The city of Amsterdam hosts a number of exciting and memorable special Christmas events in the months of November and December. So if you are planning to go on Amsterdam tours during these months, then you are in for an absolute treat.
You can enjoy delicious Dutch treats at the Museum Square, go ice skating, visit the Amsterdam Christmas market, and more to welcome the festive seasons. If you are going on your Amsterdam tours this time of the year, then you might be wondering how you can make the most of your trip. Some of the best events you can see in the city of Amsterdam during November and December are as follows.
‘Turn on the Lights’
The spirit of Christmas enters the city of Amsterdam when the lights on the luxury department store Bijenkorf are completely lit. You can see plenty of natives and tourists gathering around the Dam Square to welcome Christmas spirit. The ‘Turn on the Lights’ event will be held during the month of November and it is something you do not want to miss. Grupo Puja, the famous Spanish theatre company will also be at the Square during the event to entertain the massive crowd.
Amsterdam Light Festival
You will be able to see Amsterdam lightening up with light sculptures, art installations, and projections along the streets, roads, and even on the canals during the month of November and December. It is best to see the Amsterdam Light Festival from the canals, as many of the light artworks are placed above the River Amstel and the canals. If you are planning to go on a canal cruise, then try to book the tickets in advance to beat the crowd.
Christmas Village and Christmas Market at Museum Square
You might be aware of the fact that the heart of all Christmas events in the city of Amsterdam is the Amsterdam Museum Square. This massive square will be transformed into an elegant Amsterdam Christmas Village during the festive seasons and the pond inside the Museum Square becomes an ice rink.
Both tourists and natives can rent ice skates and experiment the popular Dutch winter sports. In addition to that, you can also find plenty of stall around the pond. Make sure to check out these stalls, as you will be able to find original souvenirs and Christmas presents at cheap prices.