Calendar

Feb
16
Sun
Chinese newyear
Feb 16 all-day
Chinese newyear @ Dam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Festivities traditionally take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square and around the historic Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk neighbourhood on the Saturday nearest New Year.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy New Year!)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the most important event in the Chinese calendar. It’s a special occasion whichever part of the world you’re in, and nearly always marked by family gatherings, food rituals, offerings at temples and the colour red. The superstitious will particularly enjoy Chinese New Year’s Eve, when a raw fish salad (yu sheng) is said to bring good luck and fai-hai, a type of seaweed, prosperity. (The vegetarian option is lettuce, which the Chinese believe sounds like ‘luck’).

Apr
27
Mon
Kingsday
Apr 27 all-day
Kingsday

Kingsday, former Queensday, is far out the biggest event in the Netherlands and especially in Amsterdam. It’s the birthday of our king and throughout the whole city you find streetmarkets where children and grown ups sell stuff, can you find livebands of dj’s at almost every pub. The party last from the evening before until late in the night. 

As there is so much to do here some links :

 

 

Feb
16
Tue
Chinese newyear
Feb 16 all-day
Chinese newyear @ Dam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Festivities traditionally take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square and around the historic Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk neighbourhood on the Saturday nearest New Year.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy New Year!)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the most important event in the Chinese calendar. It’s a special occasion whichever part of the world you’re in, and nearly always marked by family gatherings, food rituals, offerings at temples and the colour red. The superstitious will particularly enjoy Chinese New Year’s Eve, when a raw fish salad (yu sheng) is said to bring good luck and fai-hai, a type of seaweed, prosperity. (The vegetarian option is lettuce, which the Chinese believe sounds like ‘luck’).

Apr
27
Tue
Kingsday
Apr 27 all-day
Kingsday

Kingsday, former Queensday, is far out the biggest event in the Netherlands and especially in Amsterdam. It’s the birthday of our king and throughout the whole city you find streetmarkets where children and grown ups sell stuff, can you find livebands of dj’s at almost every pub. The party last from the evening before until late in the night. 

As there is so much to do here some links :

 

 

Feb
16
Wed
Chinese newyear
Feb 16 all-day
Chinese newyear @ Dam | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Festivities traditionally take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square and around the historic Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk neighbourhood on the Saturday nearest New Year.

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Happy New Year!)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is the most important event in the Chinese calendar. It’s a special occasion whichever part of the world you’re in, and nearly always marked by family gatherings, food rituals, offerings at temples and the colour red. The superstitious will particularly enjoy Chinese New Year’s Eve, when a raw fish salad (yu sheng) is said to bring good luck and fai-hai, a type of seaweed, prosperity. (The vegetarian option is lettuce, which the Chinese believe sounds like ‘luck’).