Most activities during the Chinese New Year traditionally take place on Nieuwmarkt and Zeedijk in Amsterdam, but there are usually also festivities on Dam Square. The Chinese New Year begins between January 21 and February 20 every year. In 2024 the Chinese year 4722 begins, in 2024 is the year of the Dragon. PLEASE NOTE: The date and time mentioned for 2024 is subject to change.
Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy new year!)
The Chinese New Year , or Lunar New Year, is the most important event in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated worldwide.
The Buddhist temple Fo Guang Shan He Hua is located in Amsterdam's Chinese Nieuwmarkt neighbourhood . The Chinese New Year celebration takes place at this Chinese temple every year. But also in other places in the city attention is paid to the Chinese New Year with celebrations and activities.
If you get hungry from all the spectacle, you can go to one of the Chinese restaurants on the seawall, the floating Chinese restaurant Sea Palace on Oosterdokskade or one of the Chinese eateries on Stormsteeg or Geldersekade.