If you ask us, spring is the best time to visit Amsterdam! The first sunrays appear, flowers are blossoming, and the city is getting livelier. In April, sunshine days can be combined with rain and therefore, we have selected some indoor and outdoor activities. Go to see the city this month to experience the following events.
National Museum Week
Every spring, museums in Amsterdam participate to showcase the cultural heritage of the Netherlands. Wander through the breathtaking art of the Dutch masters of the Golden Age or enjoy activities such as guided tours, workshops or tastings. For the little one’s there is enough delight as well! See the National Museum Week website for a complete list of participating museums in Amsterdam: https://www.nationalemuseumweek.nl/
When: April 8–14
Where: Museums in Amsterdam
World Press Photo
Prepare for a vibrant edition of World Press Photo 2019. Work of world’s best professional press photographers, photo agencies, newspapers and magazines are gathered in an impressive exhibition. Spot this year’s winning productions in visual journalism and digital storytelling. For more information visit: https://www.nieuwekerk.nl/en/exhibitions/world-press-photo-2019/
When: April 13-June 7
Where: The New Church, Amsterdam
If you want to experience the Dutch culture at its quirkiest, this is an event to mark in your agenda! Every year on April 27, the Dutch honor their King by celebrating his birthday as a national feast. This must turn every other monarchy in the world green with envy as Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands turn a bright shade of orange on this day. All over Amsterdam are festivities, flea markets and celebrations are happening. Join Pulitzer Amsterdam for a King’s Day celebration with drinks and tunes in front. For those who prefer to avoid the crowds should head to open spaces like the Vondelpark, which turns into a children’s paradise. For more information about the activities, visit: https://amsterdam.org/en/event/22/king-s-day.html
When: King’s Night on April 26 & King’s Day on April 27
Where: All over Amsterdam
Can you imagine Amsterdam with as many tulips as there are bikes? Add a little color to your day by wandering through the city in April. This celebration of the Tulip Festival runs all month long, showcasing the iconic Dutch flower across the city. For the full tulips experience, visit the tulip fields at The Keukenhof or book the ‘All Tulips Everything’ package with your Pulitzer Amsterdam stay.
When: April 1-30
Where: All over Amsterdam & The Keukenhof
Would you like to join an event? Or would you like some more information about a certain activity? Feel free to contact our Concierge team, they will be more than happy to help you!