September to November, during the fall season, is the best time to visit Amsterdam. The relatively mild weather conditions combined with fewer crowds make it an ideal time to visit the Tulip capital. The weather conditions can be erratic on some days, but they’re never bad enough to affect your trip. The most crucial factor is that the excessive crowds from the summertime have receded and you get to explore the city, without having to wait in long lines and without hustling for space. The next best time to visit Amsterdam would be during Spring in April and May. This beautiful season, however, experiences a surge in tourists owing to the blooming tulips. Summer is the peak tourist season and the city is filled with domestic as well as international tourists, making it slightly challenging to go about with your sightseeing activities. The days are bright and sunny, and the nightlife is also at its peak during this season. Winter is the low season for tourism in Amsterdam. The days are dull and gloomy, and the frequent winds may make it seem colder than it is.
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The birthday of the monarch is traditionally celebrated with a lot of excitement in Amsterdam - as in all of The Netherlands. The whole country becomes a delightful shade of orange as everyone brings out their orange clothes today. Everyone comes out on the streets to shop, eat and party, with some of the largest flea markets in the world appearing in Amsterdam. People start partying from the eve of the King's day, and the carnival continues till the entire of the day till late night. There are public performances in a lot of parks, for the Vondelpark in Amsterdam.