Winter in Amsterdam | December Christmas markets

December is here... Time to bring in the Christmas lights, lots of candles and think about a tree for the upcoming holiday season. Amsterdam is giving you tons of ideas with several Christmas markets around town over the next weekends... let me share some with you and get inspired for the best time of the year.

Lets kick off with one of my favourites, the yearly Sissy Boy market at the Amstelveld |see last years impression here| With over 40 participants this year's market will be bigger then all other years. Expect a huge styled Christmas table in the Sissy Boy Christmas tent and shop for the best Christmas presents from the different brands and Sissy Boy collections on the square, watch Christmas movies while having a glass of glühwein or hot chocolate.

Sissy Boy Christmas market - December 12
Amstelveld | see on map
area: Utrechtsestraat
See the full programme at the Sissy Boy Facebook event page

Christmas market

A Christmas fair with seasonal fashion, art and design, workshops, games for children and lots of shopping at Westerpark's Westergasfabriek

Christmas fair -
 December 6
Westergasfabriek | see on map
area: Westerpark
Info and opening hours Kerst fair

Pure Winter market at Amstelpark and Park Frankendael. Special festive editions of Amsterdam's renowned Pure Market for organic produce and sustainable gifts.

Pure market - December  13 
Amstel park | see on map

Pure market -
 December  20
Park Frankendael| see on map
Info and opening hours Pure Winter market 

The Funky Xmas market is the festive edition of the Sunday Market at Westerpark, lots of stalls to shop for your Christmas list, with handmade articles, gourmet food products, rare vintage finds, and many other unique items in a wide price range. Of course you will also find some traditional food stands with hot cocoa, crepes, meat pies, mulled wine and other delicacies.

Funky Xmas market -  December 13 Noon - 6PM
Westergasfabriek | see on map
area: Westerpark

Three days filled with folk music and festive fun featuring small, independent market stalls with special gifts and delicious food, this folky event is set to be a fun-filled day of live music, authentic produce and nostalgic Christmas cheer amidst the arty, industrial surroundings of Amsterdam North.

Christmas Folk market -  December 18-20

Westergasfabriek | see on map
Website: NDSM
area: Noord NDSM

Enjoy some warming Scandinavian hospitality and festive cheer in Amsterdam this winter as the Muider Church hosts its atmospheric Scandinavian Christmas market. Shop handmade decorations, knitwear and Scandinavian craft and design while enjoying some warming winter drinks and freshly baked food in the modern surroundings of the rebuilt Muider church in Amsterdam East.

Scandinavian Market - December 12-13
Muiderkerk | See on map
info and opening hours: Scandinavische kerstmarkten

Amsterdam winter wonderland is t taking place next to the ice rink at Museumplein, this festive village, mostly visited by tourists, will transform the square with Christmas markets, live entertainment and lots of food and drinks set against the iconic backdrop of the Rijksmuseum.

Winter wonderland

Museumplein | see on map
area: South - Museum district
Opening hours:

Sunday - Thursday: 11AM - 8PM
Friday - Saturday: 11AM - 9PM

More markets and december activities in town can be found at IAmsterdam

pictures via Sissy boy and IAMsterdam