Without a doubt, the spring season is one of the best times visit Amsterdam. The birds start to sing, the weather starts to heat up and Holland’s famous tulips start to bloom. As well as major events like King’s day and National Museum Week, there are plenty of great things to get your teeth stuck into this spring in Amsterdam.
What’s the weather like in Amsterdam during spring?
Spring is actually one of the driest seasons of the year in Amsterdam. The temperature is usually pretty mild at around 10 – 20 degrees.
1. Soak up some high rise views during Open Tower day
Amsterdam has no shortage of quirky highrise buildings that overlook the city’s skyline but members of the public rarely get the chance to experience the epic panoramic views. If you’re looking to soak up the stunning high rise views of Amsterdam then now is your chance! For more information on how to book and what buildings are participating, check out the Open Tower Day website.
Top tip: Don’t forget to pack your binoculars!
2. Visit one of Amsterdams outdoor markets
At the weekend many different districts in Amsterdam host large street markets with hordes of local vendors selling everything from fresh produce to second-hand clothing and toys. For a true taste of Dutch culture get yourself to one of these markets and grab yourself a souvenir. With such an eclectic variety of goods on offer, we’re sure there’ll be something you like! Now that the weather’s a bit nicer a trip to one of Amsterdam’s markets makes for a perfect day out.
3. Cycle and explore
Whatever the weather, cycling around the streets of Amsterdam is great fun, and one of the best ways to uncover the city’s many hidden gems. Admittedly, when it’s a bit chilly, cycling around Amsterdam can be more of a chore than a pleasure, but now the weathers hotting up you have no excuse not to get out there and explore! You can hire bikes from the ClinkNOORD reception.
Looking for some bars for a refreshing drink after you’re day of cycling? Check out our guide to the top bars in Amsterdam here!
4. Visit the Keukenhof Gardens
Each spring, the Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse (just outside of Amsterdam) burst into life with blooming tulips. With 7 million flower bulbs set to bloom across 32 hectors, a visit to the iconic gardens is a treat for all the senses. The theme for 202 is ‘World of Colours’, so it’s set to be a very colourful affair! For tickets that include transport to and from the event, head down to the ClinkNOORD reception.
5. King’s Day
Koningsdag or King’s Day in English is a spectacular affair and one of the most celebrated events on Amsterdam’s yearly calendar. Each year, over a million partygoers dressed head to toe in orange clothing, take to the streets of Amsterdam to celebrate the King’s birthday in typical Dutch style. If you’re looking for a party like no other, then this is the event for you this spring in Amsterdam.