v3.19.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Apr. 29, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name AMICUS THERAPEUTICS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001178879  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2019  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   230,450,221
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity emerging growth company false  
Entity small business false