Christmas markets in Amsterdam

Ranging from pop-up events to regular Sunday markets and stalls lining the main tourist strip near Central Station, Amsterdam hosts a wide selection of smaller festive market activities every year. Check out I amsterdam’s selection of this year’s seasonal crop:


City centre festive shopping

Located at either end of the Leidsestraat, both Leidseplein and Koningsplein are home to various festive market stalls. The ice rink and food stands will be at Leidseplein until 5 January 2014. Amsterdam’s neighbourhood markets run throughout the seaosn and are a good bet for seasonal gifts and snacks.

Outside Amsterdam

One of the largest Christmas market events in the Netherlands is Christmas at Castle Keukenhof. Held from 11 to 15 December 2013, it’s a magical experience that will leave you fully prepared for the ultimate Christmas. Over in Lelystad, the Bataviawerf also get in the spirit with their Winter Evening on 13 December.

For those seeking an authentic Weihnachtsmarkt atmosphere without having to cross over into Germany, Limburg is home to a number of large Christmas markets, most notably in Maastrichtand Valkenburg.

About Marcos Kosma

Working as Porter at the Intercontinental Amstel Amsterdam and photographer.
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One Response to Christmas markets in Amsterdam


    Thanks Marcos.
    As always, I enjoy all the fun and interesting events Amsterdam has to offer.
    There’s no city like cozy Amsterdam in the world. No wonder so many people like to live there!

    I like to close this little comment

    Thanks Marcos,
    As always I like to thank you for all the fun and interesting events that are happening in this
    cozy city, called Amsterdam. There is no other city like it in the world!!

    Wishing you, and your loved ones a very merry Christmas, and a happy & healthy 2014.
    Warm regards,
    Willy PS. Please tell my wonderful cousin Aad I said Hi.

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