Essential Information for Visiting Amsterdam in November
Amsterdam Weather in November
The average temperature during the month usually hovers around 7 degree Celsius with the daytime temperature reaching 10 degree Celsius and the nights being as cold as 4 degree Celsius. One may also expect to encounter some rainfalls during the month.
On an average, Amsterdam gets 2 hours of sunlight in November. So if you are planning a trip to Amsterdam in November, pack your bags keeping in mind a cold climate with frequent showers and you are good to go.
Why to Visit Amsterdam in November
October is the last month of the peak tourist season in Amsterdam, so the number of tourists in the city declines as November begins. This leads to the tourist places in the city becoming less crowded, and thus, an opportunity to explore without having to worry about crowds. Furthermore, due to lower scale of tourism, the flights and hotels also become much cheaper, offering a great relief to your travel budget.
But the major factor why one should visit Amsterdam in the month of November is the numerous events that are organized here. From film festivals to comedy events and much more, there is so much to look forward to if an Amsterdam trip in November is your plan. Besides, the lineup of sports events is also equally impressive.
Things to Do in Amsterdam in November
This is the canal cruise in Amsterdam ticket for the 1 Hour canal cruise ride in the wonderful city to Amsterdam.
During the Dutch Golden Age the Amsterdam canals were planned. The Dutch golden age was an era of great achievement in fields of the arts, sciences, trade, and engineering for the Netherlands. Amsterdam’s canal district is a UNESCO World Heritage. You will be mesmerized by the sights that you're gonna see.
Witness the grand merchant houses and churches and pass under the beautiful bridges that are located on the waterways. You will pass from the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht, the most famous canals in Amsterdam. There is a lot to see and explore. You can enjoy Amsterdam Canal Cruise with your family and friends.
Don't worry if you don't understand English, a multi-lingual GPS audio guide will help you and give commentary on the way.
How to reach:
The pier is a 1 min walk from Central Station.
Location: Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Summer (23 Mar-30 Oct): 9:00 am-10:00 pm, daily
- Winter (31 Oct-22 Mar): 9:30 am-9:00 pm, daily
- From 29 Nov 2018-20 Jan 2019, there is no cruise after 4:30 pm
- Cruise departs every 20-30 minute
Visit Amsterdam Light Festival
To soak up the lovely sights, stroll all over the city and admire these modern artworks or rent a bike to explore the city decorated like a bride. For the most outstanding experience, hop on a cruise and watch the whole city come alive at night.
The highlights of the cruise will be passing through the canals with mesmerizing art sculptures and seeing the gleaming reflections on the water. Being in Amsterdam during this light festival is sure to become a lifelong memory for you.
Location: All over the city
Price of the Cruise ride: Adults- INR 1800; Children: INR 1200
Timings: The Amsterdam Light Festival cruise can be boarded daily from Damrak Pier 5 from 17:00 to 21:30. The ride lasts for 75 minutes.
About the attraction:
The Van Gogh Museum reflects the history and culture of the wonderful country of the Netherland. This iconic museum is the world's largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh's artworks that made him a legendary artist of Western art.
About Van Gogh Museum Entry ticket:
The Van Gogh Museum entry ticket gives you hassle-free entry into the Van Gogh Museum. Skip the line and see Amsterdam's most famous place with ease. Get to know Vincent Van Gogh's artworks in-depth through his amazing artistry that is a symbol of his hopes, emotions, passion, and dreams. You will also be seeing the mystic paintings including Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, and his most recognizable Self Portrait among many others.
Van Gogh Museum is one of the best attractions in the city and will definitely leave you spellbound.
- 21 Jun-1 Sep: 9:00am-7:00pm (Sunday-Thursday), 9:00am-9:00pm (Friday-Saturday)
- 2 Sep-27 Oct: 9:00am-6:00pm (daily, except Fridays), 9:00am-9:00pm (Fridays)
- 28 Oct-22 Dec: 9:00am-5:00pm (daily, except Fridays), 9:00am-9:00pm (Fridays)
- 23 Dec-31 Dec: 9:00am-7:00pm (Sunday-Thursday), 9:00am-9:00pm (Friday-Saturday), except public holidays
- 25 and 31 Dec: 9:00am-5:00pm
- 1 Jan: 11:00am-7:00pm
- Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam.
- By tram: Take line 2/5 to Van Baerlestraat stop and walk for one minute
- By bus: Take No. 758 to Museumplein stop and walk for one minute
Children aged 0-18 can enter the venue, free of charge
A Day Trip to Zaanse Schans and Volendam
Here, you may visit the museum and get to know the making of the famous wooden shoe, tour inside the windmills dating back to the 17th century. Later on, you may visit the fishing town, Volendam and stroll around the sea port and admire the beauty in its purest form.
Do not forget to try some delicious Dutch treats and try out some traditional dresses. Undoubtedly, Zaanse Schans and Volendam make it to the list of one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam.
Location: Zaanse Schans and Volendam
About the Efteling Park:
Largest Theme Park in the Netherlands, the Efteling Theme Park in Amsterdam is a magical world with engaging stories and thrilling rides. A fairy tale world where you can have a great time with your family, and especially kids. Kids love this place as it takes them near to those TV characters with joy and excitement. Efteling Park is a place where the kids and even the adults embark on a journey with Jokie and Jet in the Carnaval Festival and the daredevils explore the gold mine of Baron 1898 at 90 km/h. You can also glide through the secret corridors and magical rooms of Symbolica. With sparkling lights, icy entertainment, and warming bonfires, this is an unmissable destination on your visit to the Netherlands.
About the Efteling Park Ticket:
This Efteling Park Ticket gives you skip the line entry inside the Efteling Park. No need to wait in those long queues, skip the line and enjoy more time in the park. A visit to this place will definitely be worth remembering.
Europalaan 1, 5171 KW Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands
How To Reach:
Take the bus No. 136/205/300/301 to the 'Kaatsheuvel' stop and walk for 3 minutes
Infants aged 0-3 enter for free
Please note that children aged 4+ must pay the regular admission ticket price
The Red Light District museum is a former 17th-century brothel situated near the oldest church in the city which dates back to 1213. It reflects the deepest and darkest secrets of the most famous and controversial profession in the history of the world. Red Light District is the only museum of prostitution in the world that will leave you with a deep understanding and immense respect for the profession of prostitution.
About Red Light District Secrets Museum ticket:
Get the tickets to Red Light District which is a one of a kind attraction and explore it at your pace. Step inside the building and get fascinated by the red striking lights, discover the hidden tales of the prostitutes of the city and see how was a day in their life. Explore the museum just as you want and witness interesting features inside like models of pleasure items used in the brothel and a wall that has written confessions from visitors from around the world.
10:00 am - 12:00 am, daily (last admission: 11:00 pm)
Museum of Prostitution, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 60, 1012 DP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
How to reach:
Take Tram 4/14/24 to 'Dam' stop and walk for 5 minutes
When you book the off-peak ticket, please note that you will only be allowed entrance between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Red Light District Secrets Museum ticket is only suitable for guests aged 18+
Established in 1867, the Heineken Brewery has become a hallmark of beers all over the world. One of Amsterdam's most popular locations, the Heiniken old factory is located in the center of the city and has been producing Heineken beer until 1988. In 2001, it was reopened as a museum for the world. And now, you can visit this factory without having to wait in long lines with this fast track ticket from Thrillophilia.
About Heineken Experience Ticket:
You will be taken on a guided walk in the old factory and told about the history of the place in a fun and interactive way. You can watch old commercials and go on a beer tasting session. End the tour in a perfect way by having two complimentary drinks. You can also get your name engraved on a beer bottle at additional costs!
Take the Heineken Experience and explore the world of beers with the best beer manufacturer in the world.
How to reach?
Take tram number 7/10/16/24/25 to Heineken Experience stop and walk for 2 minutes
Address: Stadhouderskade Street number 78
- Monday-Thursday: 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
- Friday-Sunday: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
- Jul-August: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm, daily
24 and 31 Dec: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Children aged 0-11 are free of charge
Children aged 12+ can book the Heineken experience ticket
Visit Amsterdam Icebar
Have some drinks in your ice glasses while enjoying and grooving to some music in the warm area. Then head to the Icebar where you will be provided with proper clothings so that you don't feel cold. Here, everything from tables and chairs to the entire interior is made up of ice.
The colorful lighting in the room keeps changing and the appearance of ice keeps changing with the lights and looks spectacular. A visit to Amsterdam Icebar is definitely going to be the highlight of your trip and is one of the best Amsterdam things to do in November.
Location: Amstel 194 – 196, Amsterdam
Price: INR 1800
Timings: 11:45 AM to 12:00 AM
A journey through over 800 years of Dutch art, culture, and history is what it is like to visit the Rijksmuseum. This museum has over 8000 artifacts from the history of The Netherlands.Great artworks such as Rembrandt’s The Night Watch are displayed in the museum and tourists can see many masterpieces of art from the Dutch Golden Age.
About Rijksmuseum Ticket:
The ticket gives the right to skip the line and enter the museum without any waiting.
After a visit to the museum, witness the Amsterdam Canal District which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience the famous Amsterdam Canal Cruise. You will also get an audio guide that tells you the history of the city in 18 languages.
Get this amazing package and enjoy your tour to Amsterdam.
Rijksmuseum: 9:00am-5:00pm, daily
Amsterdam Canal Cruise: Departs daily from 9:30 am-9:00 pm, every 15-20 minutes
Rijksmuseum: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Amsterdam Canal Cruise: Lovers Canal Cruises, Central Station West.
How To Get There:
Rijksmuseum: 1 min walk from Rijksmuseum Station
Amsterdam Canal Cruise: 1 min walk from Amsterdam Central Station
Children aged 4-12 years can book the child Rijksmuseum ticket.
Free admission for infants aged 0-3
Owned by a UK-based entertainment company - Merlin Entertainments, Amsterdam Dungeon is a popular place to acquire information about the history of the Netherlands. It follows the same format to the other Dungeons of London, Berlin, Hamburg, York. You will find several rides and performances of some amusing actors that cultivate the barren history of the Netherlands. The performances generally include the archival scenes of the Medieval torture, the Plague and Rembrandt workshop.
For the visitors, who want to have a lot of fun while learning about Dutch history at the same time, this place is a perfect amalgam of these two. People can experience a total of 11 shows on the dark side of the 500 years of Dutch history. The performances by the actors are on true stories and claimed to offer a unique interactive melodramatic experience. Some of the well-received attractions of the Amsterdam Dungeon are Torture Chamber, The Great Plague, Council of Blood and many more.
Every portrayal by the actors in each tour from the entrance till the last stop brings minor harmless scares to the visitors using sudden popped up objects and loud banging sounds. The journey through the tour is accompanied by jokes with black humour made by the actors, and offers some great laugh-out-loud moments during the visit. Special credit goes to the brilliant actors who inhabit the characters like mortician’s assistant, scabrous witch hunter and make this place in demand across the region.
One of the most popular destinations in Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House, displays the hardship that Anne Frank, her family, and four other Jews went through during World War II. It lies on the Prinsengracht canal in central Amsterdam, Netherlands, and is famous as the building used by Anne Frank and her family to hide from Nazis during wartime. It is believed that they stayed there in the Secret Annex for more than two years.
The Secret Annex was in the rear of the building and the entrance to the secret place was concealed by a movable bookcase. All of the eight occupants stayed there in constant fear and followed a restricted and well-planned schedule to keep themselves hidden from Nazis. Anne Frank penned down all her fears, experiences, and schedules in a diary that was gifted to her just a few weeks before the attacks started on Jews. On the fateful day of 4 August 1944, they were located and sent to various concentration camps. Anne's father, Mr. Otto Frank was the only survivor of them and decided to publish Anne Frank's wartime diary in 1947 in memory of his late daughter.
This diary is now one of the most selling bestsellers worldwide. He maintained the building as a memorial until it was transformed into a museum in 1960. The Secret Annex was preserved as it is, and still has the belongings of Anne and other members hiding there. The museum has in-display all-important and authentic documents along with photographs, images and personal belongings of all those who stayed there or helped them in isolation. The biggest attractions of this museum are Anne’s original red and white diary and other notebooks that she wrote during her stay in secret annex.
Dam square is one of the most famous destinations in the city center of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. This place is the heartbeat of the city, it stays lively for most of the time during the whole day and will always be hosting some event for your entertainment. Being one of the most popular tourist spots you can just follow the crowd of tourists from Amsterdam Central station to the Damrak that leads you to Dam Square.
The square street connects the main artery streets Damrak and Rokin and provides passage to the main shopping streets of Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk. You can also hop on to a tram line as most of them traverse the Dam Square. Dam square is a wide boulevard that is having Royal Palace of Amsterdam on one side and the National Monument on the other. It also provides several shopping facilities, food stores, restaurants, and souvenir stores.
Take a walk across the Dam square and you will find a lot of fun things to watch like comedy shows, fire shows, live music, dance shows and lots of other activities that will keep you occupied throughout the evening.
You can also opt for a bicycle ride. The prices of the things here will be on the higher side, so make sure to dig a hole in your pockets on your visit to the square. It’s advisable to carry an international debit/ credit card like MasterCard, American Express, etc. so that you don’t face any trouble while paying bills.
Attend the PAN Amsterdam Art Fair
Authentic Antique jewellery, furniture, sculptures dating back to the 17th century, oil paintings, oriental carpets and rugs, maps and whatnot. Even if you are not a collector, you can visit this fair to see some of the finest artworks by many famous artists. Without a doubt exploring this fair is one of the best Amsterdam things to do in November.
Location: RAI Amsterdam
Price: INR 1200
Timings: 22 November to 29 November 2020
Dancing on the Edge Festival
It celebrates artists from different parts of the world with all their distinctive art and also helps them to connect with other creative minds. This perfect exchange of art and creative thought process makes it a fun festival in November you shouldn't miss out on your visit in Amsterdam.
Location: Henny Jurriens Studio, Amsterdam
Price: Free entry
Timings: from 10th to 12th November 2020
Attend the International Documentary Film Festival
Since the year 1988, this film festival is held annually in November and is one of the reasons to visit Amsterdam in November. The films are showcased all over the city and over 300 films are shown during this festival.
Price: Tickets start from INR 3000
Timings: In the month of November