Christmas markets in Amsterdam

Christmas markets in Amsterdam

Traveling to Belgium and Germany for Christmas markets? Not necessary! In this article we exhibit the best Christmas markets in Amsterdam! Read further for our top 5 Christmans markets in Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam Winter Paradise – Rai

At the end of the year, the RAI in Amsterdam is all about the winter during The Amsterdam Winter Paradise. You can go there daily from 10AM for winter fun. More of a evening person? You can go there until 1AM! You can count on a lot of real snow and you have a lot of fun on the tube track in the Snow Paradise. At this winter paradise, besides the ice fun, you can also: roast your marshmallows in the crackling wood fire, sing along with your favorite Christmas hits at the karaoke bar and drink a beer or mulled wine and eat a snack at the food market. For the full list of activities you can visit their website here!

Practical information
Location: Europaplein 2-22. Can be reach both by car or public transport: metro 50 or 51, tram 4 or city bus 62.
Date & time: December 21 through January 5. Daily from 10AM until 1AM.
Access: Do you want to experience all activities? Then buy a regular ticket online for € 14.50. Children up to 1 year are free. Do you want to see what you are going to do on the spot, do you want to go along as “guidance” or do you just want to build a party? Then buy an “entrance-only ticket” for € 5.

Pure Winter Markt Amsterdam 2019

Do you think sustainability is important, do you like pure and traditional products? Then the “Pure Winter Market” in Amstelpark and Park Frankendael in Amsterdam is the place to be for you. Taste and buy special products and look for sustainable gifts for your loved ones that will last a long time.

Location: Amstelpark and Park Frankendael in Amsterdam.
Date & time: Sunday December 15 at Amstelpark and Sunday December 22 at Frankendael Park in Amsterdam from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
Acces: Free access.

Funky Xmas Market Amsterdam 2019

Every Sunday, this market is the place to be where designers, artists and creatives show themselves to the public in Amsterdam. The idea of this market is inspired by the London markets such as Camden, Portobello and Spitalfield. On the Sunday Market you will find a selection of designs in the field of product design, interior design, ceramics, fashion, vintage, jewelry, accessories, affordable art, illustrations and organic products. Sunday, December 15, 2019, the Sunday Market is all about the Funky Xmas Market in the Westergasfabriek.
Location: Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam.
Opening hours: From 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Date & time: Sunday December 15, 2019.
Acces: Free access.

Ice Amsterdam Museumplein 2019

Ice Amsterdam is the winter vent on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. From November 16, 2019 to February 2, 2020, ICE Amsterdam organizes a complete Amsterdam Ice Village on Museumplein. You can skate on the ice rink with a view of the Rijksmuseum and stroll in search of a beautiful gift among the winter chalets. Totally nice, the entrance is free.

Location: Museumplein in Amsterdam opposite Cobra Café on the Leemveld.
Date & time: November 16, 2019 through February 2, 2020. Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 9 pm.
Access: Market has free access, tickets for ice skating can be purchased at the box office, but it is smarter to buy tickets online. Then you don’t have to stand in line.

Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt

The Amsterdam Christmas Market is the place where you can celebrate the holidays with friends, family or colleagues. Here you can do original Christmas shopping, treat yourself with local delicacies, mulled wine, hot chocolate, culinary snacks, specialty beers and good wines. Also this is the place to be where you can enjoy (live) music, films, art and culture. There is an ice rink and you can play games with the kids… and last but not least: Christmas karaoke. Dance until the early hours!
Location: Westergas
Date: 20 (from 4PM until 11PM), 21-23 December 2019 (from 12PM until 11PM).
Acces: Free

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Alison Bakker

Hello, I’m Alison and I love my city. I’ve always believed Amsterdam has so much more to offer than what the guidebooks tell you. But as a visitor, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the highlights and miss out on having an authentic Amsterdam experience. That’s why I’m passionate about showing you my city from a truly local perspective.

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