At the beginning of November when the nights in the Netherlands become colder, there is something that will make you leave the house regardless of the weather. That is Amsterdam Museum Night (Museumnacht), an annual event when most of the city museums open their doors to visitors ‘out of hours’ to provide one of a kind attractions.
Every year, on the first Saturday of November, more than 50 museums all over Amsterdam (exactly 54 this time) invite people to visit at night, offering a wide range of special tours, workshops, performances and concerts. And all you need is just one ticket to cover that all!
The event starts at 7PM and goes on till 2AM the next morning. In addition to entertainments, there also will be food and drinks to help you through the night. After 2 o’clock the museums close, but numerous clubs and hotels around the city offer after-parties.
Make sure to take a look at the program of the night and choose the events you’d like to attend in advance. Believe us, that is by no means easy, considering the number of museums participating!
In 2017, the Museum Night is going to be held on the 4th of November.
Venues include most of the city museums, such as Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Van Gogh Museum, NEMO Science Center, EYE Film Institute, FOAM, Amsterdam Museum, Anne Frank House and many more! Visit the official website of Amsterdam Museum Night to check out the list of all museums participating.
Plan your night, creating a profile: look at the program and add the events you’d like to attend by liking them. If you’re going to visit several venues in different parts of the city, take into account the travel distance between. It might be a good idea to rent a bike.
For buying a ticket, follow this link. We’d recommend to hurry up if you’re interested, as the Museum Night usually sells out completely and really quick!
If you feel like visiting some of the Amsterdam museums separately, see here for the tickets.