Amsterdam Weekend Guide for June 20, 21, 22 & 23

Amsterdam Weekend Guide for June 20, 21, 22 & 23

Looking for things to do this weekend in Amsterdam? We've got you! Here you'll find our weekly post where we list events you should visit, parties, exhibitions and lots of other weekend tips.

10 years Volkshotel across 9 floors – June 22

Music, art and culture at the Volkshotel. From 21:00 – 07:00, doorsale € 15.

10 jaar Volkshotel

Tropikali Festival Weekender – June 22 and 23

Tropical vibes & delightful beats. A festival where LGBTQIA+ people – and those who are unsure of where they stand – can express themselves freely and without judgment. For the first time this year, it’s a weekend event!

People dancing at the party Tropikali in Amsterdam
© Tropikali

European Championship NL – June 21

What are the best places to watch the European Championship in Amsterdam? We’ve put together a list of places where you can watch the game! The Dutch match is on Friday June 21st at 18:00 against France. 

  • Huge screen at the Westergasterras, West
  • Café Thijssen, Jordaan
  • Tapmarin, De Pijp
  • Café Kuijper, East
  • Café Brecht, Center
  • Café Schinkelhaven, South
  • Vondeltuin, South

Red Light District Festival – June 22 & 23

Many locations in the Red Light District open their doors during this festival. You can look inside, attend workshops, listen to stories, enjoy live music and delicious food. You find the full program here.

De Wallen Festival op 22 en 23 juni
© Wallen Festival

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre – Free Entry

Very popular and beloved among Amsterdammers and visitors! From June to September, there is a big program every weekend (from Friday to Sunday) with something for everyone. Enjoy music, comedy, family theater, dance, and classical music, famous artists and new talent. All shows are free, but donations during your visit are very welcome of course.

Concert at the Vondelpark Theater in Amsterdam
© Vondelpark Theater

Check out the program for this weekend here!

Wine Tasting at Chateau Amsterdam, Urban Winery

Enjoy an urban wine tasting experience at the Netherlands’ first urban winery and Europe’s largest. Try their 5 unique wines made in the city and pair them with Italian-inspired dishes in their tasting room next to wine barrels and tanks. It’s a great group activity too! Book your table here.

Wine tasting at Chateau Amsterdam
© Chateau Amsterdam

Neighborhood Gathering Herring & Genever – June 20

Yesss, the annual neighborhood gathering at Proeflokaal A. van Wees is here again! To celebrate the arrival of the Dutch New Herring. The herring cart will be outside from 4:00 PM, serving a Dutch New Herring & a glass of their homemade spicy Scheepsgenever for €2. There will be an accordion player to provide the necessary entertainment.

Hollandse haring

Proeflokaal A. van Wees | Herengracht 319

Summer Breeze Latin Night – June 20

Enjoy the tropical vibes at Westergasterras! Experience a variety of Latin music styles and dance moves, workshops (like Salsa, Zouk, Bachata, and Kizomba) and cocktails.

Westergas, from 18:00. Tickets € 15, tickets here.

Visit a Candlelight Concert 

One of those things that you just have to experience once: being surrounded by 1,000 candles while enjoying a piano concert in the oldest theater in Amsterdam.

Candlelight concert in Amsterdam
© Candlelight Concert

Even more Amsterdam Weekend Tips

Fun Activities 

  • Rent Your Own Boat Amsterdam: What’s better than cruising the canals yourself with friends/family? Book your boat here →
  • Wine Tasting in a Speakeasy Wine Cellar: The sommelier guides you through a curated selection of 5 wines, all sourced from local winemakers. Book your tasting here →
  • Dining in The Dark: Enjoy a three, four, or five-course dining experience that takes place entirely in the dark. Book your spot here →
  • 2-Hour Private Karaoke Session: Book a private karaoke booth for up to 10 people for a super fun night out! Book your spot here →
  • 80’s Roller Skating Rink: Go back to the ’80s with a stunning decor and the best ’80s music. Spend a fun and active day out skating with friends and family in the rink. Book your spot here →
  • Join a Cocktail Course: Attend a 2-hour masterclass with a professional bartender and learn all about mixology. Book your course here →

Art & Culture

  • Moco Museum Amsterdam: Visit the first Banksy exhibition ever in a museum and see classics like Love Is In The Air, Barcode, Girl with Balloon, and the rarely seen, larger-than-life Beanfield. Perfect for the weekend! Book your visit here →
  • Fabrique des Lumières, Immersive Experience: From Vermeer to Van Gogh, it’s truly amazing to see their art come to life! Book your tickets here →
  • Museum of the Canals: Explore the story of the Amsterdam canals in a grand house on the historic Herengracht. Even as locals we love to visit museums like this & learn more about our city. Book your tickets here →
  • Wereldmuseum: Check out their new exhibitions, which change very frequently. Learn about African, Asian, New Guinean, and Latin American culture. View Fascinating artworks and objects that illustrate life across the world. Book your tickets → 
  • Foam Photography Museum: The exhibition features art focusing on social issues and personal identity. Using different types of art, these artists make us think about how our personal identity connects with the bigger story of society. Book your tickets here →

Weekend Day Trips – Explore the Rest of The Netherlands

  • Giethoorn: Even if you’re a local, you must visit this place, Venice of the Netherlands! This picturesque village, famous for its waterways and beautiful houses, makes for a fantastic day out. Rent a boat here →
  • Volendam: One of our favorite day trips! Explore Volendam and its surrounding fishing villages, eat a harring and take a cruise across the Gouwzee. Book your cruise here →
  • Brugge: A beautiful city in Belgium famous for its old buildings, canals, and cobblestone streets. See the historic buildings and try delicious Belgian chocolates, take a boat tour on the canals or walk around the city. Book here →
  • Markermeer Sailing Trip: Go on a magical private sailing trip on a seaworthy yacht with a group of up to 12 people. Book your sailing trip here →
  • Laren: Such a charming village, located in the Gooi region. Explore its stunning streets lined with beautiful old houses, enjoy the vibrant art galleries and boutiques. And don’t forget to pay a visit to the Singer Laren Museum. Book your tickets here →
  • Seal Safari Wadden Sea: Explore the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while searching for seals and migratory birds. Book your safari here →

Want to discover even more tips? Check out our monthly guide to see what you can do in Amsterdam this month. We also created a list for the entire year of 2024!

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