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.

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Amsterdam Dance Event

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1017 SG AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam Dance Event
16/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
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...
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Camera Japan

Roetersstraat 170
1018 WE AMSTERDAM
Kriterion
03/10/2019 - 06/10/2019
The largest multidisciplinary Japanese cultural festival in the Benelux, Camera Japan presents a heady mix of film, art, music and...
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AMF Amsterdam

Arena Boulevard 1
1101 AX AMSTERDAM
Johan Cruijff ArenA
19/10/2019
Some of the biggest names in electronic dance music will once again invade the Johan Cruijff ArenA for another edition of AMF Amst...

Cello Biënnale Amsterdam

Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR AMSTERDAM
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
22/10/2020 - 31/10/2020
Cello Biënnale Amsterdam, the world’s biggest cello festival takes place in Amsterdam every two years, bringing an impressive line...
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Kaboom Animation Festival

Haarlemmerweg 8E
1014 BE AMSTERDAM
Westergas
13/11/2019 - 17/11/2019
The KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival features a massive selection of top-quality animated films that go well beyond Walt's work. ...
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Read My World

IJpromenade 2
1031 KT AMSTERDAM
Tolhuistuin
10/10/2019 - 12/10/2019
Read My World is the international literature festival of Amsterdam. Going beyond the commonplace, it explores the boundaries of l...

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