The Ascension Day period is a popular time for people to take some of their annual leave and go on a short break or longer vacation, so lots of festivals, markets and events will usually be taking place during this period, which is great for visitors!
In the Netherlands, some combination of Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, King's Day, Liberation Day, Ascension Day, Pentecost and the Second day of Pentecost fall close together in late April or early May.
Local Tip: Hemeltjelief Festival - Amsterdam
A family festival held yearly on the Ascension Day with a dynamic program of live music performances, theatre and crafts and competitions for the young. Children under 12 have free admission. This is a whole day event (11 AM - 11 PM ) with a buzzing afterparty for the older participants! The festival is held on the vibrant and industrial NDSM Wharf, just across the IJ river by ferry from Yays Zoutkeetsgracht and Yays Bickersgracht.
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