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April highlights in Amsterdam

Browse I amsterdam's April highlights for an idea of the King's Day events, festivals and other special events in store throughout the month.

Amsterdam festivals, events & exhibitions in April

By April, spring has well and truly sprung in Amsterdam. The Keukenhof is in full bloom, film festivals thrill guests and the citywide King's Day celebrations wrap up a major month in Amsterdam.


King's Day

Held every year on 27 April, King's Day (previously known as Queen's Day) is renowned for being one of the biggest and most colourful festivities in t...

Tulp Festival

Diverse Locaties / Various locations
01/04/2017 - 14/05/2017
Celebrate the famous Dutch flower at the Tulp Festival in Amsterdam.

World Press Photo

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
14/04/2017 - 09/07/2017
The winning images from the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour in Amster...

CinemAsia Film Festival

Diverse Locaties / Various locations
06/03/2018 - 11/03/2018
The CinemAsia film festival returns to Amsterdam every February/March to showcase groundbreaking films from Asia.

Imagine Film Festival

EYE Filmmuseum
12/04/2017 - 22/04/2017
From sci-fi to cult, anime to fantasy and horror to experimental: the Imagine Film Festival, formerly known as the Amsterdam Fanta...

I am Art: Dutch Masters

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam
15/03/2016 - 01/03/2017
Art has never been so much fun! From 15 March 2016, Step into the world of the Dutch Masters and immerse yourself in some of the g...

SOTU Festival

Diverse locaties / various locations
12/04/2017 - 16/04/2017
The Sounds of the Underground Festival in Amsterdam focuses on alternative and independent music culture with events held at vario...

Springsnow Festival

Diverse Locaties / Various locations
21/04/2017 - 21/05/2017
Every year, Amsterdam’s elm trees scatter the city’s streets with a blanket of blossom that has come to be known as ‘spring snow’....

Cinéma Arabe

11/04/2017 - 17/04/2017
Cinéma Arabe is a Dutch film festival based in Amsterdam and Rotterdam that showcases the best of contemporary Arab cinema. The ni...

Bredeweg Festival

This event took place in 2016. Event details will be updated once the 2017 details are announced.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival
15/03/2017 - 16/04/2017
The Cherry Blossom Festival hits the Amsterdamse Bos every year, celebrating the return of spring to the city. Look out for the fe...

DGTL Festival

15/04/2017 - 16/04/2017
Catering to fans of top-notch beats, the DGTL Festival is set to return to Amsterdam's NDSM Wharf in spring to once again pump out...

World Minimal Music Festival

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
05/04/2017 - 09/04/2017
The World Minimal Music Festival is a renowned biennial music festival at Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, presenting a series of special c...

Meibock Festival

The spring sister of the Bokbier Festival held in the autumn, this deliciously beery festival celebrates meibock (spring beers) fr...

Amsterdam Denim Days

Amsterdam Denim Days
17/04/2017 - 23/04/2017
Amsterdam has steadily been building its reputation as Europe’sdenim capital, and the next edition of the annual Amsterdam Denim D...

Body Art

31/03/2017 - 14/01/2018
Running from 31 March to mid January 2018, the ‘Body Art’ exhibition at Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum explores the history, culture and...

Daisuke Yokota - Matter

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
17/03/2017 - 04/06/2017
Japanese experimental photographer Daisuke Yokota presents a new three-dimensional work in Amsterdam's Foam photography museum. Ca...

Ed van der Elsken - Camera in Love

Stedelijk Museum
04/02/2017 - 21/05/2017
Celebrated Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken was one of the first to delve into street photography. His captivating images shot...

Masterpiece 2017

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
18/02/2017 - 19/04/2017
See El Greco's Pentecost at De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam from 18 February until 9 April 2017. Each year the museum presents a major...

Romanovs & Revolution

Hermitage Amsterdam
04/02/2017 - 17/09/2017
An exhibition that commemorates 100 years since the Russian Revolution began takes place at the Hermitage Amsterdam in 2017. Roman...

World Heritage Podium

Stadsarchief Amsterdam
05/09/2013 - 31/12/2017
Not only is Amsterdam’s Canal Ring an official UNESCO World Heritage location, the city hosts the world’s first World Heritage Pod...

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