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September in Amsterdam

 September facts 
  • The cultural season starts in September with many theater, dance, opera and concert performances.
  • Less tourist crowds in the city (July and August are the most busy months), but the prices are still at high season level.
  • Hotels are usually still full to capacity. Make your reservations in advance.
  • Be prepared to be hot or cold, wet or dry! Although temperatures begin to cool, there are also occasional hot summer days.

 September Festivals & Events 

September 5-6, 2014
Wilhelmina Living Room Festival   8th edition
Professional cabaret performers, actors, and musicians from the Wilhelminastraat (a street in the Oud-West district) act in their own living rooms, that are being transformed to small theatres for this special occasion.

Wilhelmina Huiskamerfestival

September 6-8, 2013
Rocket Cinema Festival
brings together cult films and new live soundtracks by DJs and musicians at intriguing locations in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen.


September 4-14, 2014 | 9th edition
Dutch Theatre Festival
The season's top drama performances will be staged one last time at the theatres on and around the Leidseplein.

Dutch theatre festival

September 2-7, 2014
Amsterdam in-water Boat Show
Large nautical event for (inter)national watersport enthusiasts, holidaymakers and tourists alike, held at the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam North at the Amsterdam Marina, located opposite the Amsterdam Central Railway Station.


September 4-14, 2014 | 9th edition
Amsterdam Fringe Festival
Shows, performances, (music) theatre acts and live art celebrate the urge to act, artistic madness and the bravura that blossoms in the fringes of the theatre circuit in the Netherlands and Flanders.

The Dutch and Flemish theatre festival

September 13-14, 2014 | 27th edition
Open Monumentendag (Heritage Days)
thousands of historical buildings and sites in the Netherlands are open to the public free of charge. Besides opening their doors, many locations also organise on-site activities like exhibitions, music and guided tours.

List of all open monuments in Amsterdam

September 20-22, 2014
Jordaan Festival
A big street festival, with loads of music performances on stage, drum bands, a flea market and auction. At Westermarkt many bars and a big stage are set up, where mostly Amsterdam and Dutch bands and singers perform.

Jordaan Festival

September 21, 2014 | 30th edition
Dam tot Damloop (Dam to Dam Run)
The largest as well as one of the most attractive running events in the Netherlands. It goes from the centre of Amsterdam to the centre of Zaandam.

September 26, 2014 | 9th edition
Discovery Festival
A nighttime festival with live scientific research, ultra short talks, science-related art, music, and a lot of scientists and artists.

Discovery Festival

Friday nights (July-September)
Sunsets Vondelpark:
Outdoor film performances at Vertigo

Traditionally the Filmmuseum and Cafe Vertigo offer open air screenings on the terrace in the Vondelpark after sunset during summer Friday nights.

Sunsets Vondelpark

April-October, 2014
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

end August-end April
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.


Strand Zuid (citybeach)
Trendy citybeach next to the RAI in the south of Amsterdam. With events, party's, exclusive DJ's, good food and drinks: a Mediterranean atmosphere in Amsterdam Zuid, with an à la carte menu and a large terrace next to the water.

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Festivals & Events

Temperature in September
Average high: 19°C   66°F
Average low:  11°C   52°F

Sunrise-Sunset in September
Sep 1:    6:52 am - 8:29 pm
Sep 30:  7:40 am - 7:21 pm

Friday Night Skate

Friday Night Skate The whole year round!

Artis Zoo -
cheaper in September

the oldest zoo of the Netherlands, founded in 1838. In September entrance tickets are cheaper.

Practical information

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