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Event Calendar February – What’s on in Amsterdam

Event Calendar February – What’s on in Amsterdam

Italy - Amsterdam Welcome
Already one month into the new year! A lot is about to happen and we don’t want you to miss anything. So let’s have a look at all the events which will take place in February!

2-4 February – Little Italy Westergasfabriek

Smell, taste and discover Italy right here in Amsterdam. With several activities like food markets, workshops, a pub quiz and last but not least a wine bar you will get the best of the country. Discover the taste and specialties of some of the biggest regions in Italy. If you think of going on a trip to Italy, you can ask all your questions and let you inform at one of the travel stands. These people know all the ins and outs on how to have the perfect time in Italy. Check out the event here.

What to do on Valentine's Day Valentijnsdag Amsterdam Welcome

14 February – Valentines day

The love boat dinner cruise

What is more romantic then cruising with your date on the pretty canals of Amsterdam. On Valentine’s day there is a special 4-course menu on the boat. The boat will leave right across from Central Station and will take you on a 2,5 hour cruise. Check out the cruise here.

Café 1884 – Valentine’s dinner

Café 1884 doesn’t let this special moment pass. On Valentine’s Day you can enjoy a 4-course dinner at this cozy restaurant just 5 minutes from the Central Station with a beautiful view over the IJ-river. The best is saved for last is definitely the case here, when you finish the night with a tasting of homemade delicacies. Think of a Coconut cake with pineapple, a lollipop of white chocolate with espresso, vanilla yogurt with mangocream, creme brulee with spices and orange ice cream. Can this be any better? We want this!

Check out more things that you can do in our Valentine’s blog

Chinese New year Damsquare Dam Amsterdam Welcome

©AmsterDo

16 February – Chinese New Year

The Chinese will celebrate Huangdi 4715, the year of the dog on their own traditional way with the lion and dragon dance. During the Chinese New Year the biggest migration will take place. Chinese from all over the world go back home to celebrate New Years eve with there family. If you may not know there is even a special Chinese temple in Amsterdam. It is located at the Zeedijk, only 15 minutes by foot from Central Station. Therefor the New Years festival will take place at Dam Square. After the festival it’s nice to grab some food at See Palace, the first floating Chinese Restaurant in Europe!

Pleinvrees on Tour festival Amsterdam Welcome

© Tim Buiting via Pleinvrees FB

17 February – Pleinvrees on Tour

Life is a party! Several locations, Several parties and Amsterdam is one of the cities where Pleinvrees will turn up this year. The genres are Techno, house and don’t forget Deephouse! The line-up is very promising and will ensure a night full of magic!

♫ Line-up ♫
• Damian Lazarus
• Britta Unders
• Seth Schwarz (live)
• Miyagi
• Bas Dobbelaer
• Dj Isis
• Prosper Rek
• Misja Impossible

Chocao Beurs van Berlage - Amsterdam Welcome
There are only 200 at the door available, so make sure you are not to late! (18+)

24- 25 February – Chocao Chocolate Festival

What’s better than a little piece of chocolate wich slowly melts on your tongue? A festival full of chocolate of course! Learn all about the process, different types of chocolate and discover all the tastes. Taste, learn and discover are the three main words for this two days event at Beurs van Berlage. Check out the event here.

24 February – Stars watching ARTIS Royal Zoo

A sky full of stars from Artis Amsterdam. Experience the nationwide star-watching from one of the most mystique spots you can imagine. When all the animals in the zoo are almost falling asleep you can enjoy the star-watching night. With different workshops all about stars is this an event for you and your whole family. Don’t forget to watch the stars through one of the telescopes that are standing at the best spots in the park!

Till 28 February – De Coolste baan van Nederland

Last chance to get a unique ice skate experience in the Olypmic Stadium of Amsterdam. Back in the days, in 1928 the Olympic summer games were organized for the first and last time in Amsterdam. Don’t forget the ISU WC Allround will also be held in the Olympic stadium from 9 to 11 March! Check the website for more information and tickets.

De Coolste baan van Nederland - Amsterdam Welcome

© De Coolste Baan

Exhibitions

Nieuwe Kerk ( till 4 February)
We have a dream

It’s your last chance to visit this beautiful exhibition about all the world known influencers, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King en Nelson Mandela who all had a dream. Check out more here.

Het Rembrandt huis ( till 18 February )
Ferdinand Bol en Govert Flinck

FOAM ( 2 February – 15 April )
Human nature – Lacas Foglia

An exhibition from Lucas Foglia about the relationship between Humanbeing and the nature. How do we threat the nature. An exhibition that will make your brains work, take your time and see the story behind every photo.

Foam exhibition Lucas Foglia  Amsterdam Welcome

© Lucas Foglia / Courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery

FOAM ( 16 February – 15 April )
The Other half – Jacob Riis

Jacob Riis is seen as the founder of documentary photography. Riss was a journalist from New York between 1800 and 1900. You will see the poor side of New York through the lens of this amazing photographer. Every photo has his own unique story.

Top photo: © Kendra Alexandra via Pinterest

Maggie Bentvelzen

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