Things to Do in Amsterdam
in March 2023

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 2023, 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.

Early spring is considered a high season for tourism in Amsterdam and around it, so plan your vacation ahead of time, and book your tickets early. Tour operators and platforms like Viator are your best choice because they usually offer a convenient 24-hour free cancelation for their products, so you can book tours and activities with no risk at all!

Contents: Keukenhof Gardens Opening 2023 :: Amsterdam Concerts in March :: Wine Festival :: Restaurant Week in Amsterdam :: Icebar Xtracold :: Abraxas Coffee Shops

featured amsterdam tours in March 2023

Top Events and attractions in Amsterdam - March 2023

Royal Keukenhof Gardens - Spring 2023 Opening

Things to do in Amsterdam - Keukenhof gardens, Tulip Farm, flower blossom toursSeason Opening at Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Gardens is the world's largest and the most famous flower park, and it's definitely a top attraction on your list of things to do in March!  In 2023 Keukenhof Gardens will be open for visitors daily from March 23rd till May 14th (08:00 – 19:30). This beautiful flower park is one of the Amsterdam’s best attractions for the family. There are 15 kilometers (10 miles) of walking trails between gorgeous spring flowers. Park offers walking through themed gardens, visiting flower shows, art exhibitions, restaurants, boat tours  and kids activities.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of Keukenhof’s unique cultural and natural experience at 2023! 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 Concerts in March 2023Image by Christian West from Pixabay

4 March 2023 - Don't Let Daddy Know

One of the biggest Dance Music Festival events comes to Netherlands - BUY TICKETS

7 March 2023 - Chris Brown

Chart topping American R&B/Hip hop artist known by hits "Go crazy" and " Beautiful people" - BUY TICKETS

11 March 2023 - Starset

American rock band known by songs "My Demons" and "Monster" - BUY TICKETS

20 March 2023 - Snoop Dogg

Iconic American rapper, 17 times Grammy nominee known by multiple hit songs - BUY TICKETS

Wine Festival in amsterdam - March 23-26, 2023

Wine festival in AmsterdamAmsterdam Wine Festival

When: March 23 - March 26, 2023

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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Amsterdam Restaurant Week - March 1st to march 31st, 2023

Amsterdam Restaurant WeekAmsterdam Restaurant Week

When: March 1st - March 31st, 2023

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 2023 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 - otherwise you can miss it! Reservations start on February 15th. Top paces are usually fully booked on dates of Amsterdam Restaurant Week.

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Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold

Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold (photo by Viator)Amsterdam Icebar Xtracold (photo by Viator)

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!

Abraxas Coffee Shops

Abraxas Coffee Shop in AmsterdamAbraxas Coffee Shop in Amsterdam

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 Coffee 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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