Coming days are packed with Christmas markets in the Netherlands. There are so many, that it’s hard to choose. Some are classic markets with lots of trinkets, and hand-made things. Others are modern, or themed. Christmas markets are the perfect place to get some last-minute Christmas ornaments, or a special gift. To help you choose, I collected the most fun markets. Most of them I visited in previous years, others I will visit this weekend. Love to hear to which one you are going.
Sissy Boy Xmas market in Amsterdam
The Sissy-Boy Christmas market takes place on 12 December. Again filled with fun and original exhibitors at the Duif. Favorite fashion, home decor items, vintage finds and exclusive products by Sissy-Boy on the Amstelveld, with the delicious mulled wine by NEL and live nostalgic Christmas music!
A Scandinavian Christmas market with only Nordic gifts, brands and food. December 12 in de Muiderkerk
11-13 December on the estate of the Keukenhof Castle. In a traditional Dickens style with lots of food, drinks, home decor items and gifts.
From 10 – 13 December there is the Christmas Fair on estate Mariënwaerdt. The estate is like a fairy tale with beautiful Christmas decorations, bonfires, Christmas trees, candles, lights and attractively illuminated houses. Four days (and two nights), visitors can enjoy the cozy country atmosphere of the estate. Over 90 booths provide inspiration for the holiday season with unique Christmas gifts, warm and festive clothing, antiques, antiques, decorations, accessories and delicious delicacies.
The winter edition in Dickens style of the Home Made Market. At this market you’ll find great live music, glühwein, hot choco, vintage, vinyl and the best creative gifts. Browse the stands for your unique Chistmas gifts and enjoy great home made food and drinks in the cosy streets of Het Haags Hofkwartier. Sunday 13 December 11-17 hrs
12-13 December the complete center of Haarlem is a Christmas market with over 300 booths. Christmas choirs, mulled wine and the best gifts make this one of the top 5 Christmas markets of the Netherlands.
This year the Swan Market has another special Christmas edition on December 19 and 20th. It’s the place for surprising gifts for the holidays. Besides nice stuff there is homemade food and drinks to complete the event.
The 19th century English town of Charles Dickens revives in all its glory in the center of Deventer on 19 + 20 December. In the historic Bergkwartier up to 950 characters from the famous books of this English writer come to life from Scrooge to Oliver Twist, Mr. Pickwick to Christmas Carol Singers, from orphans to office clerks and respectable people. The Dickens Festival in Deventer is nationally and internationally recognized as a Christmas event of exceptional style and quality. The Dickens Festival is both days from 11:00 to 17:00hrs and is visited annually by over 150,000 visitors. Admission is free.
Market by Portrait in Haarlem
12 – 13 December 2015 conceptstore Portrait transforms into a Christmas market.
Stalls filled with the most beautiful things by the best independent designers. Food, interior, fashion, music, but above all fun! Drink a glass of mulled wine, turn the wheel of fortune and listen to good music. Both days from 11:00 till 20:00 hrs
Wish List Materials, Astrid Coene, Mélangetrois, Studio Joop, Green Sisters, The green goddess, The Barn, Sisters & Zwagers, At aloha, Ed Bones, Native Color, BloomOn & Trade Studio
On the most posh Christmas market in Amsterdam you buy namely special vases by Atelier GertJan, rings of Lex Pott, prints by Floor Von Dülmen Krumpelmann, drawings and underwear by Emma Ruth Levie, sided socks by Jarvis Pursuit. and all that glitters by the Glitterator. 13 December from 11-23 hrs