The perfect time to do private Amsterdam walking tours is the month of April as the temperature is warm enough and the Tulips are in full bloom. The events and festivals for the year will kick in and people will be back to action after a slow and cold winter. Besides, it is also the time of Easter and there are many festivals during this time that a tourist visiting the Dutch capital must make sure to be part of. Listed below are some of the coolest events in the month of April.
Spring Break Amsterdam Festival
The spring break Amsterdam festival is a 3 day music event that is conducted at night in some of the coolest spaces of the city. Each night events take place at around 7 venues and you can move from place to another to witness your favourite act. Besides, you can party at night and go for bar crawling during the day time. The tickets offer both day and night packages; so you can enjoy regular tourist activity during day time and attend the festival at night. Also, many hostels and hotels will be participating as accommodation operators, so your stay is taken care of.
April is the month of Tulip season in Holland because it is the national flower of Netherlands and Tulips will be planted across the city of Amsterdam. Moreover, you can watch Tulip blooming in 85 locations that have free public access. Also, they will be planted in museum grounds and you will need tickets to watch them; the participating museums are Rijksmuseum, Hortus Botanicus, Hermitage Amsterdam, Museum Van Loon and many other public spaces.
King’s Day party on the 27th of April is the largest street party in Europe and is celebrated all across Netherlands. It is a national holiday and the national party is to celebrate the birthday of the King of Netherlands, Willem Alexander. Amsterdam celebrates it in a big way with great parties on the street as well as with party boats in the canals. Besides, there will be flea markets, music concerts everywhere in the city with everyone wearing orange colour. Tourists from around the globe travel to be part and experience the one of a kind King’s day festival.
DGTL is an electronic sound and music festival that is conducted during the Easter weekend in Amsterdam. Unlike other festivals, here they give priority for environmental protection and hence adopt recycling of waste and using renewable energy. It is a 3 day event and brings top of the line and hottest electronic music artists.
These are some of the popular events that any tourist must add to their bucket list when they tour Amsterdam in the month of April