Autumn holiday in the Netherlands

Dutch version

When is the autumn holiday in the Netherlands in 2018? First from October 13 through to October 21 in the south of the Netherlands and next from October 20 through to October 28 in the north and center of the Netherlands.

And wherever you are, the answer to the question “What's there to do?” is always: a lot! So for sure you'll enjoy your visit to Holland this season, whether it's during a nice long family holiday or short city break.

Events and activities Dance and music festivals Kids activities and fun fairs

Autumn holiday in the Netherlands - Events and activities

It’s autumn holiday and all throughout the Netherlands activities pop up like mushrooms! Like there is, for example, the Night of the Night in all of the Netherlands, which means a lot of activities. For local events, read on below.

Things to do in October - Miracle of lights

Miracle of Lights in Slagharen
Theme park Slagharen, Slagharen - With the days getting shorter, Miracle of Lights at the Theme park Slagharen is sure to make up for the lack of daylight and provide you with a magical experience. Thousands of lights decorate the already fairytalelike scenery in the park with a true light [...]

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Things to do in October - National Archaeology Days

National Archaeological Days in the Netherlands
Have you always been curious about the rich history that is stored below the face of the earth? During the National Archaeology Days (Nationale Archeologiedagen) you're welcome at various locations in the Netherlands to come and discover! Whether you prefer a cycling route that passes [...]

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Things to do in October - Octoberfest Sittard

Octoberfest Sittard
Sittard City Center, Sittard - As every year in October, also this year the late summer Octoberfest Sittard is organized in the city center of Sittard, with typical southern hospitability and of course the lederhosen (leather shorts) from the German neighbours. To begin with, there's a variety of pavillions with [...]

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Things to do in October - Dutch Design Week

Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven
Eindhoven City Center, Eindhoven - During the Dutch Design week there are a number of routes to follow through Eindhoven city center to go and discover an abundance of design works. In addition the city is split up into sections, from Central Area to the Strijp Area, whereby each section [...]

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Things to do in October - Amsterdam Marathon

Amsterdam Marathon
Olympisch Stadion (Olympic Stadium), Amsterdam - With the ever increasing number of registrants, the Amsterdam Marathon will soon be one of the largest running events in the Netherlands. Records are broken here regularly, which indicates the drive and talent of the participating athletes. The start of the marathon is at the [...]

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Autumn holiday in the Netherlands - Dance and music festivals

Even though the summer is over, there are still plenty of festivals available for a fun night out. Discover the various live performances from jazz to rock that the autumn holiday has to offer.

Things to do in October - Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam Dance Event
Amsterdam City Center, Amsterdam - During the Amsterdam Dance Event it's locations like De Melkweg, Jimmy Woo, the Escape, Bitterzoet and Panama where performances by major artists take place. The entire program of the event consists of various dance festival that are held in a number of clubs in Amsterdam, [...]

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Things to do in October - Music Total Deventer: Autumn edition

Music Total Deventer: Autumn edition
Deventer City Center, Deventer - During Music Total (Muziek Totaal) in Deventer many of the bars and pubs in the city center open their doors to fun bands. In short, from the beginning of the evening you're welcome to free live performances of dozens of bands and to enjoy the [...]

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Things to do in October - Swingfestival Breda

Swingfestival Breda
Breda City Center, Breda - This year in October you can again enjoy the Swingfestival in the city center of Breda. Various locations to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and exciting musical performances starting 2:00 PM! While enjoying a drink, last editions the solists, orchestrats and students of the Mencia de [...]

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Autumn holiday in the Netherlands - Kids activities and fun fairs

During, but also ahead of the autumn holiday there are plenty of fun things to do and fun days out with kids as it’s October Children’s Month. And this year in even more places than before, from Groningen all the way through Drenthe. This means fun walks, kids theater and scavenger hunts!

Cherry on top, October is also National History Month in the Netherlands, with activities throughout the country at museums, libraries and more!

Things to do in October - Cinekid Festival

Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam
Westerpark, Amsterdam - The greatest festival for kids in Amsterdam is the Cinekid Festival that is also organized at dozens of locations throughout the Netherlands. At each of these the greatest children movies are played which guarantees a fun day out with the kids during the autumn break. [...]

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Things to do in October - Fairytale Festival

Fairytale Festival in Arnhem
Arnhem City Center, Arnhem - During the Fairytale Festival in Arnhem, Nijmegen, Lingewaard and Overbetuwe every year a special theme is picked to compose beautiful shows and further stimulate the imagination of kids. Dozens of dans and theater shows full of adventurous stories fill the program and invite you to [...]

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Things to do in October - The Enchantment

Festival The Enchantment in The Hague
The Hague City Center, The Hague - For ten days and at dozens of locations in The Hague, from the Royal Theater to the Atrium, you're welcome during the Autumn Break at the international children's arts festival The Enchantment. What is a more fun way to spend your break than with magical [...]

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Things to do in October - LEGO® World

LEGO® World in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht
Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Utrecht - LEGO® World is the largest LEGO spectacle in the world and you can visit it this autumn break in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. And that there's more to experience than stacking pieces becomes clear from the extensive program. Take for example YouTech which takes kids [...]

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Things to do in October - Autumn Funfair Breda

Autumn Funfair Breda
Chasséveld, Breda - Nine days of flying, floating, swinging and twirling is what you go to the Autumn Funfair at the Chasseveld in Breda for. And where there's a funfair, there are haunted houses, candy canes, bumper cars and of course a huge ferris wheel. Plenty of fun [...]

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Things to do in October - Autumn Funfair Rotterdam

Autumn Funfair Rotterdam
Schiehaven, Rotterdam - During the Autumn Funfair in Rotterdam you can enjoy exciting attractions, a view over the city and many tasty treats like cotton candy and candy canes (they're not just for Christmas in the Netherlands). Located at the Schiehaven (Schie Harbour), the various attractions offer opportunities [...]

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Things to do in October - Chuggington Active Days

Chuggington Active Days in Utrecht
Spoorwegmuseum, Utrecht - During the autumn break the Railroad Museum in Utrecht organizes the Chuggington Active Days for a fun day out. No less than nine days of fun activities around the theme of Wilson and his friends, like craft workshops, fun movies and of course experience the [...]

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Things to do in October - Autumn Funfair Enschede

Autumn Funfair Enschede
Volkspark Enschede, Enschede - During the Autumn Break you're welcome at the Volkspark in Enschede for the annual Autumn Funfair, guaranteed a spectacular day out. Are you ready for the impressive attractions like the Mega Booster with its enormous arm that loops you upside down and the Inversion XXL [...]

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Things to do in October - Autumn Plays

Autumn Plays in Utrecht
Utrecht City Center, Utrecht - While in spring there are the Spring Plays, 7 theaters in the Utrecht area have Autumn Plays (Herfststukjes) scheduled during the autumn break. Youth theater shows including many activities. Magic, creepy stories and space travel, you name it. The program is filled with adventures to [...]

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