sunday love-in


30 Jan

Hudson Taylor @ Bitterzoet | These Irish brothers make folky, poppy acoustic music with close harmonies. If that’s your sort of thing.   



  • Amsterdam Light Festival  Water Colours boat tour is still on until 21 Jan
  • ICE Amsterdam @ Museumplein – the large ice rink, with a replica of ‘De Magere Brug’ is on until 4 Feb.