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Top 5 things to do in Amsterdam this Autumn

With sunny weather expected this autumn, locals and tourists have plenty of outdoor activities to look forward to in Amsterdam. The list of events, festivals and must-see landmarks across the city is endless, so let’s find out which are definitely worth a visit…

Amsterdam City Walk

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to learn all about Amsterdam, earn a medal at the Olympic Stadium and make your smartwatch go crazy. As an Amsterdam City Walk participant, you can choose from six challenging routes: 10, 14, 17, 20, 26 and 33 km! The different routes lead you through the city centre, parks, residential neighborhoods and famous landmarks of the Dutch capital. After the long walk, there is nothing better than treating yourself to delicious Italian cuisine at TOZI Amsterdam.

Photo credit: Nastya Dulhiier

CAMERA Japan Festival

If you’re looking for something a little different, you might as well visit the land of the Rising Sun in the heart of Amsterdam. CAMERA Japan is a festival of Japanese culture, music, art, dance, fashion and food. Every autumn, locals and tourists alike come together to dive into Japanese cinematography without travelling all the way to Asia!

Photo credit: Hiu Yan Chelsia Choi

Explore the city by bike

What is the best way to feel like a real Amsterdammer? Just get on a bike and everyone will think you are local! Amsterdam is home to more than 600,000 bikes; no wonder they are everywhere! We bike Amsterdam offers small groups and private tours around the city. Escape touristic destinations and discover Amsterdam’s backstreets and hidden treasures of the city from a local perspective. 

Vondelpark open-air theater 

Vondelpark open-air theater returns in Autumn 2021! Vondelpark is known as the musical and theatrical park of the city, with many performers choosing its leafy confines as their to-go location. This September, you can enjoy an open-air theatre programme which is packed with festivals, dances, comedy shows and cabaret. As a bonus, the open-theatre location is just moments away for our Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam guests! 


Amsterdam is magnificent from the ground, but just imagine how beautiful it looks from above! Don’t miss a visit to A’DAM LOOKOUT to observe the city centre, canals and port in all its panoramic splendour. If you want to make your stay unforgettable, we recommend trying out Europe’s highest swing and the VR roller coaster, followed by lunch in a 360-degree view.

Photo credit: Frans Ruiter

Planning to stay in Amsterdam? Make sure you check out our award-winning, centrally-located hotels:

Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam
Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam

Lets start planning your getaway…