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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.

Enjoy an exquisite brunch in one of Amsterdam’s finest hotels, hunt for eggs in a historical zoo, visit one of the city’s museums or simply come to admire the flowers – there’s plenty to do from Friday to Monday for a fun and relaxing weekend break. Check the Easter edition of our Amsterdam Weekend Guide for even more events taking place over Easter weekend.

Plan ahead

The traffic in Amsterdam is expected to be very busy over the Easter weekend due to high numbers of visitors, and roadworks taking place in the city. Please plan your journey ahead and consider travelling by public transport rather than car. 

Easter in Amsterdam: Get inspired!

Easter in Amsterdam

Passion concerts

Around Easter time in Amsterdam, one famous classical composition tends to dominate the concert halls and churches: Johan Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew...

Easter 2017 event highlights

Awakenings Easter Special

Westergasfabriek
16/04/2017
An institution in the Netherlands, Awakenings are behind some of the country’s most legendary techno events and they’re back to he...

DGTL Festival

NDSM-werf
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...

Imagine Film Festival

EYE Filmmuseum
11/04/2018 - 21/04/2018
From sci-fi to cult, anime to fantasy and horror to experimental: the Imagine Film Festival, formerly known as the Amsterdam Fanta...

Tulp Festival

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

Restaurant Week

Diverse locaties
14/04/2017
During the twice-yearly Amsterdam Restaurant Week the city offers up its culinary bounty to offer memorable mouthfuls at cheap, fo...

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...

SOTU Festival

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