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What’s on? Amsterdam

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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 …

13-15 Oct

Butcher’s Heaven Festival @ Foodcenter Amsterdam

The weekend continues with meat tastings, masterclasses, bbqs and more.

14-15 Oct

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

18-22 Oct

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.

27-29 Oct

PINT Bokbierfestival @ Beurs van Berlage

The biggest beer festival in the country, with over 100 beers. No need to go to Munich then.


28 Oct

Toyland Halloween party @ Tolhuistuin

Amsterdam Spook brings you the best Halloween party in town.



‘Happy Families’

Here’s a playlist of videos we’ve made for Amsterdammers with young children.

It’s called ‘Happy Families’. I think you know why.

So follow us and subscribe on YouTube because there’s more to come …

#happyfamilies #amsterdam

🎁 On the 5th day of Christmas ▶︎ Holland Festival sneak peak

On the 5th day of Christmas, Broadcast Amsterdam gives to you … our interview with Helena Verhagen of Holland Festival, who gives us a sneak peak of the highlights to expect in 2017. Includes some very sweaty dancers.▶︎

This feature was first broadcast on Amsterdam’s Salto 2 TV channel on 1.12.16 as part of SO DAM LOCAL tv show, produced by Broadcast Amsterdam, and has been released online as part of our 12 Days of Christmas celebration.

© Broadcast Amsterdam 2016

🎁 On the 4th day of Christmas ▶︎ Rhizome House at Amsterdam Light Festival

On the 4th day of Christmas, Broadcast Amsterdam gives to you … our exclusive new video of Rhizome House, one of the most striking installations of the Amsterdam Light Festival 2016.▶︎

We learn about Rhizome House, one of the most striking installations of the Amsterdam Light Festival, from its lighting designer, Kevin Sturrock of DP Architects.

(This feature was also broadcast on Salto TV during the Christmas period as part of Broadcast Amsterdam’s local television programming, and has been released online as part of our 12 Days of Christmas celebration.)


© Broadcast Amsterdam 2016

🎁 On the 1st day of Christmas ▶︎ the Santa Tram video

On the 1st day of Christmas, Broadcast Amsterdam gives to you … our new video of the Vintage Santa Tram ▶︎


We pay a visit to the Vintage Santa Tram, a Christmas event run by Amsterdam Mamas every year. A vintage Amsterdam tram takes children around the city and gets back in time to visit Santa and more.

(This video was also broadcast on Amsterdam’s Salto TV channel during the Christmas period, produced by Broadcast Amsterdam, and has been released online as part of our 12 Days of Christmas celebration.)

© Broadcast Amsterdam 2016

Teaser 27 October SO DAM LOCAL show

A preview of this week’s SO DAM LOCAL tv show.

SO DAM LOCAL premieres on Thursdays at 21:00 each week on Amsterdam’s Salto 2 TV channel (find it on Ziggo Horizon 38 or stream online at and remember to select the Salto 2 livestream). Repeats throughout the week on Salto 2.

But if you miss it, there’ll be highlights on our YouTube channel.

© Broadcast Amsterdam 2016