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March in Amsterdam

 March facts 
  • Great period of time to do holiday shopping. Many streets and canals are still illuminated with lights.
  • Tourist numbers are still fairly low during March.
  • Flight and hotel room prices are usually still lower than during high season (starting as of April).
  • Early spring weather is still quite cool and often wet.

 March Festivals & Events 
February 11-March 4, 2017
Dutch National Ballet: Made in Amsterdam

highlights by Hans van Manen and Ton Simons and different works by Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon and Krzysztof Pastor, in Het Muziektheater
Dutch National Ballet

March 7-12, 2017 | 10th edition
The Netherlands festival of new Asian cinema with a diverse mix of Asian films and documentaries from independent Asian filmmakers and video artists.

Amsterdam CinemAsia Film Festival

March 18, 2017
Stille Omgang (Silent Procession)
Annual commemoration of "The Miracle of Amsterdam" (in 1345 an ill man given the Blessed Sacrament vomited the Host, which would not burn in the fire). Believers walk a holy route in the old center of Amsterdam.

March 10-12, 2017 | 14th edition
Dance on Screen Festival of short and long dance films, documentaries, installations and Moving Media in EYE Amsterdam.


March 18-31, 2017 | 2nd edition
Opera Forward Festival
Dutch National Opera is celebrating its 50th anniversary with 4 new operas by progressive artists.


March 28-April 14, 2017 | 10th edition
Amsterdam Restaurant Week
Enjoy a three-course dinner at one of Amsterdam's top restaurants for only €25.
Reservations only via the website below.

Amsterdam Restaurant Week

early-to-mid March
Outdoor Art Markets Reopen
Two of Amsterdam's best markets - the Spui Art Market and the Thorbeckeplein Modern Art Market - reopen in March, after having been closed since December.

Art markets

March 8-12, 2017
HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show
Whether you're actually in the market for a sleek yacht or just want to rub elbows with those who are, this annual boating extravaganza features all the latest vessels and accessories to put you in the mood for the water-sports season.


March 9-19, 2017 | 20th edition
Pink Film Days
Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival with over 100 titles from 30+ countries in 62 screenings on 4 locations, on what is happening worldwide in queer cinema.

Roze Film Dagen

March 25, 2017 | 5th edition

Open Tower Day

Monumental and modern towers open their doors to the public + Photo and Film Contest


March 23-May 21, 2017 | 67th edition

Keukenhof Gardens

the world most famous flower exhibition, situated between Amsterdam and The Hague, in a wonderful park with millions of daffodils, hyacinths and tulips bulbs.


end August-end April

Ajax Amsterdam Football Club

Spend a Sunday amongst frenzied fans of the famous Ajax Amsterdam football team. Ajax plays in the impressive, modern ArenA south of the city.
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Temperature in March
Average high:   9°C   48°F
Average low:    3°C   37°F

Sunrise-Sunset in March
Mar 1:    7:28 am - 6:19 pm
Mar 31:  7:19 am - 8:12 pm

Exhibitions Agenda

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