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.

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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 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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May 25

Diynamic Festival

Electronic music to a backdrop of the trees at the Amsterdamse Bos

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May 25-26

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-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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