September Amsterdam events and festivals
Booking airport transfer, attraction tickets or guided tours in advance is highly recommended whether you are visiting Amsterdam during a major event or not. You can read more about online tickets resources on our main Amsterdam events webpage.
Amsterdam City Swim
The City Swim is a unique September Amsterdam event during which participants swim through the canals of the Old City to raise money for the ALS disease foundation. Children can swim 700 meters, while adults swim 2000 meters. Thousands of participants take part, but you must register months earlier. The quality of the water in the canals is not very good, so swimming in a wetsuit is advised!
Open Monuments Days
During this September Amsterdam event thousands of monumental buildings are opened for the public. Grab this chance to see sites that are normally closed for the public eye, such as a luxury canal house, castle or Hofje in the Jordaan, To see which historical buildings are opened check the website.
The Jordaan Festival is a music festival on the streets of the Jordaan, celebrating the love for the neighborhood and its diversity. Against the backdrop of poverty, dirt and hard work a vibrant musicstyle emerged in this neighborhood. Artists such as Johnny Jordaan, Willy Alberti and Manke Nelis sang of their love for Amsterdam and their neigborhood, romanticising the often tough life in the Jordaan. During the festival there are folk singers, drum bands, a children's festival, opera, cabaret a boules competition and a flea market. The festival is held at the Appeltjesmarkt.