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May highlights in Amsterdam

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

Amsterdam festivals, events & exhibitions in May

See what's on in Amsterdam in May; from gigs and art exhibitions to theatre productions and ballet. Amsterdam commemorates Remembrance Day on 4 May and celebrates Liberation Day on 5 May with open-air concerts and festivities across the city.

24H Nieuw-West

The first 24H Nieuw-West edition took place on 13 May 2017, showcasing the best of the west of Amsterdam. Formerly 24H West, the 2017 edition of the f...

Hemeltjelief Festival

NDSM-plein 61
1033 WB AMSTERDAM
NDSM
10/05/2018
This family festival steals the show every Ascension Day with an enormous musical and theatrical line-up and plenty of events and ...

909 Festival

Bosbaan 5
1182 AG AMSTELVEEN
Bezoekerscentrum Amsterdamse Bos
26/05/2018
The 909 Festival is all about sun and beats at the Amsterdamse Bos. Look out for it returning in May and get set for a full day of...

Rolling Kitchens

Polonceau-kade 27
1014 DA AMSTERDAM
Westergasfabriek
09/05/2018 - 13/05/2018
The weekend of the Rolling Kitchens brings an annual dose of outdoor mobile food fun to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

Keukenhof Gardens

Stationsweg 166a
2161 AM LISSE
Each spring, the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse come alive with blooming flowers in every colour of the rainbow. Come tip-toe through ...

World Press Photo

Dam
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
09/07/2017
The winning images from the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour in Amster...

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark 5A
1071 AA AMSTERDAM
Vondelpark Openluchttheater
05/05/2018 - 09/09/2018
From May through September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a programme packed with festivals, dance, cabaret,...

Rhythm & Roots

Linnaeusstraat 2
1092 CK AMSTERDAM
Tropenmuseum
01/06/2017 - 07/01/2018
This musically-inspired exhibition at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam addresses a cultural revolution that spread across the world f...

Amsterdam Art Fair

Huidekoperstraat 28
1017 ZM AMSTERDAM
Kunsthal Koper
16/05/2018 - 20/05/2018
The fourth edition of Amsterdam Art Fair will return in May 2018 at a new venue.

DIYnamic Festival

Bosbaanweg 5
1182 DA AMSTELVEEN
Bezoekerscentrum Amsterdamse Bos
25/05/2018
Hamburg-based record label DIYnamic is set to take over the Amsterdamse Bos once again during its own festival.

KunstRAI

Europaboulevard 22
1078 RV AMSTERDAM
RAI Amsterdam
30/05/2018 - 03/06/2018
Featuring a huge number of established and emerging galleries, the KunstRAI art fair returns to RAI Amsterdam every spring. The Ku...

Roger Hodgson

Amstel 115-125
1018 EM AMSTERDAM
Koninklijk Theater Carré
28/06/2018 - 29/06/2018
The voice of '70s prog rock band Supertramp, Roger Hodgson, is returning to the Dutch capital to play two shows. Find them at Amst...

Amsterdam Sevens Rugby

Bok de Korverweg 6
1067 HR AMSTERDAM
Nationaal Rugbycentrum Amsterdam
25/05/2018 - 27/05/2018
Although the Netherlands isn’t quite renowned as an international rugby nation, Rugby Sevens, a fast-paced seven-a-side variant of...

The Color Run

President Allendelaan 3
1064 GW AMSTERDAM
Sloterpark
27/05/2018
Amsterdam’s Sloterpark sees the return of the Netherlands’ most colourful running event, the Color Run.

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