November in Amsterdam

When in Amsterdam...November the weather turns and the days shorten. There are an array of activities to warm your heart and soul. Here is a list of things to do in Amsterdam in November.

November things to do in Amsterdam Museum Night Amsterdam

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

Storytelling festival Amsterdam

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 Amsterdam. Things to do in November in 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 Black Peter, Dutch Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas
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?

international documentary film festival amsterdam

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 Amsterdam de Bijenkorf

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

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 light Festival, things to do in Amsterdam November

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.

Meesterlijk design fair. Things to do in Amsterdam in November

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!

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