Why visit Amsterdam in October
One would think that October may not be the best time to visit Amsterdam — the days are shorter, the temperature is dropping fast and the wind gets colder. That may all be true, but it would also mean you would miss it at one of it’s most colourful times. In October everything transforms, the green colour that was covering the canals in September changing into a golden-red blanket. The colours and sounds are different; the sunsets are picturesque and late flowers are blooming for the last time before winter. It’s the time when locals win back their city and they can resume their usual routine. Sounds quite romantic, doesn’t it? And it is, especially for fans or Autumn.
There is one risk that anyone assumes when visiting this country — but around here this is true for any other season: the Mighty Weather. Netherlands’ weather is well known for its unpredictability: the days can be sunny and warm like in the summer, or violently cold with heavy rain; or even both at the same time. I, for one, wouldn’t be scared of that — the golden colour is still there under a grey sky as well as a blue one, and a rain cloak together with a good umbrella will help anyone find their way between museums, pubs and canal boats. Chances are that you will not see one of those spectacular sunsets, but the charm of the city will still be all around you. A lot of cultural events are taking place in Amsterdam in autumn: from dance contests to documentary film festivals, there is a lot to choose from. And if you are here in October, you must pay a visit to one of its lovely parks — they are absolutely gorgeous!
Here are some photos to illustrate the October colours of Amsterdam: