Christmas Markets in the Netherlands

Netherlands Christmas Markets

As Netherlands is relatively close to the UK it is an ideal Christmas Market destination to visit by coach, with short journey times and some fabulous markets to enjoy. Wherever you choose, Dutch Christmas Markets offer stalls bursting with traditional crafts, gifts and local treats, and are ideal for a Christmas shopping spree! Visit destinations such as Valkenberg, Amsterdam and Keukenhof as well as multi-centre coach tours combined with other European destinations such as Belgium and Germany.

Maastricht

Vrijthof Square is transformed into a winter wonderland during the Christmas season, where even Santa has made his home. There is much to do for all ages, big kids and little kids alike. The Christmas Market offers a variety of gifts to treat loved ones and yourself. With over 50 stalls of seasonal food and drink, you cannot leave without sampling winter Dutch cuisine such as oliebollen, poffertjes and Gluhwein. Why not have a go at turning pirouettes on the ice skating rink and then taking a ride on the Ferris wheel and enjoy the beautiful view of the city with some mulled wine. Before leaving, hand your wish list to Santa by visiting his new home in Maastricht Christmas Market.

Valkenburg

The Christmas town of the Netherlands - also known as the Fluweelengrot, the 'Velvet Cave'. Navigate your way through the magical and enchanting labyrinth of caves containing hundreds of stalls selling all things Christmas. Set below the ruins of Valkenburg Castle, this market boasts a culinary walking route in which you could be tempted with delicious 'amuse bouche' by different catering establishments. Unique local and international handmade products and an array of edible gifts can be purchased. Each year the market has a different theme, making it extra special each time you visit.