3 reasons to visit Amsterdam in Autumn

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Amsterdam in Autumn

3 reasons to visit

1. You can dance, dance, dance

For five days in October, Amsterdam becomes the dance capital of the world. Thousands of DJs, music fans and industry types descend on the city to celebrate electronic music in all its forms at Amsterdam Dance Event. Dance all night at one of the 120 venues taking part, attend talks and discussions, explore pop-up events or just hang around in bars and soak up the energy. It’s a fine time to be alive Amsterdam in Autumn!

2. Explore museums in the moonlight

Every November, Museum Night gives culture night owls the chance to explore art collections after dark, with plenty of special events and surprises thrown in along the way. One ticket will gain you entrance to over 50 museums in Amsterdam until 2am. A dazzling spread of workshops, concerts, special tours and performances will be laid on – as well as plenty of food and drink to keep you going until late into the night. Please note that tickets can only be purchased via Dutch bank accounts, so consider asking your hotel to make a reservation on your behalf.

3. Sinterklaas is coming to town

Unlike in other parts of the world where Father Christmas doesn’t appear until December, the Dutch St Nick likes to get the most out of the season. Sailing into town in Amsterdam in Autumn on a kilometre-long parade of floats and boats, welcomed by upwards of 400,000 spectators. The Sinterklaas parade takes place in mid November, with the feast of St Nicholas itself falling in early December. Wondering what the difference is between the two big men in red? Read our spotters guide to Father Christmas v Sinterklaas.

Keep an eye on our blog to find out more about Sinterklaas and other fun events and things you do not want to miss!

Photo: Sebastian Grote, Source: https://www.sebastian-grote.de/en/autumn-in-amsterdam

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