Start the year in music, arts and style this January in Amsterdam. Many events are lined up this month, here is our Top 5 :
Head over to the Realisme Art Fair from Jan 15 to 18 but don’t forget to save a night to (re)discover the irish culture at the Whisky Weekend. The Fashion Week will invade the streets of Amsterdam starting Jan 16 to Jan 26 accompanied by the Flamenco Biennale which also starts on Jan 16 and ends on Feb 3rd. If you feel like reliving the 80’s for a day or two, make sure to go to the Grauzone Festival at the Melkweg on Jan 30-31.

Read on to learn more about these events


Realisme Art Fair


Although Amsterdam currently plays an important role in the avant guard art scene of Nothern Europe, it owes its true art heritage to over 300 years of Realisme. From the 17th Century, Realisme has known great artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. For its 12th edition, the Realism Art fair will be set in the Passenger Terminal of Amsterdam and running from Jan 15-18. Learn more


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


Flashing lights, mannequins and fabric, it’s that time of year again in the capital! Fashion and style is back in Amsterdam for the 22nd edition of the Fashion Week from Jan 16-26. Learn more


Whisky Weekend

If you want to enjoy a fun night out and discover some of the best Scottish whiskies, head over to the Whisky Café L&B on Jan 16-17 for the 7th edition of the Whisky Weekend. Scottish music and culture guaranteed, learn more


Flammenco Biennale

The 5th edition of the national festival Flamenco Biennale will be in Amsterdam from Jan 22 to Feb 3. Come enjoy flamenco in all its forms: shows, workshops, films and documentaries. Take lessons with professionals and dine in music. Learn more here


Grauzone Festival

Grauzone Festival

The Grauzone Festival is a multidisciplinary festival where music, film and art meets. This postpunk festival features young new talents as well as more established names from the 80’s. The Grauzone festival is in town for its 3rd edition and will have bands and DJs perform live at The Melkweg on Jan 30-31. Discover the line-up for 2015



Travel to Amsterdam without paying for accommodation

Want to join the party and attend all these events? Take a look at our available hosts and stay for free in Amsterdam!