Amsterdam Event Calendar for May

It’s gonna be May! Justin Timberlake once sang. Yes, it’s the month where we can finally say “We see you Summer!” There are lot’s of outside events this month and lot’s of food too! Here’s our Amsterdam Events Calendar for May.

Opening A’DAM Tower
When? From the 14th of May, North Amsterdam
What? The opening of Amsterdam’s Eiffel tower..(kind of)
Celebrating the opening of the highly anticipated A’DAM Tower. From the 14th of May you can go all the way up and enjoy a 360 degree view of the city. For the real daredevils there is a swing (the highest in Europe!) where you can fly back and forth over the edge (with a safety harness of course). There is an inside and an outside deck plus interactive exhibitions that change from time to time. If you’re hungry you can grab a bite or drink at the Madam panorama bar-restaurant-club or the revolving Moon restaurant. For tickets and more info visit


Sneakerness Amsterdam
When? 14th & 15th of May 12pm – 5pm, Kromhouthal
What? If you love sneakers, you need to be here
After five successful Dutch editions the main sneaker event in Europe returns to Amsterdam on the 14th and 15th of May. This time Sneakerness takes place in the beautiful Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North. Brands, shops and private sellers from all over Europe come to Amsterdam Noord to showcase a superb selection of the latest, most rare and vintage sneakers. For info tickets (€10,-) go here.

Sneakerness Picture by @tito_lalla
Photo by @tito_lalla

Pinksterific at Pllek
When? 14th & 15th of May,
What? Celebrating a long weekend!
Let’s hope on some sunshine but either way, being at Pllek is never a bad idea. There will be music from the morning until late and this with a great view of the Amsterdam watersfront.

Pllek Amsterdam events calendar for May

BierOost, Speical Beer Festival
When? 28th of May, Jaap Edenbaan
What? Lot’s of  good tasting beer
Beer has never been so popular as it is today. Forget about the simple Heineken, this festival is serving you the best brewed beers there is. There will be music, tasty food and more than 80 beer taps to enjoy. Whether you like beer or not, this is set to be a lively place to visit on Saturday! Ticket are 12. Facebook

bier oost

C Oysterfest
When? 28th of May, Restaurant C Amsterdam
What? tasty Oysters for 1 euro 
Sizzling oysters prepared in different ways that you can swallow with a bloody mary prepared with Kettle One wodka. All oysters are 1,- from 3.30pm.

Sissy-Boy Spring Market
When? 28th of May, open air theater Vondelpark
What? Stylish market stalls with a touch of Sissy-Boy
Spring is in the air this edition and cool labels such as O My Bag, HOUSE OF RIOTSRiverstones, My Treasure Hunts,Geitenwollenwinkel, MR MARVIS and one of our favorite concept stores TITS will be joining the fun. More info on their Facebook page.

Sissy-Boy Spring Market Amsterdam

Kofferbakmarkt at Blijburg
When? 29th of May, Blijburg
What? old and new junk market that needs a second chance
“Sell your Prada out of your draw” is their tagline this month. Every last Sunday of the month you can try to find that vintage treasure you’ve been looking for. You can hire a stand or you can shop till you drop. Check on Facebook for more information.


Frank en Vrij Food Festival (without gluten)
When? 29th of May 12pm – 8pm, Undercurrent
What? Amsterdam’s first gluten free food festival
With a covered food and lifestyle market . The best kitchens on wheels, lectures, workshops and cozy meet and greets with various foodblfoggers  Frank and Vrij is 100{8b669be72a7f340f9ef2d6d852585cd40ddf0e79ccf763f3ea93c1234c3d888b} gluten free. Both inside and outside is to discover all kinds of things to taste and in the area of ​​gluten-free food, healthy eating , healthy living and much more. Tickets are still available! Facebook

gluten free food festival

*Sunday Funday. For expats this is an event you might like.

Have fun!!


*This calendar will be updated regularly!

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  • Andrea
    Posted at 21:19h, 15 May Reply

    Wat een leuke tips! Thanks!

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