Amsterdam Halloween Festival: bloody good

With a list of events longer than Jason’s hit list, you’re in for a grizzly feast of Halloween action. Step into haunted hotel rooms and attend a Halloween feast. Look a fright with the Drop Dead Gory makeup workshops, brave an all-night horror movie marathon (Mr Horror's Halloween Horror show) and a kid's party at the Hard Rock Café. You can also drop into Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum for Halloween tricks and treats throughout the festival.

Halloween Costume Party

A highlight of the festival is certainly the annual Halloween Costume Party, the theme of which this year is DEAD SPACE. Extra-terrestrials, aliens and celestial beings are invited to descend on the Hotel Arena. Expect freakish décor, sweet treats, an evilicious line-up of Dutch and international artists, make-up workshops, theatre troupes, DJs, VJs and an imaginatively costumed crowd.

Head to the Amsterdam Halloween Festival website for complete programme information, costume inspiration and Halloween tips.