Jingle all the way to Haarlem
Your festive adventure begins in the city of Haarlem, where the historic canals and old world charm bring something extra special to the season. The Haarlem Christmas Market delights visitors of all ages with its traditional take on a Christmas market. Indulge in festive sweets, stock up on handmade goodies, and shop to the soundtrack of a live choir. It takes place on the weekend of 10 and 11 December 2016.
Haarlem Christmas Market, Haarlem
Oh come all ye faithful to the Winterfair
Prepare your one-horse sleigh, Christmas is about to get all the more enchanting. The pretty streets of Alkmaar's historic Oudestad are transformed into a treasure trove of glittering ornaments, fairy lights and handcrafted gifts for the hard to impress. As if you needed any more convincing, live performances, festive tunes and irresistible foodie treats make it a very merry day out. Winterfair Christmas Market takes place on 11 December 2016.
Winterfair Christmas Market, Alkmaar
Walk in a winter wonderland
The outdoor market in Kerstmarkt Natuurpark would fill the Grinch with Christmas joy. The market takes place in a pretty rural setting, and specialises is traditionally Dutch gifts and goodies. With a live nativity, crackling fire pits and a festive trail through the park, the special season doesn’t get more 'gezellig' than this. Join in the fun on 17 December 2016.
Kerstmarkt Natuurpark, Lelystad
All is calm, all is bright in Alkmaar
Christmas traditions of the past are brought back to life for one weekend at Midwinterfeest Graft-Der Rijp, in Alkmaar. This nostalgic celebration turns back the clock to the year 1900 – complete with townspeople dressed in historic costume. The market is filled with everything from handmade wooden toys to paintings, decorations and traditional Dutch treats. Take part in the festivities on 11 and 12 December 2016.
Midwinterfeest Graft-Der Rijp, Alkmaar
Rockin’ around the Christmas Fair
The Christmas Castle Fair gives you the chance to explore the magnificent grounds and gardens of Slot Assumburg. The fairytale setting, combined with live performances and gourmet food stalls makes Christmas shopping a pleasure. It takes place from 8 until 10 December 2016.
Christmas Castle Fair, Heemskerk