4 x Magical Christmas markets in and close to Amsterdam 2018
Only 14 days until the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas! Our capital has already changed into Christmas-mode. And we have a lot of lovely Christmas markets coming. In Dutch we would say: '’we can’t see the forest anymore, because of the trees’’ Simply means: ‘’Omg, so many Christmas markets, where should I go?’’ Well, no worries. Tours & Tickets comes to the rescue. Grab a blanket, your favorite cup of hot chocolate and read on!
#1. Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt
This Christmas market is ideal for when it’s raining (or freezing cold). And you know why? Well, the Christmas market is inside an industrial Warehouse in Amsterdam-Noord. You can go to Amsterdam-Noord quickly by taking the ferry at Amsterdam Central station. Once arrived, you can choose between a lot of Christmas gifts. After doing some Christmas shopping, it’s time to relax with a glass of wine and some live music. Could it be any more perfect?
The Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt is open on 22 December from 3 PM – 1 AM and on 24 December from 12 PM – 1 AM.
#2. Ice*Village Amsterdam
At Ice*Village Amsterdam you can combine two fantastic activities during Christmas: ice skating and Christmas shopping. And the location of the Ice*Village is just perfect! You can find the Christmas market in the city center, at Museum Square. The Ice*Village is one of the most magical Christmas markets in Amsterdam!
Open from 14 till 26 December 2018.
#3. Amsterdam Winter Paradise
If you want to combine the Christmas markets from number 1 and 2, then the Amsterdam Winter Paradise is the best option for you! This Christmas market can be found in the RAI and is partly inside and outside. Here, you can show your skating skills on the ice-skating rinks, do your Christmas shopping or enjoy the view over the city of Amsterdam from the giant Ferris wheel. And if that doesn’t let your Christmas heart beat a little faster, then the following will: there is REAL snow! Time for a classic snowball fight 😉.
Open from 21 till 30 December 2018.
#4. Haarlem Christmas Market
Alright, this one is not in Amsterdam, but Haarlem is just a 15-minutes-by-train drive away from Amsterdam. And trust us, it’s worth the ride. The Christmas market in Haarlem is one of the largest in the Netherlands. Here you can choose between hundreds of market stalls (no doubt, you will find the perfect Christmas gift here), smell the scent of holiday treats and hear the sound of Christmas songs. It will make it hard ever to want to go home.
Of course, there are many more magical Christmas Markets in the Netherlands. However, if you’re staying in Amsterdam, these Christmas markets are the closest and nicest to find!
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