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Amsterdam Winter Paradise RAI

December 12 December 30

Amsterdam Winter Paradise
Amsterdam Winter Paradise – RAI Amsterdam

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 2024 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.

Information on Winter Paradise 2024 is not yet final. Stay up to date on Winter Paradise Amsterdam. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

When is the Amsterdam Winter Paradise?

Amsterdam Winter Paradise RAI

The Amsterdam Winter Paradise has become a tradition in Holland. Every Christmas holiday, the doors of this wonderful winter festival open. In 2024 there will be another edition. The fifth edition of the Amsterdam Winter Paradise will start on 12 December and last until 30 December.

What activities are there?

Ferris wheel
Go ice racing
4.400 m² ice rink

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.

Artist programme

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 2024 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 2023 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).

ArtistDayPerformance timeTickets
Xander de Buisonjé14, 18, 23, 26,30 December 9.00 pmBook now
Tino Martin17, 20, 25 December9.00 pmBook now
Flemming16 December3.00 pmBook now
Zoë Tauran24, 28 December3.00 pmBook now
Jeroen van der Boom 15 December9.00 pmBook now
Bilal Wahib25, 26 December3.00 pmBook now
Emma Heesters27, 30 December3.00 pmBook now

Children’s programme

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.

Opening hours

The Amsterdam Winter Paradise will be open every day from 12 December until 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.

DayOpening hours
Thursday 12 December12.00 – 23.00Openings day
Friday 13 December09.00 – 00.00
Saturday 14 December09.00 – 00.00
Sunday 15 December09.00 – 23.00
Monday 16 December09.00 – 23.00
Tuesday 17 December09.00 – 23.00
Wednesday 18 December09.00 – 23.00
Thursday 19 December09.00 – 23.00
Friday 20 December09.00 – 00.00
Saturday 21 December09.00 – 00.00
Sunday 22 December09.00 – 00.00Christmas Eve
Monday 23 December09.00 – 23.00Christmas Day
Tuesday 24 December09.00 – 23.00Boxing Day
Wednesday 25 December09.00 – 23.00
Thursday 26 December09.00 – 23.00
Friday 27 December09.00 – 00.00
Saturday 28 December09.00 – 00.00
Sunday 29 December09.00 – 00.00
Monday 30 December09.00 – 23.00

How much does a ticket for the Amsterdam Winter Paradise cost?

In order to visit the Winter Paradise 2024, 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 ParadiseTicket Price 2023
9 am – 10 am€ 25.00Book now
10 am – 11 am€ 28.00Book now
11 am – 2 pm€ 30.50Book now
2 pm – 6 pm€ 30.50Book now
6 pm – 9 pm€ 29.00Book now
Children up to 1 yearFree
Winter Card Amsterdam
+ Winter Paradise entrance
+ 75 minute Light festival cruise
+ Amsterdam City Audio Guide App
+ 10% discount on Amsterdam tickets
€ 62.00Book now

Availability of tickets

Check the calendar below to see if there is still availability and book your Winter Paradise tickets right away.

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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?

By Car

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

By Train

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.

By Metro

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

When can I visit the Amsterdam 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.

What age is the Amsterdam Winter Paradise for?

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.

Is the Amsterdam Winter Paradise accessible by wheelchair?

Yes, the Amsterdam Winter Paradise is wheelchair accessible.
Wheelchairs cannot be borrowed on location. You should therefore bring your own wheelchair.

Are there facilities for babies?

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.

When and where are tickets on sale?

Tickets are available now. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok to stay updated on Winter Paradise

What is the temperature inside at the Amsterdam Winter Paradise?

The indoor temperature is around 18 degrees. We do recommend you bring gloves, as they are compulsory at the skating rink.

Are you allowed to bring bags inside?

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.

Are luggage lockers available during the event?

Yes, there are lockers. A normal locker costs €6 and can only be paid by pin!

Are you allowed to bring your own food and drinks to the Amsterdam Winter Paradise?

Own refreshments, bottles, cans, alcohol, glassware and flammable materials are prohibited at the venue and may not be brought inside.

Can in pay with cash and pin during the event?

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.

Are all activities included in my ticket?

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.

Europaplein 24
Amsterdam, Noord Holland 1078 GZ Netherlands
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