The best activities in Amsterdam in May

Last modified on August 18th, 2015 at 2:48 pm

April 16, 2013

The month of May is a fantastic time of year in Amsterdam. Spring is in full swing, all of the pavement cafés are packed with happy people and a variety of special events are organised. Can we count you in?

40 years of the Van Gogh Museum

After some renovations, the doors of the Van Gogh Museum, the Netherlands’ most popular museum, will once again open on 1 May. Come see all of the works of Van Gogh, one of the greatest painters of the 19th century. A must for anyone visiting Amsterdam. Besides, the museum will be celebrating its 40th anniversary on 2 June! A major celebration will be held on the Museumplein in honour of this special anniversary.

Liberation Day in Amsterdam

Each year, the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II is celebrated on 5 May. The entire city of Amsterdam will be joining in the celebration, and artists from the Netherlands and abroad will be performing on various stages. People will also be sharing festive meals in restaurants and at all of the liberation festivals known as ‘liberation meals’.

Curious about other cultural highlights and activities in Amsterdam in May? Visit the IAmsterdam website to see the programme. You will also find an overview of the activities being held throughout the year on the ‘Amsterdam, the city to see in 2013!’ page.

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3 Comments. Leave new

Je me doit que ses photos d’Amsterdam me stimule à en connaître plus. Wow Merci de partager avec moi ses photos.

I want to know the best season to visit Amsterdam…month of the year?? My interest is in Science Museum

Hi Griselda, I would say the best time to visit Amsterdam is whenever but most travellers visit Amsterdam between April and September when the days are longer and temperatures are milder :)

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