Amsterdam in October - Things to Do, Places to Visit & Events 2021
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Things to Do in Amsterdam in October

Enjoy at Amsterdam Dance Event, Celebrate Festival of the Dead, Cruising at Amsterdam Canal, Enjoy at Efteling Park, Have fun at The Pint Bokbier Festival, Enjoy at The Amsterdam Dungeon, Explore the Anne Frank House, Taste the beer at Heineken Brewery, Visit the Rijksmuseum, Explore the Van Gogh Museum and many more.

Amsterdam in October becomes the party capital of the world and lets people enjoy the best of events. With celebrations like the festival of the dead or Halloween, where people dress up like different characters and have a spooky night and ADE - Amsterdam Dance Event which is hosted in October every year, you will be witnessing Amsterdam at its best. Besides, around October, the weather in Amsterdam is also suitable for people to enjoy sightseeing, activities and more. 

Along with these events, there are many places to visit in Amsterdam in October where you can spend a day out enjoying with friends and family. From Efteling park, Anne Frank house, Amsterdam’s West Church to Rijksmuseum, there are many attractions in Amsterdam that would leave you in awe.

From the annual music festival to a city sightseeing tour, there is no end to the things to do in Amsterdam in October. Some of the best activities that you mustn't miss out here include enjoying up to 50 varieties of drinks at the Bokbier festival, boarding a double-decker and traversing the canals, and spending some bucks on shopping for gifts and souvenirs at Jordaan before ending this special experience. 

Amsterdam Weather in October

The weather of Amsterdam in October is just perfect for vacationing as it's a combination of warm days and cool nights. While the sunshine keeps diminishing with every day the tulips begin to blooms and the fresh soothing smell and views of the fields make your visit even more worthwhile at this time of year.

The temperature bar ranges between 14-degree celsius to a minimum of 8-degree celsius making the days warm. To your delight, the weather this month is wet at times and it is important that you bring along your rain jackets!The climate is comforting and the month is best for the visitor who is looking for a destination that is less crowded. While the streetside cafes pack up their open-air sittings, the weather is perfect to explore the hot coffee the city is famed for!

Why to Visit Amsterdam in October

Visiting Amsterdam in October is a choice with no regrets as the autumn silently drifts in the city and the alleys become even more peaceful. The views of the city become even more cleaner as the canals are calm and the roads are not crowded with a lot of people.

Something that makes the month of October a great pick is this is not the time of peak tourism and the prices of local happenings and tourism drop down, making your trip affordable. While the weather at this time is neither too hot nor cold, the soft chilling breeze keeps flowing around.

The nightlife in this month is alive and the variety of festivals like Techno festival, Amsterdam Dance Event, and several others are hosted in this month, making it just the right choice for the visitors!

Visit Hermitage Amsterdam

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Another one in the array of Amsterdam things to do in October is touring the Hermitage. Here, you can know all about the evolution of Europe from the medieval period to the early age. The museum showcases the armors, medieval artworks, and countless other collections at the Tsars & Knights exhibition. If you are an art and history lover, then you will fall in awe with this place!

State Hermitage in St Petersburg

No fee, all free.

Runs from 26 May to 8 November
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Things to Do in Amsterdam in October


Enjoy at Amsterdam Dance Event

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Experience the most fantastic things to do in Amsterdam in October, that is “WITNESSING ADE”! The classic event for the electronic music that hosts about 500 unique performances and attracts music lovers worldwide. In fact, this is the world’s most significant music conference where professionals of different music industries come together and host a 3-day long party that you might have never imagined!

Various locations in Amsterdam

Starting from INR 4000 per person

Variable timings depending upon the pass you take.

Celebrate Festival of the Dead

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The carnival pageantries, acrobats, people walking around in the beautiful costumes, is what this festival calls for. The Festival of the Dead is celebrated every year in different parts of Amsterdam and is an infusion of circus and distinct elements of carnivals.

People paint their faces, use unique props, and dress up like different characters that they like. Some of them are the Witch Doctor, Evil Shaman, Angel Skull and several others too! The enthusiasm of the locals is pretty high and the celebration of this festival is like no other!

Different parts of Amsterdam

Starting from INR 3000 per person.

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About the Amsterdam Canal Cruise:
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

Departure Times:
  • 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
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The package offers the exclusive Efteling Park Ticket.

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.

Opening Hours:
11:00am-6:00pm, daily

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
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Have Fun at The Pint Bokbier Festival

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Wonder about what to see in Amsterdam in October? The Pint BokbierFestival is the answer.! This is the biggest beer festival of the Netherlands and the people flock here to experience the laid back vibes and try out more than 50 different varieties of beer. This is a three-day-long celebration and every year more than 70,000 people are a part of this epic celebration!

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Starting from INR 2000 per person.

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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.

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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.

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About Heineken Brewery:
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

Opening Hours:
  • 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
Special Opening Hours
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
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About Rijksmuseum Entrance Ticket:
The ticket gives the right to skip the line and enter the museum without any waiting. 
This Rijksmuseum entrance ticket lets you witness over 8,000 objects throughout 80 galleries. The museum houses more than 5,000 paintings, and mesmerizing pieces of art from famous Dutch artists. Some of the artworks like the Milkmaid by Vermeer and Night Watch by Rembrandt and regarded as priceless. The museum has a huge spectrum of works like still lifes, biblical scenes, portraits, and more.

Opening Hours:
Rijksmuseum: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, daily
The Rijksmuseum Gardens, Rijks Shop, and Café are also open to visitors without a ticket from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands.

How To Get There:
By tram: Take line 2/5 to Rijksmuseum stop and walk for 1 minute
By bus: Take No. 347/357/397/N47/N57/N97 to Rijksmuseum stop and walk for 1 minute

Children aged 0-18 years can book child Rijksmuseum entrance tickets.
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This package offers you the exclusive Van Gogh Museum Entry Ticket.

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.

Opening Hours:
  • 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
Public Holidays
  • 25 and 31 Dec: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • 1 Jan: 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam.
How To Get There:
  • 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
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This is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands which has about  900 animal species and 250 varieties of trees. The zoo is categorized into various zones like Lemur Land, Sea Lions, Savannah, Gorilla House, Insectarium, Butterfly Pavilion, Planetarium, and Aquarium.

Tourists can also walk through the kitchen to get a glimpse of what is being cooked for the animals. The highlight at the zoo is the monumental Heimans Oak dating from 1750. For wildlife photographers and those travelling with kids, Artis Zoo is one of the no-miss Amsterdam tourist places.

Location: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Timings: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Thursday - Wednesday

Entry Fee: 
- Normal: € 24.00
- 3-9 years: € 20.50
- 0-2 years: Free
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About the Red Light District Secrets Museum:
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.

Opening Hours:
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+
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Enjoy at Techno Music Festival

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Wondering about what to see in Amsterdam in October? The Techno Musical Festival it is! Yes, you heard it right! This amazing music festival lines up the international DJ’s for 4 days and you can enjoy the themed nights of Awakenings. This festival is a fun-formula for the techno-lovers’ as the pulse racing beats and electrifying lights complementing it make the festival perfect!

Polonceaukade 27, 1014 DA Amsterdam

Regular ticket starting from INR 4,500.

4 days, variable days in the month of October
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We offer you the exclusive Hop on Hop off Amsterdam Boat & Bus Pass

About the place:
Amsterdam is known as the Venice of North, and rightly so. It has a lot of canals that run around the city. But what's even better is its wonderful architecture and monuments. There are a lot of museums and places to see the history and culture of the city.

About the Activity:
This is an exclusive Hop on Hop off Amsterdam Boat & Bus Pass which lets you visit Amsterdam's most iconic landmarks just as you want. You can go to a place any time you want and for as long as you want and save transportation costs. 

Visit the famous attractions like Frank House Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, Red Light District, Heineken Experience, and more, and cruise around the city at your leisure! Cruise along the old canals and take amazing pictures. A multilingual audio guide is also available on board so that you can learn about the city's fascinating past.

You get to completely customize your tour and visit only the attractions that you want to (or try and visit all!) by this 
Hop on Hop off Amsterdam Boat & Bus Pass
Child ticket: Age 4-13
Children aged 0-3 are free of charge

Bus and Boat Routes:
  • Winter season: 30 Oct-22 Mar
  • Summer season: 23 Mar-29 Oct
  • Bus or boat tours will not be available on 27 Apr due to Kings' Day celebrations
  • Please see the route map for more information
Bus Schedule
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes
  • Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
  • Summer: 9:15am-6:00pm, daily
Bus Stops
  • Central Station (van Gogh Cafe/Lovers)/Prins Hendrikkade 25
  • PTA (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam)
  • Windmill de Gooyer
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Royal Theatre Carre
  • Heineken Experience
  • Museum Square
  • Leidseplein
  • Jordaan
  • Westerdok
Boat Schedule
  • Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
  • Summer: 10:05am-6:00pm, daily
  • Duration: Green Line - 2 hours; Blue Line - 1 hour
  • Frequency: Every 20-30 minutes
Green Boat Line
  • Central Station East (Loetje)
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Amstel / Icebar
  • Albert Cuyp Market
  • Rijksmuseum/Leidseplein
  • Anne Frank House
  • Prins Hendrikkade 25-27
Blue Boat Line (only departs in the summer season)
  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • Anne Frank House
  • Rijksmuseum/Leidseplein
  • Hermitage Museum
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  1. What is Amsterdam known for?

    Amsterdam is a beautiful liberal city that is known for its scenic canals, stylish houses and the most important part of the city “Red Light District”. Apart from this, there are plenty of more things that this city is famed for like the coffee shops!
  2. Is it cold in Amsterdam in October?

    Speaking of the weather in the month of October, Amsterdam’s temperature ranges between 14-degree celsius to 8-degree celsius. The atmosphere is wet and you should make sure that you carry your raincoats with you. The nights are cooler but the days get better with the sunlight.
  3. How Safe Is Amsterdam?

    The safety quotient of Amsterdam is quite high as the city is said to be one of the safest cities in Europe. Though there are still some petty crimes, rest all is good as it has easy access to the emergency centers and services.
  4. What should I avoid in Amsterdam?

    There are a few things that you should avoid when you are in Amsterdam, some of them are:

    1. Do not buy drugs from the dealers on the streets you might end up giving heavy fines.

    2. The weekdays are mild and there are no good parties, so don’t plan one.

    3. Get yourself the OV-chip card for if you will be using public transport.

    4. Do not hire a bike if you don’t know how to drive.

    5. Do not walk in the cycle pathways.

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