Whats on in the Netherlands in April?

April is usually a beautiful month in the Netherlands, marking a transition to Spring time, warmer weather, and lots of national holidays. Celebrate Kings Day, sip some cocktails at the Gin&Rum festival or meet like-minded people on Earth day. Check out some of our favorite April activities below!

1. Get Creative at the KreaDoe in Utrecht

April 14 – 16 

From 12,50 

Into hobbies and crafting? Get creative at the KreaDoe for one of the largest DIY events in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Read more about it here.

2. Gin and Rum Festival – Den Bosch, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht

April 15 – May 20, 3 pm-10 pm

From 22 euros

For all the cocktail lovers out there, this is for you! Learn how to make signature cocktails and get your taste buds tingling at the Gin and Rum Festival, hosted in different cities across the country. Read more about the program and get your tickets here.

3. Party4Planet: Earth Day 2023 – the Hague Tech

April 21, 5:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Tickets: Free

Party4Planet is a hybrid event at the Hague Tech uniting climate activists and the community with live music and visual entertainment for Earth Day. Whether you’re in the Hague or joining the event online, honor our Earth locally and globally with live music from select DJs alongside short pitches from social activists highlighting pressing climate issues throughout the event. Meet like-minded people who are passionate about saving the planet, attend interactive panel discussions, and dance the evening away! Check out the program and reserve your spot here

4. Rotterdam Funfair | Kermis  – Lloyd Multiplein at Schiehaven, Rotterdam

April 21 – May 07, 1 pm-11 pm

April is full of fun and foolery! Rotterdam Funfair (Kermis Rotterdam) is held twice each year at its iconic location, the Lloyd Multiplein at Schiehaven in Rotterdam. The spring edition is locally known as Koningskermis (Kingsfunfair) because it coincides with another special day: The king’s birthday, which gets us to the next April highlight…

5. Kingsday – All across the country

April 27, all day

King’s Day marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander on the 27th of April and is a national holiday in the Netherlands. The nationwide event begins the evening before at Kings Night and continues the next day with music, street parties, festivals, flea markets, and fun fairs. Read more about Kings Day here, and check out the event calendar here. The options are limitless!

6. Fun and fresh air at Amstelpark

365 days a year


Bring your child(ren) or find your inner child at the playground in Amstelpark! Take on a challenge and get lost in the maze or simply get some fresh Spring air and take a walk in the park. Go to their website to find out more.

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