If you’re visiting Amsterdam these days, don’t forget to visit the Christmas and winter events throughout the city. Romantic ice skating during the winter in Amsterdam can be a great winter experience.
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE ON ICE AMSTERDAM
For a magical winter experience, you visit the Ice skating rink in Amsterdam, only a two-minute walk from the Rijksmuseum. Enjoy a glass of glühwein with a breathtaking view over the Museumplein and the Rijksmuseum. Or shop Christmas gifts on the market next to the Ice Skating rink. Besides the events on the Museumplein, you can also visit the smaller ice skating rink on the Rembrandtplein for a great winter experience. You can rent equipment on the location, however don’t forget to bring your own gloves. Starbucks is situated at the Museumplein, so don’t forget to enjoy your coffee or warm cinnamon swirl after your workout.
CHRISTMAS MARKET AMSTERDAM MUSEUMPLEIN
Close to the Christmas Village on Ice, there’s a special Christmas market called Ice Village Amsterdam. More than 56 exhibitors have a winter chalet and offer Christmas decoration, Christmas trees, sweets, good food, great coffee, haute-cuisine, clothing and accessories. Christmas shoppers, eat your heart out. Entrance is free.
Location: Museumplein, Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL
The Amsterdam Light Festival puts our capital city in the spotlights during the dark winter months. A winter festival of light, art and water in the historical center of Amsterdam until 21 January 2018. Discover the water exposition artworks along the canals. Or explore by boat since the canals of Amsterdam form the enchanting background for the festival. Visit the special Amsterdam Light Festival website for an impression.
ROOFTOPS IN AMSTERDAM
Wanna see the city of Amsterdam from a rooftop? Choose on of the rooftop bars to enjoy an amazing view overlooking the city. Visit the W hotel in Amsterdam, SkyLounge Amsterdam, or Floor17. At Floor17 they even have a curling lane on the rooftop for the real winter experience with friends.
If you are only for a short time in Amsterdam, a must do is the panorama bar and restaurant M’ADAM tower. The big tower behind Amsterdam’s Central Station, and the one beside the spaceship-like EYE Film Institute. Madam is the panorama bar and restaurant perched atop the A’DAM Toren Amsterdam. During the day it’s the LOOKOUT, at night it’s Amsterdam highest skybar. LOOKOUT offers a 360 view of Amsterdam and an optional giant swing for thrill seekers on the rooftop observation deck. As the sun goes down, Madam is transformed into Amsterdam’s highest nightclub.