Things To Do Amsterdam in April

Things To Do Amsterdam in April

Always on the lookout for the best things to do in Amsterdam this weekend or this month? We've got you covered! In our monthly guide, we list the best events and activities for you, making sure you always know where to go and what's on.

In the April edition of our monthly round-up, you can explore the top parties for King’s Day, everything you need to know about the tulip festival, new exhibitions, festivals, flea markets and more! 

With the weather improving, and everyone eager for some sun, are you ready to step outside and discover the best things to do in Amsterdam this month?

Amsterdam Bock Beer Weekend – April 7

Choose from 3 different routes along Amsterdam’s beer cafes to enjoy the spring bock beer! Choose from: route 1 – 9.5 KM, route 2 – 5.5 KM, or route 3 – 14.5 KM. More info

Biggest Flea Market of Europe – April 6 & 7

Hunt for the best gems during the biggest flea market of Europe at the NDSM Wharf. It’s one of our favorite monthly activities. It’s the first outdoor edition of the season! Entry is €6. More info.

Visit the Beautiful Tulip Fields

This is your chance to witness 7+ million (!) stunning tulips in full bloom. For us, it’s a yearly tradition to visit Keukenhof because we love tulips! Don’t miss your chance to immerse yourself in the flower fields because it’s actually a rare opportunity. You can only visit them between late March and early May.

Do you want to know the best time to see the tulip fields and learn all the ins and outs? Check out our full guide to visiting the tulip fields from Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Wine Festival – April 18 until 21

Join us in celebrating the harvest festivals of the Southern Hemisphere! Indulge in delicious oysters, a variety of snacks and of course plenty of wines. Explore the world of wines through masterclasses offered during the event. Cheers! 

Get your tickets here.

Candlelight Concerts

Experience the magic of candlelight concerts. Set in breathtaking locations, you’ll be surrounded by thousands of candles while enjoying incredible live music. It’s a truly magical experience you won’t want to miss!

Some concerts in April:

Candlelight Concert in Amsterdam
© Candlelight Concert

Vroeg Pieken – April 19

The concept of ‘Vroeg Pieken’ is to start early so that you’re back in bed on time and have a fresh start to the weekend! Come to the dance floor at Westerunie at the beginning of your Friday night. From 8:00 PM onwards, groove to the tunes of your choice. Get your tickets here

The party Vroeg Pieken in Amsterdam
© Vroeg Pieken

Thuishaven Festival – April 20

Thuishaven with Luuk van Dijk, Mason Collective, De Sluwe Vos, Fleur Shore & more. Get your tickets here.

Visit the Frans Hals Exhibition at Rijksmuseum

Frans Hals was one of the most influential painters of the 17th century. His unique, relaxed painting style became so influential that it’s easy to forget he was its originator. Discover Frans Hals’ techniques in a special exhibition showcasing around fifty works from top collections worldwide at the Rijksmuseum!

Prefer a private tour? Book here & discover everything about Frans Hals.

Inside Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
© Rijksmuseum & Erik Smits

King’s Day – April 27th

It’s almost time for one of the best parties of the year. We’ve rounded up parties, events and flea markets for King’s Day and King’s Night. From vibrant street festivals to family-friendly activities, discover some of the best events here. 

Celebrating Kings’s Day for the first time in Amsterdam? Check out our post about mistakes you don’t want to make

Fabrique des Lumières – Dutch Masters

Experience the magic of seeing paintings by the greatest Dutch Masters come to life! Imagine the thrill of walking through ‘The Night Watch’… get your tickets here.

Tulip Festival

Throughout the month of April, you can admire thousands of tulips blooming across the city. Take a stroll or cycle through parks, squares, streets and gardens to admire them. With a tulip planted for every citizen, there’s no shortage to enjoy!! You can find all the locations listed here.

Tulips on the canals in Amsterdam

April Festivities at Nieuwmarkt – April 17 until 23 + King’s Day April 27th

Every year since 1988, the most fun neighborhood party in Amsterdam takes place at Nieuwmarkt! Enjoy drinks, live entertainment, fun activities for kids and lots of great vibes! More info

13 x Spring Activities

Check out our top tips for making the most of this vibrant season in Amsterdam. From picturesque canal walks to colorful tulip fields and charming outdoor cafes, we’ve got all the tips you need to experience the beauty of springtime in Amsterdam. Find out here!

You may also like to check out our list of newly opened restaurants! We update it every month. On Wednesdays we always post a Weekend Guide full of tips, parties, events and more. Follow us on Tiktok or Instagram and keep an eye out!

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