QO Amsterdam Ambassador Favorites

Out and about in Amsterdam – September

Our Amsterdam Ambassadors like to share their love and knowledge of the city with you. Offering you insights in things to do, places to visit and people to meet.

We take great pride in curating a list of events each month. When cultivating our list of “Amsterdam Favorites for the Month” we are always on the lookout for that off the beaten track, which in turn opens up a different and inspirational side of Amsterdam to you.

Therefore we connect you to the city and help shape your experience.

September is here and stronger than ever. This month is all about art, food and exercise! If you are not in the mood for working out, don’t worry. Just be a supporter for an amazing charity and join the crowd. September is very special to the QO, because this month is all about Giving for Good.


Amstel Art

The Amstelpark Summer Party is a lovely event for all Amsterdam residents, and of course you! They welcome everyone to come and enjoy performances by artists and you can even participate in a workshop. This park festival offers a stage for aficionados and professional artists who are connected to the park or surrounding neighborhoods.

Admire some of the art work or clear your head by doing some woodwork.

Zomerfeest Amstelpark

Date: 1 September

Venue: Amstelpark

Location: Arent Janszoon Ernststraat 1, 1083 GA Amsterdam

Admission: Free entrance

11 days of art

Fringe festival is the stage for new and undiscovered artists. Actors and dancers will take the stage during these eleven days and will leave you for wanting more. The performances will take place at more than 30 locations throughout Amsterdam. Make sure to check the programme and choose your favorite performance to see.

Fringe Festival is known for giving unique artists and their audiences a platform, so with no further ado.. Let the shows begin!

Amsterdam Fringe Festival

Date: 5 till 15 September

Venue: Brakke Grond (Festival Centre) and 25 venues across the city

Location: Nes 45 Amsterdam

Admission: 8 – 13 euro

A river run along the Amstel

tHuis aan de Amstel is organising their annual evening run for the fifth time. The run will start at 18:30, but you are more than welcome before that time. Enjoy a drink and get ready for the start. Watch the participants get nervous and excited to start the 10k run. The runners will run through the beautiful green country side – Amstelland and many more amazing views.

After the run is completed, the party will start!

Amstel avondloop

Date: 6 September

Venue: Thuis aan de Amstel

Location: Korte Ouderkerkerdijk 45

Admission: 22,50 euro for participants only

Tasty Vegan

An ultimate one-day experience with the most beautiful ánd healthy Vegan foods, drinks, bites and much more. Yes.. Funky Vegan Festival is back.

All vegan and food lovers are welcome and also those who simply want to enjoy a wonderful day at this open air paradise. Pick your favorite foodtruck and enjoy some tasty dishes.

Funky Vegan Festival 

Date: 7 September

Venue: DOK Amsterdam

Location: Joan Muyskenweg 14, 1096 CJ Amsterdam

Admission: Free entrance

Swimming for charity

 Courageous swimmers will take up the challenge of swimming through the Amsterdam canals for charity. This beautiful charity event is about raising money for the ALS foundation.

Come and watch or just jump in and participate!

Amsterdam City Swim

Date: 8 September

Venue: Amsterdam Canals

Location: Kattenburgerstraat, 1018 JA AMSTERDAM

Admission: 110 euro for participants only

Music in the streets

Dutch singers and bands will perform the most beautiful Dutch songs in during the Jordaan Festival. This festival celebrates the rich history of the Jordaan with lots of music and drinks. The artists will be performing classics and old time favorites, sing along’s and the latest.

Many drink and food stands will surround the stage, so you don’t have to miss a beat. Word is that there will be a mystery guest.

Jordaan Festival 

Date: 6 till 8 September

Venue: Appeltjesmarkt

Location: Elandsgracht 150, 1016 VC Amsterdam

Admission: Free entrance

Made for sharing

Imagine yourself for a day in Spain during the Tapas Festival. Get your feet in the sand and a sangria in your hand. While trying to taste as many dishes as you can, there is lots of entertainment for you to see. Dance to some of the best DJ’s or enjoy the live acts. And the best part? All of this takes place on the unique city beach of DOK in the middle of Amsterdam!

Tapas Festival

Date: 21, 22 September

Venue: DOK Amsterdam

Location: Joan Muyskenweg 14, 1096 CJ Amsterdam

Admission: Free


From one Dam to another Dam 

Every year, around 35,000 participants will run from Amsterdam to Zaandam. This is the largest running event in the Netherlands. Running 10 English miles from one Dam square to another is so popular that it attracts all sorts of runners. From the recreational runner to the professional runner, from company teams to charity teams.Even children participate in the Damloop or the mini Dam to Dam loop.

Join or cheer on the participants!

Dam tot Dam loop

Date: 21, 22 September


Venue:  Amsterdam

Location: Prins Hendrikkade, 1011 AG AMSTERDAM

Admission: 30 euro for participants only

Vino Vino

Wine lovers unite! Come to the Westergasfabriek and celebrate the harvest festivals of the Northern Hemisphere! The Amsterdam Wine Festival covers more than 5,000 m2 of wine experience and is an absolute must for anyone who loves wine.

Each country has its own area with an extensive selection of wines that you can order by the glass. Take part in the wine quiz, a grape competition or a workshop led by a winegrower. Whether you are a beginner or a true connoisseur, the Amsterdam Wine Festival is a day out for everyone.

So be surprised and come and enjoy all the beauty that the Northern Hemisphere has to offer!

Amsterdam Wine Festival

Date: 27 till 29 September

Venue: Gashouder Westergasfabriek

Location: Klönneplein 1, 1014 DD Amsterdam

Admission: 14 euro

Rembrandtpark’s Block Party

This be-loved neighborhood party has the best live music and a world class cuisine. After some dancing you can take a stroll over the flea market and find yourself some vintage treasures.

More in the mood for entertainment? Lots of artists will also perform theatre and poetry. The Rembrandtpark Festival has everything for everyone.

The Rembrandtpark Festival

Date: 29 September

Venue: Rembrandtpark

Location: Staalmeesterslaan 420 1057 PH Amsterdam

Admission: Free entrance

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