Christmas markets 2024

Are you coming to Amsterdam in December? Would you like to know if there are any Christmas markets worth visiting in Amsterdam? We might not give you an answer you will like, but it will at least be an answer!

Have you ever been to the Christmas markets in cities such as Nürnberg, Prague, Vienna, or Budapest? They are fantastic and they come with an amazing atmosphere. What’s up in Amsterdam?

You might not find Christmas markets as beautiful as the ones referred to above, but there are still several opportunities for those who want to experience Christmas markets while in Amsterdam.

The most famous Christmas markets in Amsterdam

Here we will share a few words about the most famous Christmas markets in Amsterdam.

Christmas market by Rijksmuseum (Museumplein)

This is a fantastic Christmas market at a very central location in Amsterdam. Here you will find a giant ice skating rink, and more than 45 stalls where you can buy nice Christmas presents and souvenirs, and also eat and drink and have a wonderful time.

Dates in 2024: not announced yet, but they will probably be quite similar to the dates in 2023.

  • Dates in 2023: December 13, 2023 – December 26, 2023.

Would you like to live in a hotel near the most famous Christmas market in Amsterdam? Below you can see a map showing the Museumplein with its Christmas market and museums, including nearby hotels and apartments with price estimations.


It is quite ideal to live near Museumplein if you come to discover the city of Amsterdam for a few days. It is easy to travel to Amsterdam Centraal and other important locations using public transportation, but it is even better if you walk by foot or using a bike!

Winter Paradise by RAI Amsterdam

Winter Paradise is the name of yet another fantastic Christmas market in Amsterdam. Here you are guaranteed snow and a fantastic Christmas atmosphere. Be aware of the fact that this market has an entrance fee which costs more than 22 Euro for a full-day ticket and 13 Euro for an evening ticket. There is an indoor and outdoor ice skating rink available, a huge Ferris wheel, restaurants, and lots of concerts.

The Christmas market opens around 9.00 every morning.

Dates in 2024: not announced yet, but look at the dates for 2023 to get some hints as to when it will open and close.

  • Dates in 2023: December 14, 2023 – December, 2023.

You can find more information and buy tickets for the market at

This event is located a little bit further away from the city center of Amsterdam, but it is very easy to get here if you use public transportation or if you like walking on foot.

Winter Village Amstelveen

This market is even further away from the city center of Amsterdam, but once again, a great place to visit if you want to experience something similar to a Christmas market while in Amsterdam. Once again the main focus is on the ice skating rink, but you will also find stalls where you can buy food and drinks, some souvenirs, and Christmas effects.

This is an area frequently visited by the locals, so here you will meet way more locals than tourists.

Dates for this Christmas market in 2024: No dates are published yet, but we will publish them here as soon as we know something for sure!

  • Dates in 2023: December 2, 2023 – January 7, 2024.

Do you have any favorite Christmas market in Amsterdam or elsewhere in the Netherlands that you would like to write about? Please write a comment below and let us hear from you. If you have comments or questions about the Christmas market, write below and we will do our best to help you if you ask a question we are capable of answering!


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