What’s on in Amsterdam in October?
What’s on in Amsterdam in October? Amsterdam is definitely an Autumn city. In October the leaves are turning, and city is alive with golden hues. The cooler nights mean stronger beer, delicious glühwein, and hearty stamppot. Make the most of the change in seasons and get cosy with these top October picks!
October is a time for dancing. Why not stay warm by dancing up a storm?? The EDM festival and convention in the world and takes place every year over a long weekend in October. Over 2,000 artists will perform this year at around 120 venues throughout Amsterdam. For music and dance fans this is the place to be. Be quick to book tickets because this event sells out!
Dutch food is ideal for cooler weather. Come with us and experience Dutch cuisine, frites, warm stroopwafels, and glühwein. With a private food tour with us, you will get to go to all the best local spots, and eat and drink like a local. Don’t forget to try the Dutch apple pie!
3: Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam in October means museums. With less predictable weather we cannot rave about the museums and galleries in Amsterdam enough. How about touring the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum with one of our professional Art Historians? Explore the history of the Dutch Golden Age and Rembrandt’s ‘The Nightwatch’, or, see the biggest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world.
4: An Utrecht or Haarlem day tour
Explore Haarlem, a stunning historic city just 15 minutes from Amsterdam. Why not focus on the hidden courtyards in this city? With 21 unique examples, Haarlem is truly a city of ‘hofjes’. These courtyards surrounded by almshouses (charitable housing) hark back to a bygone era when wealthy members of society founded them to house poor, unmarried or widowed women.
Sticking with the idea of a day out of Amsterdam, Utrecht is one of the most pretty cities in the Netherlands. It is often overlooked but is home to the Miffy Museum, excellent cafes, boutique shops, and The Rietveld House. You can book a private tour with us and our local guide will show you the secrets of these amazing cities.
5: Amsterdam Bos
Yes, Vondelpark is stunning, but have you heard of Amsterdamse Bos? Much like Vondelpark, Amsterdam Bos becomes an Instagrammer’s daydream in autumn. There are hundreds of photogenic spots around the park including several paths that trails through rugged forests and ancient woodlands. Get back to nature by exploring the parks of this city.