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October in Amsterdam

 October facts 
  • High season is over. Low tourist season has officially started.
  • The cultural arts season is in full swing with many theatre, dance, opera and concert performances.
  • By October, the days in Amsterdam are getting cool.
  • Airfare and hotel rates are lower than in September.

 October Festivals & Events 

September 25-October 1, 2016 | 5th edition
Music in the Seven Bridges Quarter
Chamber music festival in five historic locations in the center of historic Amsterdam.

Muziek in het Zeven Bruggenkwartier

September 30-October 1, 2016 | 11th edition
Buddhist Film Festival Europe
international platform for spiritual quality movies that are inspired or influenced by Buddhism.


October 4, 2016 | 4th show
Amsterdam Magic Show
International theater show dedicated to magic and comedy.
Amsterdam Magic Show

October 5-8, 2016 | 13th edition
Afrovibes Festival
innovative theater and dance performances, music and film from urban cultural hotspots in Africa.

Afrovibes Festival

October 16, 2016 | 41st edition
TCS Amsterdam Marathon
32nd edition of the Amsterdam Marathon on Amsterdam's flat and fast course with start and finish at the Olympic Stadium.

Amsterdam Marathon

October 19-23, 2016 | 21st edition
Amsterdam Dance Event
The world's biggest club festival with over 52 venues, 700 acts & djs, all during three nights.

October 15-21, 2016 | 30th edition
Cinekid Festival   4-16 years
Annual Film, Television and New Media Festival for Children.


October 27-30, 2016 | 11th edition
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam
viewing and buying art pieces for prices less than € 5,000.

April-October, 2016
Electric Tram Museum Amsterdam
Go back in time with a ride on a historic tram from Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Vienna or Prague.


Tram Museum

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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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Festivals & Events

Temperature in October
Average high: 14°C   57°F
Average low:    8°C   46°F

Sunrise-Sunset October
Oct 1:    7:42 am - 7:19 pm
Oct 31:  7:35 am - 5:14 pm

Central European Summer Time ends

At 2:59 a.m. on the last Sunday morning in October, the time in Amsterdam will revert back to Central European Time (CET). Don't forget to set your watch back one hour!

Things to do with kids

12 suggestions to for activities with kids

Practical information

parking tips, public transport, opening hours, bike rental ...
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