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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 I amsterdam's tips for what to do when temperatures drop in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam winter highlights

What's on this winter

December

Browse I amsterdam's December highlights for an idea of the seasonal festivals, Christmas performances and other holiday season events in store throug...

January

Browse I amsterdam's January highlights for an idea of the festivals, performances and other special events in store throughout the month.

February

Browse I amsterdam's February highlights for an idea of the festivals, performances and other special events in store throughout the month.

Eat, drink and be merry in Amsterdam

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!...

Top 10 winter food spots

Indulging in rich, hot, comforting food is one of the best things about the cold season, and so is snuggling up for hours in cosy restaurants and pubs...

Top 10 rainy day activities

Don’t let rain stop play on your trip to Amsterdam. Here’s our selection of the city’s best indoor attractions and activities guaranteed to keep you h...

Ice skating

When the temperatures dip, the Dutch start dreaming of another frozen winter and the prospect of ice skating outdoors. Weather forecasts are watched e...

Explore Amsterdam by season

Spring in Amsterdam

Find the best events and things to do in Amsterdam during the spring season, including a trip to the iconic flower strip, cultural festivals and the c...

Summer in Amsterdam

Enjoy countless festivals, urban beaches, picnics in the park, outdoor cinema & art, and cool drinks on sunny terraces - Amsterdam is teeming with thi...

Autumn in Amsterdam

The autumn - or fall - months are some of the most beautiful in which to visit Amsterdam, when golden leaves fill the trees and line the cobbled stree...