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!

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.

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.


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!

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!! 


*This calendar will be updated regularly!

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