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May in Amsterdam

 May facts 
  • Tulip season: blooming flowers and trees all over the city.
  • Prices of air tickets and hotel rooms are at their highest, as May is high season for Amsterdam tourism.
  • Long days with more than 16 hours of daylight (end-May).
  • Ideal period for visiting Amsterdam: it's not too hot and not too cool.

 May Festivals & Events 
May 4
Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking)
gathering at the National Monument in Dam Square to honor soldiers and civilians killed in wars and peace operations since the beginning of World War II.


May 5
Liberation Day (Bevrijdingsdag)
celebrates the country's 1945 liberation from the Nazi German occupation. One of the main events is the large festival held on Museumplein, with music, poetry and speeches.


April 1-May 14, 2017 | 3rd edition

Tulp Festival

Follow a route by foot or bike along parks and squares, lanes and canals, gardens and beds where you can find tulips in open ground or in beautiful big pots.
Tulp Festival

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.


May 26-27, 2017 | 24th edition
London Calling
a two day during showcase festival for new controversial alternative bands, with special focus on the UK and USA.


April 14-July 9, 2017 | 63rd edition

World Press Photo

world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest and exhibition of award-winning and often shocking photojournalism.

World Press Photo


Electric Tram Museum Amsterdam

Go back in time with a ride on a historic tram from Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Vienna or Prague.

Tram Museum

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Temperature (in May)
Average high: 17.2°C   63°F
Average low:    8°C   46°F

Sunrise - Sunset (in May)
May 1:    6:11 am - 9:06 pm
May 31:  5:27 am - 9:51 pm

Things to do with kids

12 suggestions to for activities with kids

Amsterdam in numbers

a short list of interesting facts and figures

Did you know that ...

... you can store your luggage safely in central Amsterdam?