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 21-May 12, 2024

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, 2023

Candlelight Concert: 100 Years of Warner Bros

International anniversary concert in 100 cities worldwide with music from award-winning films and unforgettable television shows.

May 17-18, 2024

London Calling

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

May 18-21, 2023

Sieraad Art Fair   20th edition

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

May 27-28, 2023

Amsterdam Piano Duo Festival

Classic music and jazz concerts on 2 and 4 grand pianos at De Duif church, opposite the idyllic Amstelveld.

April 22-July 30, 2023

World Press Photo Exhibition

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

May 18-September 23, 2025

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.