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What to see in Amsterdam in autumn

So if you are considering going on some river cruises in Europe this autumn, then why not head to Amsterdam, which has got some great events planned. Take a look at this events guide to find out what’s on.


Before we start the guide, you might be asking why you should visit Amsterdam in the autumn in particular? Well, whilst the city's majestic canals are of course always there, in autumn you get the added bonus of seeing all the wonderful colours of the leaves on the trees which line the famous canals. Not only that, but the city also has an array of autumn events taking place; here is a guide to some of them.


Hermitage Amsterdam


Hermitage Amsterdam, which is open until February 2014, is based in an old 1680s building and is offering the public a glimpse of some treasures that are on loan from the Hermitage palace in St Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition includes the work of three renowned French artists: Gauguin, Bonnard and Denis. To find out more, click here.


Van Gogh Museum


Until January 12 2014, the Van Gogh Museum, which is home to more of the famous artists’ paintings than anywhere else in the world, will be showcasing the Van Gogh at work exhibition. This anniversary exhibition shows how, in just ten years, Van Gogh developed into a world-renowned artist. The collection includes more than 200 pieces of his artwork. For more information about the collection, click here.


Bokbier Festival


On October 25-27 Amsterdam is once again playing host to its well-liked annual beer festival. The event is being held at the Beurs van Berlage building in the centre of Amsterdam and will offer visitors the opportunity to taste around 50 different types of beer. If that does not interest you, then the music concert that runs alongside the festival certainly will. To find out more about the Netherlands' largest beer festival, click here.


If you want to make the most of your trip to Amsterdam and are a bit of a river cruise fanatic, don't forget that you can stop off here whilst exploring other European waterways too. This means that your trip to the Dutch capital can also be part of a wider exploration on one of our diverse Moselle or Rhine river cruises


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