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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 29-October 1, 2017 | 12th edition

Buddhist Film Festival Europe

international platform for spiritual quality movies that are inspired or influenced by Buddhism.


October 7, 2017 | 31st edition


Canal race of longboats across the city centre of Amsterdam.


October 1-8, 2017 | 6th 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

October 2017 | 2nd season

Amsterdam Magic Show

International theater show dedicated to magic and comedy


September 28-October 9, 2017 | 14th edition

Afrovibes Festival

Innovative theater and dance performances, music and film from urban cultural hotspots in Africa.

Afrovibes Festival

October 15, 2017 | 42nd edition

TCS Amsterdam Marathon

The yearly Amsterdam Marathon on Amsterdam's flat and fast course with start and finish at the Olympic Stadium.

Amsterdam Marathon

October 18-22, 2017 | 22nd edition

Amsterdam Dance Event

The world's biggest club festival with over 52 venues, 700 acts & djs, all during three nights.

October 21-27, 2017 | 31th edition

Cinekid Festival

Annual Film, Television and New Media Festival for Children from 4-16 years.



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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