Easter in Amsterdam

January 8, 2014 in Amsterdam Blog

Easter is Amsterdam is one of the most sought after holidays in the city. Every year, Easter weekend brings tourists from many different countries to our beautiful city. And what better time there is, with the tulips and other flowers in full bloom. Find all the best tips for Easter in Amsterdam here.

Easter Eggs


What do expect during Easter in Amsterdam

Spring is a great time to visit Amsterdam. Flowers are everywhere, the canals look great in the spring sunlight and the weather is usually very nice for walking around and enjoying the city. During Easter this is what you should expect as well. There are also various Easter themed things to do, find them below. Even though both days of Easter are holidays in The Netherlands, the shops and restaurants are open as usual.

Rijksmuseums and Spiegelgracht canal, spring; Amsterdam, NetherlandsRijksmuseums and Spiegelgracht canal, spring; Amsterdam, Netherlands


Easter Concerts

The Concertgebouw (Royal Concert Hall) brings you the traditional rendition of the St. Matthew Passion by the grand Johann Sebastian Bach. In the week building up to Easter there are various concerts scheduled. Most concerts are scheduled multiple days. Get tickets to the St. Matthew Passion here.

royal concertgebouw amsterdam


Easter brunch in Amsterdam

There are many places where you can get a Easter style brunch. Our personal favorite remains a stylish Easter brunch in one of Amsterdam’s luxury hotels. Take for example the exclusive Amstel Hotel, where you can enjoy your Easter style brunch on a Amstel river terrace. Eat in the most luxurious place located on Dam Square, the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. Other options include the majestic The Grand in the Red Light District and Hotel De l’Europe.

amstel hotel brunchA lot of restaurants also offer special Easter menu’s. It’s great to see the creativity of Amsterdam’s cooks during this period. Check out the top 10 restaurants in Amsterdam here.


Artis Royal Zoo’s Easter activities

If you’re in Amsterdam during Easter with your kids, the place to go to is the Artis Royal Zoo. They have a large variety of activities such as the Easter egg hunt, baby duck hugging and fun ways to learn about eggs and chicken. Find more information here.

easter egg hunt amsterdam


Going to Church

The are many different services for many different Christian faiths in English during Easter in Amsterdam. If you’re not tied to any religion, your best bet is the service at the picturesque Begijnhof. This beautiful authentic medieval courtyard houses an English Reformed church which has a great Easter service scheduled. More info on Easter at the Begijnhof here. Another interesting event is held in Club Panama where the Amsterdam chapter of the Australian mega church Hillsong meets for a special Easter session. More info on Hillsong Amsterdam here.


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