Spring is one of the favorite tourist seasons for city break holidays. And this is due to mild temperatures, deserted little markets, and several festivals scattered throughout Europe during this period.
When it comes to going across Europe, one of the most charming cities you could ever encounter is Amsterdam, and it’s one of the most often chosen cities that tourists visit most often, especially for a city break destination for couples or larger groups. Everybody who went there says that it is extremely fun, people are friendly and the rather unusual rules for bicycle traffic in the city center can be learned quickly if a local explains to you patiently. Perhaps one of the most beautiful periods when you can visit Amsterdam's is during spring, when millions of tulips bloom in the Netherlands, the parks is green and events in the capital are racing one after another. Because you know, in Amsterdam, there is something new to do every weekend. And the best part is that besides the city breaks offers in Amsterdam, the flights remain constant most of the year, so you can plan a getaway anytime.
What are the most tempting events and festivals in Amsterdam spring? The good news is that neither should choose. You could wake up in a hotel room overlooking the Amsterdam city canals, where locals sleep, literally, into tiny houses on water. What are the most important spring festivals in Amsterdam, you should not miss the concerts and unique optional tours that you can enjoy in the Dutch capital? You might be amazed at the available choices you have if you choose to spend a weekend in Amsterdam.
Party until dawn on King’s Day
In the second half of April you can catch the Week of the Museums, an event celebrated throughout the country between 12 and 26 of April, but if you land on King in the capital city on April 27. Certainly, you cannot imagine what King Day is all about if you are not there. People dance in the streets and celebrate all day long; they even dance and party, not only on the streets and town squares, but also on dozens of boats, so you will not have time to rest in a hotel room in Amsterdam. You don’t have to go somewhere in particular to grasp the core of the party, as the entire city is overwhelmed with frenzy and the entire place has the same accelerated pulse. In order for you to mingle with the locals, get an orange jacket on.
It's good to know that you're allowed to drink on the street, as long as you do not have more than a bottle of drink. If you like crowds of excited people, then join them freely. The same day there are two events with techno and house music. Nassau Festival held at the Olympic Stadium gathers thousands of people together. All you have to do is decide which one to choose. If you outdoor concerts do not attract you, then you could stop in a cafe or a bar downtown.
Tulip Festival and a visit to Keukenhof Gardens is something that you must not miss. And because tulips are a symbol of the Netherlands there are events throughout April at different points of the city, thousands of tulips will adorn the streets or the front of the main sights in Amsterdam. More than 800,000 tulips will display in front of your eyes, everywhere you look across the capital in an attempt to include the new Dutch tulips in the urban landscape, as tulips kind of disappeared in recent years. So it's impossible for the festival and the multitude of colors to not bedazzle you.
Want a truly unforgettable experience? What would have to visit one of the largest gardens in the world? At Keukenhof over 7 million tulips will bloom until the end of May. In addition to the fields covered by tulips, the largest garden in the world is a perfect place outside the city where you can relax for a few hours. In addition, you can observe different styles that you can use in your own garden or you can steal ideas for floral arrangements, whether it’s vintage or romantic.
Take a tour of the most important museums in Amsterdam during the Week of the Museums. If you have made a long list with the museums in the Dutch capital, you have the chance to see all of them; in the second half of April it might be the best time for a cultural city break in Amsterdam. During the Week of the Museums, you can see works by Rembrandt or Van Gogh without paying an entry fee or paying only half the standard price, because most museums promote Dutch culture coming with special offers.
At Rijksmuseum you can admire the works of Rembrandt, and Vermeer but equally fascinating is the Asian art pavilion that you can explore during the same visit. Another museum as fascinating and perhaps one of the most popular in the Dutch capital's is the Van Gogh Museum which houses the famous painting "Sun Flower". Surely you'll be conquered by the incredible light, but also the feeling of melancholy which the paintings Van Gogh inspire. Over 200 works are on permanent display, and not just paintings, but also letters or drawings of the famous Flemish painter.
If you want to get into contact with contemporary art, then you must stop at the Stedelijk Museum, exhibit works by Kandinsky and Mondrian are among the most important. And if history is your point of interest, you could take a trip into the past discovering Anne Frank’s House.
For a unique experience during a stay in Amsterdam – which can be more suitable for ladies -, you can visit the Museum of Purses in Amsterdam, which is fascinating because it brings together the accessories of the leading brands of contemporary dating from the early twentieth century, but also an impressive collection of leather 17th century handbags. Unfortunately, you cannot purchase them, but you can draw inspiration from the style and elegance of past centuries accessories.
If your passion is photography, you might be inspired by the FOAM Photography Museum, where you can admire photo exhibits that are already famous throughout the world. The good news is that you can go and take some pictures with you that you can add to your album as a special souvenir or if you have a special collection with black and white photographs.
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