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

April 29-May 3, 2020

KunstRAI   36th edition

Art fair for contemporary autonomous and applied art and design

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May 4

Remembrance Day   Dodenherdenking

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

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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.

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March 20-May 9, 2021

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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May xx, 2022

Opera in the Garden

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

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May 20-24, 2021

KunstRAI   36th edition

Art fair for contemporary autonomous and applied art and design

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May 22-23, 2020

London Calling

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

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May, 2021   exact dates to be confirmed

Opera in the Garden

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

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May 14-September 12, 2021

Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial Artzuid

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

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May-October

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.

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May-September

Vondelpark Open Air Theater

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

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