Find the best events and things to do in Amsterdam during the spring season, including a trip to the iconic flower strip, cultural festivals and the country's biggest street party: King's Day.

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit Amsterdam, when the city awakens from its wintry spell and Holland's famous tulips come out in bloom. If you're planning a trip to Amsterdam this spring, take a look below for the best events, highlights and things to do.

What's on this spring in Amsterdam

March

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

April

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.

May

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

Amsterdam in bloom

Flowers

When you think of the Netherlands, a few iconic images immediately spring to mind – windmills, clogs and tulips. Just like the rest of the country, Am...

Visiting the Flower Strip

The Flower Strip is one of the most popular and unique attractions in the Netherlands. Find out how to get there and the best time of year to visit.

Keukenhof Gardens

Each spring, the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse come alive with blooming flowers in every colour of the rainbow. Come tip-toe through ...

Spring highlights 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...
21/04/2016 - 21/05/2016

Springsnow Festival

Diverse locaties / various locations
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’....

Springsnow Festival

Diverse locaties / various locations
18:00

24H West

24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to experience the city in new ways. Its West edition takes place on 12 & 13 March 2016, showcasing the best of the wes...
01/04/2016 - 30/04/2016

Tulp Festival

Diverse locaties / various locations
Celebrate the famous Dutch flower at the Tulp Festival in Amsterdam.

Tulp Festival

Diverse locaties / various locations
09:00

Easter in Amsterdam

With the tulips in bloom and spring in the air, there is no better place to be than in Amsterdam during the long Easter weekend (25 to 28 March 2016)....
24/03/2016 - 27/03/2016

Awakenings Easter Special

Westergasfabriek
An institution in the Netherlands, Awakenings are behind some of the country’s most legendary techno events and they’re back to he...

Awakenings Easter Special

Westergasfabriek
22:00
16/04/2016 - 24/04/2016

National Museum Week Amsterdam

Museumweekend
The National Museum Weekend has transformed into the Museum Week. In spring 2016, many museums in Amsterdam will be participating ...
02/04/2016 - 03/04/2016

Culy Food Festival

Sugarcity
Join Culy.nl as they host this festival devoted to all things culinary. Its inaugural edition took place at Sugar City just outsid...
12/05/2016 - 16/05/2016

Rolling Kitchens

Westergasfabriek
The weekend of the Rolling Kitchens brings an annual dose of outdoor mobile food fun to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

Rolling Kitchens

Westergasfabriek
13:00

Amsterdam's major parks

Vondelpark

The Vondelpark is Amsterdam's most popular park, attracting thousands of tourists, residents and everyone in between every day.

Westerpark

Located in Amsterdam West, the Westerpark is a wonderful place to walk, skate, relax or have a picnic with friends. This green exp...

Amstelpark

Located the southern edge of Amsterdam, Amstelpark is an expansive park filled with a multitude of flower gardens, a playground an...

Rembrandtpark

Located in Amsterdam West, the Rembrandtpark is an ideal place to sit out in the sun and enjoy a picnic. The park is a green oasis...

Flevopark

Flevopark is situated on the east side of Amsterdam. This large green park is the perfect place to relax, go for a jog, play some ...

Flevopark

plantage & east

Park Frankendael

Frankendael is Amsterdam’s only remaining 17th-century country estate. The romantic park has two historic gardens - a period garde...

Sarphatipark

Just around the corner from the bustling Albert Cuyp market, the Sarphatipark is a green oasis in the heart of the city with a pon...

Oosterpark

The Oosterpark is a large city park located in Amsterdam Oost. This open green space is filled with ponds and streams, a wading po...

Oosterpark

plantage & east

Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest)

Located on the edge of the city, the Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest) is Amsterdam’s largest park and recreational area. The lus...