Living the Dutch life - March

Get ready for Spring!

Rotterdam Museum Night

Enjoy a new perspective on Rotterdam during the Museum Night on 3 March. The event’s programme covers art, culture and fun which can be seen by starlight in every corner of the city. Start the night with relaxing yoga in the Dutch Photo Museum and play pinball on one of 80 pin tables in the Dutch Pinball Museum. There is even opportunity to take a selfie dressed up as Cleopatra in the Tax and Customs Museum. More than 30 venues are participating and public transport is free, featuring special buses and historic trams, enabling visitors to hop-on and off across cultural Rotterdam.

HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show

Visit the largest event for water sports lovers in The Netherlands from 7 until 11 March. The HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show is the official opening of the sailing season and attracts more than 35,000 visitors. Here you will find the latest trends and designs in the world of water sports and discover all about equipment and boat hire. It is a wonderful day out for both adults and children offering all kinds of fun water activities, such as surfing and wakeboarding. This year the event is completely renewed and offers more information about lifestyle and recreation.

Amsterdam Coffee Festival

Discover all about one of the world’s most popular hot beverages at the Amsterdam Coffee Festival from 9 until 11 March. This event dedicated to coffee, tea and chocolate will present the latest trends in taste, such as best coffee and food pairings, live latte art and the most delicious coffee cocktails! Various workshops and interactive masterclasses will also be available throughout the festival, as well as an exciting coffee mixologist competition where baristas and cocktail sommeliers will try to create the ultimate coffee cocktail.

The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht

The European Fine Art Fair Maastricht (TEFAF) is a yearly feast for art lovers taking place from 10 until 18 March. The fair is recognised as the world’s leading art fair because of its commitment to excellence, expertise and elegance. Over 7000 years of art history will be presented by more than 275 internationally renowned exhibitors. You can also find a total of 35,000 objects offered for sale, such as Old Master paintings, antiques, classical antiquities, modern art, photography and jewellery. 

Opening Keukenhof

Experience the most gorgeous views of blooming Dutch tulips and other flowers during Keukenhof’s Spring opening from 22 March until 13 May. Keukenhof is the most famous and largest flower park in the world where more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted every year. The theme for this year is ‘Romance in Flowers’, since the historic flower park was created in the middle of the Romantic period in 1857. You can see this theme reflected across various events, such as a classical music festival, as well as a gigantic flower bulb mosaic.

Movies that Matter The Hague

Watch movies with an important message during the Movies that Matter Festival in The Hague from 23 until 31 March. The festival is held by Amnesty International to create awareness for situations where human rights and human dignity are at stake, as they believe that film has a capacity to open peoples’ eyes. Their mission is to stir debate and promote human rights education. Besides movies you can also participate in talk shows and debates and enjoy musical performances.

Amsterdam Open Tower Day

Get a special view of Amsterdam from the top of various historic and modern towers during Open Tower Day taking place on 24 March. Beautiful buildings that are usually closed to the public will open their doors on this day. Classical buildings such as the Beurs van Berlage and the Westertoren previously participated, as well as famous company buildings such as the ABN Amro headquarters and the Crown Plaza. On location various guided tours, a photography and film competition and many more activities will take place. The event is free, however access to some towers is limited and/or requires advance registration.

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