Event Calendar March – What’s on in Amsterdam
Check out all events, exhibitions and special festivals, taking place in March. Smell the flowers when the Keukenhof will open their doors again and you will see the beautiful Dutch countryside again with the start of the Cheese, Windmills and Dutch villages tour! This will be a beautiful month, because the weather will be slowly getting better. But before that will happen, it needs to get a little bit colder first!
5 till 21 March – National Restaurant Week
500 Restaurants, 70 Michelin Stars and 179 new stars! Special arrangements, sweet prices and the best restaurants in town!
During the National Restaurant Week, you can enjoy a fantastic 3-course dinner in one of the 500 restaurants throughout the Netherlands. Of course, this includes the city of Amsterdam! Dinner for only € 27.50 or a special 3-course lunch for only € 22.50! All selected restaurants serve a nice surprise menu that takes all dietary requirements. The National Restaurant Week started in 2007 and ever since the first edition, it has been a popular event for everyone who loves restaurants and dining.
And don’t forget the meatless week from 5 till 8 March!
Be quick and reserve your table here
22 March – Start Keukenhof
The Keukenhof started in 1857 as an ornamental garden for Castle Keukenhof. You can still see and visit this castle!
Smell the flowers and visit the world’s largest spring garden! Enjoy the abundance and perfume of more than 7 million bulbs in bloom! The best way to get there from Amsterdam is by Hop On Hop Off Keukenhof bus! Sit back, relax and enjoy a comfortable bus ride, while admiring the typical Dutch landscape. Upon arrival, you can bypass the queues and benefit of fast track entry. Visit at your own leisure and make sure your camera has enough battery to capture those memorable flowers photos!
The theme of 2018: Romance in Flowers.
The rose show is bigger than ever! The romantic floral mosaic contains about 50,000 flower bulbs!
24 March – Open Tower day
For the sixth time in a row, Amsterdam will organize the Open Tower day. Many historical and contemporary towers will open their doors to the public between 10:00 and 16:00 u. There are lots of different activities around the towers of Amsterdam. Join the Photo/Film contest or do the whole walk through all the different towers in the City Centre! Check out the whole program!
29 March – Start Hop On Hop Off Cheese, Windmills & Dutch Villages
This Hop On Hop Off tour through Holland’s picturesque countryside is the perfect way to explore outside the city of Amsterdam and experience the rich culture!
Depart from Amsterdam on a bus destined for the beautiful countryside. The tour includes eight stops. They all promise a unique insight into Dutch history and tradition. There are buses every 30 minutes from each stop, which provides the perfect amount of freedom to enjoy your favourite area at your own leisure!
30 March – ‘Goede Vrijdag’
This is the Friday before we going to celebrate Easter. On Good Friday the Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
7 till 11 March – HISWA RAI
The HISWA is the largest event in the Netherlands in the field of watersports, lifestyle and recreation, with more than 50,000 square meters of water fun!
See the latest boats and get answers and advice on all your questions from different experts! But HISWA will be renewed this year, meeting is the keyword of this new concept. Get in touch with the real experts and meet famous water sportsmen.
There is also an activity program this year! Such as buying and selling boats, training, competitions, auctions and other fun activities!
Click here for the full program!
9 till 11 March – Amsterdam Coffee Festival
Coffee is well known for hundreds of years and all over the world. But do you know the story of the journey from the bean to a nice cup of Latte Macchiato? Get to know everything about coffee and the fair trade concept!
With over 15.000 visitors expected, following the huge succes of this year’s event, the Coffee Festival 2018 promises to be an unmissable event for coffee-lovers and hotspot owners !
16 March – Amsterdam Wine Festival
Wine... There is not a lot of explanation needed, is there?
This edition you will make a journey along South- Africa, Argentina and New Zealand. Taste the culture, the food and last but not least the wines from all these great countries!
All these little things will be presenting the characteristics tastes of their countries.
Be a were of the fact that the minimum age is 18…
31 March – Seafood Festival Amsterdam
Amsterdam presents the first edition of the SeaFood Festival. The theme of this festival is; All goodies come from the sea! Discover all the different flavors; everything the sea has to offer. And of course, buy some good oysters, lobsters and mussels. Finally, there is no better drink than a good Gin and Tonic from the bar!
3 March – 12 August – Stedelijk Museum
Freedom is recognized Necessity
Works from the former Soviet republics. Reflection on the political situation, but also references to early 20th century art! This exhibition offers insight into a special aspect of the collection of the Stedelijk Museum.
8 March – 3 June – Rijksmuseum
International top art in the Rijksmuseum! From Cranch to Velázquez and from Rembrant to Manet. Four centuries of glamor by the great masters of art history.