With spring in the air, March is a great month to explore Amsterdam. So check out the 10 things to do in Amsterdam in March.
1. 24H East
After the West and the South of Amsterdam, the East of Amsterdam can’t fall behind. The East organizes its own 24 hours of fun places and events to explore. Think of hysteric karaoke, but also yoga in a former chapel of a coffee drinking work-shop. A great way to get to know this lovely part of the city.
When? 11 March
Where? Various places in the East of Amsterdam
2. Amsterdam Cocktail Week
The Amsterdam Cocktail Week is a real Walhalla for everyone who loves to drink those mixed beverages. Not an alcohol drinker? No worries, there are also delicious virgin drinks. Hotel bars are really upcoming so certainly do not miss out on those ones. Amsterdam has many of them and they all have their unique touch.
When? 6-12 March 2017
Where? Various bars downtown Amsterdam
3. Glow in the Park
A night run of 5K. You can walk, run or even dance to the beat at Glow in the Park. The route passes 6 unique “Glow Zones” with spectacular light shows. You will be amazed! Always an achievement to join the run. You will cross the finish line with a big smile.
When? 11 March 2017
Where? Amstelpark, Amsterdam
4. Dutch Masters Iam Art
The new exhibition “IamArt” at Madame Tassauds gives you an opportunity to be a part of one of the master pieces of the Dutch Masters like Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt van Rijn and Piet Mondriaan. Create your own piece of art with Herman Brood in his workshop.
When? Open daily
Where? Madame Taussauds, Amsterdam
(credit image: iamsterdam.nl)
Asian movies have a strong artistic vision not everybody is familiar with. But CinemAsia is your opportunity to find out more about the Asian films for a change. Kriterion and Rialto got charmed into Asian Cinemas with movies like Mad World and Quiet Dream. Extra perks are the Food & Film event, the Rainbow Karaoke and the Asian Bazaar.
When? 7-12 March 2017
Where? Kriterion and Rialto cinema, Amsterdam
6. Amsterdam Coffee Festival
Many of us drink coffee. But do we know all the ins and outs? For example; what food pairs best with coffee or how to make the perfect coffee cocktail? Go to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival and learn all about that. Don’t miss out on the Espresso Martini Party!
When? 10-12 March 2017
Where? Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
7. Pink Film days
Pink Film Days is the Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival. Because of its programing, it is well-known by the audience, but also by filmmakers and festivals likers all over the world. The organization of the Pink Film Day tries to highlight all the good LGBTQ movies. There are movies, documentaries and short movies.
When? 9-19 March 2017
Where? Westergasterrein – Polonceau-kade 27 Amsterdam
8. Open Tower Day
There are a lot of historical towers that define the Amsterdam skyline. Most of them are not open to the public. But on Open Tower Day, the 25th of March, you have got an opportunity to visit them and enjoy an extraordinary view. Multiple towers are open, for example: Vondel CS, Motel One, Ravel Residence, Crown Plaza Amsterdam South, The Student Hotel Amsterdam City and the Rembrandt Tower Boardroom.
When? 25 March 2017
Where? Multiple Towers in Amsterdam
9. Restaurant Week
The luxury of going out for dinner but for more affordable price. During the Restaurant Week multiple restaurants open their doors and will serve you a great three course meal for only €27,50. The perfect moment to try out that one restaurant you always wanted to visit.
When? 28 March – 14 April 2017
Where? Several restaurant in the Netherlands
10. Samples Sales Amsterdam
Keep your eye out for our Sample Sale Guide for the upcoming sample sales in Amsterdam in March to be published soon.
By Linda Joosen