Easter in Amsterdam

Easter in Amsterdam

Happy holidays will start again in April; such as King’s Day, Liberation Day, and … Easter! Are you in Amsterdam during King’s Day? Click here for a list of the coolest festivals! Are you in Amsterdam during Easter? In this article you will find great tips for your stay during Easter. So you are in Amsterdam with Easter 2020 and don’t know what to do! No worries, because we made a list of nice things to do during Easter. From events, Easter outings and activities with children. To start with you can go for a traditional Easter brunch, for example at one of these restaurants:

High-altitude brunch at Panoramabar and Restaurant Moon, located in the old Shell tower in the North of Amsterdam you will find a rotating restaurant, Moon. To come here, cross the IJ with the ferry and take the elevator to the 19th floor. At Panoramabar and Restaurant Moon you will have a wonderful 360-degree view of the city. You see the city from all sides because the restaurant revolves. In the kitchen, the chefs give classic dishes a modern twist. If you are there anyway, and if you dare; go over the edge with the swing on the top floor. Address: Overhoeksplein 3, 19th floor

De Vergulden Eenhoorn
At De Vergulden Eenhoorn you brunch in an oasis of tranquility. This city farm from 1702 is hidden on the Ringdijk in East. Around the building is a large picnic garden, where you can relax in good weather, and which is an oasis of peace during the rest of the year. In the winter you can snuggle up on the large chairs by the fireplace. At De Vergulden Eenhoorn, a mix of European-oriented dishes is reserved and everything is home-made. Address: Ringdijk 58

Restaurant Felix
What do you think of a brunch in a monumental building at Restaurant Felix? The impressive building of Felix Meritis is located on Keizersgracht. This restaurant will open again from March 20, renovated, as Culture House Felix Meritis, home of the curious spirit. Here you can experience the New Dutch Cuisine. Classic Dutch products are given a new look. They don’t have a menu, but you will be pleasantly surprised. Address: Keizersgracht 324

Van der Valk hotel Amsterdam
Want to celebrate Easter in luxury? On the 1st and 2nd Easter Day you can enjoy a delicious Easter brunch at Van der Valk! Upon receipt with a glass of prosecco, a grandiose island buffet is opened. They serve unlimited coffee, tea, milk and orange juice throughout the entire brunch. To conclude, there is a varied dessert buffet with, among other things, whipped cream puffs, bavarois, fresh fruit salad, whipped cream and ice cream. For the children there is of course a separate buffet with fries, snacks and poffertjes. The chefs will also bake something delicious with the children in some hotels.

Easter in Amsterdam with kids

One of the most traditional Easter activities with children is to look for Easter eggs. Of course you can do this in your own hotel/apartment/backyard… But how nice is it to go out and do this in a different environment. For example, how about the Muiderslot? During the Easter days on 12 and 13 April 2020, visitors can come and enjoy the beautiful flowers on the Muiderslot that can be seen during “Flower Power”. Children up to and including 11 years old can come and look for eggs between 10 and 12 o’clock on Easter day in the castle garden. Whoever finds the Golden Egg wins a great prize. Both Easter days there are workshops in the Atelier in Zolder and demonstrations by the falconer who talks about the falconry of the past.

The Easter Bunny also pays a visit to the Vondel Garden (Vondelpark Amsterdam) on Sunday where the little ones can go in search of tasty Easter eggs together with the hare.

The food halls in the West of Amsterdam organize Easter Fun Fair where the kids can let off steam on the inflatable, the ball pit or have their face painted while the parents can enjoy a drink in the food halls. Also worth a visit!

Easter in Amsterdam: Go to a market!

Enjoy Easter with the family in Frankendael park in the East of Amsterdam. Come and taste homemade food and goodies at the market and the terraces with live music and kids fun in a beautiful park in Amsterdam.

Go to a big food festival

The entire Easter weekend you can visit Foodfestival Amsterdam at RAI Amsterdam! The RAI contains around 70 food trucks from, among others, The Fat Dog, The Beef Chief, Zilt & Zalig, Bulls & Dogs, Braai, Julias Jasper’s Grill on wheels, Bruschetta Metropolitan, Monte Scroppino and much more. In addition, there are a number of pop-up restaurants from Jamie van Heije, Jackson Dubois and The Red Sun and you can go to the Wine Theater for the tastiest wines.

Easter in Amsterdam: Parties on Easter 2020

Are you into techno parties on Easter 2020? Then Awakenings is definitely something for you!

Awakenings Easter Good Friday
The second festival in the row of the Awakenings Easter festival! Awakenings Easter Good Friday falls on Friday 10 April and, like the rest of the events, lasts until the early hours (from 10 pm – 8 am). Address: Klönneplein 1

Awakenings Easter Saturday 11th and 12th of April
11th: Awakenings organizes four parties in the Gahsouder during Easter. The event on Saturday is the only party that is held during the day. If you prefer to rave then this is your party. Time: from 1 pm – 1 am
12th: The last in the series of four events of Awakenings during Easter: Awakenings Easter Sunday. End Easter nicely on Sunday 12 April in the Gashouder. Time: from 9 pm – 9 am)
Address: Klönneplein 1

In the warehouse of Roest it is time for Rollerdisco. From Friday to Sunday you can skate here until the late hours on the DJ’s cozy disco beats. Want to get more information? Click here
Address: Jacob Bontiusplaats 1

With this list we are sure you will make the best out of Easter 2020 in Amsterdam!

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Alison Bakker

Hello, I’m Alison and I love my city. I’ve always believed Amsterdam has so much more to offer than what the guidebooks tell you. But as a visitor, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the highlights and miss out on having an authentic Amsterdam experience. That’s why I’m passionate about showing you my city from a truly local perspective.

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