Events in Aalsmeer in 2024: This year’s activities in the flower village

Evenementen in Aalsmeer in 2024
Credits: Ngoc Chau

In bustling Aalsmeer, there's plenty to experience throughout the year. From outdoor water sports on the Westeinderplassen to live music, street markets, floral art, and the cozy atmosphere of the old town center—each season offers different events that you won't want to miss. We've listed them all here for you, so you know exactly what's happening in Aalsmeer.

January through March

The year starts with festive carnival activities suitable for all ages. There are also fairs and sports events beginning, such as the Omloop van Zandvoort, a cycling event that starts at the Zandvoort circuit and then goes through the bulb region and Aalsmeer. Will you join in?

  • January 25 – KCA Poetry Day and the start of the national Poetry Week – De Oude Veiling
  • February 10 & 11 – On the 10th, the Poelgilderdam Children’s Carnival Parade takes place, starting at the Kudelstaart Community House. The Kudelstaart parade occurs on the following day, Carnival Sunday, February 11.
  • February 28 to March 3 – Aalsmeer Fair – De Dreef 7
  • March 23 – SeringenXperience: a unique lilac boat tour along lilac growers on the Westeinderplassen – Praamplein, reservations via Westeinder Rondvaart
  • March 23 – Open House at the Boerma Instituut: admire the exam floral arrangements of the International Master Florist course – Legmeerdijk 227
  • March 24 – Omloop van Zandvoort – Part of the route runs through Aalsmeer


April through June

During spring, everything beautifully blooms in and around Aalsmeer. As the temperature gradually rises, more outdoor activities become possible. In addition to water sports in and around the Westeinderplassen, there’s plenty to experience in Aalsmeer. For instance, marvel at the colorful Spring Fair plant fair on the grounds of the Royal FloraHolland flower auction and enjoy the various activities organized on King’s Day.

  • April 6 – Open day at various greenhouses during Kom in de Kas: take a peek inside the greenhouse and learn all about greenhouse farming. Marvel at the different types of flowers, plants, and cacti, including fun activities like scavenger hunts for kids – Aalsmeer and surroundings
  • April 6 & 23 – SeringenXperience: a unique lilac boat tour along lilac growers on the Westeinderplassen – Praamplein, reservations via Westeinder Rondvaart
  • April 10 & 11 – The colorful Spring Fair plant fair – Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer
  • April 21 – Aalsmeer Sports & Culture Festival: together we show what Aalsmeer has to offer in the field of sports, art, and culture – Swimming Pool de Waterlelie
  • April 21 – The 23rd Venniper Queen’s Ride – Route through Aalsmeer
  • April 27 – A festive King’s Day with bouncy play castles for kids, DJs, live music, and a big market – Weteringstraat / Chrysantenstraat
  • May 11 – Geranium Market and fair – Raadhuisplein
  • June 1 & 2 – Geluksroute Aalsmeer: an inspiring event with beautiful, surprising moments of happiness at atmospheric and hospitable locations – Various locations, see website
  • June 2 – Tour of the Defense Line of Amsterdam: a challenging bike ride with multiple routes, for example from Uithoorn through Aalsmeer to Uitgeest – Various locations, see website
  • June 21 to 23 – Aalsmeer Flower Festival – Various locations in Aalsmeer
  • June 29 – Bands Evening: live music in Aalsmeer – Raadhuisplein


Pramenrace Aalsmeer


July through September

In the warm summer months, Aalsmeer is a beloved destination for visitors. Whether you’re coming for a day trip to the flower village or for a longer vacation, there’s plenty to discover. What you absolutely must not miss is the iconic Pramenrace and the special Aalsmeer Festival Week, packed with activities from live music to film and art!

  • July 17 – National Circus Barani – Parking Lot Dreef
  • August 24 – Aalsmeer Summer Evening – Raadhuisplein
  • September 4 & 5 – The colorful Autumn Fair plant fair – Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer
  • September 6: The Boerma Institute celebrates 44 years: this is celebrated with an open house and the Theo Boerma cup – Legmeerdijk 227
  • September 7 – Fire and Light on the Water ( Vuur & Licht): epic firework show on the lake – Westeinderplassen and the Water Tower
  • September 7 – Festival Week fair – Zijdstraat, Schoolstraat, part of Dorpsstraat, and Molenplein
  • September 21 – Poetry Garden, a poetry event at the old cemetery Boomkwekerskerkhof, full of poems – Boomkwekerskerkhof
  • September 8 to 14 – Festival Week Aalsmeer – Parking lot center
  • September 14 – Pramenrace Aalsmeer – The Beach, Pontweg Aalsmeer
  • September 22: Verhoef Boats Tour: a colorful parade of Verhoef boats across Westeinderplassen.
  • September 21 & 22: Aalsmeer Art Route – throughout Aalsmeer
  • September 29: Ride for the Roses cycling event – Van Cleeffkade 15


October to December

As the year draws to a close, there’s still plenty to do in Aalsmeer. You can admire the beautiful autumn colors in nature, and the colder days are also perfect for a day out to a museum, concert, or movie night in Aalsmeer. So, dress warmly and enjoy a cozy outing!

  • November 5 & 7: Trade Fair, a networking and inspiration event in the field of floriculture – Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer
  • November: Arrival of Sinterklaas in Aalsmeer – Zorgcentrum Aelsmeer
  • November: Arrival of Sinterklaas in Kudelstaart – Loswal Kudelstaart, Herenweg 9