April is the month of blossoming; time to wake up from you winter sleep and discover new things! Check out these 4 colorful reasons to plan a getaway to Amsterdam now:

Tulip Festival

Imagine as many tulips in the city as inhabitants… Amsterdam blooms during the Tulip Festival where colorful ribbons and fields of tulips throughout the city can be admired. Discover the national symbol of The Netherlands at numerous locations around town, including the inner gardens of Pulitzer Amsterdam.

When: March 31st – April 30th
Where: more information – www.tulipfestival.com

World Press Photo

Last year was a vibrant one, captured on pictures of the traveling exhibition organized by World Press Photo. Amsterdam welcomes back this world’s leading and most prestigious photography competition this Spring.

When: 14th of April until 22nd of July 2018
Where: Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, Gravenstraat 17, 1012 NL Amsterdam

Het Rijksmuseum

Pay a visit to one of Amsterdam’s eye catchers, housing thousands of art pieces from 800 years ago until now. Besides the famous permanent collection, the museum parades with new temporary exhibitions and masterpieces such as the exposition High Society.

When: Every day, 9 AM until 5 PM
Where: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam

King’s Day

Would you like to experience Amsterdam at its quirkiest? Then make sure you’re here on King’s Day! Seize the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of our King with boat parties, market stalls and DJ’s all around town. Don’t forget to pack something orange to wear, or you’ll feel a little excluded (; For more information on the biggest celebration of the year, see: https://newspaper.pulitzeramsterdam.com/hooray-kings-day/

When: 26th & 27th April
Where: all throughout the country, especially in Amsterdam

Photo: John Lewis Marshall