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.

Amsterdam Dance Event

Diverse locaties
1017 SG AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam Dance Event
17/10/2018 - 21/10/2018
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...

Camera Japan

Roetersstraat 170
1018 WE AMSTERDAM
Kriterion
29/09/2018 - 01/10/2018
The largest multidisciplinary Japanese cultural festival in the Benelux, Camera Japan presents a heady mix of film, art, music and...

AMF Amsterdam

Arena boulevard 1
1101 AX AMSTERDAM ZUIDOOST
Amsterdam ArenA
20/10/2018
Some of the biggest names in electronic dance music will once again invade the Amsterdam ArenA for another edition of AMF Amsterda...

Cello Biënnale Amsterdam

Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR 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...

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival

IJpromenade 1
1031 KT AMSTERDAM
EYE Film Instituut Nederland
16/10/2018 - 21/10/2018
The KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival features a massive selection of top-quality animated films that go well beyond Walt's work. ...

Afrovibes Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
04/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
Afrovibes is an African cultural and performing arts festival that tours the Netherlands every autumn, traditionally stopping off ...

Read My World

IJpromenade 2
1031 KT AMSTERDAM
Tolhuistuin
11/10/2018 - 13/10/2018
Read My World is the international literature festival of Amsterdam. Going beyond the commonplace, it explores the boundaries of l...

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