With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the last moment to take care of the Christmas presents. I’ve created a gift guide with presents from or inspired by Amsterdam and have included some special discounts for you, as well. I’ve combined local products, brands and some unique experiences that would make a lovely Christmas gift for your loved ones.
Amsterdam Christmas Presents
The Netherlands is famous for its art and design and the city of Amsterdam was a source of inspiration for many of those. Amsterdam is becoming especially magical during the Winter months, so some of experiences in the city itself, could make a great Christmas gift. I’ve looked for some of the nicest events and best local products, you can give as a Christmas present from or inspired by Amsterdam.
*Take a look here for 10 things you should do during the Christmas season in Amsterdam.
#1 – Local product: Colouring Christmas Cards inspired by Amsterdam
Christmas cards inspired by Amsterdam are definitely a lovely present for anyone in love with Dutch capital. You can colour a postcards yourself or leave that to a person receiving them. For something more permanent, there is also a set of postcards called ‘Dutch Symbols’ with different recognizable Dutch symbols on them. For more info and options take a look at my web shop on a link bellow.
*I’m giving FREE SHIPPING as a Christmas present for all orders made from the Netherlands. It’s valid until the Sunday December 16th.
#2 – Inspired by Amsterdam: Mapiful map of Amsterdam
I’m just so in love with Mapiful concept. You can choose any city in the world and create your own map design (it’s super easy to do that). Of course, I have order a map of Amsterdam to myself and it looks so beautiful in my living room. I’ve got mine delivered in less then a week, so you still have enough time to order it as a Christmas present.
Check out Mapiful website on a link here and create your perfect customized map of Amsterdam.
*I have a special DISCOUNT CODE for my lovely readers. Use culturetourist10 for 10% discount on your order.
#3 – Local experience: Amsterdam Light Festival
Light Festival is definitely one of my favourite annual events in Amsterdam. Artists from all around the world are creating their light art installations and they are displayed along a special route. The best way to see them is by taking one of the special canal cruises. You can start it at Leidseplein or Central Station (check out the links for the tickets). Installations will be around until January 20th 2019, so you still have enough time to see them.
*For full list of Christmas Markets and events happening in the Netherlands this December, take a look at the link here.
#4 – Local brand: Tony’s chocolate with mulled wine
Well, what’s Christmas without too many sweets? That’s why a lovely Christmas gift from Amsterdam could be a chocolate or some other sweets produced here. My absolute favourite this year is Tony’s chocolate with mulled wine. Could there be something more Christmasy?
#5 – Local experience: Christmas dinner in Amsterdam
If you’re going to spend Christmas holidays in Amsterdam, it could be lovely to have a typical Dutch Christmas dinner hosted by a local food historian. It’s going to be organised on Saturday December 22nd in a restaurant at the Oud Zuid neighbourhood of Amsterdam. You can read more about it and make a reservation on The Dutch Experience’s website on a link here.
#6 – Local brand: CLUSE Watch
CLUSE is a Dutch brand with a headquarters in Amsterdam. They are designing beautiful watches with a minimalist design. Their idea I really like is that you can easily change bracelets and get more watches designs this way. Perfect for travellers, right? Their Christmas collection is really nice and you can see it on their website. They’ve recently introduced male watches too, so it could be a perfect present for men, as well.
*Take a look here for more photos of this watch from my day in Paris with CLUSE
#7 – Inspired by Amsterdam: Colouring book
If you’re looking for a present for someone who lives far away, but is really in love with Amsterdam, then perhaps a colouring book with scenes from Dutch capital could be a great present. I have found this lovely colouring book on Amazon and am thinking of definitely getting one for myself, too.
#8 – Local product: Droog
Droog is your place to find great Dutch design products. They have a store in Amsterdam, but also a large selection of products in their webshop. Take a look for a really nice selection of high-end design products in their webshop on a link here.
#9 – Local product: Analogie’s collection inspired by Amsterdam
Nahla from Analogie is one of my favourite jewellery designers based in Amsterdam. She’s creating unique jewellery inspired by different themes. Her recent collection was inspired by Amsterdam and I just loved rings and bracelets with motives of gables from canal houses on them. For the whole collection take a look at her webshop on a link here.
#10 – Local experience: Christmas tour in Amsterdam
If you’ll be travelling to Amsterdam during the Christmas time it could be very nice to join one of the Christmas tours. But, even if you’re a local, spending some time learning about your city and getting into a Christmas spirit would be great on one of those tours. You can choose between a special Christmas tour around the city centre or a private Christmas tour if you would like to have a guide all for yourself (click on those links for more info).
What are your favourite gifts from or inspired by Amsterdam? Share with me in comments bellow!
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