We need to accept that winter is here and here to stay for a while so we might as well enjoy it right? Okok, we are both more the sunny-30 degrees-palmtrees-beach-types, BUT we loooove the Christmas season and anything that has anything to do with it. Yep, we can already smell the glühwein, hot chocolade and see the flickering lights. We did a little research for you so you don’t have to. These are by far the best Amsterdam Christmas Events for this year!
Scandinavian Christmas Market
When? 1st & 2nd of December, Muiderkerk
Get into the Scandinavian spirit with this special market where you can knit and make decorations for “jul”: the wheel of time that spins the year into lighter days. The market is not complete without some real Scandinavian flavours (like cookies) of course! Facebook
Sissy Boy Christmas Market
When? 10th of December, Amstelveld
This is one of the winter markets we are looking forward to the most! Besides the usual Sissy-Boy fashion, interior and accessories, you can also enjoy glühwein, live music, nice food and of course many different stands with all your winter wannahaves! To find out which brands you can find at this years market, check the Facebook event.
Pure Winter Market at Amstel & Frankendael Park
When? 10th & 17th 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. These are the last Pure Market before heading into 2018 so grab your winter coat and check this one out.
Sunday Market Funky Christmas Edition
When? 10th of December, Westergas
Every 1st Sunday of the month you will find the Sunday Market at the Westergas area in Amsterdam. The Christmas edition is by far the best one because it get’s you right in the Christmas spirit!
Ruige Kerstmarkt 2017
When? 16th of December, Ruigoord
It´s that time of the year again..! Buckle up for two days X-mas shopping Ruigoord style 🙂 About 30 stands with handmade, art, fashion, lifestyle & spirituality, food, fire, glühwine, kids activities and who knows what else.. Partially indoor! And best of all, Entrance is free! Facebook.
Museum Market Christmas Edition
When? 17th of December, Museumsquare
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 Market at Floor 17
When? 16th & 17th of December
High up, on the rooftop of Floor 17, you will find this special and cozy Christmas Market.Chef Michiel van der Kroon will take care of the bites and funky Christmas tunes will be playing. Like last year, there will also be a curling track where visitors can try their best curling skills! Entrance is free! www.floor17.nl
When? 22nd – 23rd of December, Kromhouthal, Amsterdam North
A cozy indoor Christmas market that should not be ignored! Lot’s of cute stands only 5 euro entrance! The market has a variety of cool and hip brands on display. There will be music and theatre so great for kids and adults and a good excuse to head to the Northside! Amsterdamsche-kerstmarkt.nl
Christmas Winter Fair
When? 21st of Dec – 1st of Jan
This will be the largest Christmas Fair Amsterdam has seen so far. The Amsterdam Winter Parade exists of four winter ‘worlds’. For example, there will be a Wintersquare which will be the meeting place where cake and warm drinks can be enjoyed while walking across the Christmas market. There will be a large Dutch Fair with a 50 meters high ferris wheel and circus theater. Tickets will cost €7.50 for a day ticket and are available through the Website.
Christmas Market AmstelKartier
When? 21st of December, next to Waternet
One of the last Christmas Markets of the month so double the fun and reason to go there! It’s the 3rd edition and the the main reason it’s held on the 21st is because that’s the day that the sun reaches the most Southern and closest part to the earth what they call the winter solstice. From this day onward, the days will become longer and it’s time to celebrate this in Amsterdam with this traditional market! Facebook
Ice- Skating in Amsterdam
- ICE* Amsterdam, the most famous ice-skating ring in Amsterdam where you can take the perfect winter photo for your Instagram account!
- The Coolest Ice-Skating Ring, at the Olympisch Stadion will open at the 18th of January until the end of February.
- Jaap Eden Baan is the largest ice-skating ring in Amsterdam and will be open throughout the winter period.
When? 9th & 10th of December, Haarlem Center
This market has been voted as one of 5 best Christmas Markets in the Netherlands so it’s a must visit! On the main square you will find many stands with crafts, food, gifts and of course hot drinks. Besides the market, you can also stroll around Haarlem city and discover the many boutique shops and cafe’s. More info here.
Winter Village Amstelveen
When? Until 7th of January
Near the south of Amsterdam you will find Amstelveen where you can enjoy this Winter Village until the 7th of January. It has more than 60 market stalls for handcrafted gifts, where family and friends gather. www.wintervillageamstelveen.nl
Dickens Christmas Market, Muiden
When? 16th of December
Like the original Christmas tale began, this is what the inspiration is for this Christmas Market in Muiden this year. Go back in time and see Christmas Characters dressed up and the whole street will get a make-over. For more info and the dresscode check www.dickensinmuiden.nl
Enjoy Christmas this year in Amsterdam!