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New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam

December 31, 2023 @ 8:00 pm January 1, 2024 @ 9:00 pm

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New Year’s Eve Amsterdam

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

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

New Years Eve Party Amsterdam
New Years Eve Party Amsterdam

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 EveLocationPrice from
NYE Festival at Q-factoryQ-Factory€ 20.00Buy tickets
NYE 2022 Party at HUSH NightclubHush Club€ 20.00Buy tickets
2022 NYE Indoor & Outdoor FestivalAmsterdam Science Park€ 20.00Buy tickets
We all love 80’s 90’s 00’s NYEPanama€ 29.95Buy tickets
TikTak New Years EveAFAS Live€ 54.00Buy tickets
Encore New Years EveMelkweg€ 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 activities31 December 20231 January 2024
Light Festival Amsterdam5 pm – 8 pm5 pm – 11 pm
Amsterdam Winter Paradise9 am – 3 am (1 January)9 am – 6 pm
Ice Rink on Museumplein10 am – 1 am (1 January)12 am – 10 pm
Ice Bar Amsterdam1.45 pm – 11 pm2.40 pm – 10 pm
Ice Rink on Rembrandtplein10 am – 11 pm10 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!

Museums31 December1 January
Rijksmuseum9 am – 5 pm9 am – 5 pmBook here
Van Gogh Museum9 am – 5 pm9 am – 5 pmBook here
Moco Museum9 am – 8 pm11 am – 9 pmBook here
Stedelijk Museum10 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pmBook here
FOAM fotografiemuseum10 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pmBook here
Red Light Secrets Museum11 am – 6 pm2 pm – 10 pmBook here
Amsterdam Museum10 am – 5 pm10 am – 5 pmBook here
Tropenmuseum10 am – 5 pmClosedBook here
Maritime Museum10 am – 5 pmClosedBook here
Nemo Science Museum10 am – 5.30 pm10 am – 5.30 pmBook here
Diamond Museum9 am – 5 pm9 am – 5 pmBook 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!

Attractions31 December1 January
This is Holland10 am – 5 pm10 am – 5 pmBook here
Ajax Football station tour9.30 am – 5 pm9.30 am – 5 pmBook here
Heineken Experience10.30 am – 9 pm10.30 am – 9 pmBook here
AMAZEClosedClosedBook here
ICE Bar Amsterdam11 am – 1 am (1 January)4 pm – 10 pmBook here
The Amsterdam Dungeon11 am – 4 pm11 am – 6 pmBook here
Ripley’s Believe it or Not10 am – 10 pm10 am – 10 pmBook here
Madame Tussaud10 am – 4.30 pm11 am – 7 pmBook here
The Upside Down10 am – 3 pmClosedBook here
Body Worlds10 am – 10 pm10 am – 10 pmBook here
Artis (Amsterdam Zoo) 9 am – 5 pm 9 am – 5 pmBook 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.