Experience the Tulip Festival
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
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
- 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
24 and 31 Dec: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Children aged 0-11 are free of charge
Children aged 12+ can book the Heineken experience ticket
Don't Miss the King's Day Festival
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.
Stroll the Rijksmuseum
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
Visit Anne Frank House
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
Cruising at Amsterdam Canal
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
Visit Van Gogh Museum
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)
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.
You get to completely customize your tour and visit only the attractions that you want to (or try and visit all!) by this Hop on Hop off Amsterdam Boat & Bus Pass
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
- Duration: 75 minutes
- Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes
- Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
- Summer: 9:15am-6:00pm, daily
- 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
- 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
- Central Station East (Loetje)
- Gassan Diamonds
- Amstel / Icebar
- Albert Cuyp Market
- Anne Frank House
- Prins Hendrikkade 25-27
- Saint Nicholas Church
- Anne Frank House
- Hermitage Museum
Floating Flower Market
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)
Artis Royal Zoo
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
Amsterdam Red Light Area
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
Royal Palace of Amsterdam
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 (under 65 and non-students): € 10,00,
Timings: 11 am to 5 pm
Enjoy at Meibockfestival
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
National Museum Week
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.
Fun at Awakenings Easter Festival
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
Timings: Starting 10th April at 22:00 hours.