FOR REAL (formerly REALISME) is the new art fair for contemporary figuration. FOR REAL focuses on current figurative art. The new name is accompanied by a renewal of the exhibition program. Quite a few galleries that not participate previously will be present with current figurative art at the fair.

At the fair you will find paintings, sculptures, graphics and photography of hundreds of renowned and young artists spread over 39 stands of selected galleries. Click on participants to see who is participating this edition.

There are various activities during the fair such as an additional exhibition and Artist Talks. Click here for the program.

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


Opening on Wednesday January 18 from 16.00 to 22.00
Thursday January 19 until Sunday January 22, open daily from 11.00 to 19.00.
Friday night open until 20.00


Adults: € 12,50
Youth between 12-18 years old: € 8,-
Children until 12 years old: free admission
C-cardholder: free admission

Purchase discounted tickets online

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


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.


To learn about the collaboration between FOR REAL and Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy click here