We are just a few weeks away from the festive December month. And with this festive month, comes a lot of fun and lots of activities. Christmas markets make up a big part of this fun. We assembled a list of the best and most remarkable Christmas markets in The Netherlands for you. And these are not your everyday markets – they are unique, extravagant or with a foreign touch
FeelGood Market Christmas Edition
Eindhoven // Strijp-S // 15 December
The FeelGood Market is located in the most creative area of Eindhoven: Strijp-S. The market offers a wide selection of stalls with original handmade products and sustainable items. From design, art, and fashion to regional products and organic dishes. The best thing is that you get to know the designers, artisans and creative people. And with the necessary live (of course Christmas-) music, a trip to the FeelGood Market is already a success!
Funky Xmas Market
Amsterdam // Westergasterrein // December 15
This Christmas market is anything but traditional. Everything is just a little bit more, well, funky? Shop the most unique Christmas pieces, and enjoy a good cup of hot chocolate or a delicious glass of mulled wine. The cozy atmosphere and the live music make the Westergasfabriek the best go-to marketplace in Amsterdam! For some ice skating, you should head to Christmas Village on Ice at Museumplein.
Scandinavian Christmas markets
Rotterdam // Norwegian seamen’s church, Danish seamen’s church, Finnish seamen’s church, Scots International Church // November
Secretly we have been inspired by the Scandinavian design for years. And now you can shop for the best Scandinavian Christmas decorations at the Scandinavian Christmas markets in Rotterdam! The Norwegian seamen’s church, the Danish seamen’s church, and the Finnish seamen’s church cooperate and offer contemporary Christmas markets with traditional delicacies, design pieces, and the best Christmas decorations.
Country & Christmas Fair
Utrecht // Kasteel de Haar // 19th until 25th of November
It almost feels like a fairytale at the Country & Christmas Fair. The magical environment of a castle and the Dickens-choir will definitely bring you in the mood. The Christmas mood that is. Prepare for the holidays with mulled wine and the best Christmas items.
Westzaanse Winter Fair
Zaandam // Westzaan // 14 December
The Westzaanse Winter Fair may be a bit more traditional than all of the above, but it is so beautiful that it should not be missing from the list. You won’t be bored for one single moment because this Christmas market is full of surprises! More than 25 Christmas stalls, a large number of food trucks, bars, performances, lights, storytellers, activities and games, and of course Santa Claus and his wife bring a visit.