Night of the Living Dead & Halloween Hairball
If you’re staying at ClinkNOORD over Halloween then you might fancy heading to the Tolhuistuin. Our neighbours are having a big bash that kicks off with an outdoor screening of Night of the Living Dead. Sit amongst the trees and watch the horror unfold to a new soundtrack performed live by The Smoke Eaters. If you’re not running back to your bed screaming then the night continues with a hair-raising Halloween party with entertainment from Bloody Burlesque, Smelly Food and Rotten Surprises. Simply delightful!
Where: Tolhuistuin, IJpromenade 2, 1031 KT
When: 31st October
Tickets: Film Screening tickets are €15 and are also valid for the Halloween Hairball. Hairball-only tickets are €10.
If you like to go all out at Halloween then Amsterdam Spook could be just the thing for you. Amsterdam Spook organise a ghoulishly good Halloween bash every year. This year the theme is THE MONSTER BASH. In the organisers own words, expect ‘psychobilly, rockabilly, vintage horror, retro 50s,60s & 70s styles, pop art and classic monsters … think Wolfman, Mummy, Invisible Man, Swamp Thing, Dr Frankenstein and his monsters, the Munsters and the Addams Family.’ And that’s just the party-goers … There’ll also be a host of bloody talented entertainers; freakish theatre troupes, murderous puppeteers, possessed aerialists, ominous illustrators, alien stilt-walkers, skin-stripping ballerinas, and a three-breasted burlesque dancer… along with over 35 DJ’s to keep you monsters dancing all night. If that’s not enough for you then the team behind the event also organise a week-long Halloween Festival so if you need an ongoing fix of Halloween happening then check out their programme here.
Where: Oostelijke Handelskade 4, 1019 BM Amsterdam
When: 31st October
Tickets: Early Spooks (4 for 3) and pre-sale tickets (24.50) are on sale now. Age 18+. Grab tickets early – the party sells out in advance!
Warning: Not for the faint-hearted! The circus is in town, but beware … all is not well. The formidable Ringmaster wants to reveal the terrifying truth behind the curtain but are you brave enough to follow him? The bloody and twisted world of the Freak Circus is brought to you by Boom Chicago and Horror Nights. The talents of their team of 30 actors, artists and technicians combine to bring you a night of torture and torment at the scariest haunted house in the Netherlands. Of course, you’ll need a drink after all that. Luckily, HorrorBar117 can sort you out with something to calm your nerves …
Where: Boom Chicago, Rozengracht 117
When: 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 31 October and 1 November.
Tickets: Tickets €17, Early €11 (Both include a shot of Jagermeister!)
This isn’t a spooky midnight trip to the cemetery, but rather a very much live gig from Swedish hard rock band ‘Graveyard.’ If you’re not into the idea of donning a sexy witch outfit or wearing rubber fangs all night then join fans of this long haired foursome who’ll transport you back to the 70’s with their swampy blues, boogie riffs and powerful rythms in the best Zeppelin and Sabbath tradition. The Melkweg is one of Amsterdam’s best loved music venues so a Halloween spent here certainly isn’t a wasted one!
Where: Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234A, 1017 PH
When: Sunday 1st November, 7pm
Tickets: €17.50 + membership
ABC Halloween Party
Sugarfactory welcomes back its annual Halloween party with DJ’s, Visuals, live performers a creepy Halloween photo corner and, allegedly, the BEST face painting in town. We’re guessing that’s for anyone too disorganised to sort their costume out beforehand! There’ll be prizes for the best costumes and a big crowd ready to get down and spooky this Halloween. The team are encouraging party-goers to let their Freak-Flag fly. Proceeds from this event go to AlphaBet Club Charity which helps provide schools, education and nutrition programs for children living in slums of Bangalore.
Where: Sugarfactory, Lijnbaansgracht 238, 1017 PH
When: Saturday 31st October
Tickets: €10 Early Spooky Bats, €20 on the door
The powers that be are busy planning ClinkNOORD’s first ever Halloween. They’re keeping details hush hush at the moment but you can be sure it’ll be a night to remember. And if there’s one thing that we know ZincBAR do well, it’s cocktails. And you can except some of them to be pretty damn spooky. Keep your eyeballs peeled for updates, if you dare …