Save the date: Amsterdam Art Week 2024: from 29 May until 2 June!

Amsterdam Art Week 2023, GRIMM Gallery. Photo by Almicheal Fraay.

About Amsterdam Art Week

Amsterdam Art Week is an art festival and a vibrant collaboration with 70+ galleries, museums, residencies, project spaces, creative hubs, private collections, art schools and artists. Expect 5 days, 40,000 visitors, 80+ programmes, 70+ venues, 300+ artists. 

Amsterdam Art Week is the moment for artists to showcase their talent to a local and global audience. For visitors, the ideal moment to visit a diverse range of leading or experimental exhibitions and events. It is also the only moment in the year when the entire Amsterdam contemporary art sector gathers and collaborates. Providing a platform for exhibitions and events and unique encounters within the (inter)national art scene.

Amsterdam Art Week offers both a dynamic VIP Programme tailored to art professionals and collectors worldwide, and a Public Programme designed for art and culture enthusiasts. The VIP Programme offers unique access to artist studios, private and corporate collections and special events. Would you like to participate in the VIP programme? Then send an e-mail to mentioning your name, position and the name of your organisation. We will keep you informed about the programme. 

Throughout the Public Programme, visitors can explore a diverse range of artists and art locations, both emerging and established, and a rich programme of art tours, artist talks, performances and events at well-known institutions and hidden gems. 

Amsterdam Art works to strengthen, connect, and promote Amsterdam’s art scene and aims at bringing it into the (inter)national spotlight. Together we celebrate the richness of the city’s contemporary art ecosystem. 

Amsterdam Art Week 2024 Highlights:

  • 29 May Joint Opening: Joint opening celebration Amsterdam Art Week and Rijksakademie Open Studios, revealing the creative processes of 47 global artists. The Rijksakademie Opening is invite only, but will be open to the public from Thursday 30 May until Sunday 2 June.
  • 29 May Conference: Designed to tackle pressing industry challenges, the conference is a unique opportunity for artists, curators, art institutions and the city of Amsterdam to collaborate, innovate, and shape a more resilient art ecosystem. We aim to actively influence communal and ecological realities through inclusive practices, networking with industry peers and access to thought leaders and experts. Conversations will center on sustainable economic models, challenging traditional power structures, and advocating for innovative funding solutions. 
  • 30 May Gallery Night: 30 May Gallery Night: From 17:00 to 20:00, all participating galleries will festively open their doors. Explore a mix of established and emerging talent, meet inspiring artists and discover new works. Whether you are a seasoned art lover or visiting galleries for the first time, this is the ideal time to explore the city’s vibrant art scene, mingle, and enjoy refreshments on a late spring evening. All participating venues are free of charge. 
  • 31 May Billy Bultheel’s performance ‘The Thief’s Journal: Songs of Decreation’: In this performance, Bultheel reclaims his musical compositions created for others, while also showcasing the underlying style that characterises his work. His collaborations include Anne Imhof – for whom he composed the soundtrack for Faust, with which Germany won the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale – artist Eliza Douglas, and more recently artist James Richards. The performance explores themes of sovereignty, individual identity and spirituality through various musical genres and the unique setting of the brutalist architecture of the Thomas Church. 
  • 1 June Amsterdam Noord Night: Discover Amsterdam Noord – a vibrant artistic district. Enjoy a diverse programme of emerging artists, performances, film screenings, artist talks, a private collection visit and meet artist Kristina Benjocki with Welcome Stranger. Discover venues like NXT Museum, SEXYLAND World, Gallery van Fanny Freytag, Eye Filmmuseum in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund and semester9 PROJECTSPACE 38/40. We will all conclude with an afterparty at SEXYLAND World.
  • 2 June Family Sunday: Amsterdam Art invites kids and their families to explore contemporary art. Activities include workshops with artists, tours, and affordable artworks for the youngest art enthusiasts.

Starting 15 April, you can find both the VIP and Public Programmes on our website. Check out all the special events and programming from that day onward right on our homepage. Stay tuned for updates! Would you like a reminder? Ensure you’re among the first to receive updates by subscribing to our newsletter and following us on social media.

FAQ Amsterdam Art (Week)

Who is organising the Amsterdam Art Week?

Amsterdam Art Week is organised by Stichting Amsterdam Art, a non profit organisation. Since 2011, Amsterdam Art connects and promotes the city’s art scene to strengthen the artistic ecosystem and make it accessible to local and international audiences. Plus we aim to put the city in the (inter)national spotlight. 

Amsterdam Art Week transforms the city into a meeting hub for (inter)national artists, art lovers, professionals and collectors. We foster collaborations, special programming and events and activate an overarching network of visitors and art professionals. 

Year round Amsterdam Art is a leading platform, promoting the current offerings of Amsterdams contemporary art institutions. 

Where does the Amsterdam Art Week take place?

The events of the festival take place throughout the city in participating galleries, museums, residencies, project spaces, independent art spaces, creative hubs, artists studio’s and private collections. Check out the full overview of the participants here

What does Amsterdam Art Week cost and how is it financed?

The budget available to realise the festival varies slightly each year, but amounts to around €350.000. The sum is made up of 1/3 participant fees, 1/3 private funds such as sponsoring and donations and 1/3 public funds. We are always looking for patrons, private and corporate, to support Amsterdam Art Week, thus preserving the dynamics of cultural Amsterdam for future generations. Please email us for more information.

Look back on Amsterdam Art Week 2023

Amsterdam Art Week 2023 trailer