Things to do in Amsterdam during Autumn

Things to do in Amsterdam during Autumn

Best activities to do in Autumn

It’s a pity but unfortunately the summer is really over now. However autumn in Amsterdam is also fun, because of the many activities you are able to do in the city. We listed the best activities to do in Autumn.

Amsterdam Light Festival

From November 28 to January 19 it is time for the Amsterdam Light Festival again. Experience the open-air exhibition “DISRUPT!” From the Amsterdam waters and visit one of the many activities during the eighth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival. Do you go on foot or do you choose to go by boat?


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To the market: indoor shopping

Walking around in markets is less fun when the first autumn storm breaks out above your head. That is why you have to shop indoors. This is possible in the Westergasfabriek, for example, where the Sunday Market is once a month (in December there is a special Sinterklaas edition!). Also you can go to the Hallen and IJhallen for second-hand items.


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Museum Nacht Amsterdam (Museum Night Amsterdam)

On Saturday 3 November from 7 pm to 2 am, more than 50 museums can be visited and each museum has its own program. With of course exhibitions, but also music, fashion, theater, tours and workshops.


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Get a fresh nose

Go for a walk, for example, through a forest or park, look at the beautiful leaves and go for a hot chocolate milk after. The Amsterdamse Bos is of course a good place to walk, but have you ever been to the Diemerbos? Or the Vliegerbos in Noord? Of course you can also skate again, at the ice floor of the Jaap Edenbaan for example.

Skating on the Museumplein

From November 16, 2019 to February 2, 2020 we can skate again on the Museumplein. Aren’t you a fan of skating? No problem! In addition to skating, there is plenty of opportunity to sniff culture, have a drink, shop or just relax.

WONDR Experience: 

Have you already been to the “Instagram museum” in Amsterdam Noord (Amsterdam North)? Immerse yourself in the dream world with special installations that make you forget the outside world completely. Good to know: you must reserve a time slot before your visit so that it is not too busy during your visit. This attraction is covered so perfect during the fall in Amsterdam when it rains.


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Bowling, playing games and movies

Also, autumn is the ideal time for bowling, laser gaming or glow in the dark mini golf, because it is plague weather anyway. Also fun: play games at the TonTon Club. There will also be many fun film festivals in the coming period, with the Click this month! festival in Eye and in November it’s time for IDFA again.

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Alison Bakker

Hello, I’m Alison and I love my city. I’ve always believed Amsterdam has so much more to offer than what the guidebooks tell you. But as a visitor, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the highlights and miss out on having an authentic Amsterdam experience. That’s why I’m passionate about showing you my city from a truly local perspective.

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