The 2016 Amsterdam Halloween Festival will be held 20-31 October, serving 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 this year’s gore fest is Amsterdam Spook’s annual Halloween costume party DEAD SPACE.
The 2016 programme of Bloody Good events
5 & 12 Oct: Bare Bones shop event
19:00 to 20:30; Louis Wittenburg; Raadhuisstraat 16; pre-book only, free
Halloween experts will be on-hand with advice and tips & tricks to help you with your Halloween costume, makeup or accessories. After-hours event includes shop discounts and spooky treats.
20, 22 & 26 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. 20 & 22 Oct – SOLD OUT, 26 Oct some spots available.
More info: Drop Dead Gory or book online
24-31 Oct; Ripley’s Halloweek
Ripley’s, Believe it or Not!, Dam 25; tickets €18 & 22
Believe it – kids & big kids can celebrate Halloween all week long at Amsterdam’s most curious museum. Dia de los Muertos themed decor, face-painting, acts & artists, 5D horror movies and more. Plus, don’t miss a visit to the horror room.
29 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 DEAD SPACE Get ready with other Halloweeners & book your spot now!
Ripley’s Dia de los Muertos dinner & pre-party
20:00-midnight; Ripley’s, Believe it or Not!, Dam 25; tickets vary
Pre-party with dinner, acts, music, drinks and spooky treats! VIP option available – including party ticket and Limo transport to Dead Space!
29 Oct: A Room With A Boo
21:30-05:00; Hotel Arena, ‘s-Gravesandestraat 51; €239
Rest in peace this Halloween! Two full wings of the 4-star Hotel Arena are reserved just for us. Package includes hotel stay, bottle of bubblies, breakfast, 2 x DEAD SPACE party tickets & plenty of spooky extras.
More info: A Room With A Boo
29 Oct: Dead Space sci-fi Halloween costume party
Hotel Arena, ‘s-Gravesandestraat 51; pre-sale €26
Space cadets, aliens & galactic mutants unite! Amsterdam Spook’s infamous Halloween party goes SCI-FI this year. Expect an intergalactic line-up of 35 artists & DJs, very special guest cosplayers, killer decor, stellar costumes and a Halloween vibe that just can’t be beat. Cash & prizes for best costumes.
More info: DEAD SPACE
Buy party tickets
29 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 4 horror movies selected by Mr Horror himself. Costumes encouraged!
Tickets & details
30 Oct: I want Candy
10:00-11:30, Hard Rock Café, Max Euweplein 57-61; all-in ticket €15.95
Authentic Halloween kid’s party with trick or treating, games, face-painting and buffet breakfast.
31 Oct: Helter Skelter Halloween party
20:00-midnight, Hard Rock Café, Max Euweplein 57-61; all-in ticket €59
Rock out on All Hallow’s Eve! DJs, artists and a fun, costumed crowd. Party ticket includes dinner and unlimited beer & wine. Prizes for best costume!
Amsterdam Halloween discounts
Get your gore fix and stay tuned via the Facespook page.