Amsterdam Event Calendar for May 2017

When? 5th of May in Amsterdam

What? Celebrating our freedom
On the 5th of May, the Dutch celebrate their freedom and the end of World War 2. You can enjoy these celebration throughout the city. Dance your butt off at Vrijland Festival in Blijburg. Het Amsterdams Verbond is also back for a great party. For the free parties you can visit the whole Westergas and Westerpark for Het Vrije Westen, Museumsquare and the Vondel Open Air Theater for children.


Vondelpark Open Air Theatre
When? from the 5th of May onwards
What? Concerts, performances and fun for children
This open air theater in the middle of the famous Vondelpark has been organizing music performances since 1974. For the next 5 months you can enjoy performances and concerts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Vintage Kilo Sale
When? 6th of May at RADION
What? Buy vintage clothing by a kilo!
Super cool initiative and this time it’s summer sale with cute tips, skirts, sunglasses and more. It works like this: you throw all your items in a bag and you pay by the kilo. yes that’s right, you weigh your treasures. You pay 15 euro per kilo, so that’s a very good deal if you do it right.

The Kloffie Market Kids Edition
When? 6th of May at the Hallen from 11am till 5pm
What? Second hand clothes for kids!
This is the first Kids Edition of the Kloffie Market. Check it out this Saturday and find the best treasures for kids! There will be a drawing competition too so bring your kids!

Chocolate Workshop
When? 7th of May at 2pm at Sluisstraat 56
What? Join for a unique chocolate experience!
Learn all about making chocolate and taste your own creations including a praline dessert! Spaces are limited and cost €40,-. 

Full Moon Paddle at Blijburg
When? 10th of May at Blijburg beach

What? Paddle in the moonlight!
First Full Moon Paddle this season at our Blijburg beach location. They deaprt at 19:30 and depending on wind and weather paddle to Muider castle or ‘rondje’ IJburg. Rental €25 BYO €12,50 To attend this 2 hrs tour you do need some paddle experience. Sign up via

24H Nieuw West
When? 13th & 14th of May in and around Amsterdam New West
What? 24H Nieuw-West is the opportunity to enjoy the very best that Amsterdam Nieuw-West has to offer
On the weekend of 13 May, Amsterdam Nieuw-West (the Kreuzberg of Amsterdam) takes center stage for 24 hours! Head to the west of Amsterdam to enjoy a wealth of workshops, guided tours, performances, food and drink, music and parties.


De IJHallen Fleamarket
When? 13th & 14th of May, 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? 

Amsterdam Art Fair
17th – 21st of May at Huidekoperstraat 28
What? Talk about art by various artist in a pop-up location
40 of the best art gallery’s are showcasing interesting work from the most talk about artist of the moment.


Gin Festival
When? 19h & 20th of May at Undercurrent
What? Gin and more
After a successful first edition, the Gin Festival is back and this year at the Undercurrent in Amsterdam North. Besides the gin, there will be a number of delicious food trucks and craft beers to taste. Tickets are on sale from €25,-. 


Rollende Keukens
When? 24th – 28th of May at Westerpark

What? Amsterdam famous foodtruck festival
Busy as always but still worth visiting is the Rollende Keukens (The Roling Kitchens). hundreds of foodtrucks will fill the Westerpark in Amsterdam. When the sun is out, you can bet on it that everyone is having their after work drinks here! Entrance is free but you need to pay for your first glass which you can then re-use. 




Amsterdam Event Calendar for November

October showed us a lot of sunshine instead of falling leaves but in November it’s really happening! A city full of autumn colors make it even more spectacular. There is also a lot to expect when it comes to events this month so without further ado, here’s our Wander-Lust Amsterdam event calendar for November:

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
When? until the 5th of Feb, De Nieuwe Kerk
What? Celebrating the iconic style icon
In the year that she would have turned 90 years old, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church on the Dam Square) is showcasing photographs and items from her house in this exhibition. Items include accessories, clothes and other personal belongings. Website

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
90 years of Marilyn

Flavourites Live
When?  18th – 20th of November, Kromhouthal Amsterdam North
What?  130 webshops sell their products 
From 10am to 6pm you can visit this real live pop up shop held in the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North. Shops vary between Fashion, interior, kids, travel and lifestyle. Get your tickets here:

Singapore Airlines Gallery
When? Sunday 19th – 29th of November 10 – 6pm, Hobbemastraat 3
What? An exclusive look into the Singapore Airlines experience
If you have never experienced a flight with Singapore Airlines, this is your chance. The exclusive feeling you get will be present at this Gallery where you can learn about the history, take a virtual reality tour through the Airbus A350-900 and get a chance to win 2 premium economy tickets to Singapore! At 5pm you can enjoy the famous Singapore Sling cocktail so reason enough to visit this special place in the Amsterdam Museumdistrict.

Georgie’s Wintergarten Weekend
When? 18th & 19th of November, Ruigoord
What? A winter music festival
This 2 day festival is really nice and supports a good cause. Besides the good music, there will be tents, tipi’s, campfires and glühwein. For more info and tickets visit their Facebook page. 

Georgie's wundergarten

Pure Market Amsterdamse Bos
When? Sunday the 20th of November
What? Healthy food market 
The pure market is being held in a special location this Sunday. The forest in Amsterdam! More than 70 stands will sell food and local brands on Sunday. 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 with that and take a seat on one of our many terraces throughout the market. Facebook

Eventbrite Gentle Yoga Classes
When? Every Saturday throughout November, 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.


Teleport Hotel Art Event
When? 27th – 28th of  November, Teleport Hotel
What?  Graffiti, streetart tour and drinks
The Teleport hotel has been around since this summer and is situated in an old office building near Sloterdijk Train Station. They are busy pimping up their location and in order to do so, they have invited several graffiti artists to live paint some of the bedrooms. From 12 till 6pm you can enjoy drinks and bites and from 2 till 4pm you can participate in a graffiti workshop of your own!




*This calendar will be updated regularly