4 Amsterdam Events to Check Out While Attending XFW23

July 12, 2023

Check out 4 exciting Amsterdam events you can attend while being a guest at our Amsterdam Fintech Week! Just one year ago the talented Garwin Gaari was putting brush to canvas during our XFW22, fleshing out an elaborate portrait of Andy Warhol as our speakers and attendees were busy exploring the latest fintech innovations and forming meaningful connections. This year, alongside our XFW23 event, our team put together a list of 4 exciting cultural gatherings happening in the heart of Amsterdam that our guests can take advantage of during their stay in our vibrant city. Which of these will you be adding to your Amsterdam Fintech Week itinerary?


Amsterdam Fringe Festival (September 7-17)

Step into the world of avant-garde theater at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. This quirky sister festival of the NL Theater Festival brings together unorthodox theater-makers from around the world. With over 70 productions taking place at unexpected venues across the city, the festival showcases cutting-edge performances and artistic vision. The Amsterdam Fringe Festival celebrates independence and creative freedom, offering a wide selection of events suitable for non-Dutch speakers. Immerse yourself in this ode to the performing arts and discover a truly unique theater experience.


Read My World (September 14-16)

For literature enthusiasts, Read My World is a must-visit event. This platform highlights the power of the written and spoken word, creating spaces for encounters between writers, storytellers, readers, and listeners from around the globe. With a focus on regions undergoing significant social changes, Read My World presents an annual international literature festival. Through workshops, high-profile programs, and literary productions, this event explores urban life, multiculturalism, identity, and more. Join the captivating conversations and immerse yourself in the imaginative world of literature.


Unseen Photo Fair (September 21-22)

Unleash your creative vision at the Unseen Photo Fair, a celebration of contemporary photography. With established international photography and contemporary art galleries alongside emerging initiatives, this fair offers a diverse range of perspectives. Discover unexpected angles, innovative approaches, and thought-provoking visuals. The circular design of the fair symbolizes the connection between established and emerging artists, creating a unique platform to explore the latest directions and developments in the world of photography.


Red Light Jazz Festival:

Experience the fusion of music and history at the Red Light Jazz Festival. Held in and around Amsterdam’s Red Light District, this unique jazz festival pays homage to the neighborhood’s historical significance as the landing point for American jazz in the 1920s and 1930s. Enjoy live jazz performances at prominent locations such as Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Industrieele Groote Club (IGC), De Waalse Kerk, and Casablanca. Immerse yourself in the rich sounds of jazz and feel the vibrant energy of this renowned musical genre.


While attending our conference, make the most of your time in Amsterdam by exploring these captivating events. Experience the city’s avant-garde theatre, immerse yourself in literature from around the world, discover the latest developments in contemporary photography, and let the soulful sounds of jazz transport you back in time. Amsterdam’s cultural scene has something for everyone, and these events will surely enhance your visit to our vibrant city.

Please note that specific dates, ticket information, and detailed schedules for each event can be found on their official websites. Enjoy your time in Amsterdam, both at the conference and during these extraordinary cultural experiences! To learn more about Amsterdam Fintech Week, you can find additional information at this link.

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