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Things to Do in Amsterdam in April 2024

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Planning to visit Amsterdam in April 2024? This is a start of peak season for tourism in Netherlands, and there are so many exciting things to do in Amsterdam in spring! The biggest event in April is Koningsdag or King's Day, celebrated in the end of April with its multiple celebrations, events and concerts! It's gonna be an awesome party all around the city, so make sure you are wearing orange and don't miss the fun! 

Talking about weather, there is a popular saying in Netherlands: "April doet wat hij wil" - meaning, "April does what it pleases". So, as you can see, April’s weather can be quite unpredictable. Even if you check the forecast a few days before your arrival, it might still change. In general, the weather in Amsterdam in April brings you more comfortable temperatures around 10C-11C (50s F) early in April, but will warm up to 14-15 C (57 Fahrenheit) by the end of the month. There are more sunny days, and it gets warmer every day. With amazing flowers blossoming everywhere, it is warm enough to take a day tour and to visit popular Keukenhof Gardens! And don't forget about the Amsterdam bike tours that only take a couple of hours but allow you to see the Dutch city street by street!

Contents: The King's Day 2024 ::  Amsterdam Concerts in April 2024 :: Flower Season in Amsterdam :: Food Tours in Amsterdam Markets :: Heineken Experience :: Amsterdam Wine Festival :: Observatory of Felix Meritis

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Top Events and Attractions in Amsterdam in April 2024

The King's Day 2024 - Koningsdag 2024 - April 27th, 2024

Koningsdag Festival 2023 in AmsterdamKoningsdag Festival in Amsterdam

When: April 27, 2024

Where: everywhere

Price: depends on the event

Amsterdam is roaring and singing on King's Day with this famous spring celebration that attracts hundreds of thousands tourists to the city in the end of April! You have probably never seen so many people wearing orange in one place!

Many museums and historic attractions might be closed on Koningsdag - but don't worry, you won't be bored. There are many huge public concerts and events on this day, including Kingsland Festival and Loveland van Oranje at Meerpark. Preceding the King's Day, there is Queen's Night (Konninginnenacht) - for those who think that one day of partying and celebrating is not enough! If you are not into crowd dancing, visit a traditional flea market Vrijmarkt in the Jordaan quarter - here you can find something very unique to bring as a souvenir from Holland.

Just don't forget to wear orange on the King's Day - otherwise you will be standing out of the happy, cheerful, orange crowd!

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Flowers, flowers Everywhere!

Keukenhof Gardens 2023 in Lisse, Netherlands

Price: from 35 EUR

Duration: 5 hours and more

April is THE Season to see the colorful tulip fields opening up in Netherlands and the best way to do it is to visit the famous Keukenhof Gardens.

Take gorgeous photos at the spectacle of endless fields of  tulips, with their vibrant colors and beautiful arrangements. The Keukenhof Gardens are located about one hour from Amsterdam if travelling by car or by bus. This is the most popular  flower garden among tourists of Amsterdam, and one of the most  photographed parks in Europe!

The best time to visit Keukenhof Gardens is in the middle of April for the peak blossoms.

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Visit Amsterdam markets on a Food Tour

Shopping in Amsterdam Markets

If you are looking for a great way to explore Amsterdam and to visit local Amsterdam markets, choose one of the food walking tours that usually take a couple of hours. There are plenty of different tours that may include wine or cheese tasting, visiting museums or taking boat cruises.

Have you been to Albert Cuyp market? This bustling market boasts over 260 stalls featuring a diverse array of food and goods from both the Netherlands and other cultures that have influenced this city. So many stalls with special treats to choose from! Professional guides will lead you through the market, providing fascinating insights into the history and cultural significance of the various vendors. Don't hesitate to stop and shop along the way, as this market is an excellent place to pick up unique souvenirs to take back home. And, don't forget to indulge in some of the best local cuisine with multiple tasting stops along the way.

Heineken Experience: A Must-Visit for Beer lovers

Among other things to do in Amsterdam in April, beer tasting is quite popular! The Heineken Experience is offers an interactive, semi-guided tour of the historic brewery, providing visitors with a detailed look into the famous Heineken brewing process. The experience covers the brand's history and features a fully immersive light show. 

In addition to the historical and educational aspects of the Heineken Experience, visitors can also enjoy a range of hands-on, interactive games and exhibits from the brand's global sponsors. These exhibits include Formula 1, UEFA Champions League, and the Rugby World Cup. The experience is designed to be entertaining and fun, with quirky exhibits that explore what it's like to be a beer bottle and offer a beer's-eye view of the entire brewing process. A small beer-tasting session is also offered during the tour, followed by two free beers at the end of the experience at the snazzy, atmospheric bar. Overall, the Heineken Experience is a unique and memorable experience that provides an in-depth look at the world-renowned Heineken brand.

Don't miss the Skip-the-line Heineken Experience Tour that comes with a 1-hour Amsterdam Canal Cruise! Enjoy the spring and the beauty of one of the oldest European cities, and have fun! 

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WINE FESTIVAL IN AMSTERDAM - april 18-21, 2024

Wine festival in Amsterdam

When: April 18 - April 21, 2024

Where: Westergasterrein, Amsterdam

Price: 16.50 EUR

If you are wine lover, this is your “must do” thing in March 2023 in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Wine Festival takes place in the former traditional manufacturing facility Westergasfabriek in the western part of the city. This wine festival specializes 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.

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Observatory of Felix Meritis

Observatory of Felix Meritis

Observatory of Felix Meritis offers a unique tour that takes visitors on a journey through its monumental architecture, all the way up to the roof where a secret observatory awaits. From this vantage point, you can witness breathtaking panoramic views of Amsterdam's beautiful cityscape. The Observatory is located right in the center of Amsterdam, on the Keizersgracht! 

But the Observatory of Felix Meritis offers much more than just a stunning view - visitors can also experience a one-of-a-kind art project. Through the telescopes, you can observe special applied art on the monumental buildings in the city, which can only be seen from this observatory. This is truly a must-visit location for those seeking an unforgettable Amsterdam experience, and one of the top things to do in Amsterdam in April 2024.

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We hope you enjoyed our selection of things to do in Amsterdam in April 2024. 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 don't miss our updates, you can follow Amsterdam-2-go by clicking on one of its social media buttons.

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