Amsterdam Evening Boat Trip with Light Show

The largest Christmas market in Amsterdam is the one next to the skating rink on Museumplein. The Ice Village is known for the wonderful combination of skating and shopping in a magical winter landscape. In 2022, the market can be visited from Wednesday 14 December to Monday 26 December. Winter Festival 2022/2023.

Also a boat trip with lights may be featured as in past years. In the past there have been 20 or so light installations that are well-spaced on the 75-minute boat trip. Many of the boats steam up in the cold, and the roof will need to be opened for the overhead shows, so choosing a position is not easy.

We have a film on Amsterdam, and one on the lock that takes the ships in from the sea and protects Holland from flooding as it is below sea level in many places. The ship almost parks next to the central station as you will see from the film. See our tours page to book Anne Frank’s house well in advance. It is a ticket-only venue, tickets are only sold online, and books are out up to a month in advance. Do not try to get in without a ticket, the security staff are far from friendly. The cafe next door is not part of the house and the one round the corner, Black and Blue, just along from the Tulip Museum (worth a visit) is a much nicer and more relaxed choice. 



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This year’s Christmas other Markets include.

Bruges Christmas Market is 25th November 2022 to 8th January 2023

From the end of November, the historic city centre of Bruges will be transformed into a giant Christmas market. The centre is located on the Markt and Simon Stevinplein, in the city centre. There will be local food, homemade hot chocolate, ice-cold jenever, spiced glühwein, Belgian beers and cheeses. There will be choral concerts.

Hamburg claims to have over 30 Christmas Markets

Hamburg, Gateway to the World, 14 november – 23 December 2022. Hamburg is Europe’s second largest port city, with an extraordinary maritime heritage to match. Christmas lights reflect off the waters of historic canals, while historic streets and buildings provide a magical setting for over 30 Christmas markets

Oslo loves the word Cosy. Well, it is all in one easy square.

Christmas in Winterland in Spikersuppa  starts on November 12, and runs to January 1st, 2023) Christmas in Winterland (Jul i Vinterland) is the main Christmas market in Oslo, located in Spikersuppa, alongside Karl Johan street. Handicrafts, food, and hot drinks.

Copenhagen Christmas Market opens November 4th …. very early.

Copenhagen Christmas Market Dates ; King’s New Square Christmas Market (Julemarked Kongens Nytorv): Nov 4 – Dec 21, 2022 ; High Bridge Square Christmas Market. But…. Christmas in Tivoli Gardens (November 18–December 31, 2022) is a great place to enjoy pre-Christmas.

Tallinn – recently voted the best Christmas market in Europe.

From 25th November 2022 to 8th January 2023 … Following tradition, the Tallinn Christmas Market will open its stage and sales kiosks at the end of November but the Town Hall Square has already erected a fluffy Christmas tree.