Festivals

Events started in December 2019
Amsterdam Light Festival
Dec 01 2019 - Jan 19 2020

Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival 2019, the 8th edition of this wonderful event. Every winter Amsterdam is even pettier with the addition of a huge selection or art installations that look amazing at night. It is a real treat to view them from a boat or on a walking tour. The theme this year is ‘Disruption’ and how it can have a positive influence or as an in impetus to cause change. ...
Ice Amsterdam
Dec 01 2019 - Feb 02 2020

Ice Amsterdam

Museumplein Amsterdam
Ice Amsterdam - the annual festive ice rink is back on Museumplein to the delight of kids, families and visitors. Skating fun for all ! Break out the hats, scarves and gloves, it's time to get out on the ice on Museumplein. This firm favourite is an absolute delight for everyone. Hire some skates and show off or hold hands with your little ones. However you do it, it is ...
Christmas at Westergas
Dec 15 2019 - Jan 05 2020

Christmas at Westergas

Westergas
Christmas at Westergas. Take all the family over to the Amsterdam Christmas Market at Westergas. The next four or so weeks, a changing programme of events will unfold that includes a circus, theatre and various kinds of markets where you’re sure to find special gifts to place under your tree.  So much to see and do. There are food trucks serving tasty treats, bars, bands and DJs and you have a recipe ...
World Christmas Circus
Dec 19 2019 - Jan 05 2020

World Christmas Circus

World Christmas Circus is back in Amsterdam as it is every festive season. This is the 35th edition of this wonderful and breathtaking spectacle. Again, the very best circus acts from across the globe come together to perform in Amsterdam. It really is the most talented circus artists in the world for your viewing pleasure. The whole family will love this high energy and stunning show. Come and see over ...
Tango Train Amsterdam
Dec 26 2019 - Jan 01 2020

Tango Train Amsterdam

Tango Train Amsterdam - It is back for the 6th edition of this celebration of the beautiful dance in different venues across Amsterdam. There is a full week of Tango dancing across the city. What a beautiful way to see out one year and welcome the new one. There are dancers from all styles. An unforgettable tango experience for lovers of the beautiful dance. For times and tickets, see the official ...
Events started in January 2020
National Tulip Day
Jan 18 2020

National Tulip Day

Dam Square
The Dutch export nearly 2 billion tulips around the world every year. This great event that happens on Dam Square is the celebration of this lovely flower for the public. The national tulips growers install over 200,000 tulips and the public can come and pick their own on this special day...for free !What a lovely idea ! For more details of this fab festival, see the official page. for more great festivals ...
Jumping Amsterdam
Jan 23 2020 - Jan 26 2020

Jumping Amsterdam

Jumping Amsterdam - The annual celebration of all things equestrian is back in January at the RAI Amsterdam. Many of the world's best riders will be there along with olympic champions too. Of course, there will be showjumping and dressage competitions all throughout the festival.  This is a family event and there are also shows, exhibitions, entertainment and competitions. The kids can participate too as famous riders invite them to ...
Chinese New Year
Jan 25 2020

Chinese New Year

Dam Square
Chinese New Year - The streets around Zeedijk and Dam Square will be alive with colour for this great festival to celebrate the Chinese new year. This day is also known as  the Lunar New Year, is the most important event in the Chinese calendar.  The whole world gets colourful for this special day for the Chinese community. Families get together and have very social meals and then there are ...
Events started in February 2020
Chocolate Festival Amsterdam
Feb 22 2020 - Feb 23 2020

Chocolate Festival Amsterdam

Beurs van Berlage
Chocolate Festival Amsterdam - Many people are serious chocolate lovers. The taste, the good feeling it gives. So get ready for the annual Chocolate Festival in Amsterdam. Exhibitors and producers from across the world converge in February. There will be chocolate workshops organised by chocolate makers and other experts. Great fun for all the family. For more details and tickets, see the official page. For more great festivals, see our handy ...
Events started in March 2020
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Mar 21 2020 - May 10 2020

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2020

Keukenhof Gardens
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens 2020. This beautiful festival of colour is sure to once again be quite something to see. Over 7 million bulbs will bloom in the Spring. The fields are alive you will be amazed at this world famous and unforgettable event. Over 800 kinds of tulip blooming acres 32 hectares of fields. Lots to see and do for all the family. Keukenhof is also fun for the children. They will have ...
Open Tower Day
Mar 21 2020

Open Tower Day

Open Tower Day - It is back in March 2020 after a huge success last time. Get a different view of Amsterdam, climb a selection of both historical and modern towers spread throughout the city. Choose from around 20 towers across the city, or try to do them all!  Keep an eye on the website to get the latest updates. You can go up a great mix modern towers and ...
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