Holiday Markets to Visit This Christmas in Holland

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The Netherlands people are gearing up for Christmas 2019. The shops and streets across the nation are decorated for the special occasion, and festive areas are light up with eye-catching fairy lights. Several great Christmas markets are set outdoors in Holland, but some indoor markets are also there where you can escape the weather.

Ice Village

Happening for 14 days in December, this market on Museumplein borders some of Amsterdam’s finest museums. If you are planning for a private Van Gogh Museum tour at that time, you will want to make a brief visit to this market as well.

It will operate from December 13 to 26, 2019, on all days except December 24th evening and Christmas between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm. Is it not great that a market will even open not just on Christmas Eve but also Christmas? That said, the timings on both those days will be from 11:00 am to 05:00 pm. Besides numerous stalls, there will also be the “Ice Amsterdam” skating rink, and places to have delicious Dutch food items such as oliebollen and poffertjes.

Castle Christmas Fair

Thousands of people look forward to Castle Christmas Fair, which is among the most enchanting fairs in the North Holland province. The precise location of it is Heemskerk’s Assumburg Castle. Up to 20,000 people are welcomed to visit this castle turned winter wonderland. Here, there will be a Christmas market selling seasonal items, plus a program featuring winter performances, winter special food and fashion.

Winter Fair Ahoy

Here you can get beyond what your usual indoor seasonal market will provide. This indoor market resides at Rotterdam Ahoy, which is among the largest, most popular event venues in Holland. You can go by train from the Dutch capital to Rotterdam in around half-an-hour.

Dordrecht Christmas Market

Dordrecht also has a large Christmas market, with numerous stalls facing iconic inland ports. The city is also home to concert areas, where performances occur right through the market.

More than 100.000 people live in the small and charming Dordrecht city. It comes to life during the Christmas Market where stalls are spread over a large area, rather than being too congested. There are specific themes to various areas of this market, and walking through these will give you an amazing view of Dordrecht’s canals, streets and lanes.