Book a LocalLayover.com tour for the perfect autumn layover in Amsterdam
Having a layover, transfer or stopover on Amsterdam Schiphol Airport can easily be turned into a city trip to the centre of Amsterdam. For the perfect layover it’s important to know what’s going on in town. Therefore we highly recommend booking one of our tours here. We know exactly what’s going on and we help you to optimise your stay in Amsterdam. See up to three times as much with us than going by yourself. We will have a bike, boat, a walking tour and the festivals ready for you.
Cycle, go Dutch
We, at LocalLayover.com can’t repeat it enough: make sure to cycle once you hit Amsterdam. The infrastructure for biking is excellent, cycle paths run everywhere and the country is flat. The cycle skill level is extremely high. You can see anything transported by bike: groceries, children, beer. Cycling is embedded into Dutch culture. When asking someone: ‘How far is the Anne Frank house?’ He’ll likely say: ‘It is 10 minutes’, which means that it is 10 minutes by bike. Want to read more about biking Amsterdam? Check out our blog post about bikes in Amsterdam here.
Go boating the canals
The Dutch live with and on water. Many people own boats and there are many houseboats. The canal belt is together with the Jordan District listed on UNESCO Heritage. Boating the canals gives you another perspective of Amsterdam. Want to read more about the canals? Check our blog here.
Amsterdam Dance Event October 18 to October 22, 2017
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a five-day electronic music conference and festival organized by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation. There is a full program of daytime conferences at ADE Pro, ADE Tech, HDE, ADE University, ADE Next, ADE Beamlab and ADE Green, alongside the nighttime ADE Festival which features 550 speakers, 2,200 artists, 140 venues and 375,000 people from all over the world to the city, making Amsterdam one of the busiest clubbing cities in the world.
Amsterdam Museum Night November 4th 2017
On Saturday the 4th of November more than 50 Amsterdam based museums are open from 7PM until 2AM for the annual Museum Night. Apart from seeing the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions there is plenty more to see and do, also for non-Dutch visitors. On this 18th edition you can enjoy live music, DJ’s, dance, performances, film, special tours and food & drinks in the many museums of the city.
Lunch break concerts Western Church every Friday till October 27th
Enjoy a free ‘lunch break concert’ in this 17th century church. The concerts are every Friday at 13.00h and last half an hour. The Western Church is a famous landmark in Amsterdam and remains the largest church in the Netherlands that was built for Protestants. The church is located close to the Anne Frank House where diarist Anne Frank, her family and others were hid in the ‘Achterhuis’ from Nazi persecution for two years during World War II. The Western Tower is mentioned frequently in her diary – its clock-face on the tower could be seen from the attic of the Achterhuis and Anne Frank described the chiming of the carillon as a source of comfort. A memorial statue of Anne Frank is located outside the church at Westermarkt. Famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn was buried in the church. The Church is located on the Prinsengracht, close to the Jordan District. All in all, worth visiting!
Halloween in Amsterdam October 25 till October 31 2017
This Halloween, Jigsaw meets Barbie and Chucky comes out to play as your childhood toys unleash their bloody revenge in Toyland. That’s the Amsterdam theme of Halloween this year. Check out the Halloween Amsterdam website and full program here.
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