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To start with we have our popular general blogs packed with tips. Then we the major events and finally we have have listed by months events and things to do in Amsterdam.
Things to do in Amsterdam: Winter
Top Ten Things to do in Amsterdam: a critical look
Overcoming the biggest problems Visitors have in Amsterdam
Things to do in Amsterdam: Local tips from famous Amsterdammers
Rijksmuseum critics: What you need to know before you visit
Best Coffeeshops in Amsterdam: small and local
Best Places for real coffee and no smoke in Amsterdam
Amsterdam's Jordaan: Saturday Market
Amsterdam sightseeing guided tours: An Overview
Amsterdam Guide to Dutch Design
Canal Cruise with a difference
Cool Bar near Dam Square not touristy: Bar Jones
Beer Bar Amsterdam: In de Wildeman
Cool Lunch Places for Couples
10 Things to do with Children under the age of 13
Best Beer and Brewery Tours of Amsterdam
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens
Spring time is Tulip time and the worlds largest tulip garden opens on March 20 2015 until May 17 2015 . It is a must see and something everyone should see once in their lives.
Holland's Keukenhof Tulip Gardens Open
Clocks change forward 30 March
King's Day: formerly Queen's 2014 will be the first King's Day in many generations.
7 - Spirit of Amsterdam - One day whisky event.
4 - 8 - Five Days Off - large electronic music festival that lasts for 5 days
5 - 15 - Restaurant Week Amsterdam restaurants provide a set course meal at discounted prices for lunch and dinner.
6- 8- Cocoa (chocolate festival) at the Beurs van Berlage of Amsterdam. Pre-purchase tickets.
13 - 15 Giant Arcade Festival with lots of games, music, food and more games.
28 Open Tower Day - book a spot and climb an Amsterdam tower for free. From 5 March you can book your spot
29 March - Clocks move forward 1 hour at midnight
Late Rembrandt: Rijkmuseum
5 - 6 - Museum Weekend - museums throughout the country reduce their price.
15 - 17 - Spring Beer Festival (Meibock Festival)
25-26 April - Kings Day
Late Rembrandt: Rijksmueum
4 - Remembrance Day
22 - 24 - Amsterdam Rugby 7s International rugby tournament
17 May - Restaurant Day Local amateurs open their doors to create their own restaurants
13 - 17 May - Rolling Kitchens Festival
1st week Gay Pride
12 -21 Mid August Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival)
Last weekend of August Uitmarkt
Open Monument Day
Every Saturday - Encore & Voyage is an evening of Hip Hop, R&B and soulful house music. Held in the Melkweg in central Amsterdam ticket can be found on line at Melkweg.
7 - Museum Night Amsterdam
11 - St Martin's Day
31 October - 8 November - International Storytelling Festival.
14 - Rooftop Movie Night in heated pool. For the first time Rooftop movies takes their event to Marnixbad swimming pool. Take you swimmers and enjoy food, cocktails and a movie. Movies are in English. Tickets only online at Rooftop Movie Nights.
14 - 15 - Future Festival - Two day long dance party with 4 stages and 50 artists. Music is House beats and techno. Event is held in Amsterdam West.
15 - Arrival of Sinterklaas - parade through Amsterdam for the arrival of Saint Nicholas
18 - 29 International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam
19 - Turn on the Lights - Amsterdam premium department stores unveils its building's light display for the holiday season with a show.
26 -29 - Amsterdam Art Weekend contemporary art fair with activities and exhibitions.
28 November - 17 January 2016 - Amsterdam Lights Festival public contemporary art light festival
27 - 29 Messterlijk Design, applied art and food festival
1 December- 17 January 2016 - Amsterdam Lights Festival public contemporary art light festival.
3 - 29 - National Opera performs Hansel and Gretel
5 - Sinterklaas. Not a holiday or any noticeable events in Amsterdam but families will meet for a meal.
6 - Kerst Fair Sunday Market - local artisan market at Westergasfabriek
11 - 1 January National Ballet performs the Nutcracker and the Mouse King
13 - Pure Market
13 - Funky Xmas market
18 - 20 Amsterdamshe Kerstmarket NDSM Amsterdam North.
19 - 3 January - Winter Circus performs at the RAI centre.
19 -20 NeighborFood Market
19 - Valhalla Festival. A mixture of circus and dance music from 10:30pm until 7am.
20 - Pure Market
20 - Museum Market
31 - Awakenings dance party at Westergasfabriek 49.50 euro per person
31 - Freaqshow at Ziggo Dome 62.50 euro each
31 - Reaktor two day electronic dance music festival in old wearhouse
When in Amsterdam....enjoy!