Halloween in Amsterdam 2012
We’ve already written about Halloween celebrations in Paris, New York, Madrid, London and Barcelona, so let’s not leave Amsterdam out! Although Halloween in Amsterdam has only recently begun to be celebrated, it’s really taking off. In the last few years, more and more different places have participated in Halloween activities, which, naturally, has lead to some fun and frightening festivities.
So that you know where to go for the most frightening events, here’s a list of suggestions for things to during Halloween 2012 in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Halloween Parade 2012
We start with the Fox Amsterdam Halloween Parade 2012 – a route which goes through the centre of Amsterdam, and marks the end of the world. In 2011, a successful zombie walk was held, and this year, the parade looks set to be a hit. You can sign up to participate, and keep your eye on who’s taking part, via the official Facebook page of the event. In addition, cars are also welcome at this event, although they seem to have all been maimed or rebuilt (see the picture on the left for an example and the official website for conditions). Where and when: Sat. October 27th. Sets off at 8 pm on from NZlijn Rokin Station (underground construction site). How much: it’s free to join, but you have to make sure you look frightening!
The End is Near Party in Westerunie
In addition to the parade there will be a spectacular celebration on offer. The “End is Near Party” is a tribute to the end of the world, and gruesome party. The event takes place in factory-complex-turned-club-venue Westerunie, and has three different rooms. The party starts immediately after the parade procession arrives at Westerunie (around 10 pm). And the closing time? When the world ends! (Some say this may be around 7.30 am 😉 ). Where: Klonne plein 4-6. When: Saturday, October 27th, 10 pm onwards. How much: tickets for this gory occasion cost € 24.50 and can be purchased through the official website.
Also taking place on the 27th October will be the terrifying “Dead Famous” party, held in the magnificent Odeon Theater in Amsterdam. Taking their inspiration from “the horror that is fame”, expect a frighteningly good night! Costumes are obligatory, and creativity highly encouraged and even rewarded with cash prizes. Where: Singel 460. When: Sat 27th October, from 22:00 to 07:00. How much: tickets are already on sale and cost €22 + €1.40 service charge.
Do you have any suggestions for a scary Halloween 2012 in Amsterdam? Let us know about them!
Sebastian – Marketing Team