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Year of the Rooster in Amsterdam2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Amsterdam's Chinese New Year celebrations take place on Dam Square and around the Nieuwmarkt (Amsterdam's Chinatown area). Expect festivities to begin on the Zeedijk at around 12:00 on Saturday, 28 January 2017, starting at the Fo Guang Shan He Hua.
The De Bijenkorf department store traditionally organises special activities to celebrate Chinese New Year, including in-store dragon and lion dances, calligraphy workshops, music performances and tea ceremonies – these are expected to take place from 12:00-18:00 on Sunday, 29 January 2017.
There are also festivities expected around Dam Square on the evening of Monday, 30 January 2017, including a lion dance from 18:00. While another lion dance is scheduled for Holland Casino, near Leidseplein.