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February in Amsterdam

 February facts 
  • Tourist crowds are very low, an ideal situation for seeing the city's most popular museums and attractions.
  • Flights and hotel rooms are still at low-season prices.
  • February is one of the coldest months in Amsterdam. Wear warm clothing: A cold Amsterdam wind and temperatures hovering around freezing can feel bone-chilling. Layers of warm clothing are recommended.
  • Ice-skating rink at the Museumplein (in front of the Rijksmuseum).

 February Festivals & Events 

February 16, 2018
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Amsterdam's celebration of Chinese New Year includes dancing, fireworks and Chinese exhibitions. Festivities are centered around Nieuwmarkt, the heart of Amsterdam's Chinatown.

February 25
Remembrance of 1941 February Strike
On February 25, 1941 a general strike was organized during World War II in The Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures and activities by the Nazis. This strike is remembered each year on February 25, with a march past the memorial the Dokwerker. All political parties, as well as the city public transport authorities and organisations of Holocaust survivors participate in the remembrance.

February 11-March 4, 2017
Dutch National Ballet: Made in Amsterdam

highlights by Hans van Manen and Ton Simons and different works by Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon and Krzysztof Pastor, in Het Muziektheater
Dutch National Ballet

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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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Temperature in February
Average high:   6°C   43°F
Average low:    1°C   34°F

Sunrise-Sunset in February
Feb 1:    8:22 am - 5:27 pm
Feb 28:  7:31 am - 6:17 pm

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