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

Amsterdam Events Calendar for April

Hello April! Spring is here and the festival season is slowly making it’s entrance. This month we have a few cool events, festivals and..Kingsday!

Vondelfestival
When? 23rd of April, 17.30pm – 1am

What? Mysterious theaterroute in and around the Vondelpark
On Saturday the 23rd of April, the Vondelfestival is celebrating it’s 4th edition. Secret routes though different spaces in and around building where you can enjoy music, theater and performances until 1am. Check here for more info and tickets.

Opening weekend Nemo
When? 23rd -24th of April
What? A science museum for kids and adults
Celebrating the opening of Nemo’s new roof square exhibition called Energetica, entrance is totally free this weekend! There will be special activities for kids so this is great if you’re a parent or you want to impress your nephew. www.e-nemo.nl

Sunday Market at the Rokin
When? 24th of April 12pm – 6pm
What? The usual monthly Sunday market celebrates the opening of the new Rokin
The Rokin is a street in Amsterdam that has been a very patient one. It had to cope with years of building of the North/South metro line and it looked like a mess which also causes a lot of traffic and all the shops and restaurants looked a lot less attractive. But they have finally finished and the Rokin is ready for a new era! To celebrate the newly opened street, the Sunday Market is moving from the Westerpark to the Rokin for this occasion. There will be food, local brands, art, music, vintage, fashion and design. www.sundaymarket.nl

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Koningsnacht / Koningsdag Amsterdam
This event 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 (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 reral Kingsday. Here are the events on these 2 days that we feel would be worth visiting:


Kingsday in Amsterdam last year

Roest Evening Market Kingsnight
When? 26th of April from 5pm
The night before kingsday is just as important as the day itself and the evening markets are a important part of  fun. Roest is organizing a festive market where you can look for the best antiques, vintage clothing and all the junk you may or may not need! www.amsterdamroest.nl

P.King on Kingsnight
When? 26th of April 7pm – 1am
Check out the best street party of the Vijzelstraat/Herengracht. Deep house and techno makes this a yearly dancing event attracting a large crowd. Be early or have a bad dancing spot. They also do a free party on Kingsday. for more info check: Facebook

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These are the best free parties to go on Kingsday:
»Westerstraat for beer, music and games
»Hanneke’s Kroon for people watching, feet in the water and near central station. Info
»NDSM Vrijhaven, for a party called These Guys and More
»Pllek in North Amsterdam for escaping the mass, live bands and cocktails. Info
»Vijzelstraat, in front of cafe P.King
»BilderdijkparkKoning Disco
»Anywhere on the canals of Amsterdam!

Best Kingsday paid parties:
»Breakfast Club, breakfast and tunes for 15 euro’s. info
»Bakermat & Friends at Sloterdijk station for 22 euro’s info
»Kroongetuige Festival with Goldfish, Wankelmut and more. info
»Vollt Kingsday for techno music at the NDSM werf. info

Best Flea markets on Kingsday:
»Vondelpark (large and best flea market for children)
»Jordaan (flea market for all)
»Beethovenstraat (flea market in South Amsterdam)
»IJhallen flea market at the NDSM (for children)

Have fun and take some pictures!! 

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated regularly!