Sweet, sweet December. Personally, I always refer to this month as the “Friday” of the months. And to be honest, I almost always find a reason to celebrate something, but with Sinterklaas, Christmas and New Year’s all together in one month, it’s almost common knowledge to me that December is just one big, non-stop, celebration. Which is just my cup of tea! Anyway, I’ll get to the point: as the weekend is near, I thought I’d share some of my favourite Amsterdam Christmas Markets that will take this weekend with you guys.
Ice Village Amsterdam – Museumplein – 14/26 December
First of all, one of my favourite Christmas markets: Ice Village Amsterdam. It’s the ultimate December/Christmas experience as Museumsquare transforms into a little, cosy Christmas village on ice. Next to iceskating, there is loads of delicious food, mulled wine and live entertainment. All the ingredients that make for the perfect Christmas market, if you’d ask me.
Sissy-Boy Christmas Market – Amsterdam North – 15 December
Last year, this specific market was one of the events I was looking forward to most. And let me tell you, this specific Christmas Market not disappoint. The market offers a broad range of homedecoration, vintage items, art and much more. So, this year, I’ll definitely pay a visit again and try to score some presents again.
Funky Xmas Market – Westergasfabriek – 16 December
This one really piqued my interest. A Funky Christmas market really does sound like music to my ears ;). At the Funky Xmas Market, you’ll find original gifts, unique items, little Christmas bites, hot chocolate milk and of course, live music.
Amsterdam Christmas Market x Sushi Festival – NDSM– 15 and 16 December
And of course, I wouldn’t be me, if there wasn’t a (real) food-related recommendation in here. And I guess we might share the same opinion, that a Christmas market and eating sushi don’t necessarily go hand in hand. But who minds, right?! I think it’s all the more reason to pay this event a visit. What you can expect is rather straight forward: various Japanese dishes and, stands filled with (Japanese) Christmas goodies, gift items and some fun activities like arcade games, good old karaoke or you can join one of the workshops that will be hosted. Do mind that this is the only market that you’ll need a ticket for, that are available online.
Merry weekend all! 😉
Christmas Village on Ice
14 – 26 December
1071 DJ Amsterdam
Sissy-Boy Christmas Market
15 December 2018
10.00h – 17.00h
1021 KB Amsterdam
Funky Xmas Market
16 December 2018
1014 DA Amsterdam
Amsterdam Christmas Market x Sushi Festival
15 – 16 December
NDSM Plein 85
1033 RG Amsterdam