The biggest public event in The Netherlands, SAIL Amsterdam is set to attract more than 1.5 millions people to celebrate the Dutch maritime tradition. The 2015 festival takes place between Wednesday August 19 and Sunday 23, and graceful tall ships will sail into the IJ amid thousands of other heritage craft for a long weekend of sporting fun and partying.
Category: Festivals & Events
July 16, 2015
As one of the most diverse cities in the world, Amsterdam honors this legacy with more than 300 festivals and public events each year. Every summer turns into one long street party, with a potent mix of dance, film, concerts and sport hitting the streets. Here are some of the best summer festivals in Amsterdam.
May 21, 2015
The year 2015 sees the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh. Amsterdam celebrates Van Gogh’s anniversary in fine style in connection with a series of museums throughout France, Belgium and The Netherlands.
April 24, 2015
One day after I visited an actual bulb farm and the Keukenhof Gardens, I was going to see the flower fields from the sky with Viator. During the Keukenhof Gardens Dakota Sightseeing Flight, you spend 30 minutes in an old Dakota DC-3 — but not before you get to know her first.
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.
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.