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Holiday season in Amsterdam

The Dutch really know how to make the most of the holiday season... starting with Sinterklaas; a Dutch tradition complete with pepernoten and parades!

Christmas, Sinterklaas, markets and more

Christmas Day is celebrated with good food and family fun; and in between the city sparkles with bright lights, fun markets, great parties, snowy scenery and festive good cheer! The holiday season is a wonderful time to be in Amsterdam, so get out and enjoy the fun.

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The festive season in Amsterdam

Sinterklaas

Although he looks a bit like Father Christmas or Santa Claus, ‘Sinterklaas’ (Saint Nicholas) is a very Dutch character loved by children and adults al...

Christmas markets

The nights may be long and dark in winter, but you can always brighten up any day with a visit to a Christmas market in Amsterdam.

Holiday season top 12

This holiday season there's no shortage of festive events going on in Amsterdam. Christmas markets, winter festivals, classical concerts, ice skating,...

Classical Christmas

This holiday season in Amsterdam get into the festive spirit with classical music from some of Europe's finest musicians. From the hallowed halls of c...

Christmas tree on Dam Square

A majestic Christmas tree returns to Amsterdam this year to take its traditional place towering above Dam Square in the city centre. The lights on the...

Winter in Amsterdam

Amsterdam comes into its own in the winter months with a festive atmosphere, cosy pubs and plenty of events to enjoy as the nights draw in. Check out ...