Ice Skating in Amsterdam 2023–
A winter holiday in Amsterdam isn't complete without ice skating. There are numerous options, and here are some of the best skating spots in the city.
Below, you'll find the top places to skate during your Amsterdam winter holiday.
Skating on the Canals
It's a fairytale-like experience to skate on the Amsterdam canals, although it's not possible every year. For reliable ice, temperatures must remain significantly below freezing for at least four consecutive days. If conditions are favourable, shipping is halted on some canals. Let's hope it happens this year.
Ice Rink at Museum Square
Ice*Amsterdam is located at Museum Square, directly opposite the renowned Rijksmuseum. This annual ice rink is fully dressed up in winter style, complete with Christmas trees, festive lights, and even a miniature version of the Skinny Bridge. If skating isn't your thing, you can also find food and drinks there. Additionally, there's a Christmas market in the week leading up to Christmas.
- When: Saturday 11 November 2023 to Sunday 4 February 2024
- Tickets: from €19.50
- Where: Museum Square;
- Website: Ice*Amsterdam
Winter Fun at the RAI
The Winter Wonderland at the RAI is more than just an ice rink; it's a winter theme park for all ages. You can skate, but also enjoy snow slides, après-ski, a Ferris wheel, a cinema, and much more. A special winter experience is guaranteed.
- When: Thursday 14 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024
- Tickets: from €24.50
- Where: RAI, Europaplein 1
- Website: Amsterdam Winter Wonderland
Ice Fun at Rembrandt Square
The well-known Rembrandt Square hosts an annual winter ice rink, atmospherically lit and adorned with artificial snow and decorative lighting. Food and drink are readily available thanks to nearby eating and drinking establishments. Freshly baked doughnuts and other winter treats complete the experience.
Jaap Eden Ice Rink
The Jaap Eden ice rink is an icon among Amsterdam's rinks and attracts both local residents and tourists. When this ice rink opened its doors in 1961, it was one of the first in the world to feature a 400-metre track. If you're a skating enthusiast, you shouldn't miss this spot.
- When: Saturday 21 October 2023 to Sunday 24 March 2024.
- Where: Radioweg 64;
- Website: www.jaapeden.nl