Museumnacht - Museum Night
7 November 2015
One night of the year Amsterdam museums are open from 7pm until 2am. Filled with music, drinks, food and special events a great night is had by all. For a full description of this event visit our blog on the issue Museumnacht 2015
International Storytelling Festival
31 October - 8 November 2015
Local and international storytellers gather in Amsterdam to share in a week long program of activities and performances. Pllek on the north side of Amsterdam is the center for this festival however performances are at different locations through the week. Visit there website for a full list of activities and ticket prices at Storytelling Festival Amsterdam.
Rooftop Movie Nights Swimming Pool Edition
14 November 2015
For the first time Rooftop movies takes their event to Marnixbad swimming pool. take your swimmers and enjoy food, cocktails, drinks and a movie. Movies are in English. There re only 80 tickets available so get in quick. Tickets can only be bought on line at Rooftop Movie Nights.
|Sinterklaas and hist helpers Zwarte Pete (Black Pete)|
Arrival of Sinterklaas
15 November 2015
On the Sunday in the middle of November Saint Nicholas arrives in Amsterdam. This famous Saint whom has become Father Christmas in other countries arrives in Amsterdam in preparation for his birthday on December 5. Thousands of children and their guardians line the streets to catch candy and a gilmpse of the man. Each year 5 tonnes of candy is thrown to the children of Amsterdam on the parade through the city streets. For a full explanation of this strange Northern European Festival that yearly creates controversy visit Dutch Christmas: Racist or Family Affair?
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam
18 - 29 November 2015
One of the world's leading documentary film festival is held in Amsterdam during November. Innovative documentaries that are highly topical create an internationally diverse and politically committed program. There is an English program for films in the English language or with English subtitles. The full program is announced at the end of the first week of November.
Turn on the Lights
19 November 2015
Each year Amsterdam's leading department store turns on their lights for the holiday season. The Bijenkorf on the Dam Square holds an entire event with fireworks and light installations on the square in a countdown to the turning on of their building's lights. The event starts at 7pm.
Amsterdam Art Weekend
26-29 November 2015
A 4 day contemporary art fair. Amsterdam Art weekend brings together galleries, museums and art institutions who offer exhibitions and events. The best of the country's contemporary art scene. Activities are also co-hosted with IDFA the international documentary film festival held at the same time in the city. For a full list of activities visit Amsterdam Art Weekend.
Amsterdam Lights Festival
28 November 2015 until 17 January 2016
Every year in the heart of Winter Amsterdam's old city is transformed into a city of light. 2015's theme is Friendship. Light exhibits of contemporary art are placed throughout the city and can be seen from land or water. For a full list of activities and the light installations visit Amsterdam Light Festival.
27 - 29 November 2015
A 3 day event for design, applied art and food. Sounds fantastic. Meesterlijk is a design fair that celebrates Amsterdam artisans and independent craftsmen and women. The event is held in the Westergasfarbiek in the Western Park of Amsterdam. Unique handmade items will be displayed with food and music. Many items are available for sale. For more information visit Meesterlijk Design en Ambacht
When in Amsterdam...enjoy!
Things to do in Amsterdam