Amsterdam event calendar for December

There’s so much happening in Amsterdam all year round. Find out what’s up in Amsterdam in the month December.
Check out the Amsterdam event calendar and enjoy!

Amsterdam Light Festival
Nov 28th – Jan 17th / All Day
The heart of Amsterdam will light up with beautiful light installations.
Kicking off this Saturday, our previous Queen Beatrix will open the 4th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. This years theme is friendship.

So take your best friend and enjoy classical music from accompanist Merlijn Twaalfhoven and more. The opening takes place in front of the National Opera & Ballet entrance.

Cool installations will light up Amsterdam. (source:

Badplaats Winter sessions at Volkshotel
When? 6th of December and onwards / 1pm – 5pm
What? Rooftop hot tubs with live music and drinks. Awesome.
Hidden at Volkshotel’s rooftop, there’s a very special place called Badplaats. This mini spa, including three hot tubs and a sauna, is usually only open to hotel guests. But this winter it’s open to anyone! Every first Sunday of the month, it’s time for an extra special Badplaats Winter Sessions including storytelling or live music. There will be blankets and Jameson Irish Whiskey will provide drinks to keep you warm. All you’ll have to do is bring your swim wear. Entrance is free!

(Source: Ramond van Mil)

The Detox Tour at Hortus Botanicus
When? Dec 13th from 1pm
What? Enjoy an afternoon of natural energy and nutrition with a tasting workshop and a healthy lifestyle.
The Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam is more than just a place to chill with the plants. See, learn, smell and taste during a tour about edible products from nature. You can then sit down at 14.30 at the workshop of food bloggers! They provide tips and tricks for a healthier lifestyle and you have the opportunity to ask questions. 

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More than plants at the Hortus Botanicus this Month!

Xmas Market À Là x House of Sakk
When? Dec 13th / 11am – 7pm
What? The 2 brands join hands and organize their first ever Christmas Market at Pistache in Amsterdam
Enjoy delicious snacks and drinks with the best fashion, interior, art, jewelry and accessory brands. Just in time for Christmas!

Check the Facebook Event for more info

Local Goods Market Christmas Edition
When? Dec 19th & 20th 12pm – 17.30
What? Local brands and products in Amsterdam
Fashion brands, amazing food, furniture and more. Expect the usual suspects and new faces at this Christmas edition.

I love the fact that only local brands participate. You’ll be surprised on how many cool and new idea’s there are!

Get your local goods at the Hallen in Amsterdam. (source: De Hallen)

Not in Amsterdam, but too good to ignore:

Allerhande Christmasfestival in Utrecht
When? Dec 11th – 13th 10am – 10pm
What? The most popular supermarket in the Netherlands is hosting a Christmas Festival
For three days long there will be a feast of inspiration about food & drink at the railway museum in Utrecht. From starter to dessert, from drinks to breakfast. There are cooking workshops and live music, an inviting ice skating ring with winter delights, and there are all sorts of fun activities for children.

Source Allerhande

We will update this calendar whenever needed so keep an eye out!

Happy Holidays!


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