Best time to go to Amsterdam

Christmas Markets 2018

Dive into the Christmasy atmosphere with hot chocolate and ice skating in the city centre

Christmas Markets in Amsterdam 2019 - Best Time
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Every year, the Museumplein in Amsterdam transforms into a winter wonderland for holiday season. Ice*Amsterdam becomes a great spot to do Christmas shopping, have a cup of hot chocolate or glühwein with the picturesque Rijksmuseum in the background, and visit an ice rink with the Magere Brug replica. Indulge in traditional delicacies as well as juicy hamburgers, fresh sandwiches, and warm waffles by a fireplace. Ice*Village will set you in the right mood for the holidays!

Christmas Markets in Amsterdam - Best Season 2019
Best time for Christmas Markets in Amsterdam 2019

The market features dozens of vendors and craft displays. With amazing Christmas lights, Ice*Amsterdam Market is perfect for an evening stroll.

Best time to see Christmas Markets in Amsterdam 2019
Best time for Christmas Markets 2019

There are lots of other Christmas-themed locations around the city. Don't miss the brightly-illuminated Christmas tree on Dam Square. The Red Light District puts Christmas lights everywhere as well as some other areas and squares in Amsterdam.

Best time to see Christmas Markets 2019

To see a hip version of a traditional fair, head to Funky Xmas Market in Westergasfabriek with lots of creative work by local artists, fashion designers, and makers.

Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt is located inside the industrial warehouse in Kromhouthal, Amsterdam Noord. It features live music and a special programme for kids. Kerstmarkt Natuurpark is located in 30-minutes from Amsterdam. There is a brea​d-baking workshop and other fun activities for kids.