The best events in Amsterdam during September

The summer is almost at its end and the weather is getting colder again, but that doesn't mean you have to stay in for the rest of the month. September in Amsterdam traditionally means the start of the new cultural season in the city and that means a lot of events to check out!

Curious about the events this month? We selected 5 events we think that are worth checking out!

1) Amsterdam Fringe Festival

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It's fringe time again! And that for eleven days in a row. Amsterdam Fringe Festival is all about theater, dance, installations, spoken words and performances by new and untamed talents. Go for adventures along the fringes of the field of performing arts and discover!

With 70 performances in 25 different venues, like a former gas station, night club and smaller theaters, you surely won't get bored visiting those performances.  

When? From 5 until 15 September


2) Nederlands Theater Festival

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During 'Nederlands Theater Festival' the best 11 theater productions of the last year, nominated by a jury, will be performing for the very last time. The festival will take place on and around Leidse Square, for example at the famous DeLaMar theatre on Marnixstraat. 

Besides the plays, there's several debates to follow, theatre talks to listen to and backstage insides to see too!

When? From 5 until 15 September


3) Open Monumentendag Amsterdam

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On 'Open Monumentendag' we celebrate the rich history of the city by opening up important historical buildings, monuments, and private houses to the public for two days. And the best of it, it's free! 

Curious what some of the prettiest buildings of Amsterdam looks like from the inside and wanna know more about their history too? Attend the event and check it out!

When? 14 and 15 September


4) Unseen Amsterdam

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Unseen Amsterdam is the leading international event in photography. More than 300 upcoming and established artists from all over the world will present their work of the last three years.

Last year more than 25.000 visitors came to see the most recent developments in photography and around the 53 international galleries were being displayed at the event. 

So, curious about photography? Attend the event!

When? From 20 until 22 September


5) Dam tot damloop

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On Sunday 22 september more than 35.000 people will run 10 English miles (16,1km) in the biggest running event of its kind in the country. The route will start right in the heart of Amsterdam and will end in Zaandam, passing a few notable objects like going through the IJ-tunnel (that obviously will be closed for cars during that day). For kids (4 to 12 years) there will be shorter distances to run too. They can either choose to run 0,6 or 2,2km. 

Running not your thing? You can also choose to attend the bike race with several routes from 40 to 145 km in distances. For supporters there will be enough to do and see, so make sure you will have a look at it!

P.S. Is running your thing, but wanna run a shorter distance? On the night before there's the Damloop by night and that route is 5 English miles long. There's still some spots available!

When? 21 (Damloop by night) and 22 September (Dam tot Damloop)