Whether it’s rain, shine or snow, winter in Amsterdam is always magical. The city’s cosy cafés offer shelter from the brisk air, as do the city’s cinemas and of course, its world-famous museums. And during the holiday season you can experience the city in a new light – whether you’re shopping for gifts or cruising the canals, lights and creative decorations create the perfect atmosphere.

Holiday season dining

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to gather with friends and family to enjoy good food. Whether you’re after high tea, a traditiona...

2018 Christmas markets

Throughout the month of the December, the Netherlands overflows with Christmas spirit. Markets become more than a place to buy food and trinkets &ndas...

Top 5 oliebollen in Amsterdam

Stroopwafels may get all the international fame and glory, but true Dutch food lovers will tell you that the best way to fill a hole in your heart and...

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...

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...

Royal Christmas Fair

Lange Voorhout
Lange Voorhout
12/12/2019 - 23/12/2019
The Hague has a Christmas market: the Royal Christmas Fair. Twinkling lights and familiar Christmas carols at the Lange Voorhout a...

Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt

Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231
21/12/2019 - 22/12/2019
Head to Kromhouthal the weekend before Christmas for this unique take on the traditional festive market. Taking place in December...

Christmas tree on Dam Square

Dam 1
Dam Square
A majestic Christmas tree returns to Amsterdam this year to take its traditional place towering above Dam Square in the city centr...

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!...