Rollende Keukens

12 – 16 May

We hesitated to put Rollende Keukens (Rolling Kitchens) on our weekend calendar, as the last editions were SO crazy busy that it got a bit too much (for us at least). But we’ve decided that this food truck event is too good and too yummy to let pass by. Not all the food trucks offer organic or sustainable food, but there is still plenty to choose from. Because of the long weekend in Amsterdam (it’s Pentecost this weekend) this edition of Rollende Keukens is four days long.

Read more on the website of Rollende Keukens Amsterdam

View on the stage where there is a tango performance of a man and a woman

Vondelpark Openluchttheater

2 May – 25 September

Throughout the summer months, there are free concerts, performances and demonstrations in the Open Air Theatre of Vondelpark. Saturday and Sunday are reserved for the Kwaku Summer Festival, an exotic music and food festival. Here you can get acquainted with delicious food of Java, Surinam, Antilles and other Dutch-Caribbean food, while listening to – and dancing on – kawina, reggae and salsa. On Monday you can enjoy new talent on the Club Vondel Talent Day, with a mix of music styles.

Read our recommendation of the Vondelpark Openluchttheater

Last weekend of the Keukenhof!

Till Monday 16 May

A special mention for the Tulip Spring Gardens, De Keukenhof, as it is the last weekend for this season. And even though it will be crazy busy, we recommend you going, as the tulips are still in full bloom and the gardens look stunning!

Read our recommendation of Keukenhof Spring Gardens

Open Ateliers Jordaan

14 – 16 May

66 artist of one of the most picturesque neighbourhood of Amsterdam, open their ateliers to the public. There are three guided tours a day, where a professional guide leads you along a few ateliers. There are daily readings and on Sunday afternoon (15.00 hours) the Cotton Club Big Band will give a swinging concert at Madelievenstraat.

Read more on the website of Open Ateliers Jordaan (NL)

For when you get too cold: go to the cinema

Every day of the year

After some great weather over the last few weeks, the temperature drops significantly this weekend. Therefore we included the tip to go to the cinema for when you want to escape the cold. Our favourite cinemas are De Filmhallen and The Movies. The latter is the oldest cinema in Amsterdam (1912), the former the newest (2014 – and big sister of The Movies). We might see you there…

Read our recommendation of De Filmhallen and cinema The Movies