May 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

May 4

Remembrance Day   Dodenherdenking

Gathering at the National Monument on Dam Square to honor soldiers and civilians killed during World War II.

May 5

Liberation Day   Bevrijdingsdag

Celebrates the country's 1945 liberation from the Nazi German occupation. One of the main events is a large festival on Museumplein, with music, poetry and speeches.

May 3-7, 2023

KunstRAI   37th edition

Art fair for contemporary autonomous and applied art and design

March 23-May 14, 2023

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

May 19-20, 2023

London Calling

Two-day showcase festival in the Main and Small Hall of Paradiso for talented, new bands from all over the world

May 26-29, 2022

Sieraad Art Fair   19th edition

Yearly international jewellery art fair where professional contemporary jewellery designers sell their work directly and in person

May, 2022   exact dates to be confirmed

Opera in the Garden

Special outdoor concert in the great canal house garden of Museum van Loon

May 19-September 24, 2023

Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial Artzuid

Outdoor art exhibition with more than 60 figurative sculptures and spatial installation art


Electric Tram Museum Amsterdam

Go back in time with a ride on a historic tram from Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Vienna or Prague.


Vondelpark Open Air Theater

Free dance, music and cabaret performances in the park's band shell.