Amsterdam is one of the best winter destinations in Europe… I would know. So what are you going to do when you arrive in Amsterdam during this magical time of year? Below are listed the 5 things you absolutely should do while you are in Amsterdam!


1. The Albert Cuypmarkt

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The biggest market of Amsterdam throughout the year comes to life when it is Christmas. The Albert Cuypmarkt is one of the biggest markets of Amsterdam, and this is the one you’ll have to visit during Christmas period. Make sure you try an ‘Oliebol’ or a ‘Stroopwafel’, they are delicious!


2. Ice skating at the Leidseplein

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Go put on your Ice skates, and fast! The Ice skating rank at the Leidseplein is probably the biggest outdoor ice skating rank in Amsterdam. The most festive one, anyway. Make sure you check out this one.


3. The Amsterdam Light Festival

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Throughout the historical centre of Amsterdam are trails and a boat route along light sculptures, projections and installations. The Amsterdam Light Festival is definitely something you should experience while in Amsterdam, since it will be an amazing experience! 


4. Winter Circus Amsterdam

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Looking for a different experience? Go to the Winter Circus of Amsterdam! The Winter Circus is an amazing show that will be held in December and January. Make sure to see the dates and times here!


5. The dinnershow

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Source; The Dinner Show


Alright, the dinnershow isn’t an activity in Amsterdam but in Hilversum. But because it is a really good show I had to put it on this list. Hilversum isn’t that far from Amsterdam though, it is just a 20 minute train ride! The dinnershow is a show which you watch while you are having dinner (shocking). The quality of the show AND of the food is really good, so I can recommend this you you! Make sure to book your tickets in advance, because it is sold out very quickly!