Things to Do in Amsterdam in April 2023

Tulips in Amsterdam

Planning to visit Amsterdam in April 2023? 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 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!

The biggest event in April is Koningsdag or King's Day, celebrated in the end of April with its multiple celebrations, events and concerts - including a unique chance to see Metallica live on the King's Day in Amsterdam! It's gonna be an awesome party after two years of slowdown, so make sure you are wearing orange and don't miss the fun! 

Contents: The King's Day 2023 :: Metallica Concert in Amsterdam :: Amsterdam Concerts in April 2023 :: Flower Season in Amsterdam :: Food Tours in Amsterdam Markets :: Heineken Experience :: Observatory of Felix Meritis

Featured Amsterdam tours in April 2023

Top Events and Attractions in Amsterdam in April 2023

The King's Day 2023 - Koningsdag 2023 - April 27th, 2023

Koningsdag Festival 2023 in AmsterdamKoningsdag Festival in Amsterdam

When: April 27, 2023

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!

metallica concert on king's day!

This is an event you cannot miss if you are a music fan, and especially if you are Metallica fan! This legendary music band is giving live concerts in Amsterdam on Koningsdag 2023, adding to Amsterdam's raving party exactly what's needed - their fierce energy and their explosive music! 

Metallica is a world famous heavy metal band with everlasting music hits like "Whiskey in the Jar", "Unforgiven", "Enter Sandman", "Nothing Else Matters" and much more. 

The tickets are selling too fast, so hurry if you want to see Metallica live in Amsterdam in April 2023 at Johan Cruijff Arena!

Buy METALLICA tickets - April 27th or April 29th, 2023 in Amsterdam

best concerts in amsterdam - april 2023

Concerts in Amsterdam March 2017

1 April 2023Madness

Madness is one of the iconic pop British groups of 1980s with light, fun music and hits like  "House Of Fun"  -  BUY TICKETS

4, 6 and 7 April 2023 Roger Waters

One of the founding fathers of the legendary "Pink Floyd", Roger Waters will play immortal hits on his music tour in 2023 in Amsterdam -  BUY TICKETS

6-7 April 2023Tori Amos

90's star singer and song writer Tori Amos will give a live concert in Amsterdam in April  -  BUY TICKETS

11 April 2023Birdy

A miracle girl with an incredible voice who grew up to be a famous British musician and songwriter will sing in Amsterdam in April 2023  -  BUY TICKETS

14 April 2023Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne is on a tour in Amsterdam with her best songs "Complicated", "Head Above Water", "I'm a Mess" and more -  BUY TICKETS

16 April 2023Fun Lovin Criminals

If you like rap and rock music, this American band will perform their best songs in Melkweg during their Amsterdam concert - BUY TICKETS

20 April 2023Conception

Another great concert in Melkweg - performance by a Norwegian hard rock band Conception, that was reunited after 20 years of inactivity. Conception are famous with their unique blend of melodic sounds and heavy metal chords  - BUY TICKETS

26 April 2023Kevin Hart

One of the most popular American stand up comedians of nowadays, Kevin Hart will visit Amsterdam on his world tour with one performance only - BUY TICKETS

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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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 2023.

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