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Amsterdam Winter Paradise RAI

December 15, 2022 January 1, 2023

Amsterdam Winter Paradise
Amsterdam Winter Paradise – RAI Amsterdam

Are you ready for the biggest winter event in Holland? The Amsterdam Winter Paradise is the place to be every year with lots of winter activities and a unique Christmas atmosphere. After a period of 2 years, in December 2022 it is time again for a Winter Paradise that is even bigger than the previous editions. Read all about the Amsterdam Winter Paradise here and enjoy this unique winter experience in the centre of Amsterdam.

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When is the Amsterdam Winter Paradise?

Amsterdam Winter Paradise RAI

The Amsterdam Winter Paradise has become a tradition in Holland. Every Christmas holiday, the doors of this wonderful winter festival open. In 2022, after 2 years, there will be another edition. The fourth edition of the Amsterdam Winter Paradise will start on Thursday 15 December and last until Sunday 1 January.

What activities are there?

This major winter event in Amsterdam is the ultimate winter experience. The Winter Paradise is bigger and more spacious than ever. This year, there will be no less than 3400 m² of ice fun. There will be fantastic shows with performances by well-known Dutch artists.

Besides the familiar activities, there will also be some new ones. Do you dare to go down the brand new Boomerang slide or do you prefer to stand in the new Après-ski village?

Every year, the Amsterdam Winter Paradise is full of winter activities. From a large indoor and outdoor skating rink, Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and cross-country skiing, it’s all possible at the Winter Paradise. Of course, you can also browse the Christmas stalls and enjoy the wide range of food and drink at the restaurants and food trucks. There are daily performances by well-known Dutch artists on the stage to make the winter festival complete.

Artist programme

During this edition of the Amsterdam Winter Paradise, many special artists will once again perform. Every day, the music stage is the place to be for artists and DJs. Please note: in 2022 it will be compulsory to buy a ticket for a specific day. Do you want to see a particular artist? Then buy your ticket for that day in time. Below the programme for a number of well-known Dutch artists. Besides these artists there are many other artists that perform at the Winter Paradise. (Please note that sweatpants aren’t allowed after 21:00).

Tino Martin15 December 20.00 – 20.30
18 December 20.30 – 21.00
21 December 20.30 – 21.00
25 December 20.30 – 21.30
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Bankzitters17 December 15.00 – 15.30Buy tickets
Stefinia27 December 15.00 – 15.30 SOLD OUTBuy tickets
Sterre Koning31 December 15.00 – 15.30Buy tickets
Xander de Buisonjé16 December 21.00 – 22.00
19 December 21.00 – 22.00
24 December 21.00 – 22.00
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Bilal Wahib26 December SOLD OUT
29 December SOLD OUT
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Emma Heesters18 December 15.00 – 15.30
21 December 15.00 – 15.30
23 December 15.00 – 15.30
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Opening hours

The Amsterdam Winter Paradise will be open every day from Thursday 15 December until Sunday 1 January from 9.00 am. Important: The snow paradise and outside area closes at 22:00.

Thursday 15 December12.00 – 01.00Openings day
Friday 16 December09.00 – 02.00
Saturday 17 December09.00 – 02.00
Sunday 18 December09.00 – 01.00
Monday 19 December09.00 – 01.00
Tuesday 20 December09.00 – 01.00
Wednesday 21 December09.00 – 01.00
Thursday 22 December09.00 – 01.00
Friday 23 December09.00 – 02.00
Saturday 24 December09.00 – 02.00Christmas Eve
Sunday 25 December09.00 – 01.00Christmas Day
Monday 26 December09.00 – 01.00Boxing Day – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 27 December09.00 – 01.00SOLD OUT
Wednesday 28 December09.00 – 01.00SOLD OUT
Thursday 29 December09.00 – 01.00SOLD OUT
Friday 30 December09.00 – 02.00SOLD OUT
Saturday 31 December09.00 – 03.00New Year’s Eve Party SOLD OUT
Sunday 1 January09.00 – 18.00New Year’s Day

How much does a ticket for the Amsterdam Winter Paradise cost?

In order to visit the Winter Paradise, you need to buy an admission ticket. This ticket gives you all-day access to the activities such as skating, the attractions at the event and the entertainment till closing time. You must reserve a day ticket in advance. This prevents it from being too busy during your visit. There is a limited capacity per day for this edition so book your tickets in time!

Please note: it is also mandatory to wear gloves on the ice rink! So take this with you too.

Winter Paradise ticket (15-22 December)€ 24.50Buy tickets
Winter Paradise ticket (23-31 December)€ 26.50Buy tickets
Child younger than 1 yearFree

Ticket availability

Because there is a limited capacity per day, tickets for this edition must be purchased for a specific day. If you want to visit the Winter Paradise on a specific day, it is important to buy your tickets on time. Look below for the current availability and reserve your tickets immediately. If the date is not listed then unfortunately that day is sold out.

Discount Amsterdam Winter Paradise with the Amsterdam Winter Card

The Amsterdam Winter Card combines the best winter events in Amsterdam. You get a Light Festival Cruise and access to the Amsterdam Winter Paradise. You also get a handy audio guide to Amsterdam with great walking routes in Amsterdam and 10% discount on the best attractions and museums (including Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum) in Amsterdam.

Where is the Amsterdam Winter Paradise held?

The Amsterdam Winter Paradise is held every year in the large halls and outdoor area of the RAI Amsterdam.

How do you travel to the event?

By Car

Parking is possible in the RAI parking garage. You can buy a parking ticket in advance for € 16.25. If you wish to pay in the car park, you pay € 4.50 per hour, with a maximum of € 28.00 per day. Book your parking place here

By Train

The RAI has its ‘own’ train station, Amsterdam RAI. This station is located a stone’s throw away from the RAI complex and is easily accessible by train from anywhere in the country. Follow the signs for RAI Amsterdam when you leave the station. For more information check the NS Travel Planner at www.ns.nl.

By Metro

Metro 50, 51 and 52 all stop at the Amsterdam Winter Paradise! The stop “Europaplein” (line 52) is right in front of the entrance. You can also get off at RAI station (lines 50 and 51). Tram 4 also stops in front of the RAI. Consult 9292.nl for the best connection from your location. During New Year’s Eve on 31 December, there will be no public transport between 8pm and 01:30am.

Europaplein 24
Amsterdam, Noord Holland 1078 GZ Netherlands
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