While Christmas trees are being removed, holidays are nearly over, and festivities slowly turn into happy memories, we prefer to stay in the cheerful December days as long as we can. That is why we have collected five activities for those who would rather not call January ‘January’ yet. Grab a hot chocolate, sit back and keep enjoying the warmth and coziness.

 

André Rieu New Year’s Concert

January 5th, Ziggo Dome

The world famous ‘King of the Waltz’ keeps up with traditions and returns to Amsterdam’s largest concert venue in the new year. With his Stradivarius at hand, André Rieu climbs the stage to orchestrate the 60 musicians of his Johan Strauss Orchestra. The Dutchman makes it bigger than big and more magical than ever before.

 

World Christmas Circus

Until January 6th, Royal Theatre Carré

The classic vibe continues the next day in Royal Theatre Carré. The World Christmas Circus celebrates 250 years with an ode to Philip Astley; founding father of the circus. Horses, jumps and somersaults are just some of the many dizzying sensations

 

Amsterdam Light Festival

Until January 20th

The Amsterdam Light Festival continues until January 20th with thirty luminous artworks along the city’s iconic canals. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘The Medium is the Message’, which means light will be used to tell you a series of stories. Do not miss out on all the magic and book your Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise with the Dylan Concierge Team.

 

Lunchtime Concerts

January 2nd, 9th, 16thand 23rd, Royal Concertgebouw

The Royal Concertgebouw frequently hosts free lunchtime concerts for you to get acquainted with classical music or new performances. This can be a rehearsal in the main hall or chamber music in the recital hall. Whatever concert you decide to visit, the atmosphere of Amsterdam’s monumental concert hall gently takes you back in time.

 

Jumping Amsterdam

January 24th to 27th, Rai Amsterdam

The country’s main equestrian event brings both horse enthusiasts and the world’s best rider’s to Amsterdam. Get to see Olympic champions in action, enjoy the show jumping or attend the dressage competitions. Add to that the various exhibitions, bars and restaurants and you will be covered for a full day of excitement.