Participants of the World Gymnaestrada 2023 perform a dance

World Gymnaestrada 2023

Monday, 24 July 2023

From July 30th to August 5th, the World Gymnaestrada Amsterdam 2023 event will take place at RAI Amsterdam, the Olympic Stadium, and the Vondelpark theater. World Gymnaestrada is an international gymnastics event consisting of non-competitive demonstrations. Connecting with each other is the most important aspect of this sports event. During the six-day event, an opening and closing ceremony will be held at the Olympic Stadium. The remaining days will feature various performances at both the RAI, the Vondelpark theater, and the Olympic Stadium. The program at the RAI will run from 08:30 am to 10:30 pm daily.

Event Permit
An event permit has been applied for with the South District, and they will grant the permit. The permit includes certain conditions that we must adhere to, such as the maximum noise level, prevention of public order issues, and ensuring safety. We have taken various measures to ensure the event runs smoothly with minimal inconvenience to you as residents.

Setup and Sound
The setup period will take place from July 27th to July 29th, 2023, from 07:00 am to 10:00 pm. The event will run from Sunday, July 30th, to Saturday, August 5th, from 08:30 am to 10:30 pm. The dismantling period will be on August 6th and 7th, 2023, from 07:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Setup at and near the RAI will start from July 24th, from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Traffic Measures
On Sunday, July 30th, 2023, a parade from the RAI to the Olympic Stadium will be conducted by the event participants. As a result, several traffic measures will be implemented on July 30th to ensure the participants' safe passage to the Olympic Stadium.

All adjacent streets around Stadionkade will be closed from 01:00 pm to 04:00 pm.
The Amstelveenseweg from the north will be closed from 01:30 pm to 04:00 pm.
To facilitate the safe exit of participants, the entire Amstelveenseweg will be closed from 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm.
From 11:00 am to 04:00 pm, the bicycle path between the RAI and the Olympic Stadium will be closed to bike traffic.

On August 5th, the closing ceremony will take place at the Olympic Stadium, and the Amstelveenseweg will be closed from 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm for the safe exit of participants.

All parties involved will do their best to minimize inconvenience to you.

If you experience any disturbances during the event, you can contact World Gymnaestrada at: For urgent matters, you can reach them from Friday, July 27th, to Monday, August 7th, from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm at the phone number: 06 – 21602803. In cases of severe disturbances, you can call the municipal phone number of South District at 14020. They are available 24/7 or digitally via, search term: melding openbare ruimte. In case of disturbances to public order and safety, you can call the general police number: 0900-8844.

Free Tickets for Residents
Certain parts of the World Gymnaestrada, such as the forecourt of the RAI and the Vondelpark theater, are free for everyone to visit. This way, as many people as possible can experience the event and the gymnastics/dance sport. For other performances, tickets can be purchased. Examples of performances where you need an entrance ticket are the Dutch national evening and the FIG Gala.

We would like to invite all residents near the RAI to come and have a look, and therefore, a maximum of 6 free tickets per household has been made available for the (large) group performances on all days at the RAI and Olympic Stadium. The discount code for receiving the free tickets can be found in the residents' letter that you received at your home.

For more information about the event, the program, and what activities are available for all ages, please visit the Gymnaestrada website: