Amsterdam is one of those places that looks gorgeous no matter what time of the year it is. But, it seems like Fall makes every place look more magical! Golden trees, golden leaves, dress the city in gold yellows and flame oranges, and restaurants and cafes become more comfy, warm, and cozy.
If you are someone who loves traveling and visiting new places, Amsterdam is worth visiting during any season. But if you feel like traveling this Fall, then here are a few fantastic reasons to visit Amsterdam!
The city is dressed in orange magic
Amsterdam is known for its gorgeous canals and bridges, but it is also famous as one of the leafiest European cities. So you can only imagine how amazing the city looks when it’s dressed in the gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, and red. Beautiful to look at and lovely to photograph!
Apple pie and hot chocolate
Autumn is the perfect season to enjoy a hot slice of apple pie washed down with something warm and chocolatey. Locals and regular visitors would recommend Papeneiland, Winkel 43, and Café Marcella.
Perfect time for culture
Fall is when museums hold most of their exhibitions, and their programs are more abundant. Music festivals are shaking Amsterdam’s grounds, and people find different ways to consume different types of arts and cultures.
Museum Night is a big thing in November
If your days are busy and packed with activities, and you can’t seem to find time to visit a museum, then Musem Night is a perfect opportunity to explore art collections after dark. Only one ticket will take you to over 50 museums in Amsterdam until 2 am. These museums will also hold concerts, performances, workshops, and cocktails for visitors.
Halloween is fun everywhere, but Amsterdam is known for the best Halloween themed events and parties. If you want to have a memorable Halloween this year, then definitely come to Amsterdam!
A lot of film festivals
Amsterdam’s film festival season is during Fall, and this city is proud of its diversity of film festivals. Absolutely anyone can find something to enjoy! From KLIK’s celebration of animated works to the children focused Cinekid Festival and the thought-provoking programming of the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA). No matter what your taste is and what film genre you prefer, you will find anything starting from September until November.
Racing through the Rijksmuseum
Did you know that Amsterdam hosts one of the most spectacular marathons in the world? Every October, this marathon follows a route that starts and ends in the iconic Olympic Stadium and takes runners under the Rijksmuseum, along the Amstel river, and through the magnificent Vondelpark, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon carries the Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label.
Getting excited for Sinterklaas
The Dutch Father Christmas, St. Nick, comes much earlier than other parts of the world. He sails in on a kilometer-long parade of floats and boats and is usually welcomed by 400,000 spectators and more. The Sinterklaas parade is being held mid-November, with the feast of St Nicholas itself falling in early December.