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Remembrance & Liberation Day in Amsterdam

Amsterdam joins the rest of the Netherlands on 4 May when its citizens pause to pay their respects to the victims and fallen soldiers of World War II, as well as more recent military conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Then it's time for a national party on 5 May, as the crowds take to the streets to celebrate their freedom on Liberation Day.

Remembrance & Liberation Day in Amsterdam: 4 & 5 May

Remembrance Day

Dam Amsterdam
On 4 May, Amsterdam joins the rest of the Netherlands in commemorating the civilians and members of the armed forces who have died...

Liberation Day Amsterdam

Bevrijdingsdag Amsterdam
Following directly on from Remembrance Day, 5 May is a national day of celebration known as Liberation Day throughout Amsterdam an...

Theater Na de Dam

Diverse locaties / various locations
The National Remembrance of the Dead on 4 May on Dam Square will be followed at 21:00 by Theatre Na de Dam ('Theatre after the Dam...

Freedom Feast

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

Vrijland Festival

IJburg Strand - Strandtent Blijburg
On 5 May, you can celebrate freedom at the Vrijland Festival (`free country') at Blijburg aan Zee.

Amstel Concert

Concert op de Amstel
Liberation Day traditionally concluded with one of the biggest events of the day, the Amstel Concert. Musicians from various genre...

Het Vrije Westen

One of the largest Liberation Day events in Amsterdam, Het Vrije Westen is the place to be for music fans.

Het Amsterdams Verbond

Sportpark De Eendracht
To celebrate Liberation Day, Amsterdam clubs and nightlife greats join forces for a one-day festival, to take place at Sportpark D...

Amsterdam Kookt

Olympisch Stadion
05/05/2017 - 08/05/2017
You can never have enough food festivals, as their crazy success in Amsterdam has proved. And thus there is another one coming you...