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Christmas weekend in Amsterdam

December 22 @ 8:00 am December 26 @ 11:30 pm

Amsterdam christmas tree
Christmas Weekend in Amsterdam

Celebrate Christmas weekend in Amsterdam. From Saturday 23 December until 26 December, we celebrate Christmas in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, we have not just one but two official Christmas days. On 25 December is Christmas Day and on 26 December is the second Christmas Day. There are plenty of activities to do in Amsterdam over Christmas. As soon as we know about the activities, we will post them on this website.

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Winter attractions during Christmas Weekend

On 24, 25 and 26 December, most attractions in Amsterdam will be open as usual. Sometimes different opening hours apply. Below is the overview of opening hours currently known to us. (This list is continuously updated).

Winter activities24, 25 & 26 December
Light Festival Amsterdam5 pm – 10 pm Buy tickets
Amsterdam Winter Paradise9 am – 1 amBuy tickets (Sold Out)
Amsterdam Christmas Market11 am to 8 pm
On 25 December, the Christmas market closes three hours earlier.
Free event
Ice Rink on Museumplein10 am – 11 pmBuy tickets
Ice Bar Amsterdam2.40 am – 10 pmBuy tickets
Ice Rink on Rembrandtplein10 am – 11 pmNo online tickets

What are the opening hours of museums at Christmas?

Most museums are open on Christmas Day. Below are the current opening hours per location. Please note! For many locations you need to book in advance!

Museums24 December25 December26 December
Rijksmuseum9 am – 5 pm9 am – 5 pm9 am – 5 pmBook here
Van Gogh Museum9 am – 5 pm9 am – 5 pm9 am – 5 pmBook here
Moco Museum9 am – 8 pm9 am – 8 pm9 am – 7 pmBook here
Stedelijk Museum10 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pmBook here
FOAM fotografiemuseum10 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pmBook here
Red Light Secrets Museum11 am – 7 pm11 am – 7 pm11 am – 7 pmBook here
Amsterdam Museum10 am – 5 pm10 am – 5 pm10 am – 5 pmBook here
Tropenmuseum10 am – 5 pmClosed10 am – 5 pmBook here
Maritime Museum10 am – 5 pmClosed10 am – 5 pmBook here
Nemo Science Museum10 am – 5.30 pm10 am – 5.30 pm10 am – 5.30 pmBook here
Diamond Museum9 am – 5 pm9 am – 5 pm9 am – 5 pmBook here

What are the opening hours of attractions at Christmas?

Most attractions are open on Christmas Day. Below are the current opening hours per location. Please note! For many locations you need to book in advance!

Attractions24 December25 December26 December
This is Holland10 am – 5 pm10 am – 5 pm10 am – 5 pmBook here
Ajax Football station tour9.30 am – 5 pm9.30 am – 5 pm9.30 am – 5 pmBook here
Heineken Experience10.30 am – 9 pm10.30 am – 9 pm10.30 am – 9 pmBook here
AMAZE11 am – 10 pm11 am – 6 pmClosedBook here
ICE Bar Amsterdam1.45 am – 11 pm2.40 am – 10 pm2.40 am – 10 pmBook here
The Amsterdam Dungeon11 am – 4 pm11 am – 4 pm11 am – 6 pmBook here
Ripley’s Believe it or Not10 am – 10 pm10 am – 10 pm10 am – 10 pmBook here
Madame Tussaud10 am – 4.30 pm10 am – 4.30 pm10 am – 8 pmBook here
The Upside Down10 am – 3 pmClosed10 am – 7 pmBook here
Body Worlds10 am – 10 pm10 am – 10 pm10 am – 10 pmBook here
Artis (Amsterdam Zoo) 9 am – 5 pm 9 am – 5 pm 9 am – 5 pmBook here

Does public transport run at Christmas?

Public transport runs at Christmas. The times are similar to the Sunday timetable. More info on travelling in Amsterdam.

Hotel during Christmas

Sofitel Legend Grand Hotel Amsterdam

If you are coming to Amsterdam during Christmas, it is wise to book your hotel in time. The best located hotels are fully booked well in advance. Check out our tips for hotels in Amsterdam during Winter Festival. Below you can also see the current availability and prices for hotels in Amsterdam during Christmas.

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