While we will wrap up the festive season at the end of December, January is all about new beginnings. Dive in the North Sea with over 40.000 people, collect tulips on Dam square or dance the night away in different hotels throughout the city. These four events are a must-visit during your getaway to Amsterdam:

National Tulip Day
With over 200.000 tulips, the Dam square will turn into a one-day tulip field to kick-off the Dutch tulip season. From 13:00 until 16:30, visitors are welcome to walk through the tulip garden and collect as many tulips as they can carry. With the best news not even mentioned; all tulips are free of charge!

When: January 19
Where: Dam square, Amsterdam

Jumping Amsterdam
This year, Jumping Amsterdam celebrates their 60th anniversary; The Diamond Edition. This three-day event includes show jumping, dressage competitions, evening entertainment and various shows. A perfect fit for all the equestrian sport enthusiasts while visiting Amsterdam.

When: January 24 – 27
Where: RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam

Hotelnacht
For all inhabitants of Amsterdam or so-called “Amsterdammers”; the third weekend of January is entirely dedicated to the Hotelnacht! Be a tourist in your own city while spending a night in a hotel of your choice. This year, Pulitzer’s Bar will transform into Frosty Palace for one night; Grease lightning all the way. Join us for a milkshake-cocktail, jukebox music, hamburgers and petticoats. It’s going to be electrifying! Oh – and it’s not for locals only, everyone’s welcome! For more information about the festivities, please see: https://hotelnacht.nl/amsterdam/programma/

When: January 19
Where: several hotels in Amsterdam

New Year’s Dive
Imagine: an outside temperature of 3 degrees, running over the beach only wearing your swimwear and special ‘UNOX’ gloves and hat to keep you warm while jumping in the North Sea – a crazy thought? Not for over 40.000 people who have embraced this New Year’s Dive as an annual tradition. Not specifically an Amsterdam event, but worth a try if you want to make the start of 2019 memorable!

When: January 1st
Where: several places along the coastline