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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 Noord returns on 28 October 2017, showcasing small and big initiatives, locations and events taking place north of the River IJ. Check out the ful...

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
28/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
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. ...

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...

The Dutch in Paris 1789–1914

Museumplein 6
1071 DJ AMSTERDAM
Van Gogh Museum
13/10/2017 - 07/01/2018
Discover Paris through the eyes and hearts of eight Dutch artists in the exhibition 'The Dutch in Paris 1789–1914', on display at ...

Dutch Masters from the State Hermitage

Amstel 51
1018 EJ AMSTERDAM
Hermitage Amsterdam
07/10/2017 - 27/05/2018
Travel back in time to the Netherlands' Golden Age, and encounter an impressive array of the works that influenced – and continue ...

Johan Maelwael

Museumstraat 1
1071 XX AMSTERDAM
Rijksmuseum
06/10/2017 - 07/01/2018
One of the founders of Dutch painting, Johan Maelwael painted flags, armour, fabric patterns, large religious paintings and refine...

Carlos Motta – The Crossing

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ AMSTERDAM
Stedelijk Museum
16/09/2017 - 07/01/2018
Carlos Motta’s ‘The Crossing’ exhibition features video portraits of 11 LGBTQI refugees who talk about their exodus from their opp...

Aleppo

Linnaeusstraat 2
1092 CK AMSTERDAM
Tropenmuseum
31/03/2017 - 31/12/2017
Experience a now and then view of Aleppo, the war-torn Syrian city, during this exhibition at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, which...

Body Art

Linnaeusstraat 2
1092 CK AMSTERDAM
Tropenmuseum
31/03/2017 - 14/07/2018
Running from 31 March to July 2018, the ‘Body Art’ exhibition at Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum explores the history, culture and identi...

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