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Fun Things to do in Amsterdam for Halloween

While Halloween isn’t necessarily a Dutch tradition, the spooky day is still celebrated all over Amsterdam by locals, students and expats. Halloween in Amsterdam means that the streets will come alive with trick or treaters, clubs will be hosting freaky Halloween parties and pumpkins will be left outside houses with candles burning through the night. This year, Halloween falls on a Thursday but there will be ‘killer’ events taking place on the weekend too. If you’ll be in Amsterdam in October, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in the city so you have an awesome Halloween…

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ADE Festival at night

A First-time Guide to ADE Festival in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Dance Event, aka ADE, isn’t just a music festival. It’s where all the world’s biggest electronic music fans meet to discuss, debate and of course listen to music by the best in the industry. If you’re in Amsterdam between 16th and 20th October, there’s no escaping it. The conferences and gigs take over venues across the city - there’s so much going on that you’ll need to have an idea of what you wanna see and hear before you go. Check out our ADE guide for all the info you need ahead of the greatest electronic music festival in the world…

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Amsterdam in winter

Best Things to do in Winter in Amsterdam

Winter is a prime time to visit Amsterdam. There’s festive cheer, gluhwein flowing, Christmas markets and cosy Dutch pubs to escape to when you get too cold. Want to know the best things to do in Amsterdam in the winter months? We’ve rounded up the musts and the must-nots so you can make the most of your trip to the Netherlands during the festive season…

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Amsterdam in autumn

Best Things to do in Amsterdam in Autumn

We all know the city’s awesome at any time of year, but autumn in Amsterdam is something else. Dig out your wooly jumpers, hop on a bike and cycle through the rusty orange Vondelpark, escape the end of year chill and explore the museums, and make the most of some of Amsterdam’s best events on the calendar. For the photographers amongst you, there’s nothing like the orange tree-lined canals in Amsterdam’s cosiest months of the year. For the foodies, some of the tastiest Dutch delicacies are at their prime. Then for party-goers, Halloween in Amsterdam is on another level - plus it’s ADE month in October. Check out these seasonal things to do in Amsterdam this autumn that you can’t miss…

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