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Christmas markets in the Netherlands – with 2022 agenda

Christmas markets in the Netherlands

With numerous festive events, Christmas trees, decorations, and that lovely cosy feeling, December is my favourite month of the year. A big reason for it is Christmas markets. Since I love visiting them, I did some research again this year and looked for the Christmas markets organised in the Netherlands in 2022. I first compiled this list six years ago and have updated it each year since. So if you would like to visit some Christmas markets in the Netherlands, here is your complete guide through the Dutch Christmas markets.

A perfect weekend on Texel Island (the Netherlands)

Weekend on Texel island

You know that feeling when you book your holiday at the last minute, don’t really know what to expect from it and then, when you arrive there, it just blows your mind? Well, that’s precisely what happened to me at Texel Island. I was reading about it before and saw some photos, but that was it. I wasn’t expecting that the island has it all, beautiful nature, interesting sights, great food and that it’s so child-friendly.

Best tours in Amsterdam – Recommended by a former tour guide

Three swans swimming on a canal with bridges and Amsterdam canal houses in a back

Joining a guided tour while travelling is one of the best ways to learn about a place you’re visiting. It’s a fun way to find out more about its history and culture, but also about the everyday life of locals. However, sometimes it could be a bit hard to choose the best tour to join. That’s why, as a former tour guide, I compiled this list of the best tours to join in Amsterdam.

Best day trips from Amsterdam

Best day trips from Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a fantastic city, but to get a glimpse of the rest of the country, it could be a great idea to plan a little trip outside the Dutch capital during your stay there. It could be hard to choose which Dutch towns to visit with so many options,. To help you out a bit, here is the Culture Tourist’s list of the 10 best day trips from Amsterdam.

What to see in Amsterdam area: Art & architecture

Adriaan windmill in Haarlem

Amsterdam is one of the world’s art and culture centres. Its museums like Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum are homes to famous art pieces like Rembrandt’s Night Watch, Vermeer’s Milkmaid or Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. However, if you’d like to avoid the crowds in the Dutch capital, its surrounding region is a place to go. Amsterdam area is home to some charming historic towns, fantastic museums and beautiful architecture. Find out more about what to see and do in the Amsterdam area.

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – With 2021 Agenda

Ice skating at Museumplein in Amsterdam

With many festive events, Christmas trees all around and that cosy feeling, December is my favourite month of a year. And a big reason for it is Christmas markets. Since I love visiting them, I did a bit of research and looked for the Christmas markets organised in the Netherlands. I’ve first compiled this list four years ago, and have updated it each year since. So if you would like to visit some of them, here is your complete guide through the Dutch Christmas markets.

Visiting Amsterdam with kids? Get The ABCs of Amsterdam book!

Paola Bucciol The ABCs of Amsterdam book cover

Are you visiting Amsterdam with the kids? Then get The ABCs of Amsterdam book! Amsterdam is a wonderful town filled with history, beautiful architecture and some of the most famous artworks in the world. It’s also proclaimed to be one of the most child-friendly cities years after year. Combining that, it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in Europe. To help you prepare for your trip and enjoy it even more while visiting Amsterdam with kids, writer Paola Bucciol just released a beautiful book called The ABCs of Amsterdam, in which the little travellers could learn all the most exciting things about the Dutch capital.