Art and culture

Visual arts, music and theatre in Amstelveen

Amstelveen offers art and culture for everyone. The greenest municipality of the Randstad has a unique collection of visual art in public places. With various venues, open-air theatres and festivals, Amstelveen is a leader in the performing arts.

With the Cobra Museum and JAN Museum, Amstelveen houses two leading museums of modern art. Enjoy contemporary art and culture in Amstelveen peacefully.

From 1 June, most cultural organisations and locations will be open again (with some limitations). Information on what is on offer, the right dates, opening times and other updates is available on the communication channels of the organisers and providers. Are you going out again cautiously? Then prepare your visit well and follow the general guidelines.

Enjoy Culture Online

Cultural institutions in Amstelveen are bringing their programmes to your living room through livestreams and recordings of concerts and performances.

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Art Initiatives

Do your walls look a bit empty and you haven't been to the museum in a while? The initiatives on this page help art and museum enthusiasts through the lockdown.

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Sculptures among the greenery

As a green municipality in the Randstad, Amstelveen has a wonderful collection with more than eighty sculptures in public spaces. From the classic 'Zuil met bloembak' (‘Column with flowerpot’) to the controversial 'Der Bogen' (‘Arch’) by Armando. Follow the sculpture trail or discover the collection on the interactive map.

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Music, dance & theater - A theater, two open-air theaters, several smaller stages and a unique puppet theater. In Amstelveen you can enjoy the best in cabaret, music, dance, theater every day.

© Els Zweerink

Amstelveen Schouwburg (theatre)

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P60 music venue

© Martijn Mulder

Griffioen Cultural Hub

© Chiel Eijt

The Amsterdamse Bostheater

© Poppentheater Amstelveen Facebook

Amstelveens Puppet Theatre

© ANNA Amstelveen

ANNA Cultural Hub

JAN Museum in Amstelveen

Industrialist Jan van der Togt compiled a unique collection of glass art and contemporary art. Besides the permanent collection, the welcoming Amstelveen museum also features inspirational temporary exhibitions.

JAN Museum

Cobra Museum of Modern Art

The Cobra movement shocked the Dutch and international art world shortly after the Second World War. The Cobra Museum in Amstelveen is the museum for this famous art movement. The museum also features temporary exhibitions on 20th-century and contemporary art.

Cobra Museum of Modern Art

Amsterdam - Cobra Museum Routes - Choose your cycle route from Amsterdam to the museum

Platform C

Culture, Creativity and Communication under one roof. By merging the Volksuniversiteit Amstelland, the Music and Dance School and the Art Library, Platform C created the creative and cultural heart of Amstelveen. For anyone who wants to play, dance, paint, learn, act or play music. 

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A day full of culture in Amstelveen

© Museum JAN

Morning: JAN Museum

© Anne Hamers - Gemeente Amstelveen

Lunch in the 'Oude Dorp'

© Daan Vasquez

Afternoon: Cobra Museum

© Daan Vasquez

Dinner in Amstelveen City Centre

© Schouwburg Amstelveen

Evening: visit the Schouwburg theatre