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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 2-3, 2016 | 11th edition
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 1-11, 2016 | 11th 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

August 30-September 4, 2016 | 33rd edition
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 1-11, 2016 | 11th 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 10-11, 2016 | 29th 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

May 5-September 11, 2016
Vondelpark Open Air Theater
Free dance, music and cabaret performances in the park's band shell.

Vondelpark Open Air Theater

September 13, 2016 | 3rd show
Amsterdam Magic Show
International theater show dedicated to magic and comedy.

Amsterdam Magic Show

September 17-18, 2016 | 32nd 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 25, 2015 | 10th 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

September 23-25, 2016 | 2nd edition
Ambacht in Beeld Festival
(Craft in Focus Festival)
Crafts, skill and mastery. International film screenings, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, performances and master classes.

Ambacht in Beeld Festival

September 23-25, 2016 | 5th edition
Unseen Photo Fair
annual international photography fair and festival highlighting the most recent developments in photography.


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

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

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.


Strandzuid (Biergarten-restaurant)
Trendy city beach next to the RAI in the south of Amsterdam (Amsterdam-Zuid), with several lounges, table tennis, table football, restaurant and a German-style Biergarten 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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