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October highlights in Amsterdam

Browse I amsterdam's October highlights for an idea of the festivals, performances and other special events in store throughout the month.

Amsterdam festivals, events & exhibitions in October

Autumn is turning Amsterdam a beautiful orange and amber as the days get shorter and cooler, but that just means the city packs more in. The music venues are busy with touring bands, museums fill up as people begin looking for indoor activities and intriguing festivals inspire the curious.


24H Noord

24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to experience the city in new ways. The Noord edition takes place on 29 October 2016, showcasing the north of Amsterda...

Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam Dance Event
19/10/2016 - 23/10/2016
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the gateway to the international electronic music scene. As the world's biggest club festival a...

TCS Amsterdam Marathon

When it comes to running events, you could say Amsterdam has a personal best: the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. Held annually in mid-October, the event draw...


13/10/2016 - 01/11/2016
The Cinekid Festival is an annual film, television and new-media festival for children across the Netherlands, attended by more th...

Camera Japan

14/10/2016 - 16/10/2016
The largest multidisciplinary Japanese cultural festival in the Benelux, Camera Japan offers a heady mix of film, art, music and f...

AMF Amsterdam

Amsterdam ArenA
22/10/2016 - 23/10/2016
In October 2016, some of the biggest names in electronic dance music are expected to once again invade the Amsterdam ArenA for ano...

Amsterdam Halloween Festival

Amsterdam Halloween Festival
28/10/2016 - 31/10/2016
Amsterdam Spook have been providing partygoers in Amsterdam with their Halloween fix since 2000. Morbidly hanging on to the belief...

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

EYE Film Instituut Nederland
25/10/2016 - 30/10/2016
Returning from 27 October to 1 November 2015, the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival features a massive selection of top-quality a...

PINT Bokbierfestival

Beurs van Berlage
28/10/2016 - 30/10/2016
The largest beer festival in the Netherlands, the PINT Bokbier Festival is an annual fixture in Amsterdam. The festival returns to...

Afrovibes Festival

Diverse Locaties / Various locations
05/10/2016 - 15/10/2016
The twelfth edition of Afrovibes, an African cultural and performing arts festival, takes place in Amsterdam in the fall of 2016

Driving North

Driving North
06/10/2016 - 16/10/2016
A huge celebration of road movies in every sense of the word, Driving North brings a string of evening film sessions to the NDSM W...

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