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November in Amsterdam

 November facts 
  • Big tourist crowds are gone.
  • The cultural arts season (September-June) is now, so theater, dance, opera and concert performances are plentiful.
  • Airfare and hotel rates should be significantly lower by now.
  • Olieballen & Poffertjes Stands -- Stalls selling these traditional fried doughnuts (olieballen) and small, puffy pancakes (poffertjes) are everywhere this time of year (the sweet smells are their best advertising). Wash them down with rich, Dutch hot chocolate.
  • Ice-skating Rink at Leidseplein -- Glide on ice under the glow of fairy lights and café signs.

 November Festivals & Events 
November 2017 | 2nd season

Amsterdam Magic Show

International theater show dedicated to magic and comedy


November 4, 2017 | 18th edition

Museum Night (n8)

Over 40 museums and institutions open their doors and organize special events from 7pm until 2am, including DJs, bands, dance performances, food & drinks.

October 30-November 3, 2017 | 4th edition
International Water Week
bringing together businesses, non-profit organisations, government agencies and scientists to explore practical solutions to various global water issues.


November 2-5, 2017 | 12th edition
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam
viewing and buying art pieces for prices less than € 5,000.

November 9-12, 2017 | 16th edition
Sieraad Art Fair

professional contemporary jewellery designers sell their work directly and in person

November 19, 2017 | 79th edition
Sinterklaas Arrival & Parade
Sinterklaas, or St. Nicholas, arrives from Spain on his boat at the Scheepvaart Museum (Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam's harbor. From there, he rides his white horse through town as his helpers throw holiday cookies and candies to the hundreds of children and onlookers along the route. This is one of the most anticipated events of the calendar for kids especially.

November 16, 2017
Turn on the Lights

Fireworks and light theatre show at Dam Square organised by De Bijenkorf department store

November 15-26, 2017 | 30th edition


International Documentary Festival Amsterdam with the best national and international documentaries.

International Documentary Festival Amsterdam

November 19-26, 2017
pAn Amsterdam
The pAn (Pictura Antiquairs Nationaal) Amsterdam event is the country's national art and antiques fair, focusing on pieces from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany from more than 100 exhibitors.

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Ajax Amsterdam Football Club

Spend a Sunday amongst frenzied fans of the famous Ajax Amsterdam football team. Ajax plays in the impressive, modern ArenA south of the city.
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Temperature in November
Average high:   9°C   48°F
Average low:    5°C   41°F

Sunrise-Sunset in November
Nov 1:    7:37 am - 5:12 pm
Nov 30:  8:26 am - 4:32 pm


The Entry of Sint Nicholas in Amsterdam

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