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Your boss called… It’s time to get back to work! But before you have your daily routine back -working, cooking, taking care of the kids and so on - you must enjoy your last weekend of holidays. In this article you’ll find all the things to do in September to make your Summer last a little bit longer!

Dive into the canals

When you think of Summer, you think of sunbathing and swimming right? What if you could swim in the canals of Amsterdam, you would definitely remember that! Every year in the beginning of September (around the 2nd of September) a swimming course is organized in the city center. You can participate or sponsor swimmers. This course is held to raise money for ALS charity to support research for motor neurone disease. Dive into the water of Amsterdam to enjoy a Summer feeling but also to do good! Find more information on the website:


The course takes place at the Marine Etablissement of Amsterdam: Kattenburgerstraat, 1018 JA in Amsterdam.  

Open Monuments Day

On the 8th and 9th of September, there's Open Monuments Day in Amsterdam. Monumental buildings and private homes will open their doors to the public and all free of charge. If you are passionate about design and architecture, it’s going to be a wonderful experience!


This event takes place all around the city. Find out more here: 

Run around Amsterdam

During Spring people are trying everything to become Summer ready ;-) But, Summer is all about glasses of wine with friends, aperitifs and ice-cream… Your Summer body won’t last until September! Want to maintain that Summer body? The Dam tot Damloop (22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018) is a running course from Amsterdam to Zaandam. Even though you don’t like to run you can still participate and ride your bike instead. You’ll get back to work in good shape!

You’ll find every information here: 

Have drinks on a terrace

Autumn is coming faster than you think! Enjoy the last sunrays of Summer while drinking at a terrace. This is clearly the best way to end the Summer season! 


There is plenty of good spots around the city. One of our favorite is close to the hotel, this bar is called Van Zuylen. You’ll find it on the Torensluis bridge. 

Beach movie night

The West Beach Filmfestival will take place from the 13th to the 23rd of September. It’s a free outdoor cinema close to the water. Classic movies or recent one, you’ll find the perfect one to watch! Grab some bites from a food truck and enjoy the movie. 


Address: Noordzijde 41, 1064 GV Amsterdam