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THIS MONTH …
until 29 October
Zelfpluk apples & pears @ Olmenhurst, Lisserbroek | The Olmenhorst apple and pear orchards are now open to the general public for the Zelfpluk season until the 29 October. You can ‘self-pluck’ on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons + Saturday and Sunday all day, with longer hours in autumn autumn school holiday. Entrance is free, but there are parking costs and you pay per kilo for any fruit picked.
from October 6
Afterlives of Slavery exhibition @ Tropenmuseum | And exhibition focusing on the aftermath of slavery on Dutch society today.
Sunday 8 Oct
Markt van 1001 Smaken | @ Foodcenter Amsterdam
An Annual celebration from local food suppliers. FREE entry, and you might even get some tasters.
Sunday 8 Oct
I am Not a Tourist expat fair @ Beurs van Berlage
Aimed at helping internationals living and working in Amsterdam, Broadcast Amsterdam will be there too so come and say hi.
8, 15 & 29 Oct
Puremarkt @ Amstelpark, Amsterdamse Bos, then Park Frankendael
Take your pick of the food stalls at this roving Sunday market. (Our fave is the American Baking Company.)
10 Oct | 20:00
Dam Improv Jam @ Checkpoint Charlie FREE
A cosy improv night where the audience plays a very big role.
Fri 13 Oct
Butcher’s Heaven Burger Night @ Foodcenter Amsterdam
In this 1st edition, 30 restaurants will serve sliders for a fixed price + drinks + music. The line up includes: The Roast Room, Ron Gastrobar, Julius Jaspers, Smokey Goodness, The Bosch, and more. Free entry but you should register for tickets. also, it’s part of …
Butcher’s Heaven Festival @ Foodcenter Amsterdam
The weekend continues with meat tastings, masterclasses, bbqs and more.
IJ-Hallen @ NDSM wharf (near it, anyway)
As everybody knows, it’s Europe’s biggest fleamarket. An entrance fee is charged.
Sunday 15 Oct
TCS Amsterdam Marathon @ pretty much all over town
Come out and cheer on the runners! Or avoid the route if you want to get somewhere fast.
17 -22 Oct @ EYE Filmmuseum
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival
In its 10th edition, there’s animated short films from over 80 countries, feature films, talks by legendary animators (including Daron Nefcy) and fun parties. #NeverGrowUp
ADE @ various locations
Amsterdam Dance Event will pretty much take over the city. But will Zac Ephron join the party again this year?
Sat 21 Oct | 10:00 onwards
Origin Chocolate Event @ Royal Tropical Institute
As well as tastings from patissiers and chocolatiers, there will be discussions on fair trade and sustainable chocolate, and a chocolate market where you can meet chocolate makers from all over the world.
Sat 21 Oct | 13:00
Amsterdam danst ergens voor (“Amsterdam dances for something”) FREE
We Come One says “dance with the independent collectives to support the free party and spaces and protest against the commercialisation of Amsterdam in general and electronic music in particular. Best open-air party in the city.”
Sat 28 Oct
London Calling open day @ Paradiso
From 13:00-18:00 get a taster of this popular music event. It’s free but tickets are required.
PINT Bokbierfestival @ Beurs van Berlage
The biggest beer festival in the country, with over 100 beers. No need to go to Munich then.
Toyland Halloween party @ Tolhuistuin
Amsterdam Spook brings you the best Halloween party in town.