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13 X best Christmas Markets in Amsterdam in 2023

17 December 2023
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I’ve compiled the cosiest and best Christmas markets in Amsterdam in 2023 for all Christmas lovers in this guide. Hopefully, many entrepreneurs will dare to organize new Christmas events, allowing me to continue updating this list with the best Christmas markets in Amsterdam. Ho, ho, ho! Mark the dates of the Christmas markets that are currently known in your calendar. Gather your friends and plan that festive date in advance because what could be more enjoyable than strolling through these Christmas markets in the cosiest squares in Amsterdam?

Mark these Christmas markets in Amsterdam on your calendar

Throughout the month of December, you can find various large and small Christmas markets in Amsterdam. As a Christmas enthusiast, I made this shortlist for you! From Christmas markets in Amsterdam that you can visit almost the entire month, to markets that last just one weekend. Whether you’re in the mood for delicious food, want to enjoy some family fun, or are looking to find that one unique gift, you won’t want to miss these delightful Christmas markets in Amsterdam in 2023!

 | TIP: Check out our article with all information about the Amsterdam Light Festival this year >>

13 X best Christmas markets in Amsterdam in 2023

Maja Mercado Christmas Market in amsterdam

Have you heard of Maja Mercado? It’s one of the most exciting new weekend markets in Amsterdam, with several editions already under its belt. Maja Mercado is a Sunday market in Amsterdam featuring art, food, and music, providing a platform for makers, creative entrepreneurs, and artisanal products. In December 2023, they are organizing one more market, and it’s sure to have a festive touch. A trendy Christmas market, at a location that is yet to be announced! Visitors can purchase unique Christmas gifts here and, just like last year, enjoy delicious food and drinks, from Gluhwein to winter treats!

Date: December 10, 2023
Hours: to be announced soon
More information: majamercado.com

the amsterdam Winter terrace

Officially, it’s not a Christmas market, but the Amsterdam Winter Terrace promises to be cosy! It’s set to take place at the Gashouder in Amsterdam West. For three weekends, the largest terrace in Amsterdam will open. With familiar names from the Amsterdam restaurant scene, a Gashouder filled with heaters and tables, and plenty of delicious food from places like BAUT, Brasserie van Dam, Café Garçon, Frietboutique, L’Entrecôte et les Dames, House of Pong, and Yuzu. Enjoy tasty drinks and exciting entertainment, including the option for a dance later in the evening! For this event, you need to buy tickets for each evening or a pass for all weekends. So, plan a night out with friends in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on tickets! You can find more new Christmas markets in Amsterdam in 2023 later in this article.

Week 1: Thursday, November 23rd to Sunday, November 26th
Week 2: Thursday, November 30th to Sunday, December 3rd
Week 3: Thursday, December 7th to Sunday, December 10th
More information: hetamsterdamsewinterterras.nl

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sustainable Christmas market in Amsterdam at ‘De Ceuvel’

Last year, the Sustainable Ceuvel Christmas Market was a great success, so they are going all out this year with two weekends! At the Sustainable Ceuvel Christmas Market, you’ll find a wide variety of food, drinks, home-grown produce, and green items for under and around the Christmas tree. Additionally, the café and terrace will be adorned with beautiful lights and a dazzling Christmas tree! There will be cheerful music playing, and you can enjoy hot drinks and delicious winter food, such as pea soup, by one of the fires.

Dates: December 9 & 10 + 16 & 17 2023
Houres: 1 PM – 8 PM
More information: deceuvel.nl/nl/events

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Funky Xmas Market – sunday market christmas market in amsterdam

This Christmas market remains a favourite every year! This year, the special Funky Xmas edition of the Sunday Market takes place at the Westergas. There are numerous stalls offering delicious artisanal products to take home or enjoy on the spot, along with plenty of spots to socialize with friends. There are also stalls to shop for gifts, from jewellery to items for kids. If, like me, you’re a true Christmas enthusiast, combine this Amsterdam Christmas market with the Christmas edition of the Pure Market, which is organized on the same date this year.

Date: December 17, 2023
Hours: 12 PM – 5 PM
More information: sundaymarket.nl/agenda

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© Sunday Market

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“Wintermarkt – Pure Markt” – Christmas market in amsterdam

This Sunday market in Amsterdam, just like the Funky Xmas Markt, always remains one of my favourites. The last edition of this year will take place in Park Frankendael on Sunday, December 17th. Perfect for enjoying something cosy with friends just before Christmas. Whether it’s for socializing or getting delicious treats for the guests coming over during Christmas. During this edition, there will be plenty of stalls and, of course, the long winding bench where you can sit and people-watch while enjoying some food! Like the Sunday Market, this will be one of the Christmas markets in Amsterdam not to miss in 2023. Kids can have a great time on the merry-go-round during this Christmas market.

Date: December 17, 2023
Hours: 11 AM – 5 PM
More information: puremarkt.nl/agenda

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vibe at the Pure Markt

christmas market museum square – Ice Village Amsterdam

While the ice rink at Museumplein might not be happening this year, the Christmas market Ice Village Amsterdam is open from December 14th. It’s filled with winter chalets offering artisanal food and handmade lifestyle products. What I also love is that this market is open on December 25th and 26th. So, it’s perfect to drop by before Christmas dinner, whether with your date, loved one, or the whole family if you would rather not stay indoors all day. This will be one of the most delightful traditional Christmas markets in Amsterdam in 2023, and it’s also great to visit with the kids!

Dates: December 14 – 26, 2023
More information: icevillage.nl

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“Sunday market festive edition” at “de hallen”

For the December edition of the Sunday Market at De Hallen, the passage of De Hallen is transformed into a winter wonderland, with stars and snowflakes in the air. Want to shop for unique Christmas gifts? Then mark this festive edition of the Sunday Market on December 10th in your calendar. You’ll find home accessories, (vintage) furniture, wall art, ceramics, glass, delicacies, and more. It’s also a great opportunity to combine with a visit to De Foodhallen or catch an early movie at De Filmhallen!

Date: December 10, 2023
Hours: 12 PM – 5 PM
More information: webiste of Sunday Market at De Hallen >>

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© De Hallen

amsterdam winter paradise christmas market

This winter wonderland event has become a tradition in December. And to extend the Christmas spirit, this event lasts until the end of December. That makes Amsterdam Winter Paradise a perfect Christmas market in Amsterdam to visit during the holiday season! This year, this Christmas market, which is more like a huge Christmas festival than a regular market, is even grander. With lots of live music, various bars, entertainment for the kids, and more.

Dates: December 14 – 30, 2023
More information & hours: hetamsterdamsewinterparadijs.nl

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© Het Amsterdamse Winterparadijs

Hermitage Market – christmas edition

The Hermitage Market is one of my favourite weekend markets in Amsterdam. Every Saturday, you can find this food market in the courtyard of the HART Museum (formerly Hermitage Amsterdam). As a tradition, the last Saturday before Christmas is a delightful Christmas market where you can buy the most delicious products for your Christmas menu.

Date: December 17, 2023
Hours: 9.30 AM – 5.30 PM
More information: hermitagemarkt.nl

“Buitenmarkt Noordoogst” – Christmas market amsterdam

Have you ever been to the Outdoor Market at Noordoogst? You can find this food market near the nature playground and restaurant POF in Amsterdam North. In December, the last edition of the year is often a cosy Christmas edition, complete with mulled wine and delicious Christmas treats. Although the dates for 2023 haven’t been announced yet, I’ll definitely keep an eye on this Christmas market for you!

Dates: to be announced soon
Hours: to be announced soon
More information: noordoogst.org

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Museum Market Christmas Edition

In December, Museumplein is transformed into a winter wonderland. What’s even more enjoyable is that you can perfectly combine a visit to the Museum Market Christmas Market with a tour of the latest exhibitions in the museums. For me, that’s always the ultimate winter feeling! Here, you can also discover the most delightful gifts and must-haves, including designer and art items such as beautiful wall art or handmade jewellery.

Date: to be announced
Hours: 12 PM – 5 PM
More information: museummarket.nl

 | TIP: Before or after this Christmas market on Museum Square, visit the Rijksmuseum, MOCO, the Stedelijk Museum, or the Van Gogh Museum to truly make it a day out.

christmas event in amsterdam north at verbroederij

The Verbroederij in North is definitely a cosy spot that everyone (with kids) would want to know. Fun in the summer, but this winter, there are also several events planned. Like ‘the Christmas Bazaar,’ a festive Christmas market at The Verbroederij with theatre, The Dance Palace, campfire, and live music!

Date: to be announced soon
Hours: to be announced soon
More information: check the Facebook event 

the “Amsterdamsche” christmas market

In 2020, this new Christmas market at Westergas was a big success. Unfortunately, there was silence around De Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt last year, but hopefully, there will be an announcement soon that it’s happening again in 2023. Because secretly, we missed this cosy Christmas festival, which is free to enter. It’s great for unique Christmas shopping, and of course, for enjoying delicious food and drinks with friends, colleagues, your lover, or family. Expect local treats, winter dishes, mulled wine, hot chocolate, culinary snacks, craft beers, and fine wines. Hopefully, it will also include an ice rink and a special program for the kids.

Date: to be announced soon
Hours: to be announced soon
More information: Check the Instagram account

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these are the best christmas markets in the amsterdam area

Enjoy planning your Christmas outing! If you’re in the mood to visit a Christmas market just outside Amsterdam, I personally recommend the Christmas market in Haarlem (December 8-10, 2023) or the Royal Christmas Fair in The Hague (December 7-23). Also easily accessible by tram or metro from Amsterdam is Winter Village in Amstelveen (December 2 – January 7).

Curious about which Christmas markets you can visit in the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Belgium in 2023? Or perhaps you’ll be in New York during the holidays? Check out the lists below:

  • The most charming Christmas markets in the Netherlands in 2023 >>
  • These are the Christmas markets you want to visit in Belgium in 2023 >>
  • The 2023 overview of Christmas markets in Germany >>
  • Here are the best Christmas markets in Paris in 2023 >>
  • The most beautiful Christmas markets in France in 2023 in one overview >>
  • Spending Christmas in New York? Check out the best Christmas markets here >>

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more Amsterdam tips

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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