May in Amsterdam
May in Amsterdam – Find out what’s on in Amsterdam during May, with our guide to the best events and major annual festivals. Please visit our What’s on in Amsterdam Event Calendar – May in Amsterdam for smaller events and club nights.
Remembrance Day & Liberation Day2015, May 4 & 5
Amsterdam, various locations
On May 4 the Dutch pay their respects to the victims and deceased soldiers of the Second World War, in more recent military conflicts and during peacekeeping operations. A ceremony will be held at the Dam Square with 2 two minutes of silence at 8pm.
On the 5th of May, Liberation Day, many festivities are organized to celebrate their Freedom. In The Netherlands the German Army surrendered to the Allied Forces on this day in 1945.
Rolling Kitchens (Rollende Keukens)2015, May 13 – May 17
An outdoor food event with many mobile kitchens melted into a gigantic open air restaurant. This is the real deal for foodies.
Pacha Festival2015, May 23
Start of the summer festival season in Amsterdam. About three years ago the famous club brand Pacha organized the Pacha Festival for the first time in Amsterdam.