January 29, 2012 the Chines new year is celebrated in Amsterdam, at and around the Nieuwmarkt. In fact the new year is at January 23, but the 29th is chosen for the celebrations. There will be street performings, demonstrations, dragon dances, etc. The Asian Foodfestival will be held at the same time, for the first time. It will add a great tasting experience to the special festive day.
The Chinese new year is not only a special day for Chinese people; many Amsterdam citizens and tourist join the festivities.
Nieuwmarkt, from 13.00 hours