Category: Festivals & Events

Boom Chicago, Amsterdam’s Biggest Comedy Show

October 30, 2014

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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.

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Amsterdam Halloween Festival

October 23, 2014

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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.

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Amsterdam Christmas Markets

October 20, 2014

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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.

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Amsterdam Museum Night

October 7, 2014

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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.

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Pop Up Week Amsterdam

September 4, 2014

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Amsterdam is a city renowned for its party-loving nature, with a cluster of music, art, drama and music festivals throughout the year. And September 2014 sees a new kid on the festival block, with the advent of Pop Up Week Amsterdam.

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Tulip Island in the Vondelpark, Amsterdam

August 8, 2014

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Amsterdam’s favorite city park stretches over 47 hectares and is the site of several restaurants and cafés as well as an open-air theater and plenty of manicured green space, pathways that are largely the preserve of cyclists and inline-skaters, and nature reserves where birds breed safely away from the public eye. And now Amsterdam is celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the founding of the park with the opening of Tulip Island in the Vondelpark.

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Vondelpark Open Air Theatre

June 5, 2014

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A four-month program of open-air festivities has kicked off once again in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark Open Air Theatre, with jam-packed schedule of comedy, children’s theater, dance, rock concerts and cabaret – and amazingly it’s all free.

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Holland Festival and Amsterdam Summer Festivals

May 28, 2014

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If you’re visiting the city between June and September, then chances are you will get sucked into attending at least one performance during at least one Amsterdam Summer Festivals.

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Kings Day Amsterdam

April 7, 2014

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Since around 1890, Queen’s Day has routinely been the biggest, brashest, maddest street party in Amsterdam, celebrated in a sea of orange on April 30 in honor of the Dutch monarch, Queen Beatrix. The year 2014 is set to be different, however, as preparations are made for the first Koningsdag (King’s Day) in Amsterdam.

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10 Places to See Spring Flowers Near Amsterdam

March 13, 2014

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Spring is upon us and Amsterdam is due to burst into bud any minute; the parks will explode into bloom and trees blossom along the canals. Tulipmania is almost upon the city once more as the flower tourists arrive from across the world in their thousands to see spring flowers near Amsterdam. For the back story on the tulip madness that almost scuppered the country in 1637, visit the Amsterdam Tulip Museum; read on for where to see spring flowers near Amsterdam.

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