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 absolutely 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 2022: December 14, 2022 – December 26, 2022.
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 2022: December 15, 2022 – January 1, 2023.
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 in 2022: December 3, 2022 – January 8, 2023.