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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

Polonceau-kade 27
1014 DA AMSTERDAM
Westergasfabriek
30/03/2018 - 02/04/2018
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-plein 15
1033 WB AMSTERDAM
NDSM-werf
14/04/2018 - 15/04/2018
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

IJpromenade 1
1031 KT AMSTERDAM
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
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
01/04/2018 - 13/05/2018
Celebrate the famous Dutch flower at the Tulp Festival in Amsterdam.

Restaurant Week

Dam
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse locaties
08/05/2018 - 21/05/2018
During the twice-yearly Amsterdam Restaurant Week the city offers up its culinary bounty to offer memorable mouthfuls at cheap, fo...

SOTU Festival

Amstel
1017 AA AMSTERDAM
Diverse locaties / various locations
11/04/2018 - 15/04/2018
The Sounds of the Underground Festival in Amsterdam focuses on alternative and independent music culture with events held at vario...