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10x Things to do in Amsterdam in April 2024


April is a vibrant month in Amsterdam, full of exciting events and activities that bring the city to life. Whether you're interested in festivals, cultural events, or simply want to enjoy the beautiful spring in the city, Amsterdam has something for everyone. Here are some highlights you shouldn't miss.

1. Enjoy Craft Beer at the Meibock Festival

In April, the Meibock Festival is held, where beer enthusiasts come together to enjoy the first bock beers of the season. Taste various craft beers and enjoy live music and delicious food.

Address: Meeting point Breugem: Nieuwe Hemweg 2, Amsterdam.
When:  April 21, From 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

2. Take a bus tour to Keukenhof 

April is the perfect time to admire the beautiful flowers of Keukenhof. Join a bus tour from Amsterdam and discover the colorful tulip fields and breathtaking flower arrangements. Keukenhof also offers you the choice to rent bikes or an electric boat. Tickets for a bus tour with guided tour are available on our website.

Open from: March 21 to May 12.
Opening hours: 8:00 - 19:30

The meeting point: De Ruijterkade 105, Amsterdam.
Holland ticket services: Overhoeksplein 51, Amsterdam


3. Celebrate the King's Birthday during King's Day

On April 27, the Netherlands celebrates King's Day, a national holiday in honor of the birthday of King Willem-Alexander. Amsterdam transforms into a sea of orange with street parties, flea markets, and live music throughout the city. Some hotspots are; Vondelpark, Sarphatipark and Haarlemmerstraat.

Everywhere in Amsterdam 
When: April 27


4. Enjoy Art and Culture during the National Museum Week

The National Museum Week is an annual event in the Netherlands, where more than 400 museums are accessible for free or at a discount. For more information about the Museum Week, visit the official website of museum.nl. Enjoy the cultural richness that our museums have to offer during this special week! The National Museum Week starts on March 30, 2024. Some of the museums you can visit are: Het Rijksmuseum, Van Goghmuseum and het Stedelijk Museum.

Rijksmuseum: Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam
Stedelijkmuseum: Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum: Museumplein 6, Amsterdam

when: March 30 to April 5 


5. Cruise the Amsterdam Canals with Stromma

Explore the canals of Amsterdam during a relaxing cruise with Stromma and let yourself be carried away on a journey through history and charm of this iconic city. As you sail gently over the water, admire the beautiful canal houses that carry centuries of stories and architectural splendor. Wonder at the characteristic bridges that connect the different neighborhoods, each with its own unique story. From the lively canals of the Jordaan to the calm waterways of the Prinsengracht, discover Amsterdam from a new perspective. Join us on this unforgettable journey and be enchanted by the timeless beauty of the city. Stromma has 4 locations in Amsterdam with various canal tours: Stadhouderskade, Leidseplein, Damrak and Central Station.

Departure points:

Stromma Rijksmuseum: Stadhouderskade 520
Stromma Damrak: Damrak 16, pier 4-5-6
Stromma Leidseplein: Leidse Bosje 2 
Central Station: Prins hendrikkade 35 – in front of main entrance Central Station


6. Discover the Best Photos of 2024

This annual exhibition showcases the best of photojournalism and documentary photography from the past year, carefully selected by an international, independent jury. The exhibition is a world premier and takes place in De Nieuwe Kerk.

De Nieuwe Kerk, translated as "The New Church," is a prominent historic church located in the heart of Amsterdam, adjacent to the Royal Palace on Dam Square. Despite its name, the church dates back to the 15th century, making it one of Amsterdam's oldest buildings.

Originally built in the late Gothic style, De Nieuwe Kerk has gone through several renovations and expansions over the centuries. The church's architecture features complex stone carvings, soaring vaulted ceilings, characteristic of medieval European churches.

Address: De Dam, Amsterdam
When: The opening is on April 19

7. Step into the World of Da Vinci Genius

An incredible art experience that showcases the genius of Da Vinci. Explore his iconic art, such as the enchanting Mona Lisa and the masterful The Last Supper, in a way you've never seen before. Using groundbreaking interactive technology and breathtaking floor-to-ceiling projections, you will be plunged in the creative mind of one of the world's greatest artists.

Address: Willem Fenengastraat 43, Amsterdam 
When: Every week from Wednesday to Monday from 11:00 to 17:30

8. Broaden Your Wine Knowledge at the Amsterdam Wine Festival

Discover the world of wine at the Amsterdam Wine Festival, where you can enjoy tastings, workshops, and culinary delights. The festival is held in De Gashouder. De Gashouder, translated as "The Gas Holder," is a distinctive industrial monument located in the Westergasfabriek area of Amsterdam. Originally built in 1902, the Gashouder served as a storage facility for natural gas, providing energy to the city of Amsterdam. Its cylindrical shape and towering presence make it a recognizable landmark in the city's skyline.

Address: Klönneplein 1
When: April 18 to April 21

9. See Exotic Cars at the International Amsterdam Motor Show

For car fanatics, the International Amsterdam Motor Show is a must-go event, featuring the latest models, classic cars, and exciting race cars. The motor show takes place at the RAI from March 28 to April 1. In addition to vehicle displays, the International Amsterdam Motor Show often includes interactive exhibits, test drives, product demonstrations, and entertainment programs. It provides attendees with the opportunity to experience firsthand the performance and features of various vehicles, as well as to engage with industry experts and enthusiasts.

The RAI Amsterdam, is one of the largest and most versatile event venues in the Netherlands. Located in the southern part of Amsterdam, the RAI complex covers a large area and comprises multiple exhibition halls, conference rooms, and event spaces. The RAI is located near Train/metro/bus station RAI.

Address: Europaplein 24, Amsterdam
When: March 28 to April 1

10. Visit One of Amsterdam's Markets

Explore the vibrant markets of Amsterdam, such as the Albert Cuyp Market or the Flower Market, where you can find local products, artisanal goods, and souvenirs. The Albert Cuyp is a daily market (Monday-Saturday) that with its kilometer length is the largest in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam flower market dates back to 1862. 

Flower market: Singel 630 to 600, Amsterdam
Albert Cuyp Market: Albertcuypstraat, Amsterdam

Albert Cuyp market: Monday to Saturday
Flower Market: Monday to Sunday


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April in Amsterdam promises to be a month full of adventure, culture, and fun. Don't miss out on these exciting events and activities, and make your stay in the Dutch capital an unforgettable experience!

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