West Beach Filmfestival 14 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017

West Beach Filmfestival

On 11 consecutive nights, a selection of top films are screened outdoors next to the Sloterplasbad swimming pool. For free! Grab a drink and a snack and settle in for some movie magic, whether it be a silver-screen classic or a blockbusting new release. Open-air film specialists Pluk de Nacht will provide guest programming during two nights of the festival.

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Cello Biënnale 18 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017

Cello Biënnale

Cello Biënnale Amsterdam, the world’s biggest cello festival takes place in Amsterdam every two years, bringing an impressive line-up of international soloists, ensembles and orchestras to the city to perform everything from classical and contemporary music to pop, jazz, world and rock.

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PINT Bokbier Festival 27 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017

PINT Bokbier Festival

The largest beer festival in the Netherlands, the PINT Bokbier Festival is an annual fixture in Amsterdam. The festival returns to the Beurs van Berlage in the city centre for three full days of beery delight every October.

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Museumnacht 4 Nov 2017


On the first Saturday in November every year, Museum Night Amsterdam sees around 50 museums in the city open their doors from 19:00 to 02:00 and organise special events, including workshops, concerts, special tours and performances. Tasty food and drink is also on hand to help keep your energy levels up. Welcome to Museum Night Amsterdam, or, as Amsterdammers simply know it, the 'n8'!

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Turn on the Lights 16 Nov 2017

Turn on the Lights

With Turn on the Lights, Amsterdam's luxury department store de Bijenkorf opens the festive season in brilliant spectacle and festive cheer every November.

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Sinterklaas Intocht Amsterdam 19 Nov 2017

Sinterklaas Intocht Amsterdam

He might look similar to Father Christmas or Santa Claus, but ‘Sinterklaas’ (Saint Nicholas) is a very Dutch character loved by children and adults alike. His arrival in Amsterdam in mid November each year traditionally marks the official start of the city's festive season.

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Movember Run Amsterdam 25 Nov 2017

Movember Run Amsterdam

Proudly perform your slowest 5km run of the season, as that free-flowing moustache you've grown for Movember drags you back in the winter wind! This event's not just for men though: ladies can participate as well, so join the cause and race through Amsterdam's Vondelpark.

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Amsterdam Light Festival 30 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018

Amsterdam Light Festival

The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return in 1 December 2017, running until 21 January 2018, (literally) putting Amsterdam's beautiful city centre and its canals in the limelight.

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