Things to Do in Amsterdam
March 2017

In March the weather in Amsterdam changes from winter chill to milder temperatures of average 9 degrees Celsius (48 Fahrenheit). Days become longer and light rains comes once in a week during the month. So - if you are planning to visit Amsterdam in March 2017, it is better to balance your vacation between indoor and outdoor tours and activities. 

Famous Keukenhof Gardens are re-opening for the season in mid-March with their famous tulip tours, and it's a must-see attraction for Amsterdam visitors. To balance indoor and outdoor activities according to the fast-changing weather, you also can check on the Amsterdam top March attractions, such as spring festivals, a restaurant week and numerous March concerts.

Although the weather might not be perfect in March, the days are getting longer, and yet Amsterdam is not too over flooded with tourists. The prices are a bit lower that in-season, so March is another great time to visit the Amsterdam.

Top Things to Do in Amsterdam in March 2017

Keukenhof Gardens Tour
Private Tour: Amsterdam Like A Local
Coffee Shops + Red Lights District

Top Events and attractions in Amsterdam - March 2017

Royal Keukenhof Gardens - Spring Opening

Price: from 35 EUR - Duration: 5 hours and more

Keukenhof Gardens is the world's largest and the most famous flower park, which is opening for visitors at the last decade of March.  It is one of the Amsterdam’s best attractions for the family. There are 15 kilometers (10 miles) of walking  trails between beautiful flowers.  Park offers walking through themed gardens, visiting flower shows, art exhibitions, restaurants, boat tours  and kids activities.

For the season of 2017 Keukenhof  presents the special theme of the year – “Dutch Design”, which is characterized by minimalism, innovation, improvisation and even humor.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of Keukenhof’s unique cultural and natural experience at 2017! Vast variety of gardens tour packages is available, including “Skip the Line” tour, which could be especially helpful at the colder days of March.

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Amsterdam Boat Show - March 8-12, 2017

When: March 8 - March 12, 2017

Where: RAI Amsterdam

Price: from 25 EUR

Amsterdam is literally built inside the sea, so the sailing and boating are in the blood of the city. HISWA Annual Amsterdam Boat Show will be held at RAI Amsterdam on March 8-12th . Huge exhibition center pavilions will host all you need to know about aquatic activities in the season of 2017. You could step onboard of the newest boat models, learn about technological innovations and get familiar with latest sailing brands and accessories.

Are you looking for things to do with kids in Amsterdam in March 2017? “FUNSPORTS xperience” exhibition will be held at the same time, and at the same venue. Shows for water boardsports (wave surfing, kite surfing, wind surfing, skim boarding, Stand Up Paddling and wakeboarding) and related sports (BMX and long boarding) simply cannot disappoint!


Concerts in Amsterdam - March 2017

Concerts in Amsterdam March 2017

2 March 2017 – Wende 

Popular Dutch shanson singer and author, performing in French   BUY TICKETS

02 March 2017 – Maggie Rogers

American break through artist , known by the singles “Alaska” and “Dog years”  BUY TICKETS

3-4 Mar 2017 – Don’t Let Daddy Know

DLDL is an electronic music shockwave delivered by some of the best DJs in the world – Tiesto, Dmitry Vegas, Blasterjaxx, Showtek , Nicky Romero and many more   BUY TICKETS

05 Mar 2017 – Idan Raichel

Idan Reichel Project is a collaboration of musical artists, who succeeded to create a unique style of music. It can be described as the beautiful blend of different ethnic styles, pop and rock  BUY TICKETS

06 Mar 2017 - GNASH

American singer, songwriter, rapper and DJ. Author of “I hate you, I love you” hit   BUY TICKETS

08 Mar 2017 - Tove Lo

Swedish pop sensation, author of the world famous “Queen of the clouds” album   BUY TICKETS

08 Mar 2017 – Elvis Costello

English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-er and Grammy Award winner   BUY TICKETS

09,10 Mar 2017 – Tory Lanez

Canadian hip hop artist. Singles: “Luv”, “Unforgetful”    BUY TICKETS

09 Mar 2017 - Elio e le Storie Tese

Veteran Italian band, Sanremo Music festival runner ups    BUY TICKETS

10 Mar 2017 – Blonde Redhead

American alternative rock band    BUY TICKETS

11 Mar 2017 – Jagwar Ma

Australian psychedelic dance project, known by their successful summer festivals performances  BUY TICKETS 

12 Mar 2017  - Caro Emerald

Dutch pop and jazz artist with golden voice. Her recent albums peaked at number one spots at Netherland and UK   BUY TICKETS

13 Mar 2017 – Peter Doherty

English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist. Frontman of “The Libertines” band  BUY TICKETS

15 Mar 2017 – Tom Chaplin

English singer, musician and composer.  Lead singer of the British alternative rock band Keane   BUY TICKETS

See the full schedule of Amsterdam concerts in March 2017


Wine Festival in amsterdam - March 24-26, 2017

When: March 24 - March 26, 2017

Where: Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Price: 12 EUR

If you are wine lover , this is your “must go” thing in March 2017 in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Wine Festival takes place in the former traditional manufacturing facility  Westergasfabriek at the western part of the city. This wine festival specialises on the best vines from countries south to Equator – South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Chile and more. Visitors will be offered selected wines tasting, wine production workshops, exotic souvenirs and wine themed literature.


Amsterdam Restaurant Week - March 28 to April 14, 2017

When: March 28 - April 14, 2017

Where: in participating restaurants of Amsterdam

Price: varies

Planning to visit in early spring and looking for the good places to dine in Amsterdam? There are plenty of amazing restaurants in Amsterdam, and in the end of March 2017 they drop their prices down for a week - what a deal!

Twice a year (usually in March and in September) Amsterdam celebrates the taste and the rich variety of Dutch and International cuisines with Amsterdam Restaurant Week! You can get up to 50% discounts at the best, Michelin starred restaurants. 

Tip: book your reservation a couple of weeks before the date following at restaurantweek.nl - otherwise you can miss it! Top paces are usually fully booked on dates of Amsterdam Restaurant Week.

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Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold

If March weather is not chilly enough for you, check Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold - one of Amsterdam top attractions!

In this truly unique Amsterdam bar, Icebar Xtracold interior is made from real ice — including furniture, walls and even drinking glasses! Right as you enter the bar, you’re given a warm poncho with a hood, gloves and a complimentary drink before you step into the frozen bar with a temperature of –10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit). Despite the coolness around, the place is still cozy enough to enjoy the choice of either two Smirnoff cocktails or two Heineken beers on the house. You can have a 3D experience, riding over icebergs and along white cliffs in a frozen landscape that imitates adventures of 16th-century Arctic explorers!

If you wish, you can upgrade your experience with an optional canal tour on the same day or on alternate days. Simply let the local operator know your preference when redeeming your coupon at the ticket booth in central Amsterdam.

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Abraxas Coffee Shops

One of the most popular city attractions, coffee shops are unique Amsterdam experience for the nightlife explorers. If the March night is a bit too cold or rainy for you,  Abraxas is a nice intimate coffee shop in an alley just of off dam square to spend there some time.

Established at 1992, Abraxas Coffe Shop is constantly rated by Amsterdam visitors as one of the top ten nightlife places to go. Great vibe, polite professional bartenders and top quality menu are features that everyone agrees about.

Abraxas’ main branch (Jonge Roelensteeg 12) is located slightly away from the busy streets, but just around the corner from everything else. It has 3 floors, each with a distinguished, dedicated interior design. Other location (Spuistraat 51) is smaller, but still keeps the good atmosphere and positive vibe. Visit and enjoy!

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Other Things to Explore in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Hop On Hop Off
Amsterdam Sightseeing Tours
Best Pub Crawls

We hope you enjoyed our selection of things to do in Amsterdam March 2017. The events pages are going to be continued as the year goes on. We will keep you updated and show you the best concerts, exhibits and events. To make sure you keep up with our updates, you can follow Amsterdam-2-go by clicking on one of its social media buttons.


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