New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam
December 31, 2023 @ 8:00 pm – January 1, 2024 @ 9:00 pm
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. The start of a new year is always special and what better way to start 2024 than in the centre of Amsterdam! During New Year’s Eve, the city buzzes with activities.
- New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam
- Firework shows Amsterdam
- New Year’s Eve party Museumplein
- New Year’s Eve Party Winter Paradise RAI
- Firework show A’DAM Tower – Cancelled due to strong winds
- Other New Year’s Eve parties
- Winter attractions during New Year’s Eve
- What are the opening hours of museums at New Year’s Eve?
- What are the opening hours of attractions at New Year’s Eve?
- Public transport in Amsterdam during New Year’s Eve
- Hotel during New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam
Start 2024 right and celebrate the start of the new year in the centre of Amsterdam. Visit one of the many parties in discotheques and bars or go ice skating into the new year on Museumplein. There is so much to do in the city! Below we have a selection of the best activities during New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam.
Currently, not all details are known about the New Year’s Eve 2023/2024. We expect to have all the information in November. During New Year’s Eve, hotels in Amsterdam are often fully booked. Book your hotel on time.
Firework shows Amsterdam
The municipality of Amsterdam hosts fireworks shows in Amsterdam at various locations that are free to attend. These fireworks shows replace the tradition of residents being allowed to light fireworks themselves. Setting off fireworks yourself during New Year’s Eve is prohibited in Amsterdam.
New Year’s Eve party Museumplein
On Museumplein this year, the municipality of Amsterdam is organising “Amsterdam counts down to 2023“, a party with a spectacular light and fireworks show. All of Amsterdam is welcome at Museumplein on 31 December from 23:00 for the pre-party where DJ Alamaison will warm up the crowd until the apotheosis at 23:50. That’s when the Netherlands’ biggest countdown starts with a specially designed clock 40 metres wide and 12 metres high. At 00:00, we welcome 2023 with the magnificent ‘Electric Fireworks’. A combination of ‘electric fireworks’ by light explosions and traditional eco-fireworks, programmed to music, where you, the audience, stand ‘in the middle’ for an optimal experience. The ice rink in Museumplein will be open until 01:00 on 1 January 2023. So you can skate into the new year.
The New Year’s Eve party at Museum Square is free to attend. However, full = full so arrive on time!
New Year’s Eve Party Winter Paradise RAI
The Amsterdam Winter Paradise event is one of the best parties for starting 2023. This unique winter event is open on 31 December until 03:00 on 1 January. It promises to be Amsterdam’s biggest New Year’s Eve party. There is limited capacity so buy your tickets in time. Tickets (€26.50 per person) are available here.
Firework show A’DAM Tower – Cancelled due to strong winds
At the A’DAM Tower, a fireworks show will provide a unified start to 2023. From 22:00, people start warming up and at 00:15, the fireworks show ends. The best view of this show is from the quays around the IJ. And in Amsterdam Noord in all the surrounding residential areas from NDSM and Overhoeks to the Van der Pekbuurt and IJplein.
Other New Year’s Eve parties
There are lots of different parties in nightclubs and bars in Amsterdam. For some parties, you need an entrance ticket. The Amsterdam Nightlife ticket is NOT valid on New Year’s Eve. Below we have a small selection of paid New Year’s Eve parties.
|Amsterdam Nightlife New Year’s Eve||Location||Price from|
|NYE Festival at Q-factory||Q-Factory||€ 20.00||Buy tickets|
|NYE 2022 Party at HUSH Nightclub||Hush Club||€ 20.00||Buy tickets|
|2022 NYE Indoor & Outdoor Festival||Amsterdam Science Park||€ 20.00||Buy tickets|
|We all love 80’s 90’s 00’s NYE||Panama||€ 29.95||Buy tickets|
|TikTak New Years Eve||AFAS Live||€ 54.00||Buy tickets|
|Encore New Years Eve||Melkweg||€ 55.00||Buy tickets|
Winter attractions during New Year’s Eve
On 31 December 2023 and 1 January 2024, most attractions in Amsterdam will be open as usual. Sometimes different opening hours apply. Below is the overview of opening hours currently known to us. (This list is continuously updated).
|Winter activities||31 December 2023||1 January 2024|
|Light Festival Amsterdam||5 pm – 8 pm||5 pm – 11 pm|
|Amsterdam Winter Paradise||9 am – 3 am (1 January)||9 am – 6 pm|
|Ice Rink on Museumplein||10 am – 1 am (1 January)||12 am – 10 pm|
|Ice Bar Amsterdam||1.45 pm – 11 pm||2.40 pm – 10 pm|
|Ice Rink on Rembrandtplein||10 am – 11 pm||10 am – 11 pm|
What are the opening hours of museums at New Year’s Eve?
Most museums are open on New Year’s Eve. Below are the current opening hours per location. Please note! For many locations you need to book in advance!
|Museums||31 December||1 January|
|Rijksmuseum||9 am – 5 pm||9 am – 5 pm||Book here|
|Van Gogh Museum||9 am – 5 pm||9 am – 5 pm||Book here|
|Moco Museum||9 am – 8 pm||11 am – 9 pm||Book here|
|Stedelijk Museum||10 am – 6 pm||10 am – 6 pm||Book here|
|FOAM fotografiemuseum||10 am – 6 pm||10 am – 6 pm||Book here|
|Red Light Secrets Museum||11 am – 6 pm||2 pm – 10 pm||Book here|
|Amsterdam Museum||10 am – 5 pm||10 am – 5 pm||Book here|
|Tropenmuseum||10 am – 5 pm||Closed||Book here|
|Maritime Museum||10 am – 5 pm||Closed||Book here|
|Nemo Science Museum||10 am – 5.30 pm||10 am – 5.30 pm||Book here|
|Diamond Museum||9 am – 5 pm||9 am – 5 pm||Book here|
What are the opening hours of attractions at New Year’s Eve?
Most attractions are open on New Year’s Eve. Below are the current opening hours per location. Please note! For many locations you need to book in advance!
|Attractions||31 December||1 January|
|This is Holland||10 am – 5 pm||10 am – 5 pm||Book here|
|Ajax Football station tour||9.30 am – 5 pm||9.30 am – 5 pm||Book here|
|Heineken Experience||10.30 am – 9 pm||10.30 am – 9 pm||Book here|
|ICE Bar Amsterdam||11 am – 1 am (1 January)||4 pm – 10 pm||Book here|
|The Amsterdam Dungeon||11 am – 4 pm||11 am – 6 pm||Book here|
|Ripley’s Believe it or Not||10 am – 10 pm||10 am – 10 pm||Book here|
|Madame Tussaud||10 am – 4.30 pm||11 am – 7 pm||Book here|
|The Upside Down||10 am – 3 pm||Closed||Book here|
|Body Worlds||10 am – 10 pm||10 am – 10 pm||Book here|
|Artis (Amsterdam Zoo)||9 am – 5 pm||9 am – 5 pm||Book here|
Public transport in Amsterdam during New Year’s Eve
Please note! On New Year’s Eve, public transport in Amsterdam runs until 8pm. After that, there will be no public transport.
Hotel during New Year’s Eve
If you are coming to Amsterdam for New Year’s Eve, it is wise to book your hotel in time. The best located hotels are fully booked well in advance. Check out our tips for hotels in Amsterdam during Winter Festival. Below you can also see the current availability and prices for hotels in Amsterdam.
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