Christmas Market 2017–
Every year in December there is traditionally a big Christmas tree on the Dam square. This 20-meter high tree stands in front of the Royal Palace and is decorated with 40,000 energy-efficient LED lights. Together with the beautifully illuminated Bijenkorf they form the symbol of all festive activities organized in the month of December in Amsterdam.
The greatest place to skate a few laps, come to the ice rink at the Museumplein. The smoothest ice rink will be in front of the beautiful Rijksmuseum again, surrounded by cozy stalls with wintry refreshments.
Also this year it's enjoy the beautiful Leidseplein. The ice rink will be setup in winter atmosphere again, just like every year. With the surrounding restaurants, the fresh oliebollen (a variety of dumpling), waffle and sausage stalls and of course the beautiful appearance of the Leidseplein itself which make this place the perfect winter experience. Winter Plaza on Leidseplein guarantees an unforgettable Dutch winter experience!
In December there are Christmas trees in all shapes and sizes for sale on the flower market. For the ultimate Christmas feeling there's Christmas Palace, Amsterdam's unique shop where the 365 days of the year is Christmas. Here you score easily a nice gift for under the tree.
Museumplein - Ice Village
On the Museumplein it is the Winter Market that sets up camp here during the winter months. Immerse yourself in the true Christmas spirit with many twinkling lights, festive music, gifts and treats. Open daily at 12:00 from December 20 to December 30, 2017.
Sip on mulled wine and strolls along the various booths to look for the perfect present for under the tree. Experience Christmas in this magical mini village, and indulge in a delicious 'oliebol'!