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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.

Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

Vondelpark 5A
1071 AA AMSTERDAM
Vondelpark Openluchttheater
20/05/2018 - 16/09/2018
From May through September every year, the Vondelpark Open Air Theatre presents a programme packed with festivals, dance, cabaret,...

Rolling Kitchens

Polonceau-kade 27
1014 DA AMSTERDAM
Westergasfabriek
08/05/2019 - 12/05/2019
The weekend of the Rolling Kitchens brings an annual dose of outdoor mobile food fun to the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.

Restaurant Week

Dam
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse locaties
08/04/2019 - 19/05/2019
During the twice-yearly Amsterdam Restaurant Week the city offers up its culinary bounty to offer memorable mouthfuls at cheap, fo...

Springsnow Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
20/04/2019 - 19/05/2019
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’....

24H Oost

The 2018 edition of 24H Oost takes place on 12 May, showing off Amsterdam Oost's diversity with a wealth of wealth of workshops, guided tours, perform...

Hemeltjelief Festival

NDSM-plein 61
1033 WB AMSTERDAM
NDSM
30/05/2019
This family festival steals the show every Ascension Day with an enormous musical and theatrical line-up and plenty of events and ...
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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.

909 Festival

Nieuwe Meerlaan 1
1187 NW 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...

Amsterdam Art Fair

Huidekoperstraat 28
1017 ZM AMSTERDAM
Kunsthal Koper
07/06/2019 - 10/06/2019
The fourth edition of Amsterdam Art Fair will return in May 2019 at a new venue.

Live at Amsterdamse Bos

De Duizendmeterweg 7
1182 DC AMSTELVEEN
Amsterdamse Bostheater
19/05/2018 - 27/08/2018
As well as its sport and recreation facilities, the dazzling nature of Amsterdamse Bos is home to a picturesque open-air theatre t...

London Calling

Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG AMSTERDAM
Paradiso
26/05/2018
The twice-yearly music festival at the Paradiso called London Calling helps give Amsterdam's indie kids and music lovers an insigh...

Het Lente Kabinet

Noorderlaaik 1
1511 BX OOSTZAAN
Recreatiegebied Het Twiske
26/05/2018 - 27/05/2018
Het Lente Kabinet, the spring electro music, art and culture festival returns for its latest edition at the Twiske nature.

DIYnamic Festival

Nieuwe Meerlaan 1
1187 NW 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.

World Press Photo

Dam
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
14/04/2018 - 22/07/2018
The winning images from the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour in Amster...

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