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Welcome April!

April does as it pleases, as the Dutch saying goes. And that is certainly true, as this month is known for its unpredictability.
But don’t let that stop you from enjoying all the beauty that this month has to offer!
To help you brave the unpredictability and fully enjoy April, we have gathered some fun tips for you. From cozy indoor activities to outdoor adventures that you shouldn’t miss.
So don’t let the “Dutch” weather hold you back and discover the best ways to fill this month with fun and adventure with our tips!


Zonnehuis: Zonneprijs – 4 april

Doors open 19:00, Main Programme 19:30
Indiestad presents: Zonneprijs, the talent competition with the newest and most sought-after artists of the moment. During eight preliminary rounds in Zonnehuis they compete for a place in the final in Paradiso. The preliminary rounds will take place every first Thursday of the month until May 2024. The final will take place in the Great Hall of Paradiso in June 2024. The winner of Zonneprijs wins 10,000 euros.
It is not only interesting for musicians: as a concert visitor you can enjoy five performances this evening by the most promising musical acts of the moment, carefully selected by Indiestad. Be the first to discover them during Zonneprijs; you’ll probably hear from them a lot more often.
If you still want to participate in Zonneprijs as a musical act, then registration for Zonneprijs 2023-2024 is still open. You can register as a musical act here and you can buy tickets here.



Tolhuistuin: The Indien – 5 april

Doors open 19:00, Main Programme 19:30
Modern alt-pop, a passion for psychedelic music and soul from the ’60s and yearning vocals, that is The Indien in a nutshell. Founded in The Hague by frontwoman Rianne Walther and guitarist Casper Talsma, the band has achieved a growing status in the Netherlands since the release of EPs ‘Cologne’ and ‘Hiatus’. Their success was also noticed by the British label Disturbing London, resulting in a recording contract. The Indien has now found the time to introduce themselves to the British public with performances at NME’s Cinejam (curated by Bastille’s Dan Smith) and sharing the stage with Tinie Tempah. The band’s new single will be released in September, which will also be heard in the new Netflix film ‘Happy Ending’. You can buy your tickets here.

Zonnehuis: Bird On The Wire

17th April – Doors open 19:30, Main Programme 20:30
Singer Pauline Scanlon, together with The Whileaways from Galway, is breathing new life into the Bird On The Wire project. Following previous successful tours in the UK and Ireland, this collaborative interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s creations promises a unique exploration of Cohen’s iconic music and lyrics. The special ensemble, with talents such as Will Merrigan, Dave Clancy, Matthew Berrill and Eamon Murray, impresses with lush string arrangements. A shining example of the Irish music scene, Pauline Scanlon brings her signature delicate intensity to the project, captivating audiences worldwide with her solo work and collaborations. You can buy your tickets here.

Zonnehuis: Kirstin Hersh 

Doors open 19:30, Main Programme 20:30

Kristin Hersh is an American singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the alternative rock band Throwing Muses. In addition to her work with the band, Hersh has built a successful solo career, with albums such as 1994’s ‘Hips and Makers’ and most recently ‘Clear Pond Road’. In contrast to her work for Throwing Muses, as a solo artist she takes a more folk path and is more subdued and vulnerable. She sings candidly about her experiences with bipolar disorder, death and love. You can buy your tickets here.


Tolhuis – Groove night

Tolhuis Groovenight is the ultimate dance party in Amsterdam-Noord! DJ Beatblender & DJ Hassleman are already busy preparing an unforgettable evening filled with exciting music. From soul to disco, from reggae to house, and from world music to funky beats, they will spin it all during the next edition on Saturday, April 20th, 2024! Mark this date in your calendar, because you don’t want to miss it! The classic ballroom of Het Tolhuis will once again be transformed into a vibrant dance floor. It will be a night full of energy, where you can dance, flirt, and enjoy the best music. The Groovenight starts at 8:00 pm as usual, so you can dance with your friends all night and still start the next day fresh and full of energy. How amazing is that?! So come and let yourself be carried away by the groove of the evening. Groove is in the Heart! Make sure to sign up, as Groovenights sell out quickly!

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Floradorp – BinnenhofstraatFair

The BinnenhofstraatFair will take place on Sunday, April 14 in the authentic Floradorp neighborhood in Amsterdam Noord. This annual flea market is organized by and for the local residents, but is also open to anyone who enjoys browsing and socializing. The event is a great opportunity to get outside and celebrate the arrival of spring after the dark winter months.

To get to the BinnenhofstraatFair, you can take the Buiksloterwegveer ferry from the central station. From there, you can bike through the Noorderpark and ride down Wingerdweg, going under the tunnel to reach Binnenstraat. At this lively market, you will find over 70 stalls where you can discover all sorts of treasures. Whether you’re looking for clothing, dishes, handmade art, or plant cuttings, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a bargain hunter or simply looking for a good time with family and friends, the BinnenhofstraatFair has plenty to offer.

So come join us for a fun day of browsing and celebrating spring! Take the ferry to Noord and enjoy this exciting event.


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