Halloween In Amsterdam - Updated 2021

Halloween In Amsterdam

Amsterdam has parties, ghost tours, and fun for every age and fright level. There are costume shops around the city that often include live DJs, alcohol and a lot of fun. Amsterdam’s tumultuous past sprouted lots of haunted monuments buildings and streets. Taking a ghost tour in Amsterdam will definitely not leave you spookless, as you learn about the famous and chilling ghosts that haunt this city. Professional storytellers are often the guides of these eerie tours. Excited travelers take to the streets the night of October 31st as they journey to clubs and parties to dance the scariest night of the year away. Amsterdam even has a Halloween Festival that includes events across the city like shocking puppet shows, Halloween make-up workshops, a horror movie marathon, and even a kids party with trick or treating. Check out the list of activities below to celebrate Halloween in Amsterdam, Netherlands!

1. Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam (from USD 28.0)

The Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam is the site for many Halloween events. The Hard Rock Cafe has three levels with views of Amsterdam’s famous canals. Visitors to this venue can check out the rock'n'roll memorabilia displayed throughout the restaurant like outfits worn by Marilyn Manson or Eddie Van Halen’s guitar. Diners have a choice between a two course or three-course meal of classic American food options. Both meal choices include a beverage and dessert.

Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam Including Meal

Duration: 2 hours

132 reviews

2. Ultimate Party Pub Crawl, Red Light District (from USD 24.0)

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For the Halloweener looking to party, this is the tour for you. The Pub Crawl takes people on a five-hour tour of pubs through one of Amsterdam’s most famous neighborhoods, The Red Light District. The tour starts by giving out unlimited shots of vodka for the first half an hour. Then, the crawl will take you to six bars, pubs, and a club. At each venue, you can get a free shot of alcohol. Anyone going on the tour needs to bring a valid ID. Flip flops/sandals and backpacks are prohibited on the crawl.

Ultimate Party Pub Crawl - Red Light District

Duration: 5 hour

465 reviews

3. Ultimate Leidseplein Party Pub Crawl (from USD 27.0)

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Set aside six hours to visit six different bars and clubs on the Ultimate Leidseplein Party Pub Crawl. You’ll be like a celebrity as you drink free vodka shots for the first half an hour of the tour and have free entrance into some of the coolest bars and clubs in Amsterdam. You can mingle with people from around the world as you enjoy free drinks at every venue you visit. The Pub Crawl has a live tour guide to show you through Amsterdam’s most popular neighborhood for a wild night out! A valid ID is required on the Pub Crawl. No sandals/flip-flops, backpacks, or sweatpants/gym shorts are allowed on the tour. Anyone going on the tour will receive a free t-shirt.

Ultimate Leidseplein Party Pub Crawl

Duration: 6 hour

258 reviews

4. Amsterdam Ghost Walk (from USD 19.0)

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This 90-minute spooky tour tells you the bone-chilling stories that have been overlooked by city guidebooks. You will start your journey with a cozy cup of hot cocoa before you walk through Amsterdam’s historic sites and old streets. A professional tour guide will tell you toe-curling stories about the city’s famous murderers, unsolved mysteries, and infamous historical figures. All of the tales told on the tour are based on true stories and that detail is the most terrifying part of the tour.

Amsterdam Ghost Walk

Duration: 90 minutes

5. The Amsterdam Dungeon (from USD 26.0)

The Amsterdam Dungeon Ticket is a lively, fun, and gory way to learn about Amsterdam’s history of torture, diseases, and deaths. Visitors will have their pick of 11 dungeon shows that use live actors and special effects to show the stories of Amsterdam’s bloody past. Examples of show topics include the plague, Spanish Inquisition, medieval torture, and more. The Amsterdam Dungeon also has a maze called the Labyrinth of the Lost and exhibits on the vile Council of Blood and VOC, a trading ship. After spending time at the Dungeon, you will never forget your experience.

The Amsterdam Dungeon Entrance Ticket

Duration: 45 minutes

10 reviews

Amsterdam Tips

Amsterdam is known as a city where anything goes. However, there are some things that won’t go over well in the city. Look over these tips to ensure you’ll have a great time during Halloween in Amsterdam! When you go out, many major shops, bars, and restaurants prefer that you pay with a credit card over cash. Never leave your belongings unattended. Thieves and pick-pockets are found in popular sites and places, so pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t walk in bicycle paths. You’ll be in bikers’ ways and risk getting hit by one if you walk on a bicycle path. Follow these tips to have a safe and fun Halloween in Amsterdam, Netherlands!

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Susanna Carlson is a freelance writer from Wisconsin. She enjoys traveling, art, reading, and outdoor activities in her free time.

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