October in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Events Calendar

Monthly calendar for Amsterdam with festivals, special events, concerts, cultural happenings, fairs, film & media arts, sports and entertainment. Exhibitions in museums and galleries are listed in the Exhibitions Calendar

October 7, 2023

Grachtenrace   36th edition

Canal race of longboats across the city centre of Amsterdam.

October 5-9, 2022

Amsterdam Spanish Film Festival

Focusing on new trends of mainstream Spanish cinema and independent, artistic and experimental films from Spain and Spanish ­speaking Latin America.

October 5-16, 2022

Afrovibes Festival

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

October 15, 2023

Amsterdam Marathon

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

October 11-29, 2023   | date to be confirmed

Cinekid Festival

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

October 18-22, 2023

Amsterdam Dance Event

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

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.