The 2015 Amsterdam Halloween Festival is set to serve up multiple days of bloody good Halloween fun! Born from the underground & fueled by a morbid belief that Halloween should be more than just one day, a highlight of the 2015 gore fest will be Amsterdam Spook’s annual Halloween costume party The MONSTER BASH.
The 2015 programme of Bloody Good events
22, 24 & 28 Oct: Drop Dead Gory makeup workshops
Back Stage, Rozengracht 101-103; €49
Learn how to gore like a pro and take your costume to the next level this Halloween! Workshop includes materials, goodie bag & in-store discounts.
More info: Drop Dead Gory or book online
30 Oct: Fright Night Skate
20:30; starting at Vondelpark; free
Organised by FNS, a couple hundred costumed roller-bladers and skaters are set to take to the streets of Amsterdam this Halloween! What’s more fun than watching that? Joining them!
31 Oct: Kriterion Kids Halloween
12:00-18:00; Kriterion, Roetersstraat 170; €7.50 (kids) €8 (adults) for the films, party for free
Halloween party plus films (Dolfje Weerwolfje & Griezelbus) for kids aged 5-12, with games, crafts & face-painting.
Facebook event & website
31 Oct: A Room With A Boo
Hotel Arena, ‘s-Gravesandestraat 51; €231
Rest in peace this Halloween! Package includes hotel stay, bottle of bubblies, transportation to Panama club, 2 x The MONSTER BASH party tickets & plenty of spooky extras. – SOLD OUT
More info: A Room With A Boo
31 Oct: Eat, Drink & Be Scary
19:30-21:30; Pata Negra, Oostelijke Handelskade 999; €55
Tantalise your taste buds with terrifying tasty tapas! Seating is limited for this Halloween-themed dinner so be sure to book in advance. Includes dinner, 2 drinks & cocktail.
More info or book online
31 Oct: Makeup & Costume Pre-party
17:00-23:00; La Calverna, Oostelijke Handelskade 999; prices vary
Pro makeup artists and morbidly talented stylists will be on-hand to transform you into your best & bloodiest Halloween look for The MONSTER BASH. Get ready with other Halloweeners & book your spot now!
31 Oct: The Monster Bash Halloween costume party
31 Oct, 21:30-05:00; Panama, Oostelijke Handelskade 4; pre-sale €24.50
Get ready to grease your coif and pull out the petticoats, boils & ghouls! Amsterdam Spook’s infamous Halloween party is an ode to Rockabilly & Psychobilly, vintage horror, pop art and B-movie monsters. Expect a line-up of over 30 artists, DJs, VJs and performers. Cash & prizes for best costumes.
Buy tickets or more info The MONSTER BASH
31 Oct: Mr Horror’s Halloween Horror Show
Midnight to 07:00; Tuschinski, Reguliersbreestraat 26-34; €25 (discounts with Pathé Unlimited Cards)
All-night horror movie marathon screening Cherry Tree, The Hallow, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and Tales of Halloween. Costumes encouraged!
Tickets & details
1 Nov: Spooktacular Parade
09:45, Vondelpark, suggested donation €5 per family
Kids Halloween parade through the Vondelpark, organised by Amsterdam Mamas. All wheels – bikes, steps, buggies – are welcome! Meet North Gate (Leidseplein) or South Gate (Amstelveenseweg).
Get your gore fix and stay tuned via the Facespook page.