JavaScript conference with the biggest JS community in the Benelux behind it. Happens in the former cathedral Rembrandt and Monet attended. We're ready to celebrate 9 years in love with JavaScript and some summer days in Amsterdam on 6-7th June

The event



+ Conference day



Priest hall 450 seats
+ Monastic cell 60 seats



JS Fans and lovers

Amsterdam JSNation is a 2-day event focusing exclusively on JavaScript development. At our conference, inspiring talks meet fresh ideas and good people - you’ll hear all you need to know about the latest trends in JS tech, see stellar speakers, meet new friends and colleagues, and connect with key people in the industry. Plus, all of that in one of Europe's top destinations.

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2018 after-movie

First Speakers

Tobias Koppers

Webpack, Germany

Author of Webpack

Nadieh Bremer

Freelance, Netherlands

Passionate about Data Visualization. Graduated Astronomer. Love D3 | R

Minko Gechev

Google, USA

Angular core team at Google. Working for more reliable and faster software.

  • Angular
  • Vue
  • Language
  • Performance
  • Testing
  • Reactive
  • Other

Michel Weststrate

Consultant, The Netherlands

Full-stack lead developer, TypeScript expert and an author of MobX.

Andre Staltz

Open source freelancer, Finland

Author of Cycle.js, RXJS core contributor, xstream, Callbags, Manyverse.

David Rousset

Microsoft, Paris

SDE & Evangelist at Microsoft. Author of BabylonJS & VorlonJS. Composing music in a free time

Mat Groves

Goodboy Digital, UK

Creative coder, all about Javascript, WebGL and optimisation. Creator of PixiJS.

Gleb Bahmutov, USA

VP of engineering at, JavaScript ninja, image processing expert, software quality fanatic.


CFP is open until 1st March


Europe's most enjoyable city

Modern, cosmopolitan, and laid-back – Amsterdam's vibe attracts millions of visitors from all corners of the world and Amsterdam JSNation is here to embody the city's free spirit. Thanks to direct flights from the Americas, Asia, and Africa, the city is within reach for anyone. From within Europe, Amsterdam is also easily accessible by train and bus departing from any bigger city.

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Workshops on June 6

  • Michel Weststrate

    Full-day Workshop: TypeScript - From Novice to Expert

    The JavaScript Eco System is moving to TypeScript. Fast. This workshop will explain why and when you might want to use TypeScript, and get you up and running with all the essentials. In this workshop we will cover practically the full language. And we will go deep.

    Read more at Michel's website

  • Alex Lobera

    3h Workshop: Switching from REST to GraphQL with ReactJS.Academy

    GraphQL is changing the way we build modern applications, not only by making our apps more efficient but also by giving true autonomy to product & engineering teams and changing the way we think. If your project has heavily invested on REST, this workshop will help you understand and get started quickly with GraphQL by leveraging GraphQL on top of your existing REST API.

    On completion of the workshop each trainee will:
    - Understand the power of modeling your API using graphs
    - Learn how to create a GraphQL server using Apollo Server
    - Understand how to design a modular GraphQL schema
    - Be able to expose an existing Rest API using a GraphQL API

  • Maurice de Beijer

    3h Workshop: React Hooks

    The React team rewrote the book on developing components. Before we had a choice between classes and functional components. Yet many components needed to be classes. A functional component was often too limited. Now, using hooks, we can extend functional components to be as powerful as we want.

    Join me in this interactive workshop. You will learn all about using the different standard hooks. You will start extracting code from components into you own custom hooks. But be warned, hooks are like a drug. Once tried you too will be hooked. Your components will never be the same again.

  • Anthony Antoine & Victor Bury

    3h Workshop: Vue.js HackJam with Hackages

    During this workshop you’ll learn about the very basics of Vue such as state, props, components, lifecycle hooks; understand how to use @vue/cli to bootstrap your Vue applications and discover the ecosystem of this progressive JavaScript framework.

    You'll learn a lot with the hands-on approach of this workshop: we'll give you a broken application which you will have to fix, using Vue technology.

    At the end of the session you should be able to:
    - Write your own Vue components
    - Manage the state of your application
    - Use the right lifecycle hooks for the right job

Form follows function

The 2019 Amsterdam JS conference will gather 500 JS pros at Zuiderkerk, a stunning former church located directly in Amsterdam’s city center.

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Zuiderkerkhof 72
Amsterdam, 1011 WB

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*Workshops on June 6th are happening at other location, check schedule for details.

Food (and drink) for thought

JavaScript has the potential to change lives and the world we live in. So don’t be shy and explore it with us! If you feel like seeing the most beautiful places in Amsterdam, tasting great food and discovering the city’s hidden perks, we got you covered with free city tours. Being friendly is the default in Amsterdam, even when it comes to ecology, and you can easily rent a bike or hop on public transport to explore any part of the city.

And, of course, the conference wouldn’t be complete without an afterparty! Amsterdam is known for its wild nightlife and all our attendees get an invitation to join in.

Giving back to community

When we established our JS meetup 9 years ago, we never imagined we would welcome up to 1200 attendees at our events and organize 4 meetups and multiple spin-offs in Europe. Our secret? We welcome people from all walks of life in our community, and we are a proud partner of initiatives like Unicorns in Tech, the global tech network for LGBT professionals and straight allies.

We know that supporting diversity inside and outside IT must not end at mere statements, which is why are now developing diversity scholarship programs that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Last Year Partners