See what's on in Amsterdam, Netherlands in October 2013 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.
|Museums & Exhibitions|
Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam's New Church presents MING: Emperors, Artists and Merchants in Ancient China a major exhibition telling the story of the Chinese Ming dynasty (13681644). Opens 5 Oct 2013, runs until 2 Feb 2014.
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. Current exhibition Documenting the Netherlands: Our Daily Bread by Dutch photographer Henk Wildschut shows the realities of food production. Runs until 7 Jan 2014.
Hermitage Amsterdam Gauguin, Bonnard, Denis. A Russian Taste for French Art, exhibition on the 3 French artists from the late 19th century/early 20th century. Runs until 28 Feb 2014.
Van Gogh Museum presents Van Gogh at Work, a detailed exhibition on the painter's way of working. Includes the newly discovered work Sunset at Montmajour. On until 12 Jan 2014.
Amsterdam Museum Mondrian in Amsterdam 18921912 looks at the way the painter discovered his own style in and around Amsterdam. Runs 11 Oct 2013 - 5 Jan 2014.
Beurs van Berlage Showing Van Gogh, My Dream Exhibition with 200 of Van Gogh's most important works in digital format. Extended run until 27 Oct 2013.
Stedelijk Paulina Olowska, Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies Paradise / The Ladies Delight) with paintings, collages, and neon works by the Polish artist covering different aspects of the female consumer. Runs until 27 Jan 2014.
Allard Pierson Museum Eternal Egypt Experience, multimedia exhibit which highlights the immense history of ancient Egypt. Runs until 5 Jan 2014.
Museum Van Loon Exhibition Suspended Histories, looking at the relationship between the van loons and the Dutch East India company (VOC). To open 5 Oct 2013, runs until 20 Jan 2014.
FOAM Various exhibitions running: Lee Friedlander - America by Car (photos of North America) and Cristina De Middel - The Afronauts (a humorous photo reconstruction of Zambia's failed space mission to the moon). Both running to 11 Dec 2013. Plus &Foam (Vijzelstraat satellite) presents Bowie by Duffy an exclusive exhibition of photos featuring David Bowie, taken by late fashion photographer Brian Duffy. Ends 6 Oct 2013.
Huis Marseille The Rediscovery of the World exhibit utilises the museum's recently doubled gallery space. It asks can photography as an artistic medium remain in this digital age? Runs to 8 DEC 2013.
Tropenmuseum Escher meets Islamic art exhibition about how Islamic art influenced Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. Runs to 3 Nov 2013. Forts of Indonesia explores interesting forts in Indonesia from the 16th to 20th centuries. Runs 11 Oct - 10 Nov 2013.
Rembrandt House Peter Vos Metamorphosen exhibition featuring Peter Vos, one of the prominent Dutch figurative artists. Extended run until 27 Oct 2013
Magna Plaza Permanent exhibition of Rembrandt, all his paintings, lifesize reproductions of all Rembrandt's works on show.
Amsterdam Expo Exhibition Pixar: 25 Years of Animation at the Amsterdam Expo, which is located near Amsterdam Zuid station. Ends 27 Oct 2013.
Dutch Resistance Museum will open a junior wing on 17 Oct 2013 aimed at children 9+. Note, the museum will close early at 1300 on 16 Oct.
Museum of Bags and Purses Paris! Paris! exhibits a unique collection of advertising fans from early twentieth-century Paris. Runs 1 Oct 2013 to 2 Mar 2014.
Jewish Historical Museum Philip Mechanicus, retrospective photo exhibition runs to 27 Oct 2013. Shtetl in the city: Antwerp through the lens of Dan Zollmann is an exhibition by the Belgian photographer documenting the lives of Hasidic Jews in Antwerp. Ends 2 Feb 2014.
EYE Film Péter Forgács Looming Fire, Stories from the Netherlands East Indies (1900-1940) featuring home movies from the EYE Film archive and assembled by the Hungarian filmmaker. Runs 5 Oct to 1 DEC 2013.
Cobra Museum Hundertwasser, The straight line is Godless exhibition of the early work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000). Running to 5 Jan 2014.
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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) International conference and festival for electronic music. 16-20 Oct 2013. More than 800 artists will be performing in multiple venues.
Fiesta Cubana DJ Arno hosts the popular monthly Cuban-style salsa night. Badcuyp Amsterdam, €5 entry, Friday 4 Oct 2013 from 10pm. For more info go here
Buddhist Film Festival Europe 8th edition of this event will be held at EYE Film in Amsterdam, 4-6 Oct 2013.
Camera Japan Japanese cultural festival which features film, art, music plus Japanese food. Scheduled for 4-6 Oct 2013 with venues Kriterion and Melkweg.
World Science Festival Amsterdam 3 day multimedia preview event will be held on 4-6 Oct 2013 at various venues including NEMO. The festival will launch in 2014.
Cinekid International Film, Television and New Media Festival for Kids. Venues include Westergasfabriek and The Movies, 16-25 Oct 2013.
PINT Bokbier Festival Over 26-28 Oct 2013, the Beurs van Berlage hosts the largest beer festival in Netherlands. Try out some of the 50 types of bok beer from the tap.
Amsterdam Film Week Best of the year's award winning films plus exclusive previews of unreleased films. Various cinemas. 28 Oct-4 Nov 2013.
Sunday Market Sunday market with fashion, design, arts, food and kids stuff. Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek on 6 Oct 2013 (1200-1800).
De Pure Markt Special Sunday market event selling local, seasonal and healthy produce of high quality. With music and other activities, cafe and food stalls. 13 Oct 2013 at Amstel Park; 27 Oct 2013 at Park Frankandael, Amsterdam (1100-1800).
Dutch National Ballet Perform "Don Quichot" between 12 Oct-3 Nov 2013 at Muziektheater Amsterdam.
Netherlands Opera Performance of "Armide" at Muziektheater Amsterdam, between 6-27 Oct 2013.
Woonbeurs Large house and home consumer exhibition fair at Amsterdam RAI, between 1-6 Oct 2013.
Affordable Art Fair 8th edition of the international art fair with art objects under €5,000 for sale. At Kromhouthal on the north bank of the IJ, 31 Oct-3 Nov 2013.
Pathé Met Opera The Tuschinski cinema hosts live streaming opera from the Metropolitan in New York. Watch "Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin" (5 Oct 2013) and "Shostakovich The Nose " (26 Oct 2013).
Boom Chicago Comedy and improv show held almost daily - now playing at Rozentheater on Rozengracht.
Bimhuis Jazz venue has free "Workshop + Session" every Tuesday in October at 2000. Monday Match Dance & Music Impro Lab will be held at 2030 on 7 Oct.
Concertgebouw Free lunchtime concert usually held every Wednesday at 1230. Concerts this month are on Wed 9/16/23 Oct - plus note, Tue 28 Oct.
Muziektheater 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 concert at 1230 on Tuesday 8 Oct 2013.
Westerkerk Free lunchtime organ concert every Friday at 1300 (except 4 Oct 2013).
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