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Events & Exhibitions Calendar October– What’s on in Amsterdam

Events & Exhibitions Calendar October– What’s on in Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam Welcome

A new month… The days are getting colder and autumn has started. but that doesn’t mean that there are no new exhibitions and events this month! Find out what to do in the chilly and a bit spooky month October

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) 17 – 21 October 2018

This year with more artists at more locations, the festival gets bigger and bigger. With more than 350.000 visitors each year is ADE the biggest club festival in the world. 5 days long brings ADE all electronic music lover together. If you want to visit one of the locations, we advise you to buy your tickets way before! Check out the full program on the website. Or see where the parties will happen through Facebook!

Amsterdam Dance Event program(ADE) Amsterdam Welcome

@tomdomscom via ADE

AMF (Johan Cruijff Arena)  20th October 2018 9PM – 6AM

We Own The Night

The biggest indoor festival, uniting people from all over the world. Even the biggest DJ’s like David Guetta and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike will be present at AMF and makes it the biggest party you have ever seen.

Whit whom are you going to have a crazy night?

Tickets trough this link.


CAMERA JAPAN 04 – 07 October 

CAMERA JAPAN is a festival of Japanese film, but if you want to learn more about the culture of Japan, this is the place to be! Discover Art, music, dance, fashion, food, and much more. Taste and feel the Japanese culture, film, and food like no one else in the Benelux!





Rijksmuseum Nachtwacht - Mandy van Barneveld Amsterdam Welcome

© Mandy van Barneveld

12 October – 20 January 2019

80 years of war

Everyone has heard of the Eighty Years’ War, which began 450 years ago. But what is the significance of that war, why is this conflict still important for the Netherlands? In the exhibition 80 Years War, cartoons, tapestries, weapons, paintings by Brueghel, Rubens and Ter Borch, among others, appear as ‘eyewitnesses’ in the story of the origin of the Netherlands.

Stacii Samidin shoot the café

Commissioned by the Rijksmuseum, photographer Stacii Samidin presents various Dutch cafés with their own regulars, customers and castles in the picture Document Netherlands. This exhibition can be seen from 12 October 2018 to 20 January 2019.

2019: The year of Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum

This might be the most important exhibition of the year! Never before the Rijksmuseum did use an exhibition of all Rembrandt’s works from the collection: 22 paintings, 60 drawings and 300 prints. Together they give an unparalleled image of Rembrandt as a human being, of what he saw around him, what fascinated him, how he told his stories and how innovative he was in his work. His penetrating self-portraits, intimate drawings, striking representations of emotions and everyday scenes show that Rembrandt is still one of the greatest artists today.

Van Gogh museum

Gauguin & Laval op Martinique (5 October – 13 January 2019)

This autumn, the Van Gogh Museum will present the special exhibition ‘Gauguin & Laval on Martinique’. In 1887, the artist friends Paul Gauguin and Charles Laval lived and worked in Martinique. For the first time, the colorful works they made there are shown together.


Stedelijk musuem - Amsterdam Welcome

© John Lewis Marshall

Metahaven: Earth (6 October – 24 February 2019)

Metahaven: EARTH is the first major overview exhibition of Metahaven. Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden are internationally known as Metahaven with their work that crosses the boundaries between art, design and film. Films and installations can be seen in the exhibition. The new Eurasia film (Questions on Happiness) is also premiered. This work was commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (ICA), and is being screened at both locations at the same time.

Lily van der Stokker: Friendly Good ( 27 October – 24 February 2019)

Lily van der Stokker has built up an extensive and idiosyncratic oeuvre with her exuberant, decorative drawings and monumental wall paintings. In her works she refers to beauty, friendship and friendliness, but also to everyday activities such as cleaning, tidying up and doctor’s visits. She does so without irony or cynicism.


Halloween party  Melkweg (26 October)

Ready for a scary night at the Melkweg? Brace yourself for the most frightening party of the year. This year the Melkweg is going bigger and scarier than ever before.

Music Bingo at ClinkNoord (6 October)

BINGO promised a lot of fun and tears. Go to the  ZincBAR for Music Bingo!

  • The game is really easy…
  • Pick up a bingo card at the bar
  • When you hear a song that’s on your card mark it off
  • first one to get a line of songs wins a prize. We’ll carry on all night if we have to!

Rembrandt Art market ( Every Sunday in October)

The Rembrandt Art Market takes place every Sunday in October at Rembrandtplein, from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. The Rembrandt Art Market also makes a trip to the Halls in Amsterdam West once a month. Look on the agenda for the days.

Come and look at beautiful art in different disciplines, such as paintings in oil and acrylic, pen drawings, digital art and etching. Sculptures in bronze, glass and ceramics. Photography on Art paper, linen and behind acrylic. Wood carving, art work and jewelery. In short, a multitude of types of art, something for everyone.

Rembrandtplein 1 - Amsterdam Welcome

©Mandy van Barneveld


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