With the Easter holidays just around the corner, there’s plenty coming up in the Dutch capital to keep all the family entertained during a trip to Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Boat Show, 16th-20th March.
The largest boat and water sport event in the Netherlands takes place at RAI Amsterdam, and is a must for all ship enthusiasts or water sport fanatics. Not only does the exhibition feature a huge display of boats, there are also workshops, inspirational talks and even a Fun Zone for kids – complete with a water ski machine!
Rembrandts Naked Truth Exhibition, through March and April.
For art lovers, the Rembrandt House Museum hosts the Naked Truth Exhibition, featuring 17th century life portraits from the Rembrandt era. It will include over fifty works of art from the Golden Age, and a detailed insight into their creation. Full details can be found on the Rembrandt House Museum website.
Amsterdam Restaurant week, 30th March – 10th April
Foodies can’t miss the bi-annual restaurant week, that offers some of the best restaurants in the city at discounted prices. With deals at hundreds of restaurants, ranging from Michelin starred fine dining experiences, to taster menus or dishes from around the world this popular event is worth booking up for in advance. See all deals and restaurants involved here.
Open Tower Day, 19th March
For one day only, Amsterdam’s many towers and skyline structures open to the public, giving a glimpse of the city’s intricate canal network from a different perspective. Climb to the top of over 21 participating venues, and see this unique sight unfold before your eyes. For full participating venues keep an eye on the Open Tower Day website.
Cirque Du Soleil – 18th March – 1st May
The world famous Cirque du Soleil will be in residence at their Grand Chapiteau tent, situated near to Amsterdam Arena and showcasing their Amaluna display. The show promises to include all the acrobatics, dance and aerial tricks that make their dramatic performance an unmissable occasion, and one the whole family can enjoy.
In addition to these events, Amsterdam itself is a spectacle worth experiencing. The lighter nights and rising temperatures bring the city out in full bloom. The canals become lined with floral hanging baskets, the Bloemenmarkt flower market is overspilling with tulips, and the pink blossom trees dotted among the streets create a truly beautiful spring atmosphere.
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