Spring Events & Festivals in Amsterdam

Amsterdam in Spring is beautiful. The city shakes off its Winter coat with events and festivals in the months March, April and May. These are our favourites:
Go to the details & reviews page of 5 Days Off, Electronic Music & Art Festival in Amsterdam 5 Days Off is an electronic music & art festival in the city centre of Amsterdam. The two famous music venues, Paradiso and Melkweg, host this annual festival. 5 Days Off brings a programme of five nights cutting edge music where headliners co-aside with emerging talents and promising new gems. Five nights of nightclubbing, live shows and performances.

Next to 5 Days Off, there is 5 Days On with a programme of art, such as exhibitions and cinema, in Melkweg, cultural venue De Balie and Amsterdam Museum.
4 - 8 March 2015
5 Days Off
Go to the details & reviews page of World Press Photo Exhibition in Amsterdam World Press Photo is the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. This Dutch organisation was founded in Amsterdam in 1955. The foundation wants to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism. Following the World Press Photo Contest in Amsterdam, the prize-winning photographs are assembled into a travelling exhibition that is visited by over two million people in some 45 countries worldwide.

In Amsterdam the World Press Photo exhibition takes place in De Nieuwe Kerk (The New Church), situated in the city centre on Dam Square.
?? April - ?? June 2015
Dam Square, Amsterdam
+31 20 638 6909
Daily 10.00 - 17.00.
Tickets for the World Press Photo Exhibition in Amsterdam can be bought at the entrance of the New Church.
Go to the details & reviews page of King's Day in Amsterdam As of 2014 the Netherlands celebrates King's Day on 27 April, King Willem-Alexander's birthday. Formerly the celebration of the reigning royal was on 30 April and was called Queen's Day. The royal celebrations start on 26 April: King's Night. There are parties, performances and DJ's all over Amsterdam. The biggest event is the 'vrijmarkt' - a flea market - where anyone can sell their 'crap'.

The most important thing to remember is to wear orange, the colour referring to the name of the royal family, the "House of Orange".
27 April 2015
Go to the details & reviews page of Amsterdam Tulips Days The legendary tulip - one of the Dutch national symbols - originally came from the palace gardens of Constantinople. In spring, Amsterdam celebrates its connection to the tulip, with the Amsterdam Tulips Days. Lots of tulips and other bulbs can be seen in the gardens of various museums, private canal houses and institutions.

There are tulip routes through the city centre of Amsterdam and through Amsterdam South. Download the map on the website of Amsterdam Tulips Days.
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Museum Van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam
Sat & Sun: 10.00 - 17.00
Go to the details & reviews page of Remembrance & Liberation Day in Amsterdam Amsterdam joins the rest of the Netherlands on 4 May when they pause to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers of World War II and more recent peacekeeping operations. The ceremony is on Dam Square in the presence of HRH King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with a two-minute silence at 20.00 hours.

On 5 May it's time for a party, to celebrate our freedom on Liberation Day. International bands and DJs perform on stages erected throughout the city, with the biggest stage in Culture Park Westergasfabriek.

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