Many tourists have a misconception that the month of October might not be the best time of the year to tour Amsterdam. It is true that the winds get cooler, the temperature rapidly drops and the days are pretty much shorter in Amsterdam during this time of the year. However, this doesn’t mean that you should reschedule your private Amsterdam walking tours to another time because there are plenty of unique and thrilling activities waiting for you in Amsterdam in the month of October.
In addition to that, the whole city of Amsterdam transforms during October. The sunsets are a lot more picturesque, flowers start to bloom again before the winter, and the greenery that covered the canals will change into a golden-red blanket. If you want to enjoy the natural beauty and elegance of the city, you must tour Amsterdam in October. Below are a few things you can do in Amsterdam in the month of October.
Museums & Exhibitions
- Two major exhibitions will be held at the Rijksmuseum in October. The first exhibition will feature the works of Matthijs Maris, who was a renowned 19th-century artist whereas the second one will display the works of the much successful Middle Age painter, Johan Maelwael.
- The Dutch in Paris exhibition hosted at the Van Gogh Museum will run from 13 October 2017 to 7 January 2018. The exhibition is about what the Dutch artists like Piet Mondrian, Jan Sluyters, Vincent van Gogh, and Kees van Dongen felt about the city of Paris.
- Another major exhibition you can see in the city of Amsterdam in October is “We Have a Dream”, which is hosted at the Nieuwe Kerk. The exhibition is about three of the famous figures from the last century, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Gandhi.
- The qualifier match between Netherlands and Sweden will be held at the Amsterdam Arena on 10 October 2017.
- Forty-second edition of TCS Amsterdam Marathon will begin at the Olympic Stadium in the city on 15 October 2017.
- Amsterdam City Walk, which contains multiple exciting events, will also be held in Amsterdam just a day before the Amsterdam Marathon.