Autumn season in Amsterdam is that time of the year when the natives return to the streets of the city with a sudden burst of energy after their summer holidays. The streets and popular tourist attractions in the city will not be that crowded during the autumn season, which means that it is the ideal time for you to go on an Amsterdam bike tour.
Another reason to visit Amsterdam during the autumn months is that the city will be hosting many exciting cultural festivals and events. One of the most popular events in Amsterdam in autumn will be IDFA, the festival of documentary films. Below are a few more events that you should try to attend while you are in Amsterdam during the autumn.
Amsterdam City Swim
If you want to see unique sports activities while you are in the city, you must head towards the Amsterdam City Swim event, which is scheduled on the first Sunday of September. You can see participants swimming across the canals of the Old City during the event. Do not leave after watching the kid’s event because a 2000-meter swimming race for adults will be held right after it. However, you will not be able to take part in the competition because registrations are closed by now.
Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam
The famous Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam will be held in Amsterdam from September 7 to September 17, 2017. Thousands of artists and volunteers will join together to showcase everything from video games and films to theatre and music during the event. Another added advantage is that you will not have to pay any fee to enjoy the event. If you want to experience something different and unique before you leave the city of Amsterdam, then go to the Free Fringe Festival after your Amsterdam bike tour.
Open Monuments Days
The second weekend of September (September 9 & 10, 2017) is of significant importance to the residents of Amsterdam city. This is because the inaccessible luxury canal houses, castles, old farmhouses, factories, and palaces will be open to the public during these days. Over four thousand historical monuments in Netherlands will stay open during the weekend and you might be even able to gain free entry to some of these monuments.