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Find cultural celebrations and annual events and festivals in Amsterdam, from rowdy Queen's Day festivities to more solemn observances for fallen World War II heroes.
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When to Go to Amsterdam - Highlights of Annual Events and Festivals
Want to take part in one of Amsterdam's many festivals or celebrations? Use this seasonal guide to help you decide when to visit the city. From Queen's Day to summer's cultural calendar, find highlights of Amsterdam's most popular events, festivals and holidays.

Dutch Flower Parades (Bloemencorso's)
All about flower parades (bloemencorso's) in the Netherlands, from the famous Bloemencorso van de Bollenstreek to smaller parades in Zundert, Lichtenvoorde and Aalsmeer.

October 3 - Leids Ontzet (The Relief of Leiden)
One of the top annual events outside of Amsterdam is Leids Ontzet (The Relief of Leiden), held each year on October 3 to celebrates the city's liberation from Spanish forces in 1574.

Open Studios Weekends in Amsterdam
Don't miss the chance to see artists in their workspaces and explore different areas of Amsterdam on these Open Studios weekends.

Restaurant Week, The Netherlands' Semi-Annual Restaurant Event
One thousand of the best restaurants in the Netherlands - 150+ in Amsterdam alone - offer discounted prix fixe menus for Restaurant Week.

Museumweekend - A Weekend of Free & Discounted Museum Entry
Museumweekend, held each April, allows museum lovers to check out hundreds of museums across the Netherlands for free or with discounted admission.

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