This city is full of spooky surprises in October … Here’s our pick of the best things to do for Halloween in Amsterdam!

1. Halloween on Pampus

Why go? For an eerie trip to Amsterdam’s most haunted island …
Where? Fortwoning Pampus, 1398 Muiden 
When? 27th and 28th October 2018 
How much? Tickets €20

Pampus is a mysterious island fortress not so far from the city. Here, you can spend a spooky Halloween in Amsterdam. Boats leave from the city throughout the evening to transport you across the dark waters to the imposing fortress which has been transformed into the largest haunted house in the Netherlands … Choose from three different scare-tastic routes where you may encounter zombies, skeletons, mummies and other creatures of the night, all in the gloomiest of surroundings …

Scary Halloween Creatures Pampus Halloween Amsterdam

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2. Haunted Hostel at ClinkNOORD

Where? ClinkNOORD, Badhuiskade 3, 1031 KV
Why go? To experience the best haunted hostel in town!
When? 31st October 2018
How much? FREE

We’re getting super spooky this Halloween at ClinkNOORD so if you’re staying with us, make sure you get involved! Grab some breakfast and then join as at 11am for a spot of pumpkin carving. Meet fellow travellers and get creative with those big orange veggies! They’ll all be put to good use later on at our big Halloween Bash (starting at 8pm) where there’ll also be classic Halloween games, spooky cocktails and drinks deals. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged!

Pumpkin Carving Halloween in Amsterdam Clink Hostels

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Looking for other events at ClinkNOORD to get involved with during your stay? Check out our events schedule here 

3. Toyland Halloween Party

Where? Tolhuistuin, IJpromenade 2, 1031
Why go? 
For a chance to dress up as a creepy version of your favourite childhood toy …

When? 27th October 2018 
How much? Tickets €26

If you’ve always had a hunch that your favourite childhood toys had a dark side, then your suspicions will be confirmed at this year’s Amsterdam Spook costume party. The theme: TOYLAND. Barbed-Wire Barbie, Bloody Buzz Lightyear and Murderous Monopoly are all likely to come out to play at this year’s party. To really enjoy this night, you’ll need to fully embrace the theme and join the crowd of creative dark souls who make this party what it is!

Toyland Amsterdam Halloween Party

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4. Freaky Friday Halloween Boat Party

Where? WM1, Ijdok 2a, 1013 MM
Why go? To get freaky on a boat 
When? 26th & 27th October 2018
How much? Tickets €58.38

This is quite pricey event, but if you’re looking to go big this Halloween in Amsterdam then this could be just the thing for you. Jump aboard a 4 hour Freaky Friday Halloween cruise on Amsterdam’s scenic waterways and get jiggy with party aficionados, Iris & De watermannen. You’ll be welcomed on board with a spookalicious welcome cocktail and there’ll be a silent disco with great DJs on the decks all night long. Beer, wine and soft drinks are all included in the ticket price and you can buy spirits for just €5.

Freaky Fridy Halloween Boat Party Amsterdam

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Heading out in Amsterdam? Check out our guide to some of the cities best bars! 

5. The Bajes Experiment

Where? Bijlmerbajes Events, HJE Wenckebachweg 48, 1096 AN Amsterdam
Why go? For a completely creepy, immersive Halloween experience 
When? 24th October 2018
How much? Tickets €32.32

This Halloween in Amsterdam, immerse yourself in a nightmare that doesn’t go away when you open your eyes …  Welcome to the ‘Het Bajes Experiement.’ Several medical experiments have been undertaken on some of the city’s most dangerous criminals. Now, they are loose and unpredictable, wandering free through the old gymnasium, the medical pavillion and the isolation rooms … Walk amongst them and see what surprises are in store for you. Just don’t stray too far from your group ….

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6. 10 Year Anniversary Ball

Where? Westerunie, Klönneplein 4-6, 1014 DD 
Why go? For a brilliant lineup of local artists and free reign with your fancy dress! 
When? 27th October 2018
How much? Tickets €29.50 

Westerunie is a cool industrial nightclub in the heart of Westergasfabriek. This year they’re celebrating 10 years of their annual Halloween bash. For this special party, they’re opening up the theme, asking attendees to draw inspiration from the themes of the previous 9 years of events. We’re talking: Monster Ball, Super Heroes, Immortal Fame, Noche de los Muertos, Circus Mortale, The End is Near, The Walking Dead … the possibilities are endless. With a brill line up of local artists. From Kris Kross Amsterdam to Primo Disco and Man with no Shadow, this will be a night to remember.

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7. Superheros vs Villains

Where? Sugarfactory, 238 Lijnbaansgracht, 1017 PH Amsterdam
Why go? For the chance to dress up as your favourite childhood superhero (or villain …)
When? 27th and 28th October 2018
How much? Tickets Early bird €12, Lazy €20 

What better way to spend Halloween in Amsterdam than saving the world from certain end? (or wreaking havoc on it if that’s more your vibe …) AlphaBet Club Amsterdam presents to you this year’s theme: Superheros vs Villains! Bring your A-game as Batman, fly in as Superman, wow them as Wonderwoman … Goodie or baddie, the choice is yours. Proceeds from this event go to charity too, so you can party the night away all for a good cause!

Superhero vs Villains Party Amsterdam Halloween

8. All about Cats …

Where? Check out cat boat or cat café 
Why go? To pay homage to a witch’s best friend …
When? Whenever you like

Cats are, of course, a witches best friend. The ultimate sidekick that were believed to be the spirits that helped witches in practicing their craft. So what better time than Halloween in Amsterdam to spend a little time with our feline friends? This city is a cat lover’s dream with various venues paying homage to our furry favourites. Go and hang out at the Cafe Cafe or hop aboard the Cat Boat, where you can have a kitty cuddle. If you’re looking for something a little more educational, then why not visit the cat museum? 

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9. Scary Movie Marathon at ClinkNOORD

Where? ClinkNOORD,
Why go? To see loads of your favourite scary movies in a row
When? 29th October 2018, 7pm til late
How much? FREE

If your favourite thing to do at Halloween is dig out all your favourite scary movies and watch them all back to back, then this is the event for you! We’ll be screening a load of Halloween classics in ‘The Box,’ our soundproofed room at ClinkNOORD (so no one will even hear you scream … ) There’s free popcorn to be had too, so come grab a bag and settle in for a proper Halloween scare fest.

I know what you did last summer halloween movie

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Planning a trip to Amsterdam this October? Find out more about ClinkNoord or visit our group accommodation page to find out more about our rates and best deals.