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Activities to do in Amsterdam

Enjoy the Fringe Festival Amsterdam, Don't Miss the Open Monument Day, Have fun at the Dutch Opera and Ballet, Cruise the Canal in Amsterdam, Experience the Nederlands Theater Festival, Visit the Museum Market, Explore the Rijksmuseum, and many more.

Things to do in Amsterdam in september
will leave you absolutely no time to be bored. From sneaking a peek of history and rituals in the Jordan Festival to showcasing your photography skills at Unseen Photo Fair, there is so much to do here in September that you will rarely find any time to rest. Famous for the picturesque landscapes, quaint little coffee shop and narrow streets, the city is unique in many ways. In September, the weather is pleasant and the crowds are thin since it is the shoulder season.

What to do in Amsterdam in September is never an issue as here you will discover the best cafes while appreciating the nuances of the city. From experiencing the Nederlands Theater Festival and roaming along its romantic canal belts, this inviting city will leave you stunned with its charm and history. Plan a trip to this ideal vacation destination in September and spend some fun time with you friends and family.

Here is a list of activities to do in Amsterdam in september:

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Hop on Hop off Amsterdam Boat & Bus Pass - Flat 23% off
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About the place:
Amsterdam is known as the Venice of North, and rightly so. It has a lot of canals that run around the city. But what's even better is its wonderful architecture and monuments. There are a lot of museums and places to see the history and culture of the city.

About the Activity:
This is an exclusive Hop on Hop off Amsterdam Boat & Bus Pass which lets you visit Amsterdam's most iconic landmarks just as you want. You can go to a place any time you want and for as long as you want and save transportation costs. 

Visit the famous attractions like Frank House Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, Red Light District, Heineken Experience, and more, and cruise around the city at your leisure! Cruise along the old canals and take amazing pictures. A multilingual audio guide is also available on board so that you can learn about the city's fascinating past.

You get to completely customize your tour and visit only the attractions that you want to (or try and visit all!) by this 
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Note:
Child ticket: Age 4-13
Children aged 0-3 are free of charge

Bus and Boat Routes:
  • Winter season: 30 Oct-22 Mar
  • Summer season: 23 Mar-29 Oct
  • Bus or boat tours will not be available on 27 Apr due to Kings' Day celebrations
  • Please see the route map for more information
Bus Schedule
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes
  • Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
  • Summer: 9:15am-6:00pm, daily
Bus Stops
  • Central Station (van Gogh Cafe/Lovers)/Prins Hendrikkade 25
  • PTA (Passenger Terminal Amsterdam)
  • Windmill de Gooyer
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Jewish Cultural Quarter
  • Royal Theatre Carre
  • Heineken Experience
  • Museum Square
  • Leidseplein
  • Jordaan
  • Westerdok
Boat Schedule
  • Winter: 10:00am-5:15pm, daily
  • Summer: 10:05am-6:00pm, daily
  • Duration: Green Line - 2 hours; Blue Line - 1 hour
  • Frequency: Every 20-30 minutes
Green Boat Line
  • Central Station East (Loetje)
  • Gassan Diamonds
  • Amstel / Icebar
  • Albert Cuyp Market
  • Rijksmuseum/Leidseplein
  • Anne Frank House
  • Prins Hendrikkade 25-27
Blue Boat Line (only departs in the summer season)
  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • Anne Frank House
  • Rijksmuseum/Leidseplein
  • Hermitage Museum
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About Rembrandt House Museum:
The Rembrandt House Museum preserves and displays the work to the most famous artist of the Netherlands, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. The place was the artist's home and workshop throughout the 17th century and has witnessed some of the best artworks from the artist. The museum also features the works of his pupils who were inspired by his art.

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This is a fast track Rembrandt House Museum Entry Ticket. No need to wait in the long queue for the tickets, skip the line, enter the museum and get mesmerized by the wonderful artwork of Rembrandt. You will get the opportunity to know more about the artist's life and accomplishments as you walk around his 17th-century home and witness the museum’s various exhibits. This is a treat for art lovers.

Opening Hours:
10:00 am-6:00 pm, daily
The museum will be closed on 26 Apr and 25 Dec

Address:
Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam

How To Reach:
By bus: Take bus 246 to Waterlooplein stop and walk for 2 minutes
By metro: Take Line 51, 53, or 54 to Waterlooplein stop and walk for 3 minutes

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Children aged 0-5 are free of charge
Youth ticket: Age 6-17
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Cruise the Canal in Amsterdam

Cruise the Canal in Amsterdam

One of the best ways to take in the city of Amsterdam is from the canal district, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Famous for its historical significance, these complex networks of canals predominate Amsterdam’s landscape even today. A canal cruise will take around one hour on an average, and will cover all the must-see sights of the city.

Visitors are provided with audio guides, which provides them with information regarding the various attractions they come across. The view from the water provides a fresh new perspective to visitors, allowing them to enjoy views of elaborate bridges, quaint churches, and traditional houses. The pleasant weather and the clear skies make this an ideal activity for the month of September.

Location: Prins Hendrikkade 25, 1012 TM Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timings:
-Summer (23 Mar-30 Oct): 9:00 am-10:00 pm, daily,
-Winter (31 Oct-22 Mar): 9:30 am-9:00 pm, daily,
From 29 Nov 2018-20 Jan 2019, there is no cruise after 4:30 pm (Cruise departs every 20-30 minute).

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Explore the Rijksmuseum

Explore the Rijksmuseum

If you are a history buff by nature, you will be in awe of this museum that lets you journey through over 800 years of Dutch art, culture, and history. It hosts over 8000 artifacts from the history of The Netherlands and around 5,000 paintings, making it one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam in September.

However, the museum is not only known for its ancient artifacts. It also houses a number of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age that includes Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and the Milkmaid by Vermeer. Visitors can marvel at these masterpieces as they learn more about the Dutch way of life. The complex also boasts an extensive garden and a gorgeous cafe where visitors can indulge in delicious Duch cuisine.

Location: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timings: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

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Enjoy at Heineken Brewery

Enjoy at Heineken Brewery

Enjoy a visit to the first brewery in Amsterdam and find out all about how the brand grew to be so famous. You will be taken on a tour of the brewery where you will be explained in detail, the process of brewing beer and the various steps involved in it. You will also be told about the brand, how its logo came into being and other interesting facts. You will also get to enjoy old commercials and even indulge in a beer tasting session.

At the end of the tour, you will be treated to complimentary drinks. You can even purchase a customised bottle of Heineken beer with your name on it! Thus, a visit to the hallmark of beers is a fun and interactive activity, making it one of the best things to do in Amsterdam in September.

Location: Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, 
Netherlands.

Timings: 10:30 am to 6.00 pm.

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Witness the Van Gogh Museum

Witness the Van Gogh Museum

One of the best places to visit in Amsterdam in September, this iconic landmark is known for hosting the most number of artworks by the legendary post-Impressionist artist Van Gogh. Trace the history of the Netherlands through the eyes of Van Gogh as you admire a variety of his artworks including masterpieces such as Sunflowers and Almond Blossom. A walk through the museum also allows you to gain more insight into 19th century Netherlands.

However, the museum houses more than his paintings. It also hosts numerous sketches, drawings and even letters that he wrote. If you opt for a guided tour, your guide will also provide you with details regarding his tragic life and death, along with interesting stories regarding the same.

Location: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timings: 9am to 5 pm.

Price: €19.

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Red Light District Area

Red Light District Area

Perhaps the most unique of all experiences that Amsterdam has to offer is a walk through the Red Light District Area. Adorned with flashy lights and buildings of all shapes and sizes, the Red Light District area attracts a large number of visitors everyday.

For an authentic experience, indulge in a guided tour of the district. You will be treated with interesting tidbits about the place, its origins and its past. A one of a kind experience this makes it to the top of the list of what to do in Amsterdam in September.

Location: De Wallen.

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Don't Miss the Open Monument Day

Don't Miss the Open Monument Day

Definitely one of the most popular things to do in Amsterdam in September, especially if it is your maiden visit to the city, is to make the most of the Open Monument Day. During this annual event, thousands of buildings and other relevant sites with historical significance are open to the public, absolutely free of cost.

These sites often include the less popular ones as well, giving you the perfect opportunity to discover Amsterdam to the fullest. During this event, visitors also get the opportunity to access many monuments that are usually not open to the public. For example, places like the prison tower and city hall are all made accessible to the public. What’s more, visitors can take part in events such as music shows, guided tours, exhibitions, and other extracurricular activities.

Location: Delft.

Timings: Second week of September.

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Have Fun at the Dutch Opera and Ballet

Have Fun at the Dutch Opera and Ballet

A pioneer in the field of performing arts, the Dutch Opera and Ballet boasts an exclusive experience that promises to leave the audience enchanted. The opera focuses on bringing about diversity and vividity in classic performances, while also creating brand-new performances and storylines.

It is interesting to note that the entire package, from accessories to costumes and special effects to choreography is all done in various in-house workshops. The Dutch Opera and Ballet have many interesting programs for art lovers to choose from, including guided tours, backstage visits, and concerts. The Dutch Opera and Ballet is one of the best places to visit in Amsterdam in September since it tends to be less crowded and tickets are also easily available, compared to the peak seasons.

Location: Dutch National Opera & Ballet 
Amstel 3 1011 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Opening Hours:
-Monday to Friday 12.00-18.00,
-Saturday, Sunday and holidays 12.00-15.00.

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Experience the Nederlands Theater Festival

Experience the Nederlands Theater Festival
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Looking for more things to do in Amsterdam in September? The annual Nederlands Theater Festival is another must-see event that takes place in the month of September. A favorite of all theatre lovers, the fest aims to combine elements of the Dutch and Flemish theatre, in order to create a more diverse platform that can be enjoyed by everyone.

However, the most interesting aspect of this fest is perhaps the gala, which hosts a variety of fun and unique experiences and performances such as exhibitions, concerts and more. The gala also hosts an award show where various productions are awarded across different categories such as the choice of the District Jury and the Director’s Choice. Nederlands Theater Festival also becomes home to numerous parties, theatre programs, and debates, making it one of the best things to do in Amsterdam in September.

Location: Donker Curtiusstraat 23A, 1051 KM Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timings: First week of September.

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Visit the Museum Market

Visit the Museum Market

If you are a fan of boho goods, look no further than the Museum Market. Undoubtedly one of the most unique places to visit in Amsterdam in September, the Museum Market is famous among the locals for beautiful textile, statement jewelry, quirky stationery and much more.

What’s more, all these goods are designed by local designers and are frequented by locals, so it is a great place to visit if you are on the lookout for an authentic Netherlandic experience. Not to forget the food stalls and live music the Museum Market is known for. Take a walk around the market with your friends and family as you admire the goods and enjoy the pleasant weather. It will definitely be an enjoyable experience!

Location: Museumplein, 
1071 DJ Amsterdam.

Timings:
-Third Sunday of every month, 
10.00 am to 6.00 pm.

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Explore Anne Frank House

Explore Anne Frank House

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without visiting the Jewish district and paying homage to the brave Anne Frank. Discover more about the brave teenager who made a mark upon the history of the Netherlands. Take a walk through her life as you are introduced to the house that she grew up and later hid in, for more than two years.

Visitors can also access the Secret Annex from where she wrote her world famous diary. If you are fascinated by Anne Frank and her extraordinary life, head over to The Anne Frank Museum that contains all details of her brief life. Many artefacts that have been recovered over the years are displayed here, allowing visitors a brief glimpse into the life of a legend.

Location: Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam, 
Netherlands.

Price:
-For adults- €10,
-For children between 10-17- €5,
-For children between 0-9 - Free.

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Explore the Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Explore the Royal Palace of Amsterdam

If you are wondering what to do in Amsterdam in September, visit the Royal Palace of Amsterdam and trace its history through its days as Amsterdam's Town Hall first, then the French Royal and Imperial Palace and the Palace of the House of Orange. This 17th century palace is often seen as a symbol of success during the Dutch Golden Age.

Apart from the breath-taking architecture, the palace also houses a wealth of sculptures and paintings. Many of these paintings portray the royal family, providing us a glimpse into their lives during the time of monarchy. The palace also boasts a collection of Empire furniture, clocks and chandeliers. The collection of Empire furniture is one of the most well-preserved and coveted collections in the entire world.

Location: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 147, 1012 RJ Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Stroll the Albert Cuyp Market

Stroll the Albert Cuyp Market

Touted to be the largest outdoor market in the whole of Amsterdam, the  Albert Cuyp Market is where the locals and the tourists come to do their shopping. For this same reason, it should be on top of your list of places to visit in Amsterdam in September.

If you are looking for an authentic Dutch experience, head over to the Albert Cuyp Market that sells everything from spring rolls and stroopwafels to fresh vegetables and fish. The market is also famous for Dutch cuisine and serves delicious raw herring. It also houses a variety of shops, cafes and even jazz bars so if you are looking for a fun night out, this is the place to visit!

Location: Albert Cuypstraat, 1073 BD Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm.

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Enjoy the Fringe Festival Amsterdam

The Fringe Festival, Amsterdam, keeping true to its name, is a festival that seeks to encourage and promote content that is on the “fringes” of theater. A step away from traditional theatre, the Fringe Festival celebrates theatre productions that revolve around off-beat, thought-provoking stories. More than 80 theatre groups take part in this annual fest, allowing theatre enthusiasts to take their pick from a wide array of avant-garde productions.

The fest hosts an innovative program called “Language No Problem”, which tries to overcome the barrier of language in art. Plays labeled ‘LNP’ are either silent performances or in the English language, allowing the majority of the population to enjoy the show. One interesting fact about this fest is that it is not confined to a particular spot. Multiple stages are set up in different parts of the city, making it convenient for people living in various parts of Amsterdam. These stages are strategically designed to be accessible by all means of public transport.

Timings: T
his fest usually takes place during the first week of the month and extends over a period of eleven days.

Price:
-Short performance (under 35 minutes): € 8,00
-Medium performances (35 – 50 minutes): € 10,50
-Long performance (over 50 minutes): € 13,00
-Fringe passe-partout (visit all Fringe shows): € 75.

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Best museum I have ever seen! We got a direct entry and had a great experience.
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Amazing place! My children loved it. The rides were very good and we enjoyed a lot.
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Best day out of our Amsterdam Tour. Everything was so good. The transfer was very comfortable.
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So many varieties of flowers in such a beautiful valley. Keukenhof was an amazing place.
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This is the first time I visited a place like this, and I loved it. I would have loved to visit the place when it was a red-light area.
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Visiting Giethoorn was one in a kind experience and a memorable one too. The guide that accompanied us was very informative and friendly. I and my children personally liked the Boat tour in Giethoorn which came included in the package
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The guide we had while availing the tour was very knowledgeable. he informed us all about the place. He was friendly enough to answer all our questions and the stories he had for all of us made the walking tour interesting. We shared a laugh or two as well.
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  1. What are the best things to do in Amsterdam in September with kids?

    1. Canal cruise: The magnificent view of Amsterdam from the cruise along the Canal will make your kids wonder in excitement. Apart from your kids, you will find that you are also enticed by the mesmerizing view. 

    2. Explore the Museum market: Food stalls, live music, and the authentic Netherland goods make the Museum market extremely popular among tourists. The availability of unique goods provides an opportunity for your kids to pick up some souvenirs. 

    3. Visit the Royal Palace of Amsterdam: You can tell your kids the tale of success of the Dutches as you roam around this palace. The breathtaking architecture, beautiful sculptures, and the royal paintings that reflect the long-gone monarchy will leave you astounded.

    4. Look around Anne Frank House: Narrate the hardships and subsequent bravery of Anne Frank to your kids as you explore this house turned museum. You can also visit the Secret Annex, where Anne Frank wrote her diary.
  2. What are the romantic things to do in Amsterdam in September?

    1. Visit the Rijksmuseum: If your partner is an avid history lover, then a surprise tour of this museum will definitely make him/her love you even more. The museum reflects the art, history, and culture of the Dutch dating back to the past 800 years.  

    2. Canal Cruise: Pleasant weather, picturesque view of Amsterdam from the water, and the gentle cruising along the canal provide a perfect opportunity to have some intimate moments with your partner. After the cruise, you can take a stroll along the Canal district.  

    3. Pop in at the Dutch Opera and Ballet: With fewer crowds and the availability of tickets, September proves to be the best time to indulge in tours and concerts that the opera offers. The performance that you see is bound to enthrall you and your partner. 

    4. Explore the Heineken brewery: Now converted into the museum, take a tour of the world-famous Heineken brewery while indulging in beer tastings.
  3. Is it safe to walk around Amsterdam at night?

    Yes, it is safe to walk around Amsterdam at night, for both male and female travellers. However, that being said, one should take precautions and use common sense. For example, one should carry a bottle of pepper spray and should avoid isolated areas.
  4. What makes Amsterdam special?

    Often called the Venice of the North, Amsterdam boasts beautiful historic buildings, quaint little cafes, elaborate bridges and an extensive network of canals. It offers a plethora of unique experiences to the visitor, be it visiting the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, taking a stroll through the red light district or simply relaxing at one of the numerous coffee shops.
  5. What should I buy in Amsterdam?

    If you are looking to buy souvenirs, you can consider buying Dutch-themed magnets, Blond Amsterdam Breakfast set, tulip bulbs or even jenever gin. Cheese, stroopwafels and dinnerware are some of the other options you can consider.
  6. Is it cold in Amsterdam in September?

    The early days of the month tend to be pleasant while it gets progressively colder. The average temperature for the month of September is 19 degree celsius. However, there is always a chance of the temperature dropping suddenly. Therefore, it is advisable to dress in layers and carry a thick coat to protect yourself from the cold.

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