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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 1-2, 2017 | 12th edition

Wilhelmina Living Room Festival

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 3, 2017 | 7th edition

Amsterdam City Swim

2000 meter swim in the canals of Amsterdam for ALS


September 7-17, 2017 | 12th 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 29-September 3, 2017 | 34th edition

Amsterdam in-water Boat Show

Large nautical event for (inter)national watersport enthusiasts, holidaymakers and tourists alike, held at the NDSM wharf opposite Amsterdam's Central Railway Station.


September 7-17, 2017 | 12th 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 9-10, 2017 | 30th 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.

August 22-September 10, 2017

The Greatest Swan Lake in the World

Choreographer Deane's version of Swan Lake by the Shanghai Ballet with 48 Chinese ballerina's in Royal Theatre Carré



Vondelpark Open Air Theater

Free dance, music and cabaret performances in the park's band shell.
Vondelpark Open Air Theater

September 2017 | 2nd season

Amsterdam Magic Show

International theater show dedicated to magic and comedy


September 16-17, 2017 | 33rd 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.

May 19-September 17, 2017 | 5th edition


International Sculpture Biennial in the main streets of Amsterdam Zuid and Zuidas business district.

September 22-24, 2017 | 3rd edition

Ambacht in Beeld Festival

Crafts, skill and mastery. International film screenings, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, performances and master classes.

Ambacht in Beeld Festival

September 22-24, 2017 | 6th edition

Unseen Photo Fair

annual international photography fair and festival highlighting the most recent developments in photography.



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.
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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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