Welcome to our weekly Amsterdam guide! Let’s see what the Dutch capital has to offer!

International Documentary Film Festival

15-26 November / various locations

Focusing on creative documentaries, the festival features films that tell the most impressive stories. Whether you’re a true fan of nonfictional motion pictures or just feel tired of blockbusters and want to try something else, the festival has something for you!

Source: Nieuws Portfolio

Turn on the Lights

16 November / Dam Square

Celebrate the start of the festive season together with De Bijenkorf on Dam Square. Opening the season, the high-end department store throws an impressive light show, bringing music and fun to the main square. The event is free, and everyone is welcome!

Source: Travel Baby Amsterdam

Arrival of Sinterklaas

19 November / various locations

The day when Sinterklaas arrives in town is something every child in Amsterdam is looking forward to. Every November, in the middle of the month, this white-bearded man in red clothes returns to the city from his home in Spain, marking the start of the weeks-long festive fun! Welcome him to town and join the parade in the city center!

Source: NewsLocker

Free Guided Meditation

19 November / You Can Yoga

Free Guided Meditation is a 30-minute class taking place at You Can Yoga every Sunday until December 17th. Enjoy a half an hour of peace as you are led through different breathing techniques and meditation exercises.

Source: Free Guided Meditation FB Event Page

PAN Amsterdam

19-26 November / Amsterdam RAI

Every year for one week in November, Amsterdam hosts the biggest national art and antique fair in the Netherlands – PAN Amsterdam. Gathering over 120 gallery owners at one place, the fair provides a huge assortment of art and antiquities.

Source: Stijn Poelstra

More in Amsterdam and Around

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