Dutch Christmas Markets

Explore Holland this Christmas

Explore Holland this Christmas

Travel to Holland via Stena Line's ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland this December and you'll be able to enjoy Holland's range of exciting Christmas Markets.

Visit the Christmas Markets of Amsterdam to do your shopping or explore Holland's more out of the way Christmas Markets in Deventer and Dordrecht. Browse an assortment of Christmas items, from traditional Dutch food to hand-painted Christmas ornaments and transform your Christmas experience into one you'll always remember.

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Dordrecht Christmas market

Dordrecht Christmas market, only a 45 minute drive from the Hook of Holland and with over 300 stalls, it is Holland’s largest Christmas market.


The entire historic city centre is decorated and the gardens of the Grote Kerk (Large Church) are transformed with Christmas trees and a manger. There are also musical acts to entertain the crowds as well a traditional nativity scene.

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Christmas Market Fluweelengrot in Valkenburg

The international Christmas Market Fluweelengrot (Velvet Cave) in Valkenburg is the most anticipated annual Christmas event in Holland. Constructed around a distinctly fairy-tale like theme, "Christmas around the world", it presents Christmas scenes from various spots around the globe.

The caves where the Christmas Market Fluweelengrot is set lend the event a wonderful atmosphere, harking back to ancient legends of Valkenburg's legendary history. A walking tour through the market will lead visitors to an illuminated Christmas Cave, in which they'll find an impressive 18th century chapel.

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Winterland Maastricht

Visit Winterland Maastricht for a Christmas Market with a lively festive atmosphere in Holland. For six weeks, the Vrijthof in Maastricht will change into a festive square, with a Christmas Market, an ice-rink, a Ferris wheel, a carousel and a variety of other seasonal attractions.

Browse over 50 stalls for seasonal food and drink, such as oliebollen, poffertjes and Gluhwein. So whether you're looking for exciting Christmas gift ideas or traditional Dutch Christmas fare, Winterland Maastricht is sure to grant you your Christmas wishes.

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