We spend Christmas and New Year's Eve in Amsterdam. Are the shops, museums, attractions and restaurants in Amsterdam open on Christmas Eve (24 Dec.), Christmas Day (25 Dec.), New Year's Eve (31 Dec.) and New Year's Day (1 Jan.)?
Amsterdam during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve
Most shops, attractions and museums are closed on Christmas Day (25 Dec.) and on New Year's Day (1 Jan.). On other Christmas vacation days they are open during regular opening hours (which can be found on the individual websites).
Most restaurants in Amsterdam are open on Christmas Eve (24 Dec.) and Christmas Day (25 Dec.) but a reservation is often necessary. Several restaurants are also open on New Year's Eve (31 Dec.) and New Year's Day (1 Jan.), but some of them are closed. Unfortunately, we do not have a list of restaurants in Amsterdam that are open during the Christmas holiday.