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New Years Eve in Amsterdam

Funfair on Dam Square, Amsterdam © Nikthestoned
Funfair on Dam Square, Amsterdam © Nikthestoned

Locals and tourists pack into central Amsterdam on New Year's Eve, with Dam Square and the Leidseplein drawing most of the revelry. The Oosterdok area usually hosts the biggest event, with the VOC Ship, Science Centre NEMO and Scheepvaartmuseum forming a backdrop for festivities. These open-air celebrations are a treat for the whole family, and are the occasion's main highlight. Visitors can expect a festive, friendly mood beneath a sky lit up by fireworks. Many nightclubs offer New Year specials with top DJs, music concerts and performances, and there are also a number of quirky parties for those who like to dress up.

Venue: Various venues throughout the city

Date: 31 December annually