15 Things to do in Amsterdam in April: 2020 (Updated)
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Activities to Do in Amsterdam in April

Experience the Tulip Festival, Enjoy the King's Day Festival, Fun at Awakenings Easter Festival, Stroll the Rijksmuseum, Visit Anne Frank House, Cruising at Amsterdam Canal, Go to Van Gogh Museum, Explore the Royal Palace, See Artis Royal Zoo and many more.

With a plethora of amazing things to do in Amsterdam in April, the tourists are in for a delightful vacation in one of the most vibrant cities of the world. With its picturesque network of canals, cultural museums and fascinating buildings, Amsterdam offers many rewarding experiences for the tourists. Especially during the month of April, this city is buzzing with a series of cultural events and offers great weather to help you enjoy those casual strolls to admire its landscape and indulge in outdoor activities.

The beautiful city enthrals the travelers with its postcard perfect bridges, Michelin star restaurants, shopping avenues and breweries. There are many unmissable places to visit in Amsterdam in April like Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Royal Palace, Artis Royal Zoo etc. which offer various events and activities to make it a fun-filled vacation for the tourists. The city promises some incredible activities like National Museum Week and you can also enjoy  many festivals during this time like the Tulip Festival, King’s Day Festival, National Museum Week, Awakenings Easter Festival etc. 


Here is list of things to do in Amsterdam in april:

01

Experience the Tulip Festival

Experience the Tulip Festival
Witness the blooming beauty of Amsterdam at the Tulip Festival at various gardens of the museums and hotels of the city. Enjoying the tulip festival is one of the most amazing and free things to do in April in Amsterdam as this is the time of spring season when nature is at its full glory.

These flower displays are a splendid way to enjoy the colourful landscape heralded by the season of spring in Amsterdam. One can see more than 500,000 tulips of myriad colors and varieties when they are touring in and around Amsterdam. The most splendid way to see the Tulip Festival at its full glory is by renting a bike and then cycling along the flower fields or taking a boat trip from the windmill in Keukenhof. 

Location: Eye Filmmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Hortus Botanicus, Museum Van Loon, Rijksmuseum, Keukenhof etc
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Established in 1867, the Heineken Brewery has become a hallmark of beers all over the world. One of Amsterdam's most popular locations, the Heiniken old factory is located in the center of the city and has been producing Heineken beer until 1988. In 2001, it was reopened as a museum for the world. And now, you can visit this factory without having to wait in long lines with this fast track ticket from Thrillophilia.

About Heineken Experience Ticket:
You will be taken on a guided walk in the old factory and told about the history of the place in a fun and interactive way. You can watch old commercials and go on a beer tasting session. End the tour in a perfect way by having two complimentary drinks. You can also get your name engraved on a beer bottle at additional costs!

Take the Heineken Experience and explore the world of beers with the best beer manufacturer in the world.

How to reach?
Take tram number 7/10/16/24/25 to Heineken Experience stop and walk for 2 minutes
Address: Stadhouderskade Street number 78

Opening Hours:
  • Monday-Thursday: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Friday-Sunday: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Jul-August: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm, daily
Special Opening Hours
24 and 31 Dec: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Note: 

Children aged 0-11 are free of charge
Children aged 12+ can book the Heineken experience ticket
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Don't Miss the King's Day Festival

Don't Miss the King's Day Festival
Celebrate the annual festivities on the occasion of King Willem-Alexander’s birthday in Amsterdam on 27th April. It is one of the most gorgeous cultural festivals of the country celebrated in April where you can see a horde of orange dressed people looking forward to soaking in the zeal and spirit of this vibrant holiday.

King’s Day Festival hosts a series of events which are organised all day like a city wide street market for buying second hand wares,  electronic music festivals hosted by the best DJs , boat parade on the canals etc. It is like a carnival where people display their patriotism and enjoy it with full zeal by singing and dancing on the streets. 

Location:
Amsterdam 
04

Stroll the Rijksmuseum

Stroll the Rijksmuseum
Get a fascinating glimpse of Dutch history by seeing more than 8000 artifacts which are more than 800 year old at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It is one of the most impressive places to visit in Amsterdam in April to know the art and culture of Netherlands through the masterpieces of art that date back to the Middle ages.

Some of the popular exhibits at Rijksmuseum are Rembrandt van Rijn’s Night Watch and Johannes Vermeer’s The Milkmaid. For the art lovers, there is the museum’s Gallery of Honour where the best works from the Dutch Golden Age are put up on display. There is also a collection of Delft Blue pottery and the museum is known for having the oldest art history library in the country which is known as Cuypersbibliotheek .

Location:
Rijksmuseum: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timings:
  9:00am-5:00pm, daily 
05

Visit Anne Frank House

Visit Anne Frank House
One of the most popular places to visit in Amsterdam in April is the Anne Frank House. This popular building is known as the hiding place for the Frank family during World War II and brings in flocks of visitors every year.

The house is a museum which splendidly tells the story of Anne Frank through quotes, photographs and videos. This was the place where Anne Frank wrote her diary and kept other of her belongings. Her original diary and other books are kept on display at this house which is a sobering reminder of the persecution of Jews during that period. 

Location:
Anne Frank House,Prinsengracht 267, 1016 GV AMSTERDAM

Price:
  . Children aged between 0-9: FREE
              Children aged between 10-17: €5. 
              Adults: €10

Timings: Monday - Sunday: 09:00 until 22:00
06

Cruising at Amsterdam Canal

Cruising at Amsterdam Canal
Take a look at the city of Amsterdam through a whole new lens by cruising through the beautiful canals dating back to the Golden Age in April and enjoy the exceptional weather of Amsterdam. It is one of the most exciting things to do in Amsterdam in April to witness the impressive merchant houses, churches and pass through the gorgeous bridges on the waterways.

Some of the popular places which you get to see on a canal cruise in Amsterdam are the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. These canals are a UNESCO world heritage site and promise an unforgettable experience with its stunning attractions of Canal Ring.

To make the tour more amazing, there is a multi lingual GPS audio guide that gives a commentary along the way describing the various sights and history of Amsterdam canals. 

Location:
Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands

Price:
Starting Euro 16 

Timings:
Varied 
07

Visit Van Gogh Museum

Visit Van Gogh Museum
For art lovers, visiting the Van Gogh Museum is one of the must-do things to do in Amsterdam in April. Van Gogh was a famous artist who became one of the notable people from the Netherlands.

This is a place which is a storehouse of some greatest artworks and gives you an opportunity to know about the life of Vincent Van Gogh. This museum is a brilliant initiative to showcase his famous paintings and drawings in Amsterdam. 

Location:  Van Gogh Museum, Paulus Potterstraat 7; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Price: 19 Euro

Timings: 9 am to 3 pm (Varies daily) 
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About the place:
Amsterdam is known as the Venice of North, and rightly so. It has a lot of canals that run around the city. But what's even better is its wonderful architecture and monuments. There are a lot of museums and places to see the history and culture of the city.

About the Activity:
This is an exclusive Hop on Hop off Amsterdam Boat & Bus Pass which lets you visit Amsterdam's most iconic landmarks just as you want. You can go to a place any time you want and for as long as you want and save transportation costs. 

Visit the famous attractions like Frank House Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, Red Light District, Heineken Experience, and more, and cruise around the city at your leisure! Cruise along the old canals and take amazing pictures. A multilingual audio guide is also available on board so that you can learn about the city's fascinating past.

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Note:
Child ticket: Age 4-13
Children aged 0-3 are free of charge

Bus and Boat Routes:
  • Winter season: 30 Oct-22 Mar
  • Summer season: 23 Mar-29 Oct
  • Bus or boat tours will not be available on 27 Apr due to Kings' Day celebrations
  • Please see the route map for more information
Bus Schedule
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes
  • Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
  • Summer: 9:15am-6:00pm, daily
Bus Stops
  • Central Station (van Gogh Cafe/Lovers)/Prins Hendrikkade 25
  • PTA (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam)
  • Windmill de Gooyer
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Royal Theatre Carre
  • Heineken Experience
  • Museum Square
  • Leidseplein
  • Jordaan
  • Westerdok
Boat Schedule
  • Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
  • Summer: 10:05am-6:00pm, daily
  • Duration: Green Line - 2 hours; Blue Line - 1 hour
  • Frequency: Every 20-30 minutes
Green Boat Line
  • Central Station East (Loetje)
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Amstel / Icebar
  • Albert Cuyp Market
  • Rijksmuseum/Leidseplein
  • Anne Frank House
  • Prins Hendrikkade 25-27
Blue Boat Line (only departs in the summer season)
  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • Anne Frank House
  • Rijksmuseum/Leidseplein
  • Hermitage Museum
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09

Floating Flower Market

Floating Flower Market
One of the most spectacular displays of nature, the floating flower market in Amsterdam is hailed as one of its kind. This market has been in existence since 1862 and organised on houseboats which take you back to the old world charm of the city.

It is one of the most fascinating places to visit in  Amsterdam in April to engage in shopping for bouquets and single flowers. The flower market is full of rare blooms like tulips, narcissus, snowdrops, carnations, violets, peonies or orchids etc to serve as a colourful fiesta for the eyes. 

Location:
Singel canal between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein

Timings:
Monday to Friday (09:00 – 17:30) and Sunday (11:30 – 17:30) 
10

Artis Royal Zoo

Artis Royal Zoo
Celebrate the amalgamation of nature and cultural heritage by visiting the Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam. It is one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam in April to take along your kids and family for a fun-filled experience and have a day picnic in the beautiful outdoors of Amsterdam.

This place isn't just a zoo but has various sights for the visitors. There is the Forest House and Bird House to see many species, ARTIS Micropia which is the world’s only microbe museum, ARTIS Planetarium, Butterfly Pavilion and the Aquarium. It is hailed as a historical park where you can witness the trees and plants which have been existing since centuries. 

Location:
Artis, Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ AMSTERDAM

Price:
24 Euro 

Timings:
Monday - Sunday: 09:00 until 18:00
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Amsterdam Red Light Area

Amsterdam Red Light Area
One of the most offbeat things to do in Amsterdam in April is paying a visit to the neon-lit red light district of Amsterdam. This is a medieval alley which is notorious for its brothel windows, bars, clubs and strip shows.

One can take a guided tour of Amsterdam red light area during the day and take a glimpse of the surroundings which date back to the 16th century. The tour is also a great way to see another side Dutch culture in the balmy weather of April which makes outdoor activities enjoyable. Along with that, there are many restaurants and bars here which will ignite your curiosity and interest.  

Location:
De Wallen, Amsterdam

Entry Fee: Free

Timings:
Open until 4.00 am
12

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Royal Palace of Amsterdam
Situated in Dam Square, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam is one of the most important places to visit in Amsterdam in April. This place often serves as a venue for hosting royal events and other official receptions.

It was built as a city hall in the 17th century and later turned into a Royal palace by King Louis I of Holland. The stunning piece of architecture is a treat for the eyes for every visitor and boasts of having artistic works by many notable people like Rembrandt, Jan Lievens, Ferdinand Bol, Govert Flinck and Jacob Jardaens. 

Location:
Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, 1012 RJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Price:
Children 18 and under: Free, 
           Adults 65+ and Students: € 9,00
           Adults (under 65 and non-students): € 10,00, 

Timings:
11 am to 5 pm 
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Enjoy at Meibockfestival

Chug on an endless supply of beer and celebrate the fresh flavour of spring brews at the Meibockfestival during April in Amsterdam. It is hailed as the spring beer festival and offers some of the tastiest brews in the world.

One can be ready to delight their taste buds with contemporary brews from IPAs and fruit beers to French-style saisons during the Meibockfestival. It is one of the best cultural things to do in April in Amsterdam if you are a beer lover and looking to end your spring vacation in this city on a high. 

Location:
Posthoornkerk (Haarlemmerstraat 124 - 126)

Price:
€20 for full festival package (entry and beer tokens).
           €7 (standard admission and a beer tasting glass).
            Individual beer tasting tokens for €2 each. 

Timings:
13:00 - 19:00 
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National Museum Week

Soak in the history and culture of Amsterdam with National Museum Week during April as a plethora of events and activities are organised this time to make it a memorable week for history lovers.. This event celebrates the heritage of the country by organising special programmes, enjoyable activities and live music performances in the fascinating museums in the town.

Some of the most popular places to visit in Amsterdam in April to make the most of National Museum Week are the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam Museum etc. 

Location: 
Amsterdam
15

Fun at Awakenings Easter Festival

Known to be one of the most enthralling techno events, Awakenings Easter Festival is a spectacular festival to be witnessed in Amsterdam. It boasts of a line up that brags of some of the most popular names in the industry and is sure to leave you raving until the party ends the next day in the morning.

This festival has been organised since 1997 coinciding with the festival of easter and has grown in its popularity by leaps and bounds every year. Welcoming more than 190,000 techno fans, Awakenings Easter Festival is a once in a lifetime experience to be enjoyed during your spring vacation in Amsterdam. For the music lovers, it is definitely one of the not-to-be missed things to do in Amsterdam in April. 

Location: Gashouder, Westergas,Polonceaukade 27,1014 DA AMSTERDAM

Price: €42.50

Timings: Starting 10th April at 22:00 hours. 
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