Essential Information for Visiting Amsterdam in October
Amsterdam Weather in October
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
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!
Things to Do in Amsterdam in October
Visit Hermitage Amsterdam
Location: State Hermitage in St Petersburg
Price: No fee, all free.
Timings: Runs from 26 May to 8 November
Enjoy at Amsterdam Dance Event
Location: Various locations in Amsterdam
Price: Starting from INR 4000 per person
Timings: Variable timings depending upon the pass you take.
Celebrate Festival of the Dead
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!
Location: Different parts of Amsterdam
Price: Starting from INR 3000 per person.
Timings: October month
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
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
Have Fun at The Pint Bokbier Festival
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: Starting from INR 2000 per person.
Timings: Month of October
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Timings: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Thursday - Wednesday
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+
Enjoy at Techno Music Festival
Location: Polonceaukade 27, 1014 DA Amsterdam
Price: Regular ticket starting from INR 4,500.
Timings: 4 days, variable days in the month of October
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
- Duration: 75 minutes
- Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes
- Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
- Summer: 9:15am-6:00pm, daily
- 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
- 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
- Central Station East (Loetje)
- Gassan Diamonds
- Amstel / Icebar
- Albert Cuyp Market
- Anne Frank House
- Prins Hendrikkade 25-27
- Saint Nicholas Church
- Anne Frank House
- Hermitage Museum
The visit to the Ice Bar includes three free drinks: a welcome cocktail in the lounge, and two more drinks at the XtraCold icebar, where you can choose from a variety of beers, orange juices, or shots. in order to enhance your experience and comfort. The bar provides warm clothing and gloves so you can keep a firm grip on your glass, which is also made of ice!
Location: Amstel 194, 196, 1017 AG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Timing: Wednesday & Thursday - 5 PM to 12 AM, Friday & Saturday - 4.20 PM to 12 AM, Sunday - 2.40 PM to10 PM, Closed on Monday & Tuesday
Trip to Zaanse Schans and Volendam
Volendam is well-known for its famous Dutch-style cheeses, as well as its delicious seafood. The place also has antique cheese slices in a well-preserved facility. Clogs are made using traditional Dutch wooden art, which is exported all over the world.
If you enjoy cruising, Volendam also offers canal cruising for an hour at no cost. The Zaanse Schans is a museum and open-air conservation area known for its traditional architecture and windmills. The place preserves a variety of cultural artefacts and is well worth a visit.
It began as a small children's film festival and has since grown into a large organisation that creates year-round activities for children in the areas of film, television, and new media. These activities take place concurrently with the festival, while the festival itself screens films from around the world as well as a selection of the best children's television programmes.
It also organises a variety of new media activities and every year, over 50,000 people from all over the world attend the festival. Thus, it is one of the most renowned festivals around the world and is extremely popular amongst tourists.