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Magical Maastricht Christmas Market 2023

The city of Maastricht is famous for its beautiful Christmas market and holiday lights

Magical Maastricht Christmas Market
Magical Maastricht Christmas Market
Magical Maastricht Christmas Market
Magical Maastricht Christmas Market
A vintage carousel at the Magical Maastricht Christmas Market
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Many​ stalls with all things Christmasy and numerous entertainment options, such as a Ferris wheel and ice skating—everything makes Maastricht market your Christmas holiday destination in Holland. The cozy streets are inviting, and the warm cafes radiate a kind atmosphere. What could be better?

The Maastricht Christmas Market is annually held at Vrijthof square from the end of November till the New Year. You can snack on bratwurst and glühwein and find all your Christmas presents at its numerous stalls and then continue shopping at the beautiful Jekerkwartier area. Maastricht Christmas Market is one of the top Christmas markets in the Netherlands.

The illuminated Ferris wheel will provide you with the stunning panorama of festive Vrijthof. The market features a beautiful outdoor ice rink that looks especially romantic at night. Listen to some Christmas-themed music as you glide through the rink or watch the skaters sipping a warm beverage at the cafe near the rink. Try some reibekuchen or poffertjes. Or add Schrobbelèr liqueur to your coffee for a true Maastricht Christmas Market experience. After spending some time outside, you can warm up in the idyllic alpine-inspired chalet or check out the beautiful Saint Servatius Basilica nearby to get into the Christmas spirit and experience its peace and tranquility.

Magical light routes aspire to be extra special. Maastricht has provided wider space for everyone, so you can take more time to discover the city and its holiday decorations at your own pace. From late November to the last week of December, the holiday lights routes will take festive walkers to the most impressive spots in the city. Landmarks will be adorned with Christmas lights, and all you have to do is to follow the illuminations.

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin