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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 showcases small and big initiatives, locations and events taking...

Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam Dance Event
18/10/2017 - 22/10/2017
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...

Cinekid Festival

21/10/2017 - 27/10/2017
The Cinekid Festival is an annual film, television and new-media festival for children across the Netherlands, attended by more th...

Camera Japan

13/10/2017 - 15/10/2017
The largest multidisciplinary Japanese cultural festival in the Benelux, Camera Japan presents a heady mix of film, art, music and...

AMF Amsterdam

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

Cello Biënnale Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
18/10/2018 - 27/10/2018
Cello Biënnale Amsterdam, the world’s biggest cello festival takes place in Amsterdam every two years, bringing an impressive line...

Amsterdam Halloween Festival

Amsterdam Halloween Festival
20/10/2017 - 29/10/2017
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
17/10/2017 - 22/10/2017
The KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival features a massive selection of top-quality animated films that go well beyond Walt's work....

PINT Bokbierfestival

Beurs van Berlage
27/10/2017 - 29/10/2017
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
04/10/2017 - 07/10/2017
Afrovibes is an African cultural and performing arts festival that tours the Netherlands every autumn, traditionally stopping off ...

Read My World

12/10/2017 - 14/10/2017
Read My World is the international literature festival of Amsterdam. Going beyond the commonplace, it explores the boundaries of l...

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