April in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Events Calendar

Monthly calendar for Amsterdam with festivals, special events, concerts, cultural happenings, fairs, film & media arts, sports and entertainment. Exhibitions in museums and galleries are listed in the Exhibitions Calendar

April 9-15

National Museum Week

More than 500 museums across the country offer free or heavily discounted admission.

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April 11-21

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.

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April 17-22

Pop Arts Festival

international puppet and object theatre, dance, mime and visual artistry

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April 27 and night before

King's Day   Koningsdag

Large-scale celebrations with many outdoor parties and concerts, special events and 'free market' (vrijmarkt) across the city.

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April 28-29

The Maker Market

Discover the stories behind the products that are made by Amsterdam's makers, designers and brands.

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April 1-30

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.

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March 22-May 13

Keukenhof Gardens

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

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April-May

World Press Photo Exhibition

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

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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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