Christmas weekend in Amsterdam
December 23 @ 8:00 am – December 26 @ 11:30 pm
Celebrate Christmas weekend in Amsterdam. From Friday 23 December until 26 December, we celebrate Christmas in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, we have not just one but two official Christmas days. On 25 December is Christmas Day and on 26 December is the second Christmas Day. There are plenty of activities to do in Amsterdam over Christmas. As soon as we know about the activities, we will post them on this website.
Corona / COVID19 update
As of 25 February 2022, all corona / COVID19 measures in the Netherlands have expired.
- Restaurants, attractions, museums and nightlife can open again according to regular opening hours.
- A distance of 1.5 metres no longer needs to be kept
- Mouth masks are no longer compulsory.
- The corona admission ticket (QR code) is no longer needed to go to a restaurant, attraction or museum.
- Most travel restrictions are lifted. Visit the official website of rijksoverheid.nl for more information
Winter attractions during Christmas Weekend
On 24, 25 and 26 December, most attractions in Amsterdam will be open as usual. Sometimes different opening hours apply. Below is the overview of opening hours currently known to us. (This list is continuously updated).
|Winter activities||24, 25 & 26 December|
|Light Festival Amsterdam||Lights are on:|
05 p.m. – 10 p.m.
|Ice Rink on Museumplein||Closed||Buy tickets|
|Ice Bar Amsterdam||Closed||Buy tickets|
|Amsterdamse Glijfestijn||Closed||Buy tickets|
|Ice Rink on Rembrandtplein||Closed||Cancelled|
|Amsterdam Winter Paradise||Closed||Cancelled|
What are the opening hours of museums at Christmas?
Most museums are open on Christmas Day. Below are the current opening hours per location. Please note! For many locations you need to book in advance!
|Museums||24 December||25 December||26 December|
|Van Gogh Museum||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Moco Museum||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Stedelijk Museum||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|FOAM fotografiemuseum||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Red Light Secrets Museum||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Amsterdam Museum||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Maritime Museum||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Nemo Science Museum||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Diamond Museum||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
What are the opening hours of attractions at Christmas?
Most attractions are open on Christmas Day. Below are the current opening hours per location. Please note! For many locations you need to book in advance!
|Attractions||24 December||25 December||26 December|
|This is Holland||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Ajax Football station tour||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Heineken Experience||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|ICE Bar Amsterdam||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|The Amsterdam Dungeon||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Ripley’s Believe it or Not||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Madame Tussaud||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|The Upside Down||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Body Worlds||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
|Artis (Amsterdam Zoo)||Closed||Closed||Closed||Book here|
Does public transport run at Christmas?
Public transport runs at Christmas. The times are similar to the Sunday timetable. More info on travelling in Amsterdam.
Hotel during Christmas
If you are coming to Amsterdam during Christmas, it is wise to book your hotel in time. The best located hotels are fully booked well in advance. Check out our tips for hotels in Amsterdam during Winter Festival. Below you can also see the current availability and prices for hotels in Amsterdam during Christmas.
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