The Who What Where of Amsterdam during Spring

Cultural Agenda Amsterdam Spring

WWW (Who What Where) is a handpicked cultural agenda for Amsterdam. It bridges the variety of local and international artistic expressions present in the city. We focus on art, music, performance, community-driven events, small-scale venues and underground culture.

Leave a comment below if you remember Amsterdive’s cultural agendas! We’re back, this time around in seasonal format. Find below all the fine events that we’re excited to explore and go back to after (read in cavernous tone) *everything* thAt wEnt dOwn thE pAst twO yEArs. From museuming to theatre and clubbing, there’s a variety of activities to keep you amused.

Since the pandemic, some of us have gotten a taste of eremitism that may or may not have stuck around. Or maybe we’re just growing older (*coughs nervously*) in which case we still prefer small scale events, indie venues, and – generally speaking, – everything non-crowded, which given Amsterdam’s population density is a rare occurrence. Consider this cultural agenda a nudge to get outside the cave. What I love about this city’s cultural scene though is that it keeps reinventing itself, and you can always find something to your liking, you just need to look in the right places. Let’s go, we’ll take you.

Who What Where – Ongoing events

Every Monday, 20:30 | Cinemanita @ Nieuwe Anita

The classic movie night presented by Jeffrey Babcock, who always digs up the quirkiest movies for his cinema infants. You can go earlier – from 18:00 on – and swallow a three-course vegan dinner at Robbin Food next door too.

Every Tuesday, 20:30 | Small acustic acts: Witte Gei’t @ Nieuwe Anita

Your beginning of the week convivial next-door singer songwriter tunes. Nieuwe Anita’s space is all old-school artsy Amsterdam vibes (but you might have a better definition.)

Every Friday, 20:00 | Storytelling Night @ Mezrab | free entrance

Mezrab has become a second living room for many Amsterdammers in search of human connection. On Friday we gather around their Middle-Eastern carpet to hear all kinds of stories and tales with a steamy Iranian soup on the side. On Wednesdays they have open mics!

Every Friday & Saturday, 23:00 | Clubbing @ Pllek | free entrance

Pllek is an Amsterdam Noord cafe + restaurant ex-libris, with industrial looks and a creative ethos. Go for a scrumptious feel-good meal and wait until the tables get pulled to the side. You can also join in on the dancefloor after dinner and shake your limbs until 3 am.

Every Friday & Saturday, 21:00 | Clubbing @ Radio Radio, Westergasfabriek

Get your weekend dose of electronic music at Westerpark’s mischievous music crib Radio Radio, a collective that also streams their sounds online. If you want to get acquainted with local DJ talents, this is the place. From 17:30 to 20:30 they serve Tacos to keep you energized until late.

Every Sunday, from May 1 – September, 15:00 | Sunday Sounds @ Tolhuistuin’s garden

Sundays beg for an afternoon of live music in the outdoors. During the warm season, one the finest of Amsterdam’s music venues – the Tolhuistuin, – opens their garden to musical acts curated by local label Excelsior Records.

Every Sunday | Open Mic @ Labyrinth | free entrance

Grab the mic and do your thing: sing a song or tell a story at this international cafe where food warms the soul and cocktails are a must-try. Make sure to reserve a table in advance and register with the host at 3 pm if you’re performing (it work on a first come, first served basis.)

Cherry Blossoms in Westerpark, Amsterdam

Who What Where – Amsterdam Cultural Agenda for the Spring


As we speak | It’s Cherry Blossom Time! Cherry Blossoms to be spotted in the Westerpark and in the Cherry Blossom Park in Amstelveen.

March 15 – 23 | Cine Expat: The Worst Person In The World | Cine Center

March 17 | Dance: Majka @ Theater Kikker, Utrecht

March 18 + 20 | Expat Cinema: There Will Be Blood @ Lab 111

March 19 + 27 | Space Impro – Jazz & Live Music | De Ruimte

March 24 + 25 | Theater: De Parade Theatre Festival | Tolhuistuin

24 March | Eye Classics: Un Prophete | Eye Filmmuseum

Until March 27 | Exhibition Clandestien: The Human Body In Focus @ Cobra Museum for Modern Art

March 27 | Flea market, Rommelmarkt: Bring Your Own Kleedje in Oost

March 30 – 03 April | International Queer & Migrant Film Festival @ Supernova Cinema


April 2 | De Passie Van Nu – World Opera Lab @ Podium Mozaiek

April 3 | Afternoon clubbing Ciranda Sundays @ Doka

April 7 | Clothes Swap @ Fashion For Good

April 7 + 14 + 21 | Judas (with English surtitles) @ International Theatre Amsterdam @ Stadschouwburg

April 8 | Wildpluk Jaartraining @ De Ceuvel

April 15 | Weg Uit De Stad: Hoe Doe Je Dat? @ Pakhuis de Zwijger (Dutch spoken)

April 15 + 16 | Film Performance Seek Bromance @ Frascati Theatre

April 27 | The anual festivity of the Netherlands King’s Day in Amsterdam


Until April 30 | Exhibition GROW: The Future Of Fashion @ Fashion For Good

May 15 | Workshop Wildpluk Expeditie @ De Ceuvel

May 16 | Realizing Environmental Justice: The Complexity Of Inequality @ Pakhuis de Zwijger | free entrance

Until May 26 | Photography Exhibition – Transkei in Transition @ South Africa House | free entrance

Until May 29 | Films, talks & events: Guido van der Werve | Eye Filmmuseum

May 30 | Realizing Environmental Justice: Mobilizing International Communities @ Pakhuis de Zwijger | free entrance

Who What Where – Looking Forward To The Summer

June 18 + 19 | Night Of The Refugees in different cities across the Netherlands

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