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September highlights in Amsterdam

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

Amsterdam festivals, events and exhibitions in September

As we cling to the last rays of summer, September in Amsterdam still offers plenty to do around the city. Terraces, parks, canals, museums and theatre venues are all buzzing while the festival line-up covers everything from costumes to experimental music.


24H Zuid

24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to experience the city in new ways. The Zuid edition takes place on 24 September 2016, showcasing the south of Amsterd...

Amsterdam Heritage Days

Diverse locaties in Amsterdam
10/09/2016 - 11/09/2016
The Amsterdam Heritage Days annually explore and celebrate the city’s rich history by casting open the doors of important building...

Unseen Photo Fair

23/09/2016 - 25/09/2016
The Unseen Photo Fair takes place in Amsterdam every September. Held at the city's Westergasfabriek, this fresh international phot...

Amsterdam City Swim

Marine Etablissement Amsterdam
Every September the canal cruise boats and other vessels make way for up to 2,500 brave swimmers (and another 500 kids) as the Ams...

The Mystery of Hercules Segers

07/10/2016 - 08/01/2017
Hercules Segers is one of the most intriguing artists of the Golden Age and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses the largest collec...

Ai Weiwei – #SafePassage

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
16/09/2016 - 07/12/2016
Amsterdam photography museum Foam presents a large-scale solo exhibition by the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. #SafePassag...

Unseen Photo Festival

Diverse Locaties / Various locations
16/09/2016 - 25/09/2016
Running alongside the Unseen Photo Fair at Westergasfabriek, experience all aspects of photography during the Unseen Photo Festiva...

Dam tot Damloop

Dam tot Damloop
17/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
The Dam tot Dam Weekend sprints into town every September, bringing with it not only thousands of sporting enthusiasts but also nu...

Dream Out Loud

Stedelijk Museum
26/08/2016 - 01/01/2017
The Stedelijk Museum sets out to introduce the lesser-known talent of 26 artists in the large group exhibition, Dream out Loud, sh...

VT Wonen & Design Beurs

Amsterdam RAI
27/09/2016 - 02/10/2016
Every autumn Amsterdam RAI transforms into a residential paradise for the annual VT Wonen & Design Beurs programme (formerly known...

Amsterdam Fringe Festival

Amsterdam Fringe Festival
01/09/2016 - 11/09/2016
Amsterdam is firmly in the grip of performing arts as summer draws to a close each year and the Dutch Theatre Festival and the acc...

Dutch Theatre Festival

Nederlands Theater Festival
01/09/2016 - 11/09/2016
The Dutch Theatre Festival opens in Amsterdam every September, revisiting the best theatre productions of the season – those haile...

Klassiek op het Amstelveld

17/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
Held on the Amstelveld square in Amsterdam, Klassiek op het Amstelveld is a free outdoor festival presents a whole day of classica...

National Ballet - Gala 2016

Nationale Opera & Ballet
The Dutch National Ballet opens the new ballet season with their grand and glittering Gala on 7 September 2016.


09/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
From 11-20 September 2015, museums, galleries, shops and other organisations immerse themselves in the world of photography as Fot...


The wild child of Amsterdam's summer festival programme returns to the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam Noord every September. With its hea...

Bill Bailey

RAI Amsterdam
Bill Bailey returns to Amsterdam's RAI Theater on 23 September 2016, showcasing his 'Limboland' show.

Amsterdam In-Water Boat Show

Hiswa te Water
30/08/2016 - 04/09/2016
The HISWA Amsterdam In-Water Boat Show is an annual boating and watersports feast on Amsterdam's River IJ around the NDSM Wharf. T...

Magneet Festival

Magneet Festival
09/09/2016 - 11/09/2016
Magneet Festival makes a return to Amsterdam's summer festival agenda, with this multidisciplinary event bringing fun and culture ...


EYE Filmmuseum
10/09/2016 - 04/12/2016
In an era when the moving image is almost entirely digitised, 'Celluloid', an international group exhibition at the EYE Filmmuseum...


Experience the old and new of the electronic music world as Plaid return to Amsterdam's Melkweg on 25 September 2016.

Catherine, the Greatest

Hermitage Amsterdam
18/06/2016 - 15/01/2017
A collection of more than 300 paintings, sculptures and personal objects of Catherine the Great make their way from St Petersburg ...

Marten & Oopjen

02/07/2016 - 02/10/2016
Early this year, two Rembrandt portraits were bought together by parties from the Netherlands and France. From 2 July to 2 October...

Dutch Delta Sounds

The Dutch Delta Sounds festival will be held on 7 (Bimhuis) and 8 (Tolhuistuin) September 2016 to celebrate the tenth anniversary ...

Penone in the Rijksmuseum Gardens

10/06/2016 - 01/10/2016
Every year Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum presents a sculpture exhibition in its gardens. This fourth edition features the sculpture and ...

The Buddha

23/09/2016 - 31/01/2017
Having drawn 70,000 visitors in Leiden, this eye-catching exhibition brings the story of the Buddha to the Tropenmuseum in Amsterd...

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop

De Duif
Iron & Wine troubadour Sam Beam and guitar-playing singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop get together to tour their new album of duets, 'Lo...

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