There are many Christmas attractions for people visiting the Netherlands this winter. December is known for the many Christmas markets throughout the country. We have selected the top 4 Christmas markets in the country for you!
Valkenburg – Christmas caves
When: through Sunday 29 December
Valkenburg is definitely the most unique Christmas market you will find. The town of Valkenburg has once again been transformed into the number one Christmas town in the Netherlands. What makes this Christmas destination so special are the renowned Christmas caves. No less than three marlstone quarry caves have been turned into a Christmas paradise during the cold month of December.
More information https://www.kerststadvalkenburg.nl/
Maastricht – Magical Maastricht on the Vrijthof
When: through 31 December
Throughout the month of December, you can visit “Magical Maastricht” on the Vrijthof. Take a romantic ride on the Ferris wheel, enjoy a few rounds of skating on the Christmas skating course, try the delicious traditional winter dishes all made with great local products and check out the lovely gift items and traditional crafts.
More information https://www.magischmaastrichtophetvrijthof.nl/nl
Dordrecht- The largest Christmas market in the country!
When: from Friday 13 December through Sunday 15 December
The largest Christmas market of the Netherlands is found in Dordrecht this year. This is the place to experience the ultimate Christmas ambiance. Thousands of lights decorate the streets which are also filled with the sounds of Christmas carolling. With over three hundred stands and pagodas throughout the entire centre, Dordrecht offers the premier Christmas market in the country.
More information https://kerstmarktdordrecht.nl/
Amsterdam – The Winter Paradise
When: from Saturday 21 December through Sunday 5 January
There is once again plenty to do in our nation’s capital this year. All visitors should certainly see the Amsterdam Winter Paradise. Enjoy a real winter wonderland with genuine snow, try cross-country skiing between the Christmas trees, speed curling with your friends on the ice or start a snowball fight with your friends and family. You can also come here to enjoy marshmallows roasting over an open fire and the nostalgic Christmas movie classics at the Christmas cinema.
More information https://www.hetamsterdamsewinterparadijs.nl/