AMS WeMakeThe.City

WeMakeThe.City is a festival that makes cities better.

For five days in a row, we will tackle urgent everyday challenges in the urban environment, together with audience and experts, spread across different locations in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. With lectures, film screenings, expositions, performances, urban expeditions, games, workshops, expertmeetings, conversations, labs, maker spaces, and an attractive and active weekend programme for a large and wide audience. For Amsterdam, the metropolitan area, European cities and the rest of the world.


WeMakeThe.City is the largest city festival in Europe, taking place from 20 to 24 June. We celebrate urban living whilst addressing important urban issues in the metropolitan region of Amsterdam. How can we make our cities better?

For five days in a row, together with audience and experts, spread across different locations in the Amsterdam metropolitan area, we will tackle urgent everyday challenges in the urban environment, such as food security, mobility and logistics, water and waste management, health and wellbeing. With lectures, film screenings, expositions, performances, urban expeditions, games, workshops, expert meetings, conversations, labs, maker spaces, and an attractive and active weekend program for a large and wide audience. For Amsterdam, the metropolitan area, European cities and the rest of the world.

AMS Institute is contributing to the festival on different locations. Find out more about where to meet us here>>

WeMakeThe.City is an initiative of Amsterdam Municipality, Amsterdam Economic Board, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Waag Society, Amsterdam Smart City and AMS Institute. Check out in which programs AMS Institute is involved. Please keep an eye on the website. There is more to come.