April 6, 2017 Wander-lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for April 2017

Spring is here! And wow, it has been pretty gentle to us so far! Let’s keep the good vibes and bring you some cool events for this month! This is the Amsterdam Event Calendar for April!

Tulip Festival
When? April – 14th of May 

What? A Tulip Tour in Amsterdam!
Half a million tulips have been planted throughout Amsterdam that will open in April throughout May at more than 35 spots in Amsterdam. Plan your own Tulip Route. Check the website for locations. www.tulpfestival.com

Bo Nam X The Aiscream Karaoke Show
When? 8th of April at Bo Nam
What? Karaoke at the best Vietnamese restaurant in Amsterdam
On high demand, Bo Nam is hosting a second karaoke extravaganza next Saturday from 23:00 onwards! For the best seats, make sure to book your table/ booth for diner.  And don’t worry, if you’re only dropping by to sing a tune or two, they will also make sure there’s a special bites menu available. www.facebook.com/bonamnl

Pure Markt at the Amstelpark
When? 9th of April
What? A fair, organic market in the Amstelpark
I love this market because it’s in my favorite park in Amsterdam, Amstelpark. A little more far out of the city center but worth paying a visit to on a Sunday. The pure market is a place to explore, discover, taste and learn about all the different foods of Holland (and the rest of the world). Try some Dutch Gouda cheese, Surinam roti, Indian curry, American pie or a freshly chucked oyster. Order an organic beer, coffee or wine to go. 

Eventbrite Gentle Yoga Classes
When? Every Saturday throughout April, Lijnbaansgracht 173
What? Yoga classes organized by Expats Republic in Amsterdam
The man behind Expats in Amsterdam organized these gentle yoga classes for beginners as well as experienced practitioners that includes playful teamwork.  The class only cost 9 euro’s per lesson and are given by Anna Kushnir who has more than 10 years experience in this field. Bring comfy clothes and a mat (you can rent one for 1 euro) Check here for tickets and more info.

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Sjefietshé at Jacobsz Amsterdam
When? 14th – 16th of April at Restaurant Jacobz
What? A ceviche pop-up restaurant
After a successful edition at the Hoxton, Sjefietshé is back and this time at Jacobsz Amsterdam. Enjoy a 4 course menu of fish, cocktails and music. More info on Facebook

DGTL Festival
When?
15th – 16th of April (Easter Wknd) at Amsterdam NDSM
What? The first techno festival of the season!
The line up is a mix between the big names and the underground techno DJ’s. We especially love this festival because they are so innovating towards sustainability. They use solar panels to gain electricity for the music stages, only serve vegetarian food and have a greenhouse on location. They are also introducing a new concept called the ECO COIN. Tickets are around 50 euro and only Sunday or weekend tickets are still available. 

Amsterdam Denim Days
When? 17th – 23rd of April at Westergasfabriek
What? For denim lovers
Find special edition jeans, follow workshops, enjoy discounts, check out expositions and more. This is for the die hard denim fans. Tickets are 10 euro online and 12 euro at the door. www.amsterdamdenimdays.com

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De IJHallen Fleamarket
When? 22nd & 23rd of April, NDSM Werf
What? The biggest fleamarket in Amsterdam!
Last month we strolled around and found some cool items and vintage clothing so we can’t wait for this month! Pay 5 euro per person to get in. Kids pay 2 euro. Parking is free. Bring a warm coat because it can get chilly, even if the market is inside the large hall. Want to sell stuff? You can order a stall on the Website.

Koningsdag (Kingsday)
When? 27th of April

What? Celebrating the Dutch Kings birthday
This needs a little introduction. If you’re not Dutch and you are visiting our country on the 26th/27th of April, you’re in for a treat..
Kingsday 2017 (previously called Queensday) is a true happening in the Netherlands. First of all, we celebrate the Kings birthday and everybody gets a day off work. Secondly, there are a large number of flea markets all throughout the country but Amsterdam is probably the biggest when it comes to selling junk on the streets and organizing parties. The night before Kingsday, which is called Kingsnight (duh), is also worth going out for. There are night markets and a few parties. On Kingsday the parties start at 12 noon and finish by 8pm. After that you can go to a few clubs. We advise you to check out the flea markets in the morning to experience the real Kingsday. Oh and..dress up in orange. (it’s the new black!)

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Enjoy this April in Amsterdam! This calendar will be updated regularly so keep an eye out! 

Love,

Wander-Lust

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