December 14, 2016 Wander-lust

6 Cool Christmas Markets in Amsterdam this month

It’s Christmaaaaaaaaas! (ok, not quite, but almost!) It’s the first time in three years that I’m celebrating Christmas at home in Amsterdam. Last year I was in the Philippines and the years before that I was in Germany (in the black forest) where my sister lives. All very nice, but there is no place like home. I even have a Christmas Tree in my livingroom! One of the things that really makes me get the Christmas Spirit are the markets in the month December. You don’t have to look far to find some of the best Christmas Markets in my hometown. Here are 6 amazing Christmas Markets in Amsterdam you should visit this month!

Christmas Market at Floor 17
When? 17th & 18th of December
Get into the winter spirit and get your skates on! The rooftop of the Ramada Hotel in Amsterdam West is hosting this wonderful ice-skating ring where you can enjoy the view whilst sipping on hot chocolate and curry sausages. Check out the small Christmas Market on the 17th & 18th of December!

Floor 17 ice skating

Pure Wintermarket at Frankendael Park
When?  18th of December
Go here for your organic and fairtrade Christmas products. Local produce and goods make this one of the nicest Christmas Markets in Amsterdam and one of a kind. It’s the last Pure Market before heading into 2017 so grab your winter coat and check this one out. Info

Christmas Ice Village, Museumsquare
When?  17th – 30th of December
From December 17th – 30th, Amsterdam organizes the magical and tasty Ice Village Amsterdam at the Museumplein. A true adventure of warm winter chalets who offer you a variety of lifestyle, fashion, Christmas gifts, live entertainment and delicious food. Info


Neighbour Food Market
When?  17th – 18th of December
During the Christmas weekend of the NeighbourFood Market there is plenty of choice. This year the theme is Christmas and Kitsch. Get great ‘good food’ for the holidays or just wander through the stalls full of curios and trinkets. There is also a children’s program, which includes workshops and performances by singer-songwriters. BLEND market is also participating so it’s going to be a fun one! Saturday is until 8pm and Sunday until 6pm. Entrance is free as usual. Info

Museum Market Christmas Edition, MuseumSquare
When?  18th of December
Every third Sunday of the Month, the Museumplein will be filled with stylish stands full of design. In between the main museums around the pond you can meet the (Dutch) designers yourself, shop for their products and enjoy the great food and atmosphere. Info

Christmas Markets in Amsterdam

Roest Christmas Market, Roest
When? 18th of December
In Amsterdam East, you will find Roest. An industrial area which is great during summer but also very creative in the winter time! There are many brands selling goods, there is enough for the kids and there is food and music of course! Free entrance. Info

Also worth visiting:

Ice Sculpture Festival
When? 10th of December – 5th of February, Arena Park
From an icy Elvis to disco music inspired sculptures, you can see it at the Ice Sculpture Festival in Amsterdam this year. Tickets are €16,50,-

Ice Sculpture Festival


Which ones are you visiting?




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