Amsterdam Winter Paradise RAI
December 14 – December 30
Are you ready for the biggest winter event in Holland? The Amsterdam Winter Paradise is the place to be every year with lots of winter activities and a unique Christmas atmosphere. In December 2023 it is time again for a Winter Paradise that is even bigger than the previous editions. Read all about the Amsterdam Winter Paradise here and enjoy this unique winter experience in the centre of Amsterdam.
- When is the Amsterdam Winter Paradise?
- What activities are there?
- Opening hours
- How much does a ticket for the Amsterdam Winter Paradise cost?
- Availability of tickets
- Discount Amsterdam Winter Paradise with the Amsterdam Winter Card
- Where is the Amsterdam Winter Paradise held?
- How do you travel to the event?
- FAQ Winter Paradise
When is the Amsterdam Winter Paradise?
The Amsterdam Winter Paradise has become a tradition in Holland. Every Christmas holiday, the doors of this wonderful winter festival open. In 2023 there will be another edition. The fifth edition of the Amsterdam Winter Paradise will start on Thursday 14 December and last until Saturday 30 December.
What activities are there?
This major winter event in Amsterdam is the ultimate winter experience. The Winter Paradise is bigger and more spacious than ever. This year, there will be no less than 4.400 m² of ice fun. There will be fantastic shows with performances by well-known Dutch artists.
Besides the familiar activities, there will also be some new ones. Do you dare to go down the brand new Boomerang slide or do you prefer to stand in the new Après-ski village?
Every year, the Amsterdam Winter Paradise is full of winter activities. From a large indoor and outdoor skating rink, Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and cross-country skiing, it’s all possible at the Winter Paradise. Of course, you can also browse the Christmas stalls and enjoy the wide range of food and drink at the restaurants and food trucks. There are daily performances by well-known Dutch artists on the stage to make the winter festival complete.
Please note: it is also mandatory to wear gloves on the ice rink! So take this with you too.
During this edition of the Amsterdam Winter Paradise, many special artists will once again perform. Every day, the music stage is the place to be for artists and DJs. Please note: in 2023 it will be compulsory to buy a ticket for a specific day. Do you want to see a particular artist? Then buy your ticket for that day in time. Below the programme for a number of well-known Dutch artists. Besides these artists there are many other artists that perform at the Winter Paradise. (Please note that sweatpants aren’t allowed after 18:00).
|Xander de Buisonjé||14, 18, 23, 26,30 December||9.00 pm||Book now|
|Tino Martin||17, 20, 25 December||9.00 pm||Book now|
|Flemming||16 December||3.00 pm||Book now|
|Zoë Tauran||24, 28 December||3.00 pm||Book now|
|Jeroen van der Boom||15 December||9.00 pm||Book now|
|Bilal Wahib||25, 26 December||3.00 pm||Book now|
|Emma Heesters||27, 30 December||3.00 pm||Book now|
This year, there will be an extra emphasis on children and families during the day. New this year are shows for children on the music stage with Juf Roos, Bing and Kidspop by Monique Smit. During the day, children and their parents will be pampered with a range of all kinds of attractions. Let the little ones enjoy the “Mini Ferris Wheel,” where they can admire stunning views over the winter landscape. The “Kids Silent Disco” will provide a tailor-made dance party for younger visitors. Children can show off their skating skills on a separate children’s skating rink and look forward to a live show featuring the beloved characters Woezel and Pip.
The Amsterdam Winter Paradise will be open every day from Thursday 14 December until Saturday 30 December from 9.00 am. Important: The snow paradise and outside area closes at 22:00. Dress nice for the evening, it’s a party! No sweatpants are allowed from 6pm onwards.
|Thursday 14 December||12.00 – 23.00||Openings day|
|Friday 15 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Saturday 16 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Sunday 17 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Monday 18 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Tuesday 19 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Wednesday 20 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Thursday 21 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Friday 22 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Saturday 23 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Sunday 24 December||09.00 – 23.00||Christmas Eve|
|Monday 25 December||09.00 – 23.00||Christmas Day|
|Tuesday 26 December||09.00 – 23.00||Boxing Day|
|Wednesday 27 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Thursday 28 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Friday 29 December||09.00 – 23.00|
|Saturday 30 December||09.00 – 23.00|
How much does a ticket for the Amsterdam Winter Paradise cost?
In order to visit the Winter Paradise 2023, you need to buy an admission ticket. To spread out the crowds, Winter Paradise is working with arrival times this year. This means you buy a ticket to get to the ultimate winter experience within a specific time slot. You can then stay as long as you want, until closing time. You cannot leave the grounds in between. There is a limited capacity per day and timeslot for this edition so book your tickets in time!
|Entrance time Winter Paradise||Ticket Price|
|9 am – 10 am||€ 24.00||Book now|
|10 am – 11 am||€ 27.00||Book now|
|11 am – 2 pm||€ 29.50||Book now|
|2 pm – 6 pm||€ 29.50||Book now|
|6 pm – 9 pm||€ 28.00||Book now|
|Children up to 1 year||Free|
|Winter Card Amsterdam|
+ Winter Paradise entrance
+ 75 minute Light festival cruise
+ Amsterdam City Audio Guide App
+ 10% discount on Amsterdam tickets
|€ 62.00||Book now|
Availability of tickets
Check below the current price and availability of tickets for your desired visit day and entry time and book your tickets directly. If the date and time are not listed, tickets are unfortunately sold out.
Discount Amsterdam Winter Paradise with the Amsterdam Winter Card
The Amsterdam Winter Card combines the best winter events in Amsterdam. You get a Light Festival Cruise and access to the Amsterdam Winter Paradise. You also get a handy audio guide to Amsterdam with great walking routes in Amsterdam and 10% discount on the best attractions and museums (including Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum) in Amsterdam.
Where is the Amsterdam Winter Paradise held?
The Amsterdam Winter Paradise is held every year in the large halls and outdoor area of the RAI Amsterdam.
How do you travel to the event?
Parking is possible in the RAI parking garage. You can buy a parking ticket in advance for € 26.00. If you wish to pay in the car park, you pay € 5.50 per hour, with a maximum of € 32.00 per day. Book your parking place here
The RAI has its ‘own’ train station, Amsterdam RAI. This station is located a stone’s throw away from the RAI complex and is easily accessible by train from anywhere in the country. Follow the signs for RAI Amsterdam when you leave the station. For more information check the NS Travel Planner at www.ns.nl.
Metro 50, 51 and 52 all stop at the Amsterdam Winter Paradise! The stop “Europaplein” (line 52) is right in front of the entrance. You can also get off at RAI station (lines 50 and 51). Tram 4 also stops in front of the RAI. Consult 9292.nl for the best connection from your location.
FAQ Winter Paradise
Amsterdam Winter Paradise will be open from 14 December to 30 December 2023. Opening hours are from 9am to 11pm. Please note: Attractions and the outdoor area close at 10pm.
Dress up nice for the evening, it’s a party! No sweatpants are allowed from 6pm onwards.
The Amsterdam Winter Paradise is for all ages! Children up to 1 year get free entry. After 9pm, admission is 18+. Under 18, NO alcohol will be served. Dress nice for the evening, it’s a party! No sweatpants are allowed from 6pm onwards.
Yes, the Amsterdam Winter Paradise is wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchairs cannot be borrowed on location. You should therefore bring your own wheelchair.
Children up to 1 year old have free entry. For babies, it is allowed to bring bottled food and baby formula. A pumping room is available on the RAI grounds. Ask at the information desk where to find it.
The indoor temperature is around 18 degrees. We do recommend you bring gloves, as they are compulsory at the skating rink.
On the entire event site, only bags will be allowed that in their original and unfolded state do not exceed 30 x 21 x 10 cm.
Yes, there are lockers. A normal locker costs €6 and can only be paid by pin!
Own refreshments, bottles, cans, alcohol, glassware and flammable materials are prohibited at the venue and may not be brought inside.
No, The Amsterdam Winter Paradise is a pin only event. So you can only pay with your debit card.
You can possibly purchase a debit card for €2.50. Please note that any remaining credit is non-refundable. We therefore recommend not putting too much money on it at once. You can top up your card at any time at no extra cost.
The activities are included in all entrance tickets, so you no longer have to pay for them separately. You can do all the activities without limits. If you have an arrival time in the evening, you can also use the activities. Just make sure you get inside on time, as all activities and the outdoor area close at 10pm.
Please note that activities where you can win prizes, for example: throwing balls or shooting at the shooting gallery, you have to pay extra for.
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