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 & 30 October 2016, showcasing the north of Ams...
19/10/2016 - 23/10/2016

Amsterdam Dance Event

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

Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam Dance Event

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...
15/10/2015 - 01/11/2015

Cinekid

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

Cinekid

Westergasfabriek
13:00
04/10/2015

Camera Japan

Kriterion
The largest multidisciplinary Japanese cultural festival in the Benelux, Camera Japan offers a heady mix of film, art, music and f...

Camera Japan

Kriterion
15:00
17/10/2015

Amsterdam Music Festival

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...

Amsterdam Music Festival

Amsterdam ArenA
18:00
01/11/2015

Amsterdam Halloween Festival

Amsterdam Halloween Festival
Amsterdam Spook have been providing partygoers in Amsterdam with their Halloween fix since 2000. Morbidly hanging on to the belief...

Amsterdam Halloween Festival

Amsterdam Halloween Festival
12:00
17/10/2015 - 17/01/2016

Asia in Amsterdam – Exotic luxury in the Golden Age

Rijksmuseum
Asia in Amsterdam at the Rijksmuseum shares the sensations experienced when exotic wares were first brought from the East by Dutch...
01/11/2015

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

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

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival

EYE Film Instituut Nederland
16:00
28/10/2016 - 30/10/2016

PINT Bokbierfestival

Beurs van Berlage
The largest beer festival in the Netherlands, the PINT Bokbier Festival is an annual fixture in Amsterdam. The festival returns to...

PINT Bokbierfestival

Beurs van Berlage
17:00
10/10/2015

Afrovibes Festival

Diverse Locaties / Various locations
The twelfth edition of Afrovibes, an African cultural and performing arts festival, takes place in Amsterdam from 7 to 10 October ...

Afrovibes Festival

Diverse Locaties / Various locations
16:00
25/09/2015 - 17/01/2016

Munch : Van Gogh

Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum brings together two of the trailblazers of modern art for a unique exhibition running from 25 Septembe...
11/10/2015

Driving North

Driving North
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...

Driving North

Driving North
20:30

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