The FIRST ART FAIR is a sparkling New Year’s Fair for contemporary art. The third edition of the FIRST ART FAIR takes place from Thursday, January 20 to Sunday, January 23, 2022.
The First Art Fair is the only fair where both independent artists and galleries present themselves. At the fair you will find painting and sculpture, glass, photography and jewelry from hundreds of renowned and young artists, spread over the stands of circa 25 selected galleries and 65 artist from all over the Netherlands.

Check out some photographs of the first edition of the fair: PHOTO ALBUM

During the fair we organize Artist Talks for art lovers who want to deepen their understanding of art.

The fair takes place in the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, located on the banks of the IJ, where during the summer large cruise liners moor and where in winter cultural events take place.


The First Art Fair will be festively opened by Sylvana Simons, parliamentary leader of BIJ1 and member of the House of Representatives. As openingact of the fair, she will reveal the portrait that Wim Heldens, whose work at the First Art Fair will be brought by Gallery Mooiman from Groningen, made of her. At the First Art Fair the portrait will be shown to the public for the first time.



Thursday 20 January 4 – 9 PM (opening)
Friday 21 January 11 AM – 9 PM
Saturday 22 January 11 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 23 January 11 AM- 6 PM


At the register:
Adults: € 12.50
<18 Years: € 8, –
Children up to 12 years: free

address, directions and parking

Passenger Terminal Amsterdam is located at Piet Hein Kade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam. The location is easily accessible by car, tram, train and boat. There is a public car park underneath the PTA (paid parking). Click here for further instructions. For further information please contact or call 020-6264020


Upon entering the PTA a valid corona pass must be shown, that shows proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test result – not older than 24 hours – as well as a valid proof of identity. On you can find information about downloading the app, or printing an alternative on paper.

The First Art Fair follows the most recent measures of the RIVM. If the current measures change, the First Art Fair will adjust its policy to meet the guidelines set by the government.


Photographing is only permitted with the consent of the exhibiter. Dogs are prohibited on the fair premises. Large bags and backpacks will have to be deposited at the cloakroom.

There is strict security at the fair and the security is permitted to search visitors.