Best Christmas Markets in Amsterdam


One of the things that really get us in the Christmas Spirit is the markets in the month of December. You don’t have to look far to find some of the best Christmas Markets in Amsterdam.  Here are 11 amazing Christmas Markets located in Amsterdam that you should definitely visit this winter! (plus a few bonuses!)

Het Amsterdamse Winterterras

When? 3rd of Nov – 4th of Dec, Westergas terrein
Gluhwein, food, gifts, and all the things you are looking for at a Christmas Market in Amsterdam. Winter is slowly setting in. Five weeks of enjoying good food, good drinks, fine programming, and cozy dances together with the nicest terraces and the coziest atmospheres from Amsterdam. Although we will miss summer, we also can’t wait for the coziness winter has to offer. 

Het Amsterdamse Winterparadijs

When? 15th – 31st Dec, RAI Amsterdam
Like last year, this massive winter wonderland will be open during December at the RAI in Amsterdam. This year it will be even bigger! There will be an ice-skating ring in and outside, music performances from Lil Kleine, Maan, Xander & friends, food, tube sliding, kids activities and everything to get you into the Christmas spirit. Tickets cost €5 euro, or €17,50 when you include activities. More info about this Christmas Festival here.

Christmas Festival Amsterdam

Winterpark Christmas Market

When? 11th of December, Noordermarkt
Come to the Noorderpark on Sunday 8 December for the most fun Christmas market! You can enjoy up to 60 neighbourhood stalls and delicacies, games, music, an ice rink, photo album, baking cookies and a real Christmas clothing exchange boutique. Winterpark Christmas Market has a social approach, all stalls are filled with homemade or collected items.

Museum Market Christmas Edition

When? 10th of Dec 12pm – 6pm at Museumsquare
The Museumsquare in Amsterdam will be transformed with stylish Christmas 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.

Christmas Market at De Hallen

When? 11th of December, De Hallen
The Christmas specials of the market where it all began for Sisters James and us. If you’re stuck for Christmas gifts for friends and family, look no further. This market is jam-packed full of beautifully crafted local Amsterdam products. 

Funky X-Mas Market (Sunday Market)

When? 18th of December 12- 6pm, Westergasterrein
THE place for your funky Xmas presents! For the 10th year running you will find lots of beautiful stands full of original creations. Of course there is great food & drink (mulled wine), live music and more!

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 2020 so grab your winter coat and check this one out.

Also worth visiting:

Curling at Floor 17

Get into the winter spirit and get to Floor 17 this winter. Since the success of curling, with a view of the whole city, they are bringing it back to the rooftop. Games can be booked per group by sending an email to Games can be played in combination with hot drinks.

Floor 17 ice skating

Ice Village, Museumsquare

When?  13th of December until the 26nd of December
From December 17th – 30th, Amsterdam hosts 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. As usual, there will also be an ice-skating ring from the 11th of November!

Haarlem Christmas Market

When? 9th & 11th of December in Haarlem
Not in Amsterdam, but only 15 minutes away and so worth visiting! The main square and streets are filled with more than 300 Christmas stalls, food, wine, lights and music. Bring the whole family and go shopping. 

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.

Check out the best ice-skating spots in the Netherlands!

Winter Village Amstelveen

When? 3rd of Dec – 8th of Jan
Near the south of Amsterdam you will find Amstelveen where you can enjoy this Winter Village until the 8th of January. It has more than 60 market stalls for handcrafted gifts, where family and friends gather. 

TBC | 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. 

Enjoy Christmas this year in Amsterdam! Which Christmas Markets in Amsterdam are you visiting?


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  • Dionne
    Posted at 12:14h, 05 December Reply

    Jaaa! De sissy boy market is mijn favoriet. Zo’n leuke winkel en vorige was de kerstmarkt ook echt een aanrader!

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