See what's on in Amsterdam, Netherlands in October 2016 with our exclusive single page listings guide.
From museums and exhibitions, rock/pop and classical concerts, sporting events, festivals and conferences and anything else of interest to the Amsterdam visitor/expat. There are plenty of things to do in Amsterdam during the autumn.
|Museums & Exhibitions in Amsterdam|
Rijksmuseum Reopened in April 2013 after 10 years of renovation, the Rijksmuseum's rich collection (including Rembrandt's Night Watch) is a must-see in Amsterdam. The Mystery of Hercules Segers is an exhibition of paintings from the intriguing Golden Age artist from the Rijksmuseum collection. Runs 7 Oct 2016 to 8 Jan 2017.
Hermitage Amsterdam – Exhibition Catherine The Great expected to run 18 June 2016 until 15 Jan 2017. Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age brings together for the first time 30 colossal 17th century group portraits from Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum. Runs to the end of 2016.
Stedelijk Jean Tinguely, overview of work from the Swiss artist known for his kinetic art. Runs 1 Oct 2016 to 5 Mar 2017.
Nieuwe Kerk Major biographical exhibition Marilyn Monroe: Reflecting on a Female Icon, celebrating her life and what would have been her 90th birthday. Opens 1 Oct 2016 and will run until 5 Feb 2017.
Jewish Historical Museum Early Soviet Photography and Film, exhibition running 24 July to 27 Nov 2016. Vatican - Ets Haim, Hebrew manuscripts from the Vatican and Ets Haim Library, runs 19 Sep 2016 until 3 Jan 2017.
Body Worlds Display of human body plastinate specimens at the new permanent venue on Damrak. The exhibition focuses on happiness.
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|Sport in Amsterdam and Netherlands|
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|Other Events in and around Amsterdam|
I Am Not A Tourist – International's fair organised by Expatica. Varied programme from job hunting, self-development and expat life. Beurs van Berlage, Sunday 2 Oct 2016 1000-1700.
Camera Japan Japanese cultural festival which features film, art, music plus Japanese food. Scheduled for 14-16 Oct 2016 with main venues Kriterion and Melkweg.
Fiesta Cubana DJ Arno hosts the popular monthly Cuban-style salsa night. At Het Mirror Center (near Muiderpoort Station), €7 entry, Friday 7 Oct 2016 from 10pm.
Driving North Drive-in movie festival with outdoor cinema at Papaverweg, NDSM wharf Amsterdam. Dates TBA.
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) International conference and festival for electronic music. 19-23 Oct 2016. More than 2,000 artists will be performing in 450+ events at multiple venues.
Cinekid International Film, Television and New Media Festival for Kids. Venues include Westergasfabriek and The Movies, dates TBA.
PINT Bokbier Festival The largest beer festival in Netherlands where you can try out some of the 90 types of bok beer from the tap. 39th edition will be at Beurs van Berlage 28-30 Oct 2016.
Cello Bienalle World's biggest international cello festival returns to Amsterdam over 21-29 Oct 2016.
KLIK! Amsterdam animation festival runs at the EYE Film Institute, 25-30 Oct 2016.
Wonen & Design Beurs Large house and home consumer exhibition fair at Amsterdam RAI, between 27 Sep-2 Oct 2016.
Affordable Art Fair 10th edition of the international art fair with art objects under €6,000 for sale. At Kromhouthal on the north bank of the IJ, 27-30 Oct 2016.
Dutch National Opera & Ballet – La Bayadère (ballet) on 8-15 Oct 2016. Opera Manon Lescaut (Puccini) is on various dates 10-31 Oct 2016.
Pathé Met Opera The Tuschinski cinema hosts live streaming opera from the Metropolitan in New York. 2016/17 dates TBA.
Boom Chicago Comedy and improv show held almost daily - now playing at Rozentheater on Rozengracht.
North Sea Jazz Club Hosts a wide variety of jazz, funk, soul and world music every weekend (Friday & Saturday) at the Westergasfabriek. Dinner concerts include a 3 course meal by the in-house chef.
Bimhuis Jazz venue has free Workshop & Session every Tuesday in October at 2000.
Concertgebouw Free lunchtime concert generally every Wednesday at 1230.
Dutch Opera & Ballet Free lunchtime concert in the foyer every Tuesday at 1230. Performed by members of Opera Studio, the Netherlands Opera or Dutch Philharmonic orchestra.
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Free monthly concert showcasing young classical talent - new season yet to be announced.
Our full guide to Free things to do in Amsterdam
|Market events in Amsterdam|
Sunday Market Sunday market with fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek on 2 Oct 2016 (1200-1800).
De Pure Markt Special Sunday market events (hours: 1100-1800) with a focus on selling local, seasonal and healthy produce of high quality. With music and other activities, cafe and food stalls. 9 Oct 2016 at Amstelpark; 30 Oct 2016 at Park Frankandael, Amsterdam.
NeighbourFood & Flea Market Another Sunday market event (from 1100) featuring local food products at Westergasfabriek. 16 Oct 2016.
Museum Market Museumplein hosts this Sunday market with arts and crafts, food and music on 23 Oct 2016.
IJ-Hallen Huge weekend flea market event held at NDSM-wharf in north Amsterdam. Dates TBA.
|Pop / Rock Concerts in Amsterdam|
|Book a hotel in Amsterdam|
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