The tulips are coming out in The Netherlands – it must be springtime. Every year, March is eagerly awaited by gardeners everywhere, not just because it’s the time when plants will actually start growing again and they can get back outside with their buckets and spades, but because March is the month when Keukenhof Gardens tours start each year for its short two-month burst of splendor.
Category: Festivals & Events
It seems to be Amsterdam’s intention to have one long party this summer. Not only are the Holland Festival, Nuit Blanche and the Amsterdam Roots Festival booked into the city’s cultural calendar, but now the Museumplein Weekend jamboree has been announced.
With winter safely behind, Amsterdam leaps back into life come spring, with some of the city’s most popular festivals from March through May. Amsterdam spring festivals bring thousands of people into the city and to its surrounding bulb fields.
March 12, 2015
One of Europe’s top seasonal attractions, Keukenhof Gardens at Lisse bills itself as ‘the most photographed attraction in the world’. Opening for just eight weeks every year in spring, the gardens fade quickly but the Tulip Bulb Route to Keukenhof does last for slightly longer.
March 9, 2015
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December 4, 2014
Amsterdam is positively awash with Christmas magic and bonhomie in 2014, with festive fun kicking off in late November. Here are ten great reasons to visit Amsterdam for the holidays.
October 30, 2014
Amsterdam is renowned for its energetic nightlife, encompassing clubs, classical and rock music, ballet, opera and modern dance; while venues and bars may come in and out of fashion, Boom Chicago has managed to outlast them all.
October 23, 2014
Amsterdam has now firmly adopted the Halloween tradition and celebrates the ghoulish occasion in some louche style with a festival that lasts for not one but four days of gory, bloodstained fun. Amsterdam Halloween Festival 2014 runs between October 29 and November 1.
October 20, 2014
Somewhat slow to catch on to the vogue for Christmas markets across Europe, Amsterdam is now making amends for its tardiness. Amsterdam Christmas markets now pop up all over the city during the festive season.
October 7, 2014
The annual night-time opening of around 50 of Amsterdam’s museums has become one of the city’s best-loved late-night festivals – and one that has been copied in several European cities including Brussels. The date for the 15th Amsterdam Museum Night – Museumnacht in Dutch – in 2014 is Saturday, November 1, when museums great and small open their doors from 7pm-2am, putting on around 200 special events, from workshops to exhibitions, poetry readings, bands and DJs as well as offering food and wine to all comers.