Christmas markets in amsterdam 2017

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7 x the best Christmas markets in Amsterdam 2017 to visit this winter

21 December 2017

the best christmas markets in amsterdam 2017 for glühwein

YES! The moment is almost here; CHRISTMAS. Even though the start sign hasn’t given yet, we’re already listening to Christmas songs at the office of Your Little Black Book. We can’t wait for the month filled with culinary quality time with friends and family, special pop ups and Christmas markets. Because yes, Christmas markets are still one of our favourite things to go to. Every year we look forward to glasses of glühwein, the cozy lights and the hunt for original gifts. And very nice: Amsterdam is getting more and more special Christmas markets. Here are the best Christmas markets in Amsterdam 2017 for you to visit this winter!

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7 x these are the christmas markets that you don’t want to miss!

Amsterdamse Winterparade: The RAI will change from December 21 until January 1 in a true Christmas walhalla. A gigantic Christmas market will be organized this year where you can get that ultimate Christmas feeling. Expect square kilometers full of Christmas balls, ‘oliebollen’, angel hair, Christmas men, a lot of Christmas lights and hot chocolate milk. You can even ice skate on a skating rink of no less than 700 square meters. Oh my

Museum Market Christmas Edition: the Museum square is always pretty, but just a little bit more pretty during the Christmas season. During the Museum Market Christmas December you can shop the best art & design gifts. On December 17!

Ice Village Amsterdam: besides the Museum Market Christmas Edition the Museum square makes also place for Ice Village Amsterdam from December 20 till 30. The ice rink is surrounded with stalls filled with nice Christmas decorations.

Funky Xmas Market: on Sunday December 10 you can go gift hunting at the Funky Xmas Market at the Westergasterrein. It’s the Sunday Market, but totally in Christmas spirit.

Pure Markt: over 90 craft entrepreneurs in the field of food and drinks and special non-food. The Pure Market xmas edition will be at the Amstel location on December 10 and at Frankendael on December 18.

Sissy Boy: woah, the Sissy Boy Christmas Market went crazy when we posted it on Facebook. Not that surprising, because its by far the most popular Christmas market in town. Perhaps that has something to do with the delicious drinks and cozy vibes over there… On December 9 at the Amstelveld.

Rooftop Xmas Market: in the weekend of December 16 and 17 you can visit the highest Christmas market in Amsterdam at Floor17. Enjoy a spectacular view and the Xmas Market with more than thirty stalls of local brands and shopkeepers with nice and original gifts for under the Christmas tree. Besides that, there is of course hot chocolate, mulled wine and wintery cocktails.

Have fun at these Christmas markets in Amsterdam 2017!

TIP: discover more Amsterdam and travel tips in the books of YourlbbTHE AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE & WANDERLUST!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
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 locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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