In November, Amsterdam will hardly sleep. There is so much going on in the city that it will be hard to sleep for you either. You are looking for some active days in a city? Amsterdam is the perfect destination for you. Besides that the city never sleeps, it offers also everything the heart desires. Even so you want to spend a relaxing evening, there are still our nice and cozy apartments waiting for you.
There is literally everything the heart desires in Amsterdam in November. You can find festivals and other events, exhibitions, musical and sport events in the city. Have a look at our recommendations, and plan your trip to the Dutch Capital!
First of all, six festivals and events are coming to Amsterdam next month:
IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
This festival, taking place from 19th to 30th November, brings great films, devoted fans and talented film-makers together. All films tell a story about life: funny and moving, or shocking and sad. The films are screened in English or with English subtitles.
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival
There will be a massive selection of top-quality animated films from 4th to 9th November in Amsterdam. As animation has become an integral part of cinema, it is getting more and more interesting for the film industry and for all of us. There will be competitions, shows, exhibitions, workshops and even more.
The 7th edition of the Storytelling Festival is coming to Amsterdam from 1st to 9th November. Dutch and international storytellers are goint to tell tall tales, old legends, beautiful stories and touching recitals. Besides entertainment, the aim of this festival is to find the best storyteller and to increase awareness of the art. Don't miss this great event!
Food festival in the Dutch Capital: From 28th to 30th November the festival is held at the monumental market hall in the Food center of Amsterdam. Attend the event and enjoy food of a large variety of food trucks as well as fun-fair attractions and DJs.
Every year on the first Saturday in November, over 50 museums open their doors from 19.00 to 02.00 for visitors. There are special events as workshops, concerts, special tours, and performances as well as tasty food and drinks. With the ticket for only 18.50 Euro, you have free entrance to all participating museums as well as free transportation on special trams and boats and a discount on the entrance to one of the afterparties.
pAn – Amsterdam's biggest antique market
It takes place in the city from 23rd to 30th November at the RAI congress and exhibition center. Over 120 antique dealers present their goods at this market for one week. Even if you don't intend to buy anything, this event might be great and interesting for you!
Besides, there are two very interesting cultural events coming to Amsterdam next month.
Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
At first, the comedian Eddie Griffin, star of the sitcom Malcom&Eddie, is coming to the city. He performs his show on Thursday, 20th November, in the Melkweg's Rabozaal. Secondly, a theatrical production of Anne Frank's life will be performed until 31 January at the Theater Amsterdam. The play focuses on the two years spent by Anne and her family in the secret annex.
You are keen in some sport events? Have a look at the following two events that couldn't be more different than they acctually are.
On Sunday, 9th November, the Phanos athletics association organises this running event. There are four different competitions. Have a look at the details:
1km – children and parents-run
5km – run
10km – first wave
10km – second wave
Spanish Riding School of Vienna
On 29th and 30th November, the triple Olympic gold winner Anky van Gruvsen will gallop on her Lipizzaner horses into the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. In her show she presents centuries-old riding styles from Spain ect. There are tickets from 39 to 79 Euro. Don't miss watching this gorgeous animals!
Last but not least, there are some musical events waiting for you. Even in this sector, you find everything the heart desires: musicals and concerts of any kind of music as rock, pop and classic.
After reading this article, you are looking forward being a part of this November in Amsterdam? Plan your trip to the city with Habitat Apartments! We offer several nice apartments in the Dutch capital. Below, you can see the beautiful Emperor 3 apartment for two people.
Emperor 3 apartment, dining area
© image Eddie Griffin: Official Website
© image Olympic Stadium: 24oranges.nl (flickr)
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