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April in Amsterdam

 April facts 
  • Tulip season: blooming flowers and trees all over the city.
  • Many cafés open their seating terraces and parks get crowded during sunny days.
  • Tourist crowds are noticeably increasing as many tourists are visiting the bulb fields in the surrounding of Amsterdam. On April 29 and 30 it's extremely busy in the streets and parks when Queen's Day (Koninginnedag) is being celebrated exuberantly all over the city.

 April Festivals & Events 

April 3-9, 2017 | 35th edition
National Museum Weekend
More than 500 museums across the country offer free or heavily discounted admission.


April 12-22, 2017 | 33rd edition
Imagine Film Festival
For everyone with a passion for Fantasy, Anime, Thriller, Cult, Horror and Science-fiction films, with this year's focus on architecture, design, and the creation of new realities.

Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
April 18-23, 2017 | 8th edition
Pop Arts Festival
international puppet and object theatre, dance, mime and visual arts

Pop Arts Festival

April 26-27
King's Day (Koningsdag)
A citywide sidewalk sale and more than two million people partying in the streets, April 27 marks the king's birthday and Amsterdam's biggest annual celebration. Very popular areas are the Jordaan, Rembrandtplein, the Spui and Museumplein.

April 1-May 14, 2017 | 3rd edition

Tulp Festival

Follow a route by foot or bike along parks and squares, lanes and canals, gardens and beds where you can find tulips in open ground or in beautiful big pots.
Tulp Festival

March 23-May 21, 2017 | 67th edition

Keukenhof Gardens

the world most famous flower exhibition, situated between Amsterdam and The Hague, in a wonderful park with millions of daffodils, hyacinths and tulips bulbs.


April 14-July 9, 2017 | 63rd edition

World Press Photo

world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest and exhibition of award-winning and often shocking photojournalism.

World Press Photo

end August-end April

Ajax Amsterdam Football Club

Spend a Sunday amongst frenzied fans of the famous Ajax Amsterdam football team. Ajax plays in the impressive, modern ArenA south of the city.
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Festivals & Events

Temperature in April
Average high:   13°C   55°F
Average low:      5°C   41°F

Sunrise-Sunset in April
Apr 1:    7:17 am - 8:14 pm
Apr 30:   6:13 am - 9:04 pm

Top 15 Family Hotels

the most attractive and centrally located small family hotels of Amsterdam


Upcoming exhibitions Find out what exhibitions are organised when you will be in Amsterdam

Tips for visitors

Carry an umbrella and wear comfortable walking shoes!

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