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What's On in Amsterdam October 2014


See what's on in Amsterdam, Netherlands in October 2014 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

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.

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Magna Plaza – Permanent exhibition of Rembrandt, all his paintings, lifesize reproductions of all Rembrandt's works on show.

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TCS Amsterdam Marathon – 39th edition to be held on Sunday 19 Oct 2014. Race starts and finishes at the Olympic Stadium.

Ben Bril Boxing Gala – Ben Bril (1912-2003) was a Jewish Dutch boxer who fought at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam and later survived deportation to a German concentration camp. This annual boxing and dinner show at Theater Carré is held in his memory. 13 Oct 2014.

Inline Skating:
Friday Night Skate – a 20km organised skate around the streets of Amsterdam held every Friday night (2030, weather permitting) from Vondelpark Pavilion.

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Other Events in and around Amsterdam

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) – International conference and festival for electronic music. 15-19 Oct 2014. 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 3 Oct 2014 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.

Cinekid – International Film, Television and New Media Festival for Kids. Venues include Westergasfabriek and The Movies, 16-25 Oct 2013.

PINT Bokbier Festival – Over 24-26 Oct 2014, 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. 27 Oct-2 Nov 2014.

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.

Dutch National Ballet – Perform at Muziektheater Amsterdam.

Netherlands Opera – Performance at Muziektheater Amsterdam

Woonbeurs – Large house and home consumer exhibition fair at Amsterdam RAI, between 30 Sep-5 Oct 2014.

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, 30 Oct-2 Nov 2014.

Pathé Met Opera – The Tuschinski cinema hosts live streaming opera from the Metropolitan in New York. Watch

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.

Free Concerts

Bimhuis – Jazz venue has free "Workshop + Session" every Tuesday in October at 2000.

Concertgebouw – Free lunchtime concert usually held every Wednesday at 1230.

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 a Tuesday.

Westerkerk – Free lunchtime organ concert every Friday at 1300.

North Sea Jazz Club – Free jam sessions are held every Wednesday evening at the neighbouring Pizza Pazzani restaurant (at Westergasfabriek).

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